Theresa Ayoade, Executive Director, Charterhouse.
There is a growing anxiety and suspense among stakeholders of Ghana’s music industry as Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards, announces the nominees for this year’s event on Friday.
This year’s edition would be the 16 th and would be held under the theme, ‘Ignition By Passion’.
Organisers say the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Board has completed the collating, scrutinising and short-listing of the thousands of entries it received when nominations were opened and the final list would be made public this Friday evening at the La-Palm Royal Beach hotel during a strictly-by-invitation event.
The Board had the tortuous task of reviewing hundreds of entries, categorising and short-listing them into the various categories to be awarded. After many hours of board deliberations and numerous sittings, the 2015 VGMA Board has completed its work and ready to make public the nominees list for this year’s event.
Friday’s event would be a preview of what to expect at the main event in terms of organisation and it will be attended by a tall list of A-List guests who will comprise the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me in the entertainment industry, artistes and some hundred fans of VGMA selected from various VGMA social media activation.
This year’s event has seen some major changes already—the inclusion of a Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste of the year and the re-definition of the New Artiste of the year as well as Music Video Directing categories. Organisers maintain that these changes have been made based on a general review of the scheme consistent with its mantra of keeping the scheme fresh and in synch with current trends.
According to the organisers, Charterhouse, this year’s launch is a combined launch and Nominees Party; and if previous launches are anything to go by, one can expect a classy red carpet event which will precede the actual programme.
The event is expected to be one full of glitz and glamour. The road to the most anticipated event on the GH entertainment calendar would be cleared in a few days. We may not know who will get cut or who will be nominated for what at this moment but one thing is certain: the controversy over who should have been nominated and who shouldn’t have been will begin soon after the nominees’ list is released.
The 16th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is a Charterhouse Ghana event, sponsored by Vodafone Ghana and supported by STAR and GHOne TV .
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