Entertainment of Thursday, 12 March 2015
Source: Graphic Online
Since the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA) nominations list was released a couple of weeks ago, many artistes have expressed their disappointment for not making the list.
One such person is gospel artiste, Lady Sarah, who has blasted the organisers, Charterhouse, for what she says are “controversial deeds” because she believes her song, Shebre Sesa Fo should have been nominated.
According to the artiste, the actions of the organisers have raised many doubts about their fairness as most of their decisions were shrouded in secrecy.
“ I deserve a nomination because I worked hard too,” she said. Meanwhile, in a statement signed by Mr. Emmanuel Nana Sarfo of ENAS Multimedia, which manages Lady Sarah, the outfit argued that Lady Sarah deserved nomination in the gospel categories considering her success in the year under review.
“She is one of the few female gospel artistes who took this country by storm. Her strong voice, good songs and her confidence level is beyond comparism. Her hit songs, I Will Enter His Gate, Shebre Sesa Fo and that powerful inspirational worship song-Destiny Changer have been receiving a massive airplay both on radio and television till date”, the statement said.
The statement further noted that, her works endeared her to many which earned her the nod to perform at Kwabena Kwabena’s Save A Heart concert last year.
“Charterhouse shouldn’t lose their focus and credibility by doing things haphazardly. If it is true that a Board member had told a musician that he is not aware of a particular song, yet it was nominated, then what are they doing on the Board? Our artiste (Lady Sara) deserves to be part of this year’s event. She deserved a nomination for the quality work she has brought into the industry”, it added.
Lady Sarah, however, used the opportunity to congratulate all nominees. She said that she was grateful for how far the Lord has brought her in her career because He is the “destiny changer”.
She called on Charterhouse not to discourage gospel artistes with their actions regarding the awards but rather encourage them to take more active roles for the growth of the music industry.