Entertainment of Friday, 9 March 2018
Artiste Manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Ansong says he is disappointed in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Board for failing to nominate Patapaa Amisty for ‘Artiste of the Year’ award category.
The Swedru-based artiste emerged last year with his song “One Corner”. The song was a major hit and the hype escalated on social media with regard to the “crazy dance” that accompanied it.
Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Bulldog told Andy Dosty that ‘Patapaa should have made it to artiste of the year [category]’.
According to him, the song went international as such he couldn’t fathom why the VGMA board will “deliberately” overlook Patapaa.
“If you’re cutting someone out it should not be Patapaa. This is recognition; you don’t go silent or dark on them…” he said furiously.
Shatta Wale’s former manager continued: “you could have added his name even if he didn’t win. When people put in effort to work, let’s recognize it [the effort]. I’m highly disappointed”, Bulldog maintained.
But reacting to Bulldog’s assertions on the same Daybreak Hitz program, George Quaye, the Head of Communications at Charterhouse said the rules and codes for choosing nominees for ‘Artiste of the Year’ is different from ‘Song of the year’ category.
George Quaye added that if everyone was satisfied with the nominations then work done by the Committee would be zero.
“If everyone is satisfied, we didn’t do the work well. That is not what we should look for; the reactions are natural. It will always happen because it is not new and won’t be the last”, he said.
He urged fans of the awards and ‘bitter’ musicians to resort to the the Ghana Music Awards website for further clarifications on the criteria for selecting musicians into the various categories.