Entertainment of Thursday, 5 April 2018
Contemporary highlife musician Dada Kwakye Duah popularly known as Dada K.D has chastised Charter House, organisers of VGMA of fielding non-Ghanaian genres for the award show that is supposed to project Ghanaian music.
In an interview with SVTV, he disclosed that it is unfortunate the kind of genres of music that is awarded in VGMA, attributing the fact that the award scheme is not headed by a Ghanaian the reason for the unfortunate situation.
“We have allowed foreigners to run our industry so most of the time they just pick any category at all for awards. I am not saying it should be me, but at the end of the day Highlife should dominate the music awards but people just throw genres around”
He advocated for the African Artiste of the Year award to be given to a Ghanaian and not a foreigner so as to promote Ghanaian music and artistes instead of always giving the awards to foreigners.
Known privately as Dada Kwaku Duah, Dada K.D is one musician known for his love songs. His love and interest for music made him join other colleagues of his during Christmas season to visit various homes playing their musical instruments and singing.
He was adjudged Best Male Vocal Artist (Ghana Music Awards) in Britain in 2004 by Ghanaians resident in Britain.
He has played with bands like RELALTIVES in Germany, with Kojo Antwi’s Band, Tropical Vibes (Accra) and also with Amakye Dede’s Band.