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Guest Feature: Negative Comparison Between 3Music Awards And VGMA Is Unhealthy

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About 22-years ago, musicians in Ghana received the good news as an institution decided to honour their hard works.

 

The inception of the Ghana Music Awards has contributed immensely towards the growth of the country’s music industry. Ghana’s Music Industry may not be where it is now without the availability of this award scheme.

 

Musicians being celebrated and honoured for their hard works motivated many of them to put in more work.

 

If these musicians are confident to say they will grab Artiste of the Year and other categories, that should tell you the impact that the Ghana Music Awards is having on their careers.

 

The partnership of Charterhouse, the organizers of the Ghana Music Awards and Vodafone Ghana about ten years ago—gave the scheme a new look.

 

Vodafone Ghana became the title sponsor in 2011, and we are witnesses to the transformation.

 

Despite the flaws, the impact of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) cannot be underestimated. Some musicians have gotten a strong online presence through this award scheme.

 

Over the years, VGMA has evolved; the introduction of the Green Awards to celebrate artistes who are using music to drive awareness of the need to save the environment is worth commending.

 

As the only Music Award scheme in the country, many people thought the organizers are enjoying a monopoly because they do not have any competitors.

 

Such assertions subdued after 3 Music Network’s 3Music Awards came into existence. The 3Music Awards started celebrating Ghana Music in 2018.

 

Just as some of us predicted, a section of industry players began to look down on the VGMA. Interestingly, some of these people suddenly became Prophets of doom—and wished for the collapse of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

 

For about three years in existence, the organizers of 3Music Awards have been doing a great job. They are also doing their best.

 

However, I think it’s unhealthy to compare 3Music Awards to VGMA negatively.

 

Let’s support both award schemes and stop the unnecessary comparisons.

 

I wish we can even have more awards schemes if only they will do diligent works.

 

If the Grammy Award, America Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards have been touted as the major music awards, why can’t we build and support our own in Ghana?

 

Let’s preach peace instead of using words that will incite others.

 

Congrats to the organizers of the 3Music Awards and the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for successfully holding this year’s editions of the award schemes.

 

Kindly take and accept constructive criticisms because we all want the growth of the Ghanaian Music Industry.

 

About The Author:

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku is a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

 

 

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I’ve not gone silent on this gov’t, some NPP folks don’t even talk to me- Yvonne Nelson

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I was seeking refuge in a friend's house due to threats after leading ''Dumsor Vigil''-Yvonne Nelson

Despite public opinion that actress Yvonne Nelson has gone silent on the current ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), she begs to differ. (more…)

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‘It can get better’- Celestine Donkor’s husband praises GHAMRO as they receive GHC 11,000 as royalties

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Kofi Donkor,  husband of popular Gospel musician, Celestine Donkor has revealed how much money they have received as royalties form the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO). (more…)

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“Sugarcane” season: Camidoh stuns in promotional photos for new single

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GB Recz and Grind Don’t Stop have released new stunning photos of Camidoh for his forthcoming debut album while promoting his commercial hit song, “SUGARCANE”. (more…)

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CARING VOLUNTEERS NETWORK (CAVNET), INC INCORPORATES AS A 501 ( C ) (3) IN THE US

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Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), INC, a Ghanaian based Non-Governmental Organization has received approval as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 ( c ) (3) of the United States. (more…)

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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