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MOG Music believes Grammy snub resulted from error in his submission artwork

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Award-winning Ghanaian Gospel singer and songwriter, Nana Yaw Boakye, otherwise known in the music fraternity as MOGmusic has not too long ago spoken about his unsuccessful attempt to secure a nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with DJ Slim on Hitz FM, the ‘Mala’ hitmaker who doubles as a member of the Grammy Recording Academy, stated that he was under consideration for a nomination himself but was ultimately disqualified. He admitted that he had publicized his consideration to raise awareness about his work and capture the attention of other board members.

“The main reason why I started making noise about my consideration was because I felt it was a big deal. When a majority of Ghanaians start making noise online, there are other Grammy Academy Awards members online who may chance upon the thread and become aware, possibly adding me to their consideration and voting for me to be placed into a category,” he said.

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The contemporary gospel music sensation to a greater extent acknowledged making a mistake by including the official Grammy logo on a promotional flyer, which he believes led to his disqualification.

He detailed by saying; “My social media handler made a mistake and put the official logo of the Grammys, and it got posted. Some Ghanaians drew my attention to it, and we quickly took it down, but it was too late. That is what went wrong on my side, it’s a mistake that my team made, and I take the bullet for myself.”

MOGmusic, despite the unfortunate incident, urged Ghanaians to support their own and refrain from mocking those who were not nominated. He also advised that instead of making fun of artists who didn’t receive nominations, Ghanaians should be more supportive and united in their efforts to help their artists catch the attention of the Grammy board. MOGmusic also stated that he was not bothered by trolls or negative comments on social media and urged other artists to focus on their craft and not waste time engaging with trolls.

“One piece of advice I have for Ghanaians is that I think we need to be very supportive. Davido submitted his work time and time again, but he just got his nominations. I never saw Nigerians trolling Davido or comparing him to Burna Boy. I think what we should do is be more united so that these people will realize that there is a group of people from Ghana who support their people or go all out for their people. Rather than laughing at Stonebwoy and co. It doesn’t make sense.

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“A time will come when Stonebwoy will be nominated, a time will come when I will be nominated. So it is just a matter of keeping up the hard work and putting in the effort. As for me, I’m cool; I’m not bothered. For what I have been able to achieve, it would be very demeaning on my side to come down to their level and go on a back and forth with people who have nothing to lose,” he added.

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