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No artiste has ever sponsored the Ghana Music Awards – George Quaye boldly states

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Renowned Ghanaian entertainment journalist and former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Charterhouse, George Quaye has rebuffed claims by Ghanaian gospel singer, Jack Alolome that some artistes have sponsored the Ghana Music Awards activities since its inception.

 

Jack, in a conversation on UTV’s United Showbiz show, claimed that for a musician to get a nomination at the Ghana Music Awards, he or she must know someone among the board members to lobby on their behalf.

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According to him, there are many times when gospel musicians have been snubbed when it comes to nominations and winning awards, regardless of how popular their songs were within the year under review. Jack Alolome further recounted how he missed out on a nomination with his fellow gospel musician, Herty Borngreat.

“With the gospel musicians, when you release a song, no matter how it thrives, if you don’t have an insider, it will be difficult to get a nomination. It could be that gospel artists who got nominated had insiders. When I released ‘Tomorrow By This Time’, it was very popular, even to date. It was between myself and Herty Borngreat.

“The information I got was that the lady and her husband were sponsoring the event tour at the time. My producer lobbied but later, I was told we didn’t get it because they [Herty Borngreat and her people] were sponsoring them [GMA].”

However, according to George Quaye, the claims are untrue, stating that no gospel musician has been disregarded during the nomination application. He also stated emphatically that no artiste in the history of the Ghana Music Awards has ever sponsored the awards scheme. George, who responded to the question of those who were behind the lobbies for artists revealed that the controversy of Ghana Music Awards board members to lobby on behalf of artists is a challenging issue they [board members] are tackling at the moment.

“I want to clarify something, and I am saying this on authority. No artist has ever sponsored the Ghana Music Awards. So, Herty Borngreat and her husband’s claims are not true. I am challenging them to come out and confirm if they did that, ” he said.

 

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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I’ll choose foreign passport over PhD and Law degree combined – Wayoosi

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25th TGMA: It took less than a week for Stonebwoy’s stagecraft – Efua Sutherland

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The creative director responsible for Stonebwoy’s remarkable performance at the  25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), Elizabeth Efua Sutherland has revealed that the awe-inspiring stagecraft was completed in under a week. (more…)

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TGMAs 2024: The victory of ‘my sound engineer, brother’ is mine also – Piesie Esther on losing to Nacee

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Renowned Ghanaian gospel musician, Piesie Esther, has expressed no disappointment whatsoever about losing the Gospel Artiste of the Year award to her colleague, Nacee at the recent Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). (more…)

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We will acquire a special TV channel for creative arts events – Mahama

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The former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to create a dedicated television channel for the creative arts industry if he wins the 2024 election.  (more…)

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Don’t compete, learn from Nollywood –Michael Uchegbu to GH filmmakers

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Renowned Nollywood actor, Michael Uchegbu has called on stakeholders in the Ghanaian film industry to shift their focus from competing with Nollywood and instead concentrate on establishing a unique identity. (more…)

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