Award-winning Reggae-dancehall artiste, Samini has finally broken his silence after loosing out on the “Artist of the Decade” category to rapper Sarkodie at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The “Artist of the Decade” category was one of the heated categories on the night.
Samini felt really confident that he was going to pick home the prestigious award. He however lost to Sarkodie.
During the show, Samini quickly walked out when Sarkodie was declared the winner. A move which made fans think he was angry he lost out. However, speaking on the issue, Samini said:
“I walked off the event after Sarkodie was announced because I was tired and a bit disappointed. And I had done interviews and thought I should win and then again I looked at the shortlist and I had nothing against Sarkodie for winning artistes of the decade – looking at how much work he has put it.
“Some people tell me I am their artiste of the decade and that means more to me than just coming on stage to collect a plague. We’ve done that so many times,” he said.
“I am too experienced with award shows and have psyched myself against winning always. There are times that new acts come to win because it’s their peak season. The awards are important for King Promise, Kwesi Arthur and the rest. Just like how it was important to me in 2010. But after a few years, I am okay.
Samini also went on to add that despite several jabs at organizers for been biased, he believes the award scheme is very credible.
“The award shows is not one hundred percent credible because you don’t know how it’s done. Awards can be given to someone for special reasons,” Samini concluded.