Popular Ghanaian gospel musician, Patience Nyarko has discredited the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), describing it as bogus and full of deception.
According to the musician, popular TV3 reality show, ‘Mentor’ and Atinka TV’s ‘Di Asa’ are more credible than the over-hyped Charter House’s VGMAs.
Speaking on Power FM in Accra on Tuesday, Patience Nyarko said she was robbed of an award on Saturday night.
To her, one of her popular songs ‘Obi nnyane me’ which was nominated to the best gospel song of the year category shockingly lost the award to Joe Mettle’s ‘Boo noni’.
This she said denied her an opportunity to win an award and also lost out in winning the Gospel Artiste of the year award.
Minister Joe Mettle had told Power FM on Monday that, though his ‘Boo noni’ song was a hit song, Patience Nyarko’s ‘Obi nnyane me’ was much popular than his worship song that topped all gospel songs in the year under review.
Patience Nyarko who was clearly not happy about her loss in her media interaction said she was shortchanged.
“I was clearly robbed. ..I think TV3’s Mentor programme is very credible than the VGMA,” the angry singer said.
She also added that her entire life and music career does not depend on awards.
“Gospel is not about awards but you know, the awards are to motivate. I believe the hypocrisy has become too much and I will not keep quiet because as a Christian, you don’t have to keep things to yourself but voice it out,” Patience said.
The gospel musician who was livid and out of control mocked that, “Di Asa’ is very credible than Charter House’s award scheme.”
Patience Nyarko in her conversation stated that in the past, she did not speak about her loss because she thought she was becoming better by the day and hoped her hit song, ‘Obi nnyane me’ would win an award.
She added however, “I will speak if Charter House thinks I have spoken out and for that matter they won’t nominate me again that’s fine.”
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018 was held at the Accra International Conference Center on 14th April, 2018.
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