The 2018 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) has come and gone but not without some controversy.
The Most Popular Song of the Year which was given to Fancy Gadam for his 'Total Cheat' song has become a subject of huge debate among music lovers and the general public across the country.
Everywhere one passes, he or she will hear some form debate going on as to why 'One Corner', the viral song from Agona Swedru-based Patapaa did not win the award.
The odds were so much in favour of a 'One Corner' win and it definitely showed in his angry outburst after the award was announced and he left the awards venue accusing the VGMA board of taking money to rob him of the award.
Though he has apologised for his unfounded allegations, Patapaa is still peeved at not winning the award, and he has the support of the likes of music producer, Edward Osei, aka Hammer of Last 2 fame.
The top music producer in the aftermath slammed Charterhouse, organisers of the awards, for not awarding Patapaa.
"No song was bigger than One Corner in 2017;" Hammer pointed out.
The debate has been on since Hammer's statement and not the explanation from Charterhouse that the award winner for that category was decided solely on votes from fans which Fancy Gadam won by an eight-point percentage margin has been able to quench it.
YEN.com.gh readers have also shared their thoughts on Hammer's support for Patapaa and here are some of the most powerful arguments made in his support.
According to Lydia, the vote was a total cheat because for her, if Charterhouse was going to base on votes to give out the award, they have just opened voting without selecting nominees.
Fe Lix thought that same (Total cheat). For him, voting for these awards do not always bring out the most deserved winner and he had some interesting analogy to back his argument.
Blessing pointed out that the voting could not have been 100% for the public because if that was the case, then the award must be re-branded as the most voted song award and not popular song.
Bismark, on his part, felt the category must mean the most listened to song and not the most voted for song.
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