Popular Ghanaian artiste Edem known in real life as Edem Agbeviade has finally explained the reason why he described the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards as demographic.
Edem gave reasons why he referred to the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in a recent tweet as a demographic awards.
According to the 'Over Again' hitmaker, the VGMAs since its inception has somewhat focused on only artistes who play big shows.
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In an exclusive interview with YEN TV, Edem noted that the VGMAs often fails to consider artistes who play concerts in other parts of the country.
Edem lamented the way such a small focus and scope of the VGMAs has deprived so many artistes of top awards.
He used Kofi Kinaata as an example and said the fact that Kofi Kinaata was big in the Western Region did not mean he is not a top artiste in Ghana therefore he had to be recognized by the VGMA scheme.
The Volta Regime Music Group lead artiste was of the opinion that VGMA often nominate artistes who play only big shows.
Kindly skip to 04:00 to hear the exact words of Edem. Source: YEN TV.
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The rapper said such small scope that the VGMA selection team often covers is somewhat not appropriate.
He advised that the VGMA selection committee should widen their scope and consider artistes who play events in other places aside Accra.
He however debunked the rumor that he is angry with the selection committee at Charterhouse, a reason for claiming that the award scheme is demographic.
Edem admitted that the VGMAs is a credible award which has over the years helped the Ghanaian music industry.
He added that even though he sees the VGMAs as a demographic scheme, he is excited to have won some awards over the years even though awards does not define his talent.
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