The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards race is heating up and it seems issues that dirtied that reputation of the scheme are back to haunt it.
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Wading into the controversial topic, Ghanaian gospel act, Bro Sammy, has said he saw no issues with musicians paying bribes to win awards.
Earlier, George Quaye of Charterhouse Ghana was at the centre of a murky scandal when he laid allegations of bribery against gospel acts.
Despite the uproar and backlash that followed George Quaye's statement, Bro Sammy takes a rather greatly different take on the whole issue.
The worshipper says he sees nothing wrong with his colleagues persuading award organisers to act in their favour by a gift of money or other inducements.
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The Ghanaian musician was speaking with the Accra-based radio station, Hello FM when he made his assertion.
He explained that "when gospel musician wins the award, it opens bigger opportunities for the artiste to win more souls for Christ so he sees nothing wrong when a fellow offer a bribe to win an award."
The crooner believes that with the supposed higher advantage that "secular" musicians hold over their "gospel" singing counterparts, it is not a for a gospel musician can pay to beat them.
Bro Sammy was however quick to add that he had personally not come across any of his colleagues who have paid bribes to win awards before. “I’ve not seen a gospel musician paying bribe but it is not a sin when someone pays bribe", he said.