Music Entrepreneur Advises TGMA To Introduce Female Artist Of The Year Category, Sparks Debate

Music Entrepreneur Advises TGMA To Introduce Female Artist Of The Year Category, Sparks Debate

  • Ghanaian music entrepreneur Kwame Baah advised the TGMA organisers to create the Female Artiste of the Year Award category
  • He stated that this would go a long way in creating a positive impact on the music industry
  • Many people agreed with him, while others stated that it was not needed and advised the females to work as hard as the men
  • Entertainment pundit Chris Tsormanah highlighted the effect this category might have on TGMA in the future if it were enforced

Ghanaian music entrepreneur Kwame Baah has called on the Ghana Music Awards, the organisers of the prestigious Telecel Ghana Music Awards, to introduce the Female Artiste of the Year Award category.

Kwame Baah, Sista Afia and Stonebwoy in photos from left to right
Kwame Baah, Sista Afia and Stonebwoy in photos from left to right. Image Credit: @kwamebaahgh and @stonebwoy
Source: Instagram

Music entrepreneur wrote a plea to TGMA

Taking to his Facebook page, Kwame Baah advised TGMA to introduce the Female Artist of the Year category because it would positively impact the music industry.

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This comes after many male musicians dominated the category, and, in recent times, only male artists have swept the coveted award.

"TGMA should introduce “Female Artiste of the Year”. It will go a long way to affect our industry positively," Kwame Baah wrote on Facebook.

Since Gospel singer Diana Hamilton beat circular musicians KiDi, Adina, and Kuami Eugene to win it in 2021, only male artists have secured the award after that.

Singer KiDi won it in 2022, Black Sherif in 2023, and dancehall musician Stonebwoy, who won it in 2024, are currently the title holders.

Below is the post by Kwame Baah to TGMA about creating the Female Artiste of the Year Award category.

Reactions to the words of Kwame Baah

Many people sided with Kwame Baah on TGMA, creating the category to favour female artists in the industry and give them the chance to bag the award.

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Others who disagreed said that female musicians need to work as hard as men to secure the award.

Below are the diverse opinions:

Counselor Beezy

I thought we lived in a feminist world. Let them compete. After all, they can do what men do.

Adjowa Addo-Yobo

I'm surprised there is no category like that… all these years.

Nana Yaw Kubiti

Then male artist of the year should equally be introduced


Yes I solemnly agreeThe Future is Female


I agree with this gentleman one hundred percent


He has a point....Very important paaaa❤️❤️❤️❤️


Naa, the artist of the year goes to either female or male. Okay, it's all about your hard work. Where were you when Ebony won the Artist of the Year?


Valid point and I also think we wouldn't be having this conversation if artists like Ebony still exist .. Let's see tho

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I have been saying this for so long....It go wake up the female artist...They will be more competitive.

"Creating the Female Artist of the Year would reduce the value of TGMA" - Entertainment pundit

In an exclusive interview with, Entertainment pundit, Chris Tsormanah spoke about the impact creating the Female Artist of the Year category might have on the value of the coveted award, the Artist of the Year.

He stated that it was not a bad call for individuals to push for that category to be created. However, he does not agree with it.

Justifying his stance, he said that the women in the industry do not put in as much work as the men. He stated that if the debate is that the women are struggling, there are equally struggling men.

"Somebody like King Paluta is the new 'Artist of the Year' now, but if you go back to how his journey started and how he even managed to get to this point, we can date it back as far as 2008. That should tell you that the space is actually a highly competitive environment."

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Mr Tsormanah stated that creating a separate category for women and another for men to compete among themselves would weaken the competitiveness of the coveted award.

He said that the Group of the Year category had collapsed because it was not very competitive. He said that there are categories only meant for men or women, like the Best Female/Male Vocal Performance.

"The main person championing the conversation goes like the awards scheme has sidelined the women. When you say that, you are not being fair to the awards scheme because everything is based on category definition. Do they qualify? They do. That is why Ebony and Daina Hamilton have been able to also win that particular award."

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She stated that it hurts not to get nominated, adding that she worked very hard in the year under review and that her song Asuoden topped the charts and made waves.

Her heartfelt statement touched the hearts of many of her fans as they consoled her in the comments, while others called out the TGMA organisers.

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