The organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards sponsored by telecom giants Vodafone have officially released the nominations for this year’s awards at a short ceremony at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra on Saturday.
Ghana’s hottest artiste and last year’s VGMA artiste of the year, Sarkodie, failed to get the nod at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
However, he has been nominated for best rapper and finds his name in three other categories.
Sarkodie has not publicly reacted to his omission from the artiste of the year category butTotalshowbiz.com can confirm that his management is preparing to release an official statement on that by Monday.
In an interview with Sammy Forson, he told Totalshowbiz that management of Sarkodie has been receiving lots of questions on the subject matter and they’d release a formal statement by Monday to address whatever issues are there.
Sarkodie’s omission has attracted some public disaffection for the Ghana Music Awards.
YFM presenter, Giovanni Caleb, has expressed his misgivings about the whole issue.
“..As expected the debate is on for the VGMA nominee list for the year. Hmmm nsem pii.. Sad at how its looking like. Sarkodie (bEt award winner) missing in Artiste of the year list. How?”
“..Unless a nomination for him means picking up the award to u. Not nominating him means he’s not improved/played any show at all or was literally sitting at home all these while ( year under review). It’s simply not fair. It’s not fair to deprive him of that category while artistes like D-black and Kwaw… Make it on there. I’m not saying he should be in there because he’s taken BET – NO!!!! Let’s just make our only award system which appreciates our own more credible. Period.” he said.
Do you think it’s fair that Sarkodie didn’t make the artiste of the year shortlist?