The journey to music’s biggest night in Ghana began with a call for nominations which was answered by musicians from all genres and this paved the way for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Board to commence sitting.
The Board had the tortuous task of reviewing hundreds of entries, categorizing and shortlisting them into the various categories to be awarded. After many hours of Board deliberations and numerous sittings, the 2015 VGMA Board has completed its work and it’s ready to make public, the nominees list for this year’s event.
The excitement and anxiety is building up, the wait and the guess work of who will be nominated for what and who will miss the train would be over in a few days. The event is set to take place at the plush La Palm Royal Beach Hotel this Friday 27th February.
The event, strictly by invitation, is a preview of what to expect at the main event in terms of organization and it will be attended by a tall list of A-List guests who will comprise of the crème de la crème in the entertainment industry, artistes and some hundred fans of VGMA selected from various VGMA social media activation.
The theme for this year’s VGMAs is ‘Ignited By Passion’ which seeks to celebrate the passion and love of the Event by the 25 million music fans in Ghana who have remained faithful to the scheme over the past sixteen years. This will be done by involving them fully in all aspects of the Festival’s activities starting from the launch and right through to the main awards night. Selection will be mainly done via social media.
This year’s event has seen some major changes already, the inclusion of a Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste of the year and the re-definition of the New Artiste of the year as well as Music Video Directing categories. Organizers maintain that these changes have been made based on a general review of the scheme consistent with its mantra of keeping the scheme fresh and in synch with current trends.
According to the organisers, Charterhouse, this year’s launch is a combined launch and Nominees Party and if previous launches are anything to go by, one can expect a classy red carpet event which will preceded the actual program, a well decorated walk way to the event grounds on the theme, ignited by passion, lots of paparazzi, socialization and partying with stars. The event is expected to be on full of glitz and glamour.
The road to the most anticipated event on the GH entertainment calendar would be cleared in a few days, we may not know who will get cut or who will be nominated for what at this moment but one thing is for certain, the controversy over who should have been nominated and who shouldn’t have been will begin soon after the list of nominees list is released. However, in the midst of all the controversies don’t forget to vote for your favourite artistes should they make the cut.
The 16th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is a Charterhouse Ghana event, sponsored by Vodafone Ghana, supported by STAR and GHOne TV, Ignited by Passion and Powered by 25 million Fans.