The 19th edition of the Vodafone sponsored Ghana Music Awards came off on Saturday April 14 at the Accra International Conference Center.
Many Ghanaians and artistes seem to be happy with the turn of events. However, there are a few who have expressed their disappointment at the win of some artistes.
According to these people some artistes didn’t deserve to win yet they did. As usual, social media has been the complain house for many.
One of such people is the National Organizer of Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana Mustapha Nii-Okai Inusah known in showbiz circles as Attractive Mustapha.
Attractive Mustapha has categorically stated that ‘Total cheat’ did not deserve to win the most popular song of the year.
Tamale based musician, Fancy Gadam won the Most Popular song of the Year with his song ‘Total Cheat’ which features Sarkodie
The blogger believes that the rhythm in Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ song resonated well with music lovers. Not only that but it also enjoyed maximum airplay and became a household sound both in Ghana and internationally.
As a result, Attractive Mustapha maintained that Patapaa should have won that award. He added that even though he knows a section of the people think there is no substance in the lyrics.
He made these comments shortly after the awards on Accra-based Onua FM.
“Even if we use the audience at the event as a sample size, it is obvious that ‘one corner’ is more popular with them than total cheat. Considering the general reaction after the award was given to Fancy Gadam”, Editor of Attractivemustapha.com added
He added that some section of the general public may have also voted for Patapaa and the others alright.
However, he recommended that organizers should decide to make that category a decision by the board. According to him, they ahould adopt a methodology to come out with results that truly reflect who wins instead of 100% public votes.
Meanwhile, the most popular song of the year was won by the group, Dobble with ‘Christie’ last year.
Peace Agyare is an entrepreneur and a graduate from The Institute of Business Management and Journalism-Kumasi(Ghana). She holds an HND in communication and is currently working at Ghafla Ghana