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5 "Non-Credible" Award Shows In Ghana

Long time ago, the Ghana Music awards was the only Award show in Ghana and probably Ghana movie awards. But today we have countless of them. Awards are to motivate and reward the hardworking professionals within a period. In the west, they have The Grammys and Oscars which is the prime of the award shows which rewards musicians and movie stars respectively. These awards come by every year and after, every one goes home satisfied. Except a few times Kanye West ranted but we know Kanye already. Award schemes like the BET Awards, MTV Awards, MTV VMA’s, EMMY’s and more always pass by smooth with no comments.

When you come to Ghana it’s a different story, Award shows always end with controversy, it’s either those who don’t deserve win or 90% of the awards are given to a particular artist. This has caused many known musicians like Mzbel, Kwadwo Antwi, Daddy Lumba to opt out of every award show in Ghana and recently Shatta Wale and Asem. What hurts is, an industry is not about one person, it’s a collaborative work but the awards in Ghana always reward one particular person. Talents are not rewarded in Ghana but rather the well connected are rewarded. One person can take more than 7 out of 10 awards and the remaining 3 could go to those who probably don’t deserve it. Why then do they nominate lots of people? It don’t sound fair to me. Anyway, let’s go and check out these award schemes that most people say are not credible.
2013-Ghana-Music-Awards-may-18Ghana Music Awards: It’s the pioneer of the award shows in Ghana, the show keeps getting better but the awards rewarded is still lagging, They broke their credibility and trust when they gave the artist of the year to King Ayisoba some years back instead of Ofori Amponsah. last year they gave Hi-Life song of the year to Quabena Maphia who nobody knew and know till date, he won the award over Daddy Lumba and a couple of Hi-Life gurus. This year R2Bees won 7 awards, not that they didn’t deserve it why give so many awards to one artist in one night. In the past Kwaw Kese, Ofori Amponsah, Kontihene, Obour, Sarkodie have all won more than 6 awards in one night. Our reliable sources tells us that if you are smart you can win one of those awards by either paying your way through or agreeing to splash the award proceeds with the organizers
bass awardsBASS AwardsThe idea was to give a new height to reggae and dancehall music in Ghana and so far only one has been held, it is a nice idea but why give Samini all the awards especially when his career is dying or not at the peak? It doesn’t sound well to me. Maybe it’s because it’s their maiden edition but still Samini didn’t hold dancehall down like they painted it to be, many artists like IWAN, Shatta Wale, Shatta Rako, Sonni Balli, Yoggy Doggy, Kaakie deserved something or way more.4Syte TV Music Video Awards 20134Syte VMA’s: Rewarding music videos is not a bad idea at all but 4Syte lost it’s MOJO when it gave almost all of it’s last year’s awards to NaturalFaCe, Natural who? YES! NaturalFaCe. This year they gave it all to Sarkodie as if no one shot a video this year. What happened to Edem, R2Bees, Asem and the countless good videos shot in 2013?

Ghana-Movie-AwardsGhana Movie Awards: I don’t think this award scheme is still on-going but their non-credible state led to it’s downfall. It was least respected and many movie stars didn’t show up after being nominated.TV3 Ghana Mentor VI FinalsReality Shows In GhanaI wonder why people waste their time to participate in the countless reality shows on our TV’s today, it totally deviates from it’s aim. It promises to make one

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