It is arguably the biggest night on Ghana’s entertainment calendar as thousands always throng venue of the event while others stay glued to their television sets to witness presentation of awards to musicians amidst performances.
The 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards comes off at the Accra International Conference Centre tonight and we bring you a comprehensive text coverage of the event.
Organized by Charterhouse in partnership with the Musicians the Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and under the auspices of and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, this year’s is themed ‘Music Beyond Borders’.
Aside rewarding acts for their works within the calendar year of the scheme, some veteran musicians are expected to be honored for their contributions to Ghana’s music industry.
There are high expectations ahead of the event as regards what celebrities will wear, production, performances as well as winners for various categories, especially the ultimate Artiste of the Year.
While gospel musician, Joe Mettle looks forward to defending the title, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale hope to win to become the first dancehall act to have won the category twice. A win for Sarkodie will be the third time having won in 2010 and 2012 while Ebony would make history as the first female artiste to be crowned Artiste of the Year should she win.
The VGMA Red Carpet segment will be hosted by Radio/TV personalities, Johnnie Beresford Hughes and AJ Sarpong. Actor, John Dumelo and broadcaster, Berla Mundi are the hosts for the main event.
‘Our Leaders Are Utterly Stupid’ – Sarkodie, Yvonne Nelson, Stonebwoy, Others Express Support For Kwaw Kese’s Ambulance Rant
Rapper Kwaw Kese has received backing from colleagues in the Ghanaian entertainment industry on his rants about the state of leadership in the country.
A video posted via his Instagram account finds the self-professed crazy rapper lashing out at the New Patriotic Party government over its failure to improve health care issues in Ghana.
Kwaw Kese couldn’t believe that with all the stories of people dying due to lack of ambulances, the stories of hospitals without enough beds to take care of Ghanaians, the NPP is wasting money buying 275 buses for the party.
“It is stupidity and foolishness that a political party can buy 275 buses for its activities when the country is currently struggling with just 55 ambulances. God will continue punishing Ghana and our leaders must start dying one by one.” stated a visibly angry Kese in the video posted early this week.
His comments were supported by many including Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Yvonne Nelson, Captain Planet and D Cryme.
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