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VGMA is all about awarding Accra-based artists – Wiyaala

VGMA is all about awarding Accra-based artists – Wiyaala


Ghanaian Afro-pop singer and songwriter, Wiyaala, has voiced her worries about how the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) organized by Charterhouse.

According to Wiyaala, the awards scheme only focuses on recognizing and awarding artist who are based in Accra.

Giving more details to her assertion, Wiyaala explained that the criteria for selecting nominees does not favour her.

Wiyaala who is widely known for singing in her native languages Waala and Sissala and in English sometimes has traveled the world to due the how her songs are more focused on culture.

“In my heart, I believe VGMA is trying to get all of us involved. But let’s not tickle and make a fool of ourselves.” 

“It’s very obvious and glaring what VGMA is all about. You have to be in Accra and your songs have to be popular in Accra. There are songs that were never popular in the North, but they made it, and the criteria keep changing. It’s their rules and regulations if you cannot follow them, you shouldn’t enter.”

“I can be as popular as any artist in the Northern region, but since the program is Accra-based and most of the radio stations are Accra-based, it’s only natural that they predominantly feature songs from Accra. Most DJs do not comprehend our songs, and many people are unwilling to understand them.” She added.

Wiyaala in the past has won the ‘Best Female Vocal Performance’ and ‘Songwriter Of The Year’ award through the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) scheme.

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