Veteran Ghanaian highlife musician and rapper, Okyeame Kwame has advised his fans not to get worried over the fact that he has never been nominated nor won the prestigious BET Awards.
“Winning an award is a bonus to every artiste profession. I do music to promote the industry and Ghana as a whole, if I win an award, I will be happy but it’s not a criteria for doing music”.
According to Okyeame Kwame, it is about time musicians learn to do music without expecting an award for it so that when they don’t win any, they don’t get discouraged.
” Ghanaians don’t give the same attention to Ghana music awards like the do foreign ones like BET, GRAMMY’S and other which is bad. How can the Cedi match up to the Dollar if we are can’t appreciate our local products? Okyeame Kwame stated.
The “Made in Ghana” brand ambassador who made these assertions in a recent interview encouraged upcoming artistes to focus on making good music that will impact the youth and Ghanaians as a whole rather than hoping to win awards.