This year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has come under serious scrutiny ever as compared to the previous years although the main event has not yet started. Nonetheless, the pressure keeps on rising to the higher altitude as the days go by.
Realistically, the basic cause of all these brouhaha and mayhem are as a result of George Quaye’s bribery allegation leveled against the Gospel Musicians as perpetrators of bribe in exchange for an award in the past years. For the purpose of clarity, George Quaye holds the position as the Communications Head for Charterhouse and also acts as the official spokesperson for the VGMA Board in the last 2 editions.
The current happenings has compelled the astute entertainment critic, Mark Okraku Mantey, to state emphatically that “George Quaye is a talkative” when he was speaking on Hitz FM. Although, George holds master degree in Communication, but sometimes, he gets carried away.”
According to Mark Okraku Matey, “George Quaye speaks for the VGMA, he does not speak for the VGMA Board. He speaks for Charterhouse,” he stressed. Shockingly, he went on to state that, throughout the years, George has never been appointed to speak for the Board. “Throughout, he is not the one supposed to communicate for the Board. In case he did, it was wrong.”
He stated that, perhaps, George’s role as Charterhouse’s spokesman gets him to speak on VGMA –related issues and, because most industry folks are more comfortable with him, they go to him for information. He went on to clarify how the system of communication works at the VGMA Board, stating that, the Board designates particular persons to talk on VGMA matters.
“Every year, the Board designates particular people to talk on VGMA matters. Sometimes, they are not communicated,” he said. According to him, he and fellow Board Member, Nii Ayi Tagoe, have been assigned to speak for the VGMA Board on all matters relating to categorization, nomination and selection of winners.