The usual controversies which often shroud major award shows, particularly the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), has raised its ugly head again.
One Corner hitmaker, Patapaa was the first to cast a slur at the credibility of the award scheme when he stated categorically that he was robbed for his inability to win the Most Popular Song of the Year award.
Other musicians have their won reservations about the VGMAs this year but are yet to voice it out. But Gospel songstress, Patience Nyarko believes she has to publicly express her frustrations, even if that would earn her a disqualification in subsequent editions of the VGMAs.
Speaking on Power FM, Patience, without mincing words at all said she was clearly robbed because her song ‘Obi nnyane me’ which was more popular than Joe Mettle’s ‘Boo noni.’
Even a modest Joe Mettle admitted this in an interview with Agyeman that indeed Patience Nyarko’s ‘Obi nnyane me’ was much popular than his worship song that topped all gospel songs in the year under review.
Furthering her stance in an interview with Agyeman Prempeh (Agyengo), host Power Drive, Patience Nyarko said she obviously can’t think far for the day light robbery visited on.
“I was clearly robbed. ..I think TV3’s Mentor programme is very credible than the VGMA,” she declared, saying that her life does not depend on the award.
“Gospel is not about awards but you know, the awards are to motivate. I am not depending on the awards though. I believe the hypocrisy has become too much and I will not keep quiet because as a Christian, you don’t have to keep things to yourself but voice it out.”
According to her, the popular television programme ‘Di Asa’ aired on Atinka TV is very credible than Charterhouse’s award scheme.
She said in the past, she did not talk about her loss because he thought she was becoming better by the day and hoped her hit song, ‘Obi nnyane me’ would win an award.
When asked if she would want to be part of the VGMA after discrediting the annual event, Patience said: “I will speak but if Charterhouse thinks I have spoken out and for that matter they won’t nominate me again that’s fine.”