Nii Ayite Hammond is the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Chaterhouse, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Apparently moment after Joe Mettle made history, online portals portrayed Joe Mettle as the first gospel artiste to win the Artiste of the year. Nii Ayite Hammond disagreed on the back of records, so to set the record straight, he posted: “Point of correction, Joe Mettle is not the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year but he is the first gospel Artiste to win the topmost award at the VGMA. Daughters of Glorious Jesus were the first gospel artiste to win the Artiste of the year in 2004.” his Facebook post read.
But it appears Nii made a very big blunder. His post which generated lots of complaints, drew the attention of the ‘record-keepers’ (those who have been following the scheme since its inception). They pointed out that it was rather VIP who won the Artiste of the Year and not Daughters of Glorious Jesus. In all VIP (now VVIP) won Hip-life Artiste of the Year, Hip-life Album of the Year, Hip-life Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year with their evergreen song, “Ahomka Wo Mu.’’
After realizing his mistake and in a clear demonstration of maturity, he took to Facebook again to remedy his actions.
“I wrote earlier Joe Mettle was not the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year but that statement is not factually accurate. Joe Mettle is actually the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year in the VGMA not Daughters. Accept my apology.”