The announcement of 23-year-old Kuami Eugene as the 2020 “Artiste of The Year” at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) has been greeted with doubts, scepticism and indifference.
The doubters believe Kuami Eugene is not deserving of the award especially when then likes of Kofi Kinaata and Sarkodie have done substantially better as far as the year under review is concerned.
The pessimists believe the board of the VGMA may have massaged the votes to go in favour of the Lynx Entertainment signee through the influence of bribes or favouritism.
Those who are indifferent about the whole event and are undecided as to whether Kuami Euegene qualifies to win the ‘Artiste Of The Year’ award or not. Many have said although Kuami Eugene has worked hard and carved a name for himself in the local entertainment circle, they believe this year was not his to win.
Ghbase.com has curated the facts and figures that may have led to Kuami Eugene being crowned as the ‘Artiste Of The Year. This data-driven research gives credence to the fact that Kuami Eugene has indeed worked hard and just deserves to be the 2020 ‘Artiste Of The Year.’
- Kuami Eugene has been active for three years 2018- 2019
- Has released 15 singles, predominantly hits
- Has 1 Album – Has another album coming up
- Has released 21 Music Videos
- Has accumulated 127 Million YouTube views
- Has 17 Million streams on Spotify
- Has 10 Million streams on Apple Music
- Has 5 Million streams on Boomplay
- Has headlined 5 concerts
- Has won 12 local awards
- Has won 7 international awards
- Has over 50 nominations
- Has done over 30 collaborations
- Has secured 3 ambassadorial deals
- Has over 200 performances to his credit
This piece of information points to the fact that for a young artiste, who has been active in the mainstream industry for just 3 years to clock these achievements, deserves to be crowned the artiste of the year.
Yes! There are doubts, scepticism and indifference, but if these numbers are anything to go by, there shouldn’t be any qualms or whatsoever about the legitimacy of the award that was won by the “Rockstar”.
Another twist to the conversation will be whether those complaining actually voted for their favourites to win or they were just harbouring some kind of hope with the false relaxation that ‘my artiste’ will surely win it.