Weeks after the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), the awards ceremony is still in the news over happenings on the night. Amongst things that took place on the night is highlife legend Amakye Dede praising Highlife Artistes of the Year Kuami Eugene for his talent and crowning him ‘Highlife King’.
Following the crowning, there have been criticisms from entertainment pundits that it was out of place for the highlife legend to do so.
Well, musician Dada Hafco , the Yebewu nti hitmaker has taken to his Facebook page and to write some good post about all that happened. According to Dada Hafco, simply VGMAS Board & Charterhouse planning with Amakye Dede to give Kuami Eugene a crown and make him the Highlife King proves they know who wins what on the night.
He took to his Facebook page, and posted;
So according to sources, the manager of Abrante3 Nana Amakye Dede, Mr Kwasi Aboagye of peace fm has said that, Nana Amakye was approached to put a crown on a young artiste as the highlife king which he rejected.
Okay here’s the thing.
The vgma’s says they dont know who wins what, until it is announced.
They bring a box to show at the auditorium that all the envelopes are sealed from KPMG, therefore nobody knows who has won what until it is opened.
Dad Hafco continued;
But before the vgma@20, a section of people from the organization had planned to crown on Kuami Eugene as the king of highlife.
Reason this could be true is that, everything that will happen on the stage is rehearsed before the show, so they knew what would go on during showtime.
My question is, what if he had lost the highlife artiste on the night?
Would they have gone ahead to put the crown on his head, it tells you someone knew he would win that category or he had been made to win so that the crown will be icing on the cake.
All these things raise a lot of questions..
What was the organizers interest, why did they plan that, what’s the whole motive?
The man is competing with other artistes, but how do you side with one and ambush a legendary/chief to crown our young brother.
Some of us may see this as a hate post, but if fingers are not pointed at some of these things, we wont grow as an industry.
Who bought the crown, and from whose coffers?
These are genuine questions that needs answers…
I know a lot of highlifers who feel peeved about this.
You dont raise 8 kids, send 7 to the forest to kill a lion and send one to see a carpenter to prepare coffins.