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I get VGMA Nominations but I don’t win. I don’t understand why- King Promise laments


It wasn’t quite long the 23rd VGMA Awards came to an end, but surprisingly, King Promise didn’t win any award upon all the nominations he had. He put in a lot of work in his craft in the year under review and he was hoping to win a plaque at the awards night. At the just-ended 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, King Promise received four nominations, including a nomination in the Artiste of the Year category but he went home with zero win.
Speaking on TV3’s New Day show, the Ghanaian singer opened up to Berla Mundi on receiving international awards but has not been able to win any VGMA plaque. According to him, there haven’t been issues between himself and the board.

I have no issue with the VGMA. If I did, like I won’t be on that stage performing. I didn’t know how the night was going to go. Obviously, it just went how it went. At the end of the day, all I’m doing is making my music and pushing the agenda. Which is Ghana music to the world,” he said.

“I don’t know what the issue is but my team and I are going to see if there’s actually an issue” King Promise added and detailed that he believes that his international accolades should reflect in his home country because its absence puts a shade on all other things.
I’m Ghanaian. When I travel, and I’m doing tours or stuff, it’s very big. I win awards like Best African Artiste in Nigeria, I’m nominated for the MOBO and stuff. And then when you come back home, it’s kind of funny. If you are taking it to the world, you have to own your land as well. So obviously, it does matter to me. But it’s not the main thing I’m working for. But, like you said, it gets to a point where it starts to be an issue,” he uttered repeatedly to Berla Mundi.

According to the singer who has dropped another banger titled ‘Ginger’, he will get to the bottom of the issue with the hope that he analyses himself and the system to solve why the awards have stopped coming despite the numerous nominations.
“I don’t know if it’s me or it’s the system or whatever. Maybe people think that I’m not close to a lot of people. I’m always in my corner. I don’t know if that’s the issue. Still looking for what the issue is because even me, myself, I don’t know,” he said.


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