Ghanaian musician and broadcast journalist, D Cryme, has opined that the annual music awards scheme, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), has lost its credibility.
The musician told Rainbow Radio’s Fiifi Pratt that the scheme has been hit with fraud and lack of accountability.
To him, the shceme was credible in its formative years but as it grew, the credibility it was known for, has been left to the gutters.
D Cryme has therefore decided with his management team never to patronise the awards scheme and any other similar schemes again.
He has therefore admonished other musicians to boycott the awards scheme in order to serve as a caution to the organizers to do what is right.
D Cryme said it was about time musicians in Ghana, take a bold step to reject all fraudulent schemes in order to protect their brands and also prevent organizers from robbing deserving artistes.
He also commended the award scheme for paving the way for other awards schemes saying, “they have done well in the past. Without their efforts, we would not have reached this far. But the scheme has lost its credibility and has turned into a business for the organizers and so they do not reward musicians on merit. They think of their profits first before any other thing.”
He stressed, “if musicians want to end the complaints of being cheated by the scheme, they should boycott the scheme so the organizers would do what is right.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA formerly Ghana Music Awards) was established in 2000 by Charter House Production to celebrate Ghanaian musicians.