Ghanaian Gospel artist, Piesie Esther, has recently been accused of attempting to use her single track “Way3 Me Yie” to secure the Overall Artiste of the Year Award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. However, Piesie Esther has come out to respond to these criticisms, stating that previous winners of the Artiste of the Year award have also used single songs to win, such as Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, Stonebwoy, and Sarkodie. She pointed out that the song had been well-received by fans and had gained widespread popularity across the country in the year under review, making it a strong contender for the prestigious award.
Piesie Esther acknowledged that Black Sherif, who ultimately won the award, was a deserving winner, and she had no problem with that. She explained that she was not trying to use a single song to win against an artist who had an album. She further expressed her thoughts on the lobbying by the Christian fraternity against secular musicians, which others have condemned as a divisive strategy for the music industry.
According to Piesie Esther, there was no competition between God and Lucifer, and the competition made the VGMA beautiful, bringing tension to the race. While some have criticized this approach, Piesie Esther believes it added to the excitement of the event.
For the most part, Piesie Esther’s response to her critics centered around her belief that using a single song to win an award was not a new strategy, and she was not doing anything wrong in trying to win the Artiste of the Year award with her single song. She also made it clear that she had no problem with the ultimate winner and praised his hard work.
In a nutshell, Piesie Esther’s response to the criticisms leveled against her suggests that she believes she did nothing wrong in attempting to win the Artiste of the Year award with her single song, and that this is a strategy that has been used successfully in the past by other artists. While she did not win the award, she remains proud of her achievement and looks forward to continuing to make great music for her fans.