The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has come under scrutiny following the decision to keep the identities of board members responsible for selecting nominees and winners confidential. In an interview with Caleb Nii Boye on 3FM, Robert Klah, the Public Relations Officer of VGMA, explained that the decision was made to protect the safety of the board members. Klah cited past threats and online harassment experienced by some board members, which led to concerns about their safety.
While some members of the public have expressed concern about the lack of transparency in the awards process, others have supported the decision, citing the need to protect the safety of the board members. Klah emphasized that the VGMA remains committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in the music industry and will continue to ensure that the awards process is fair and transparent.
Comparing the VGMA to the Grammy Awards, Klah revealed that there are over 11,000 decision makers responsible for the Grammys, and most of them are relatively unknown. He added that the VGMA board members are a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and expertise in the music industry, and they take their responsibilities very seriously.
For the most part, the VGMA is one of the most significant music awards events in Ghana, recognizing and celebrating the achievements of musicians, producers, and other stakeholders in the music industry. However, the decision to keep the identities of the board members confidential has stirred mixed reactions from the public. Some believe that transparency is vital in the awards process, while others think that protecting the safety of the board members is paramount.
The 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is scheduled to take place at the Grand Arena in Accra on the 6th of May, 2023, and broadcasted live on television via TV3. Klah concluded by urging the public to trust the system and assured that the VGMA will continue to strive for excellence in the music industry.
Source: 3 News