George Quaye head of communications at Charter House GH has dismissed claims that organisers of this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) were financially induced in the award of the Most Popular Song of the Year category.
His comment comes on the back of allegation by Patapaa, whose ‘One corner’ hit song was tipped to win the award.
Patapaa accused Charter House of taking “stupid money” to overlook him after Fancy Gadam’s ‘Total Cheat’ song featuring Sarkodie was adjudged the 2018 VGMA Most Popular Song of the Year over the weekend.
Reacting to Patapaa’s allegation on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday, 16 April 2018, Mr Quaye dismissed claims that organisers of the award were financially influenced.
He told show host Moro Awudu that: “It is unfortunate for Patapaa to suggest that there have been some kind of financial influence, that who influenced who? That the person influenced the public or the person influenced the academy or the person influenced the board because I don’t know who on the board anybody can influence, it’s not possible.
“So at which point did who influence who? The only way you can influence the public is to probably buy credit for people to vote for you, that is about the only way you can influence anyone but aside that, I don’t know.”
A section of Ghanaians took to social media to criticise Charter House for not awarding the Most Popular Song of the Year to Patapaa’s one corner song but Mr Quaye quizzed “did you vote”?