Controversial movie director, Socrates Sarfo, has waded into the seemingly endless debate emanating from the just -ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The awards event, which was held at the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday, has been characterized by a barrage of issues on the various award categories and some of the eventual winners.
Speaking to TV Africa, the Director of Creative Arts, responsible for Programmes & Projects at the Commission for National Culture, stated that Tamale -based artiste, Fancy Gadam was his pick for the category of Artiste of the Year – per the definition of the category – and not eventual winner, Ebony Reigns.
“I think that even somebody like Fancy Gadam was robbed of one key category, which is the Artist of the Year… if you look at the definition, Fancy Gadam stands poles apart from all the nominees there”, he opined.
“Can you pinpoint any of the nominees there including the ultimate winner, Ebony, who did half of what he [Fancy Gadam] did?”, quizzed.
That notwithstanding, he went on to congratulate Charter House for a splendid concept, adding that it wasn’t rare for any music award show to not receive a backlash.
“I think the VGMA is a good concept and it has its own challenges like any award scheme the world over; so its normal when in Ghana, we have our VGMAs and people are not happy, but in the end, we are all winners.
Watch the interview below: