Patapaa the “One Corner ” hitmaker that many tipped to win the most popular song at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards but surprising lost out to Fancy Gadam lashed out at the VGMA Board for taking “stupid money” and giving the award to Fancy Gadam.
Undoubtedly, One Corner was the most popular song in the year under review and as such, many including the artist himself, Patapaa was expecting that if for nothing at all, he will go home with the Popular song of the year award at the just held VGMA 2018.
Head of Communication at Charter House, George Quaye 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.
He told show host Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM on Monday, 16 April 2018 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”?