Though the VGMA has ended, controversies keep popping up.
Charterhouse organisers for the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have started responding to allegations levelled against them with one being that of Patapaa who claimed they took a bribe in other to give the award to Fancy Gadam.
The ‘One Corner’ hitmaker who angrily walked out of the auditorium after ‘Total Cheat’ was announced as winner of the Song of the year category on Saturday, April 14 said in an interview with Joy News’ MzGee after the event that organisers of the show should not have taken “stupid money” and hand over his deserving award to another artiste.
PRO for Charterhouse George Quaye, in an interview with Zionfelix on Radio Univers’ Brunch2Lunch mid-morning show on Monday, said, “I’ve repented after I met Jesus else you know how I would have responded to Patapaa‘s assertion.” He further dared the singer to prove his assertion with facts else he should publicly apologise to the board, Academy of the awards and the general public.
“If Patapaa has an evidence of us taking money from any nominee, he should release else he should apologise to the board, academy and the general public for that comment. W will release the votes very soon so that we all see how everybody performed on the night. It is a very unfortunate statement from him.” he said.
When the host asked if he would discipline for the allegation if he fails to say sorry as demanded, George Quaye answered that
“we’ve been trying hard for people to understand that they can make their grievances known without insults so I won’t push for any punishment for him but I’m appealing to him as a brother to apologise because some of the people on the board might even be older than his father so to disrespect them by making such allegation is unfortunate. If he still stands by the claim and does not want to say he has regretted, we cannot force him because it is his choice.”