Award winning Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest, has added his voice to the belated debate about voting (texting) which characterizes the Vodafone Ghana Music Award and its dynamics in choosing a winner.
Song’ ‘One Corner’ composed by Artiste Patapaa, became irrefutably, the most popular song for the year 2017 – and was duly, nominated for VGMA 2018.
Unfortunately, promising Northern musician, Fancy Gadam, won the ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’ with his ‘Total Cheat’ track featuring Sarkodie – generating some public displeasure at this year’s award.
Adding his take on public voting (texting) in award schemes, M.anifest, speaking on ‘Daybreak Hitz’ on Hitz FM, said he knows the objective of the voting system ( to determine a winner) but still finds it inappropriate because he believes people with money could easily sway the outcome of the votes.
“I get the idea behind the votes but I think it’s flawed. I would change it if I were in control. It becomes an election so the one with money win.
“If you think about the awards, you will face the stark reality that might not change your life or financial position or certain things that will make you grow your fan base.”
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