“Ghana Music Awards Is Too Commercial” – Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi

Ghana Music Award Artist of the Decade, Kojo Antwi has described the GMAs as too commercial, saying that he wished that Charterhouse/planning committee could a separation between making profit and rewarding excellence. He said this on TV3’s Spotlight when he was talking about how he feels about winning the award.

He said he wished that the artist of the decade was not a competitive award, and that instead the organizers should institute a system for rewarding lifetime achievements in the music industry, as it done all over the world. He also added that it wasn’t right for Charter House to measure the achievements of artists like himself, Ambolley and others by the achievements of the GMAs.

Kojo Antwi said he was especially delighted by the recognition since other award institutions such as the Ghana National Awards, have ignored him over the years. He blamed the lack of commercial success of his last album, Tattoo on DJs who do not listen to enough general music. He said he is currently in talks with a major film company to use one of his songs on the album as a soundtrack.

The music maestro hinted that he is currently working a new album that would continue to reflect his blackness. According to him, the title of the album would be ‘Mmmma’ (sound of a kiss)

What’s a rise without a fall?

Yes, these are the words of young, up and coming singer, Dela concerning her infamous fall during her performance with rapper Lord Kenya at the 2009 Ghana Music Awards. Although, the young singer believes that her ‘heels’ got entangled with some wires on stage, she rather move on with her career and not worry about the accident, likening her incident to similar accidents that have befallen great pop stars like Beyonce and Madonna. ‘What’s a rise without a fall?’ she asked Mutala the host of TV3’s Spotlight when he asked about the incident.

Even though Dela wants everyone to forget the incident, she would however want everyone to remember that her new 14-track album, ‘Girl Talk’ is out on sale now. She says her album contains a rich blend of good music with rich highlife and R&B grooves. She also talked about her promotional tour across the country, starting with radio/TV stations and shows in Kumasi.

‘Girl Talk’ was recorded on Okyeame Quophi’s Emklan Entertainment records label, and contains songs like the funky reggaeton titled ‘Fever’ and ‘Mate aka noso’. ‘Odo’ is a slow song that has gained some airplay on radio and TV.


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