The 20th Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) comes off Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) and one of the biggest accolades on the night is the “Artiste of the Decade” ─ that’s the artiste who has been consistent and relevant for the past 10 years.
The nominees in the category “Artiste of the Decade” are Sarkodie, Samini, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, R2Bees, Becca, Efya, Naace, Joe Mettle and one other musician.
The debate as to who deserves the award is still ongoing on social media and it looks like the battle is now between Sarkodie and Samini judging from social media arguments.
The fans of Sarkodie are confident that he is the musician who deserves the “Artiste of the Decade” award looking at his enviable feats from 2009 to 2019.
Sarkodie has been consistent and remained relevant for the past ten years with back to back hit songs and numerous international nominations and awards according to his fans.
Fans of Samini are also of the view that he is one of the few musicians with great achievements any musician in Ghana can boast of ─ with some great hit tunes as well.
Who takes the “Artiste of the Decade” accolade on Saturday? Sarkodie, Samini or who?
Below are some comments monitored by GhanaCelebrities.com under an opinion post on social media.
Richie Hill; “Trust me Legend Samini deserve this decade award than any artists in Ghana music industry because he has been in the game relevant,even more than 10years, you guys are talking about”.
Those days; “Everyone knows but this is Charterhouse GH, they are capable of doing anything”.
Francis Heavens Yeboah; “I’m a #Bhimnative but #Kingsark deserves ds.
Winning the topmost award twice within the decade with 49 nominations. Being nominated artiste of the year 8 times within 10years aaaaba Ghanaians let’s be fair 4 once”.
Justice Assafuah Tayi; “It should be outstanding award for Sarkodie….”
Isaac Kyei Andoh; “It is not even debatable. I don’t think that category should have even been completed for. If Ghana Music Awards is the yardstick for measuring success of musicians, then they can simply go into their database and arrive at. Who has won more recognitions over that period.
Sark leads by some distance.
That said, I don’t think Sarkodie deserved to be in the artist of the year category. 2018 wasn’t particularly a dominant year for him. As for the past 10 years though: no one comes close”.
Nana Kofi Carter IV; “Who is the person talking this nonsense…
Who is more decade in that category than Samini… Through out all Samini en decade career.. See hw many artist he’s brought out nd still being relevant.. Only one Strongman mpo Sarkodie couldn’t keep..”
Adjei Kofi; “ How many nominations and wins in the last ten years? He’s won the artiste of the year twice and is always in the top 3. He’s the HIGHEST. We #SarkNation don’t fight over awards. We win what we truly deserve…”
Kwame Shaker; “Mr. Blogger u said it all.king sark can’t b compare”.
Kwasi Mannie; “Opinion respected, but for me, samini deserves it”.
Nana Ama; “I think Samini deserves it”.
Lutherodt Boss Pee; “ I think Samini…. will be the best choice”.
Solonso Baggio; “What consistent has sark been…sark career died 3years ago koraa now he is relying on upcoming art to survive.. Tweeea
What of samini 20yrs now..”
Ali Safian; “Samini shouldn’t even be there koraa…r2bees has been better over the decade than samini”.
Joseph Yaw Adjei; “No one can challenge sark on that one sarkodie deserve it tweaaa who shatta or who sark no debet beiaaaa bam”.