According to Ghanaian media personality George Nii Armah Quaye, some members of the gospel community are allegedly doing everything in their power to influence the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) board and academy in order to win.
George claims that whereas performers from other genres are working hard to win over their fans and secure votes, their gospel counterparts are proactively attempting to sway the board.
In a facebook post on May 2, 2023, he wrote “Gospel people” going round DESPERATELY doing all they can to “INFLUENCE ” VGMA Academy and Board Members.
According to him, “Worldly” acts are focusing on their fans as should be done! When we talk p3, then Gospel people bore! Smh”.
In a separate post, the former Head of Communications and Public Relations at Charterhouse, organisers of the event said: “Encourage your fans to vote! Lobby them! Push them! Beg! Implore them! Buy them credits! Get them data! Sing for them if you have to! Go from house to house if you must! Just leave the Board and Academy alone to do their work!!!”
In order to increase their chances of winning at the 24th edition of the VGMA, nominees are actively seeking votes from the Academy and Board members with only a few days until the main awards.
The VGMA Academy has 30% of the vote, whereas the Board has 40%, according to the voting percentage pattern. While the general public only has 30%.
On social media, his tweet has caused some people to wonder which gospel musician (s) is/are performing the aforementioned act.