Ghanaian singer and songwriter Noella Wiyaala professionally known as Wiyaala has opened up on what accounts for her not participating in the VGMAs.
In an interview with Prince Hamdam Banang on his ‘North Podcast’ show, she explained she has not been filing for nominations because she feels like her kind of music or the audience appeal does not always meet the criteria spelled out by the organizers of the awards scheme.
The contemporary songstress underscored that she doesn’t have any problem with the awards scheme or its organizers like many might have perceived from afar, the aforementioned point is the reason she has not been participating.
“I don’t have a problem with VGMA, because, of course, I read their terms and conditions. It is an organization to award and the award has rules and regulations and when I feel like no, I have not met these. ..the song has to be played on all radio stations around the country for a certain number of times….” she said.
The Ghana Music Awards, currently known as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music awards event in Ghana established in 1999 by a local event organizer and planner.
The Artiste of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Academy, Board and the General Public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and
popularity in the year under review. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/EP/album and must be one of the artistes with the highest nominations in the year under review.
The Vodafone Most Popular Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the Academy, Board, and General Public as the most popular song released in the year under review. The song must have enjoyed a lot of patronages and generated the most excitement during the year.
The prestigious awards scheme’s 24th edition was held last Saturday, May 6, 2022, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) where Black Sherif won the coveted award.