Following the unfortunate incident that took place at what was meant to be the grand celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ghana’s biggest music event the ‘Ghana Music Awards’, the organizer of the most revered annual music awards scheme in Ghana ‘Charterhouse’, is set to provide audience around the world with an entertaining show with new and exciting concepts ranging from creative stage designs and lighting to carefully scripted illustrations.
An example was during last year’s event. An unexpected but entertaining act gave the audience at the Grand Arena a reason to shout in excitement. It was when legendary Highlife musician Amakye Dede placed a crown on singer Kuami Eugene. This was interpreted in many positive ways; including the main focus which was to signify the embrace of a Ghanaian indigenous form of music by the current generation of Ghanaian musical talents.
Also, with a successful virtual musical concert held this year in honor of the Doctors and health workers supporting in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus, Charterhouse gave Ghanaians a taste of what an engaging virtual concert was to be like; as some of the top vocalists in Ghanaian music, sang as if they had an actual physical audience in front of them. This was another demonstration of the efficiency and ability of Charterhouse to beat the odds to provide desirable content to patrons.
Another reason why surprises will be necessary at this year’s V.G.M.A has to do with the suspension of two of the most mentioned names in entertainment in Ghana over the past 3 years, multiple award winning musicians Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, the organizer of the awards scheme ‘Charterhouse’, have acknowledged that there is a vacuum that needs to be filled to sustain interest of the fans and patrons. A previous discussion with the Head of Public events and Communications at Charterhouse Robert Klah, hinted that plans were underway to close that vacuum.
But, the real reason for us to conclude that this year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards will be different and full of surprises is that ‘Charterhouse’ stated earlier this year in an interactive session with the press that it was necessary for the winner of the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ to be celebrated properly. And so, due to the unfortunate incident last year, which prevented certain things from being properly done, this year would be another opportunity to do so. Also, during the 20th anniversary celebration of Charterhouse as a Ghanaian business entity earlier this year, the Chief Executive Officer stated that there would be another time to properly appreciate their business partners which includes title sponsor of the Ghana Music Awards. And so, one may ask what is the best time to appreciate a brand like Vodafone for supporting this awards scheme? Especially, when you want such an appreciation to be seen by as many as possible; even across the globe? Your guess is as good as mine. So, let’s anticipate more excitement and more surprises this year at the Ghana’s most revered entertainment event.
By Jerry Wonder