In a press statement released a few minutes ago, the franchise holder of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘Charterhouse’, has announced the official unveiling of nominees for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for Saturday 3rd April 2021. The announcement will be held live on Tv3 at selected times during the day. According to the Head of Communications and Public Events at Charterhouse Robert Klah, the new mode of announcement was adopted due to safety measures against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
As stated in the press release by Charterhouse concerning this year’s nominees announcement, the event will be transmitted live on television and in batches, but without the usual crowd. “On Saturday the 3rd of April, the unveiling of nominees will happen in 2 parts. The first will be from 11am to 4pm; with 3 categories announced every hour. This will be followed by the second part which will be a ‘Nominees Announcement Ceremony’ at 8pm, where the final set of nominees will be officially presented; including the official event calendar for this year’s V.G.M.A, and new additions to the scheme”, the statement read.
In an exclusive phone interview with the Head of Communications and Public Events at Charterhouse Robert Klah, he assured the public of undiluted excitement which the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is known for. “We are temporarily branching away from our usual ‘Nominees Announcement Party’ because we want to ensure the safety of our guests by avoiding large crowds; especially amid the Coronavirus crisis. However, we guarantee the public that this year’s event will still be exciting as usual”, he said.
On 19th January 2021, a call was made to Musicians, Music Producers, Beat Makers, Instrumentalists and other stakeholders to submit their works which fall within the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards year of review; 1st January 2020 to 31st Decrmber 2020. The V.G.M.A Board and Research Team scrutinized over 1000 submissions to arrive at the final list of deserving applicants.
This year’s Nominee’s Announcement Party, though without the usual presence of many industry players and fans, will still be interlaced with sizzling performances from chart topping musicians from Ghana.
By Jerry Wonder