Gospel artiste, Celestine Donkor, says recent criticisms of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) nominations is as a result of a lack of understanding of the local music scene, particularly gospel music, by some members of the board.
“Majority of the people on the VGMA are not gospel followers. I feel because we don’t have more gospel people who are well-informed and updated about issues in the gospel industry, there are some shortcomings in that direction.”
She added that individuals on the board should be well-informed about the gospel music space to be able to run the award scheme fairly.
“If you have people who are taking decisions and are not really well-informed about issues on the grounds, then we have a problem”
“I think that if they follow gospel music, a lot of things will be different”
Celestine Donkor won the award for Female Artiste of the Year at the 2021 Ghana National Gospel Music Awards.
In the recently-released list of nominees for the 2022 VGMA’s, Celestine Donkor secured nominations in 3 categories: Best Gospel Song, Best Female Vocal Performance and Best Gospel Artiste of the Year.