VGMA board members don’t understand gospel music — Celestine Donkor

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.

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