This year’s edition is the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) and with anticipation already high, one would have expected huge publicity to encourage excitement among fans and nominees but that does not seem to be the case.
The Chief Executive Officer of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade, in March 2019, called on the government to support this year’s VGMAs. Theresa Ayoade disclosed that they have tried to seek support from successive governments over the years but their efforts have always been unsuccessful.
With barely three weeks to the main awards on May 18, publicity for the show has been uncharacteristically muted.
There are reports that Charter House is broke which informed its inability to embark on massive publicity as it used to in previous years and reports also indicate that lack of government support is a factor.
Charterhouse, which has built a reputation for its excellent organization of events, are experts when it comes to publicity, often erecting huge billboards and splashing posters around the capital but that too seems to be missing.
Head of Communications at Charterhouse, organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), George Quaye speaking on Radio Univers’ entertainment show ‘Brunch to Launch’, he rubbished rumors making waves that Government has given Charterhouse GH₵100,000 to support this year’s VGMAs. A Money He says will be a pay for an A-list artist who performs that night.
Although He admits GH₵100,000 is a lot of money and can serve a huge purpose, He indicated that their project is worth more than a GH₵100,000.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 (VGMAs 2019) will be held on May 18, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra
By: Hope Akpablie | universnewsroom