Ghanaian artiste Patapaa Amisty, known for his hit track “One Corner,” has hinted at the notion of a divine curse placed upon Charterhouse, the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In a recent interview on Hitz FM, Patapaa expressed his lingering disappointment over the 2018 VGMA, where he lost the coveted Most Popular Song of the Year award to Fancy Gadam’s “Total Cheat.”
Born Justice Amoah, the singer revealed that he had a feeling God had placed a curse on the VGMA organizers as a consequence of their actions during the awards ceremony.
“I can see that God has placed a curse on the organizers of VGMA because of what they did to me. I don’t want to go far,” he pointed out.
He refrained from providing further details on the matter but conveyed that the perceived curse was a form of punishment for causing pain to someone.
“If I want to go far, then I will say this, when we say curse, it means you are being punished for causing pain to someone. I don’t want to say it,” he said on the show.
According to the outspoken artiste, a clear example is the Amakye Dede controversy where he was allegedly coerced into crowning Kuami Eugene as his successor even though he was not prepared to honor.
“I would want to use Amakye Dede’s issue as an example but I don’t want to say it. They forced Amakye Dede to crown someone when he was not ready to do that”, he added.
In 2018, during the VGMAs, Patapaa whose song made waves and crossed over to other countries was nominated alongside other prominent musicians such as Ebony, KiDi, Kwami Eugene, Joe Mettle, and Captain Planet.
Following the VGMA loss, Patapaa openly criticized the awards board, accusing them of taking bribes to award artists who did not deserve the recognition.
He expressed his frustration and vowed not to accept any nominations from VGMA in the future.
Despite the setback, Patapaa remains committed to his musical journey and is currently promoting his latest single titled ‘Agye’