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Okyeame Kwame confident in winning another VGMA ‘Artiste of the Year’ award before retirement

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Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame has expressed his confidence in winning another VGMA (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards) ‘Artiste of the Year’ award before retiring from the music industry.

Speaking on ‘Adwuma Adwuma with Osei Felicia’ on Onua FM, the ‘Rap Doctor’ asserted that he has what it takes to win the prestigious award once again.

“I will definitely win another Artiste of the Year award before I retire from the music industry just for my children and posterity’s sake,” Okyeame Kwame stated “It’s not such a difficult feat, you only have to get hits, create an album or an ep, you can win with a single but it’s advisable to submit an album which has at least 3 songs that are national hits, play more shows and more activations which can help you to become relevant”

The rapper, who has won several VGMA awards in the past, including the ‘Artiste of the Year award in 2009 recounted his experience during his era and how he won against hiplife duo, Praye.

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“During my time it was brutal, it was between myself and Praye. They had ‘Angelina’ and I had ‘Wo So’. We had each received 4 awards and the award to decided was the AOTY. It wasn’t easy.  It was unbelievable and a great feeling,” he recounted

A quite knowledgeable Okyeame Kwame also shed light on the process for nominating and deciding who becomes VGMA Artiste of the Year by the Board and Academy.

“You can win the popular votes but the Academy and Board may go against you and that could affect your chances of winning the ultimate because of the voting guidelines,” he said.

The rapper’s confidence in winning another ‘Artiste of the Year award has sparked excitement among his fans, who are eagerly anticipating his next release.

Watch the full interview below

 

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