Ghanaian singer and songwriter, King Promise has won an award after his subsequent snub in the industry at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) with the Best Afropop/Afrobeat Artiste of the Year.
The announcement was made by AJ Sarpong and the Deputy Ambassador of the EU to Ghana at the 24th edition of the awards.
King Promise, whose real name is Gregory Bortey Newman, has been making waves in the Ghanaian music industry since the release of his hit single “Oh Yeah” in 2017.
He has since released several other hit songs, including “Tokyo” featuring Nigerian artist Wizkid and “CCTV” featuring Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.
The category of Best Afropop/Afrobeat Artiste of the Year was highly competitive, with other nominees including Camidoh, Gyakie, Kidi, Wendy Shay and Kelvyn Boy
However, King Promise emerged as the winner, much to the delight of his fans and well-wishers.
In his acceptance speech, Nana Ama Mcbrown who took the song on his behalf thanked his fans and everyone who has supported him throughout his musical journey.
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The VGMA is one of the biggest music awards ceremonies in Ghana, celebrating the best in Ghanaian music.
The event is organized by Charterhouse Ghana and has been running since 2000. The awards ceremony features performances from some of Ghana’s biggest musical acts, as well as award presentations to deserving musicians and industry players.
With this win, King Promise has cemented his place as one of the top musicians in Ghana and is expected to continue to make waves in the music industry. His fans and well-wishers are eager to see what he has in store for them in the coming months and years.