“It is only in Ghana that the artist of the year can be presented to the dead because of hypocrisy and some other un foreseen reasons” Former Member of Parliament for La – Dadekotopon constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, Hon. Nii Amasa Namoale made this known to homebase TV during a discussion on the Morning show dubbed Eboboba hosted by Nana Yaa Boamponsem Ameyaw.
He said such rewards must be given to the leaving since the personality represent Ghana across the globe adding that people dead are gone therefore the concentration must be on the living.
The former Law maker said the time has come for people to focus on the living rather than the dead who have done their part and have moved on to the other side of the world.
Hon. Namoale said Ghana as a country cannot present a dead person as the artiste of the year if the need be therefore the practice must not be allowed.
The late Ebony Reigns emerged Artiste of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) for 2018. Ebony known privately as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng despite her demise shrugged off competition from last year’s winner Joe Mettle, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy to scoop the most treasured award at the event.
Ebony died at age 21 in a gory accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road while returning to Accra from Sunyani on Thursday, 8 February 2018. Ebony also won the Afro Pop Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
The event which was Held at the Accra International Conference Centre, the biggest show on the entertainment calendar was hosted by Television presenter Berla Mundi and actor John Dumelo.
There were performances from Joe Mettle, Kelvin boy, Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, King Promise, Kidi, Fancy Gadam, Kwesi Arthur, Mzvee, Akosua Agyapong, Adina,Tiwa Savage from Nigeria and Nasty C from South Africa.