The Vodafone Ghana music awards is over and as usual controversies are unfolding after the event.
Hottest Ghanaian female traditional/Afro pop music sensation, Lily M has cautioned the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards; Charter House to stop underrating traditional Artistes.
Speaking in an intriguing interview with razzonline.com, Lily M who is noted for her hit song ‘Strength Of a Woman’ featuring Sherifa Gunu, accentuated that, she can’t fathom why the organizers of the scheme don’t focus much on traditional musicians who are really depicting the real Ghanaian culture:
“Seriously I’m not happy at all… this is very bad… how can we call this Ghana music Awards? What is really Ghanaian about the scheme?… You put much emphasis on the music genres which were borrowed from other countries at the expense of our very own… Why are they underrating and frustration traditional musicians?”Lily M opined passionately.
She continued agitatedly that: “At the moment, traditional musician like King Ayisoba is playing over 30 shows in Europe… Atongo zimba is also an internationally acclaimed musician. Think of Wiyaala and Sherifa Gunu…, tell me if they are not great musicians–yet we are being underrated.”
“My ‘Strength Of a Woman’ hit song is being played around the world but was not nominated for any category in the scheme.”
Born in real life as Mavis Akuamoah Boateng,Lily M who is currently out with her hit single track “Odo Dea’ featuring Okyeame Kwame advised the organizers of the scheme to rather focus on Traditional musicians because it’s only when the international community sees that we are depicting our real culture that they would take Ghana Music Award scheme seriously.