Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer-songwriter King Promise has broken the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ (VGMA) dry spell to bag two awards at the just-ended event.
King Promise rose above the 2022 VGMA Artiste of the Year, Kidi, and other top artistes, including Camidoh and Wendy Shay, to pick the Best Afrobeat or Afro Pop Artiste of the Year award.
The CCTV hitmaker’s Five Star Album overtook Ghanaian fast-rising singer Black Sherrif’s debut album “The Villain I Never Was” to win the VGMA Album or EP of the year.
This comes after his many attempts to pick up an award at the VGMA have failed since 2019, when his hit song CCTV earned him the Best Songwriter of the Year award.
However, some Ghanaians have taken to Twitter to challenge King Promise’s bragging rights to both awards, especially the VGMA Album or EP of the Year, which Black Sherrif was tipped to win.
“That’s a cheat. I’m a King Promise fan from day one he doesn’t deserve it over Blacko,” said Obrempong in a tweet.
Others are also of the view that he was given the award as a pity party to make up for all the years of denial.
“Eii this one dier sympathy award paaa,” read a tweet by Marcus Forson in reply to Kalyjay’s post congratulating King Promise.
Meanwhile, there is a section of Ghanaians who are of the view that King Promise deserved the awards and did not waste time congratulating him.
After King Promise’s experience at the recent VGMA, nobody will better understand the saying ” delay is not denial” than him.
By: Roberta Gayode Modin