Ghanaian musician and radio personality, Quophi Okyeame says the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheme way of voting, especially with the general public vote, is a rip-off. He says the system for voting is not proper and needs to be revised.
According to him, because the organizers make more money from the public’s votes and hence, they are unwilling to change the system though it is not the best.
“If one person votes, the money goes to Charter House. It could be that, because they are gaining money from public, they are not trying to change the system. If so, then I am at liberty to say the scheme is a rip-off”, he said in an interview on Zylofon 102.1 FM.
He added that, some musicians pay fans to vote for them hence denying other artistes who have worked harder, from winning the particular award.
The award, according to Quophi Okyeame seems to belong to the wealthy and not the deserving, because the voting system does not allow creativity to be awarded.
“I do not think, the system of voting is right. Artistes can lure the public into voting for them. It seems as though the award was made for rich musicians. If so, what happens to the hardworking ones”, he added.