“I will definitely win another Artiste of the Year award before I retire” – Okyeame Kwame
Okyeame Kwame, a renowned Ghanaian rapper, has expressed confidence in winning another VGMA (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards) ‘Artiste of the Year’ title before retiring from the music industry.
Speaking on ‘Adwuma Adwuma with Osei Felicia’ on Onua FM, the ‘Rap Doctor’ stated that he has what it takes to win the prestigious prize again.
“I will definitely win another Artiste of the Year award before I retire from the music industry just for my children and posterity’s sake,” Okyeame Kwame stated “It’s not such a difficult feat, you only have to get hits, create an album or an ep, you can win with a single but it’s advisable to submit an album which has at least 3 songs that are national hits, play more shows and more activations which can help you to become relevant”
The rapper, who has already taken home a number of VGMA honors, including the Artiste of the Year award in 2009, recalled his time growing up and how he defeated the hip-hop combo Praye.
“During my time it was brutal, it was between myself and Praye. They had ‘Angelina’ and I had ‘Wo So’. We had each received 4 awards and the award to decided was the AOTY. It wasn’t easy. It was unbelievable and a great feeling,” he recounted
Okyeame Kwame, a very knowledgeable person, also provided light on the process of nominating and determining who gets the VGMA Artiste of the Year by the Board and Academy.
“You can win the popular vote, but the Academy and Board of Directors may vote against you, which could hurt your chances of winning the ultimate because of the voting guidelines,” he stated.
The rapper’s belief that he will win another ‘Artiste of the Year’ award has ignited enthusiasm among his followers, who are looking forward to his next album.
Watch the full interview below
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