Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) have introduced a one-week window to allow the general public to contest information submitted to them.
Speaking with Sika Osei during the VGMAs Nominees’ party held at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) last Saturday, March 18, and reported by www.nydjlive.com, the Head of Public Events and Communications at Charterhouse, Robert Klah announced that the one-week provisional window had been introduced to ensure that information about nominees were eligible.
“One of the first things we’re immediately introducing is the one-week provisional period. After this announcement goes out, we have one week window where we’re opening up for the public. So what this means is, if there’s anybody contesting any information, if there’s any information that has been submitted to the VGMA and inaccurate, we are open to receiving information from the public to be able to address that because individuals make submissions and sometimes you get incorrect information. After this period, everything as announced stays as they are.”
In a later interview with NYDJ on RyseNShyne on Yfm earlier today, March 20, Mr Klah also disclosed that the one-week provisional window will be the channel through which one could challenge a nomination or file a dispute.
“The one-week provisional window is for correction and provision. By correction, I mean the removal or inclusion or any type of information that might not be accurate as a result of the mechanisms in soliciting for information from different sources,” he said.
He also revealed individuals could submit their concerns via their official emails or contact available on the award scheme’s website.
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27 awards are expected to be presented at this year's VGMA which will take place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday, May 13.
The likes of Kofi Kinaata, Wendy Shay, Gyakie, Lasmid, KelvynBoy, Camidoh, Perez Musiq, Celestine Donkor, Evans Scott were nominated in various categories.
Categories for VGMA24 include Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Afrobeats Song of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, Rapper of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.