The 2020 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has been slated for August 2020, and the event would not be as previous ones, due to the worldwide pandemic.
As the day approaches, fans of various artistes nominated in the different categories, have been making lots of predictions as to whom to win each of the category.
One major category in the Award Scheme that has generated controversial discussions, is the Artiste of the year category. Aside all the awards given to respective winners of various categories, the artist of the year is the ultimate award every artist looks up to.
The winner of this prestigious category is the musician adjudged by the Academy, Board and public as having the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artist of the year must have also released a hit song/album and organized his/her own show during the year under review.
This year, the artistes nominated for this prestigious category include Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata and Diana Hamilton.
After conducting a scrutiny of the category definition vis-à-vis the artistes nominated, I have arrived at the conclusion that, renowned singer signed under the Lynx Entertainment known as Kuami Eugene, deserves the award most, and i will elaborate it further to my readers why he deserves to win.
Kuami Eugene has been nominated for Artiste of the Year for the 2 consecutive times (2019 – 2020), within the last three years he became a mainstream artiste, after winning Unsung Artist of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.
For Kuami Eugene to be nominated for Artiste of the Year for two times in a row, offers a very solid and convincing indication that, his audience appeal and popularity in the last three years, has been the highest, per the VGMA under their year of review.
Kuami Eugene through his hardwork and dedication won the Best New Artist and Highlife Artist of the year at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards. He was also nominated for artist of the year at the 2019 awards and although he didn’t win the said category, he walked away with the most awards on the night for highlife artist of the year, producer of the year and album of the year.
In the 2020 upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Kuami Eugene bagged 7 nominations including Hilife Song of the year, Best Video of the year, Hilife Artiste of the year, Male Vocalist of the year, Best Collaboration of the year, Popular Song of the year and the top notch category Artiste of the year Award.
In Kuami Eugene’s two years participation at the VGMA, he has already bagged five awards to his credit. His two songs Obiaato and Ohemaa would make any list of the most popular songs under the year in review.
Check out 5 reasons why Kuami Eugene must be crown 2020 artiste of the year awards ahead of his other competitors.
- Audience Appeal and international growth; Kuami Eugene’s audience appeal and popularity has even transcended the borders of Ghana significantly. This has earned him festival, stadium and auditorium performances in the Netherlands, England, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Canada and the USA with other renowned acts such as Diamond Platinum, Davido, Meek Mill, Flava, and Tiwa Savage. He also got nominations at the Soundcity Awards in Nigeria.
- Shows Organized & Hosted by him;
The award – winning Ghanaian musician and Lynx Entertainment superstar Kuami Eugene, also hosted the second edition of the Rockstar Concert in December 2019, his free concert, and health screening Exercise, to thank the Ashanti Region for their love and support for him. He also thrilled fans with his maiden Edition of his ‘Hero Concert’, a musical show which was aimed at celebrating the legends of highlife music in October, 2019, which featured the Performance of the legendary Rex Omar.
3. Endorsement from Legendary Musicians; Kuami Eugene has become the proud hope, and the future of Highlife Music Genre in Ghana, and he has received massive endorsements from most of the legendary Highlife musicians including
Amakye Dede, Pat Thomas, Rex Omar, Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah and a host of others.
4.Exceptional Performances at every Event; Kuami Eugene fired and gingerd every Musical Show he showed up, with his exceptional performance at each event, from his dance moves to stage techniques, and his amazing command on the live band, made him obviously remarkable. In
2019, he was really on top of the game with Performances at all tops Shows in the country including MTN Carol’s Service
,D2R, Afro Nation, Afrochella, MTN Heroes of Change, Ghana Music Awards Performance with Amakye Dede and host of others.
- Brand Ambassadorial deals; From 2019 till now, his Musical brand has grown stronger and stronger without any negative dint on his career, which has landed him in lot of lucrative Ambassadorial deals with Itel Mobile, Adonko Next Level and others. Kuami Eugene has been one of the most consistent artistes in the mainstream industry who grew up from the MTN Hitmaker reality show, and is still keeping the fire burning.
The other artistes nominated on the same category have done tremendously well under the year of review. Each of the artiste has made substantial contributions to entertain the Ghanaian citizenry, and other audiences. However, Kuami Eugene’s achievements under the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards year of review, are astronomical and unparalleled, as explained above.
2020 VGMA Artiste of the year Award come August, is a must win for Kuami Eugene.