The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) has always been a significant event in the Ghanaian music industry, and the new artist of the year category is one of the most competitive categories. However, in a recent turn of events, the board of the VGMAs has removed Ghanaian rapper Jay Bahd from the new artist of the year category after u-turn review of the year.
The reason for Jay Bahd’s removal from the new artist of the year category is because he is not New to the Scheme, because of his shared nomination on Yaw Tog’s’Sore’ for Collaboration of the Year in 2021. This means, he’s not eligible as a nominee for the Best New Artiste category of the 24th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. The error has been corrected, and Jay Bahd and his team have been informed accordingly. The inconvenience is deeply regretted.
It is important to note that the VGMAs is a prestigious event that has contributed significantly to the growth and development of the Ghanaian music industry. The board of the VGMAs has a responsibility to ensure that the selection process is fair and transparent to maintain the integrity of the event.
he removal of Jay Bahd from the new artist of the year category by the board of the VGMAs after a review of the year has raised a lot of questions about the transparency of the selection process. However, it is important to trust the process and hope that the board will provide more clarity on the matter. We wish all the nominees in the various categories the best of luck.