On Tuesday, I interviewed Ashaiman-based music group Gallaxy on Radio Univers in Accra. We talked about many things including the VGMAs bribery allegation which has become the talk of the town.
Bra Chicky a member of the group during our conversation said the scheme is no more credible but Kwasi Dave, the other half said the awards will not be credible. After publication on Thursday morning about their views on VGMAs, the group including their publicist got angry.
They announced to the world via their social media platforms that they never said the award is not credible so I, Zionfelix gave false report on my blog, Zionfelix.net.
On Thursday evening, Abeiku Santana called Kwasi Dave and my honourable self on Okay FM’s drive time show concerning this same issue.
Half of the music group earlier insisted that they never made such comments during our interview but he admitted saying it after Abeiku Santana played the recording of our chat. After accepting that they made such a statement, he tried to shift the blame on his other half, Bra Chicky.
Kwasi Dave finally apologised to me for discrediting my story and promised to do same on social media because that is where he said I lied. Right after our long chat with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM, Gallaxy’s PRO issued a press statement still saying his artiste never said “VGMAs is not credible”. The statement asked the public to give deaf ears to the story I wrote because I lied.
“RE: VGMAs IS NO MORE CREDIBLE – GALLAXY
The management of Afro beat duo, Gallxy, Harbour City Recordz, wishes to state categorically that a story carried by zionfelix.net on 9th February, 2017 with the headline ‘VGMAs No More Credible- Gallaxy,’ is a wrong representation of the artistes’ words.
On Tuesday, 7th February, 2017, Gallaxy was interviewed by the writer of the story, Nana Yaw Adomako aka Zionfelix, also a presenter at University of Ghana campus – based radio station, Radio Univers and in the interview he sought the duo’s take on the recent bribery allegations concerning the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In their response, Kwesi Dav, a half of the group said it was quite unfortunate that all these issues are cropping up. He said it was bad for young musicians because it would create the impression all artistes who have made great strides and have won awards paid for them – something he thought wouldn’t set good model for the up and coming musicians. Hence, a call to probe the veracity or otherwise of the allegations.
Habour City Recordz, states unequivocally that the artistes never rubbished the award scheme. They never said it was not credible. We respect the award scheme and that is why we filed for nomination in this year’s scheme.
Our artistes would not hesitate to suggest ideas on how to make the VGMAs better but we would not allow their words to be misrepresented.
Gallaxy, is currently promoting their ‘Dab’ song and are hopeful to make a good showing at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Kwasi Dave who expressed regret during our conversation with Abeiku Santana later added that he apologised because he did not want to disrespect host of Okay FM’s drive time show, Abeiku Santana and his listeners.
Now after everything is said and done, listen to Gallaxy’s comments on VGMAs credibility and what happened between us on Okay FM’s drive time show.