Okyeame Kwame predicts winning another VGMA ‘Artiste Of The Year’ before retirement

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Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame voiced his confidence in taking home another Artist of the Year Award at the VGMAs before retirement.

In an interview with Felicia Osei on ‘Adwuma Adwuma’ Onua FM, the ‘Rap Doctor’ stated that he has the necessary requirements to win the award again.

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He claimed that in order to remain competitive, a performer needed hits, an album or EP with at least three national hits, more performances, and more activations.

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”

Okyeame Kwame also recounted his experience of winning the award in 2009 against the Praye hiplife duo, which he described as a great feeling. He also shared his knowledge of the VGMA nomination and selection process, emphasizing that popular votes may not always guarantee an artiste’s victory.

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 break the tie was the AOTY. It wasn’t easy. It was unbelievable and a great feeling,” he recounted

“You can win the popular votes but the Academy and Board may go against you and that could affect your chances of winning the ultimate because of the voting guidelines,” he said.

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