Showbiz critic, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo has expressed his displeasure with Ghana Music Awards organisers for excluding Fano Fom from Dj Azonto in the “Most Popular song Of The Year” in the VGMA23 nominee list.
Reasons given by the Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse for not including DJ Azonto’s smash hit song ‘Fa No Fom’ in the ‘Most Popular Song’ category doesn’t stand according to Arnold.
In a social media post sighted by DjQwequ of wadupgh.com, Arnold asked Charterhouse to explain when the VGMAs shifted from popularity to numbers.
He wrote “STREAMING NUMBERS?
“So the PR of Charterhouse, Robert Klah responding to an observer on Hitz FM, who is wondering how DJ Azonto’s ‘Fan no fom’ lost out to Stonebwoy’s ‘Therapy’ for the ‘Most Popular Song’ category, stated that, the following criteria was utilized to do the shortlisting;
“- Streaming numbers
- Endorsement/validation from the streets
- Non-streaming platforms
- On-air play
“Wait oo, wait a minute;
When did the category definition change, how was it changed? What informed the change? Has the scheme shifted from popularity to numbers?
“When was stakeholders informed on these changes?
“Musing 🤷🏿♂🤷🏿♂🤷🏿♂🤷🏿♂🤷🏿♂,” he ended.