Amerado Questions Telecel Ghana Music Awards Nomination Snub for “Kwaku Ananse”

Ghanaian rap sensation, Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, better known as Amerado, has raised eyebrows and questioned the decision-making process of the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), following the omission of his hit single “Kwaku Ananse” from the list of nominees.

The announcement of this year’s TGMA nominees took place on March 28, 2024, amidst much anticipation and excitement at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). Amerado, undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures in Ghanaian rap, clinched two nominations. His track “Kwaku Ananse Remix,” featuring Fameye, secured a spot in the Best Collaboration category, while “The Hardest,” another of his notable works, earned him a nomination for Best Rap Performance.

However, what caught the attention of both fans and industry insiders was the absence of the original version of “Kwaku Ananse” from the list of nominees. This song, which had garnered significant popularity and acclaim, seemed like a glaring omission to many.

Taking to social media platform X, Amerado expressed his bewilderment and frustration, directly addressing the organizers of the awards ceremony. In his tweet, he posed a straightforward question: “Dear @GHMusicAwards, Why was Kwaku Ananse (original) not nominated?” This inquiry reflected the artist’s confusion over the oversight and his desire for clarification from the authorities responsible for the nomination process.

The omission of “Kwaku Ananse” raises pertinent questions about the transparency and criteria used by the TGMA organizers in selecting nominees. Given the track’s widespread appeal and impact within the Ghanaian music scene, its absence from the nomination list appears to be a glaring oversight.

Fans and supporters of Amerado have rallied behind him, echoing his sentiments and demanding answers from the TGMA organizers. Many have taken to social media platforms to express their disappointment and call for a review of the nomination process to ensure fairness and inclusivity.

In response to the outcry, the TGMA organizers have yet to issue an official statement addressing the concerns raised by Amerado and his fans. However, the controversy surrounding the omission of “Kwaku Ananse” has undoubtedly sparked a broader conversation about the need for transparency and accountability in award ceremonies within the Ghanaian music industry.

As the Telecel Ghana Music Awards draws nearer, all eyes will be on the organizers to see how they handle the backlash and whether any steps will be taken to address the grievances raised by Amerado and his supporters. In the meantime, the rapper continues to receive unwavering support from his loyal fanbase, who remain hopeful for a fair and just resolution to the controversy surrounding his snubbed nomination.

Ben Blay
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