Would you be surprised to learn that Davido did not charge a dime to perform at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2014 and was given per diem of GHC 80.00 a day for 2 days? Would you believe others took GHC 50.00 as per diem for 2 days?
“It is not just Shatta who has made allegations about VGMA organisation doling out [huge] sums of money to Nigerian artistes. Now the practice in Nigeria … is that a lot of the time, for awards that are designed to honour them, they [Nigerian artistes] do not really charge. For those that even charge, it’s not their professional fees that they are charged,” George Quaye said at the post media soiree for this year’s awards.
The video below has all there is to hear from the firm which organises the awards;
Author: Nana Kwesi Coomson (www.233times.com) with video from ghanagist
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