It is no secret that Ghanaian entertainers do love awards, both local and international but they clearly love and speak highly of their international awards than the ones they win here in Ghana.
Highly-venerated media kingpin, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, affectionately called, KKD has advised Ghanaian artistes, and especially those nominated for the 2014 Chanel O Music Video Awards – to cherish the local awards they win and boast about them, more than they do for international awards.
Speaking on the ‘Rundown’ on TV Africa, the media impresario stated that, there’s no better feeling for an artiste to win a home-made award that that given outside the country.
“The greatest awards come from the home, from the people you serve,” he said.
He also articulated that, foreigners will not be frantic about awards that are given from here: “No American artiste will act very excited over some other award given in some other country. Ghanaian artistes should relish and cherish awards given in the motherland than that outside,” he admonished.
For the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards, R2bees and Sarkodie have each been nominated in two categories. Shatta Wale, has also been nominated for ‘Most Gifted Ragga/ Dancehall’ with his song ‘Everybody Likes My Thing’.
Sarkodie’s ‘Illuminati’ has been nominated for ‘Most Gifted Video of the Year’ and ‘Most Gifted Male Video’. R2Bees on the other hand have been nominated in the ‘Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring’ and ‘Most Gifted West’ with their hit single ‘Slow Down’ which featured Wizkid. In 2013, the likes of Sarkodie, EL and D-Black were all nominated in the same awards but none of them won.