Six months after the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Ghanaian singer and songwriter Akwaboah has revealed that he should have won the Album of the Year award.
Akwaboah’s ‘Matters of the Heart’ album was nominated together with Kuami Eugene’s Rockstar’, ‘Reign’ by Shatta Wale, ‘I Believe’ by Diana Hamilton, ‘Shay on You’ by Wendy Shay and ‘Untamed’ by Samini in the 2019 VGMAs.
They lost out to Kuami Eugene with his ‘Rockstar’ album.
Akwaboah told Nana Tuffour on ‘Saturday Live’, a live music variety show on Citi TV that he was disappointed he did not win that slot.
According to him, his ‘Matters of the Heart’ album stood out among his competitors.
“Let me be honest. I was extremely disappointed because when you look at albums out there, I would not say they were not good but from production to the lyrics and everything, I felt mine was up there,” he said.
“I don’t know why they chose any other album but I feel mine should have been the Album of the Year,” he added.
The Matters of the Heart album has twelve (12) songs including ‘Hye Me Bo’, ‘Matters of the Heart’, ‘Worship’, Love Unfair’, ‘Forget’ and ‘Let You Go’.