TAMALE-BASED Afro Pop/ Hiplife artiste Fancy Gadam says he strongly believes he should have been nominated in the ‘Artiste of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories in the Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) 2018.
The manager of Fancy Gadam, Jamal Bamba, said,“We were all expecting that Fancy Gadam will be nominated in the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category because he worked hard in the year under review and had it all going well for him so we are wondering why he was not nominated in that category. The fans are more disappointed than Fancy Gadam himself. They feel it in their bone because they feel he is over-qualified.”
Jamal said the odds were against his artiste because he was not based in Accra.
“If Accra were Tamale and Tamale were Accra he would have had an upper hand, he would have been comparable to none,” he said.
According to Jamal, Fancy Gadam single-handedly fills up big venues both in Accra and Tamale and his fans feel disappointed because they supported him through and through.
The other shocker for Fancy Gadam’s team is the fact that he did not make it in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category either, considering it that his collaboration with Sarkodie in ‘Total Cheat’ was a big hit.
“How is that possible? Everyone will agree with me that ‘Total Cheat’ was a big hit and should have made it in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category,” he said.
“Having said that, I would like to make it clear that the Fancy Gadam brand is not really about awards; it’s about the numbers and he’s got the numbers, no wonder he fills up venues with 60,000 and more people,” he said.
Fancy Gadam filed for four categories in the VGMA 2018 and was nominated in two, being ‘Hiplife Song of the Year’ and ‘Most Popular Song of the Year’.
Jamal hinted that Fancy Gadam has a soon-to-be-released collaboration with Mr Eazzi titled ‘Yakachana (Where are you going to?) and he has also done collaborations with Stonebwoy and Mugeez of R2Bees fame, which will be released soon.
“We want to assure his numerous fans that he will come out with more hit songs so they should watch out,” he said.