Why Charter House is “resting” Group of the Year category in this year's VGMA

There is no Group of the Year category in 2022’s VGMA because music groups in the country are not competitive enough, that's according to the Public Relations Officer of Charter House, Robert Klah.

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Robert Klah said this in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on HitzFM, Tuesday.

“Group of the Year for this particular year, we've seen it to be not competitive. We do not have enough groups this year. We are resting it.”

Reiterating the position by Charter House, the Managing Director of Media General, Mr. Francis Doku, has also pointed out that there was an “overwhelming” consensus among the members of VGMA's board to exclude the category because “the relevance of music groups has dwindled.”

According to him, the situation has “persisted for the past years.”

The board on Saturday, March 19, 2022, released the list of nominees for the 23rd edition of the scheme.

After the nominees were released, it become clear that the Group of the Year category was left out.

As a result of this decision, many entertainment pundits and music enthusiast expressed concerns, especially after the exploits of R2bess last year.

The group, made up of Omar Sterling and Mugeez, released a-15-track album titled 'Back 2 Basics' and “Eboso,” a song on the album received massive air play.

Per the definition of the category:

"The Best Group of the Year is the Artistes adjudged by the Academy, Board and the General Public as the group with the highest audience appeal and popularity. They must comprise of at least 2 or more members and must have released a hit single/album during the year under review"

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