VGMA plaque matters; not the prize money – George Quaye
According to George Quaye, organisers can, however decide to give the money to the artiste if they are given tangible reasons for absenting themselves prior to the event.
“I am one person who has always believed that winning an award is not about money. The plaque is what tells that you have won an award and not the money. Now, the reason prize monies are not given to winners who are absent at the ceremony is that, the money is basically an incentive to encourage nominees to attend the ceremony,” he said on Flex On Pluzz hosted by Kwame Dadzie.
“However, there are exceptions and that is for the organizers to decide. If for any reason a nominee cannot attend and he gives the organizers prior notice, they may be considered,” Chairman of the VGMA Board, Nii Ayittey Hammond added.
The overall artiste of the year is entitled to a cash prize of GHC10,000 and each winner of a category gets GHC3,000.
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