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VGMA: I don’t know why I didn’t win – King Promise

Despite receiving multiple nominations at the VGMAs, King Promise has never gotten another award from the program after winning his first award in 2019.

King Promise, speaking on TV3’s NewDay show, expressed surprise that he had yet to win a VGMA despite receiving worldwide recognition.

He said that he and the board had never had any disagreements. He wouldn’t have provided that fantastic performance last weekend if it hadn’t been for it.

“To be honest, I have no problems with the VGMA. If I did, I wouldn’t be playing on that stage. I had no idea how the night would turn out. Obviously, everything went as they did. All I’m doing at the end of the day is producing music and pushing the agenda. Which is Ghanaian music to the rest of the world.

“I’m not sure what the problem is,” he continued, “but my team and I are going to investigate.”

King Promise believes that his foreign achievements should be reflected in his homeland.

“I’m from Ghana. It’s rather large when I travel and go on tours or other activities. I’ve won accolades like Best African Artiste in Nigeria and have been nominated for MOBAs and other things. Then, when you go home, it’s sort of amusing.

“You have to own your land as well if you’re going to take it to the world.” So it certainly matters to me. However, that is not the primary goal for which I am striving. But, as you said, it gets to the point where it becomes a problem,” the musician added.

King Promise garnered four nominations at the VGMA23 over the weekend, including one in the Artiste of the Year category.

“I’m not sure whether it’s me, the system, or something else. Perhaps people believe I don’t have many friends. I’m always there for you. I’m not sure whether that’s the problem. He continued, “I’m still seeking for what the problem is since even I, myself, don’t know.”



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