Hiplife musician Okyeame Kwame has said he expected to receive more than one award with his song â€˜Yeekoâ€™ at the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
According to him, â€œthe song was such a big oneâ€ and should have won more awards considering the massive streams and recognition it attracted.
The song which features Kuami Eugene received three nominations, including â€˜Collaboration of the Yearâ€™, â€˜Vodafone Most Popular Songâ€™ and â€˜Hiplife Song of the Yearâ€™ â€“ the only category it won.
â€œWhen Kuami and I were recording the song, award wasnâ€™t on our minds. This was during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we wanted to do a song to calm nerves. The very first week we released the song, it became a hit.https://www.youtube.com/embed/GwpGr4HCff8
â€œWe were not looking for an award [but] when the song became a hit and all those streams, and it was trending for about five months, then we realised that it will collect some awards,â€ he said in an interview on Prime Morning, Monday.https://d3ccfbb2eee353ae23fbdf477a124c9d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
â€œI am grateful for the one I have. I canâ€™t wait to have it and add it to my collection.â€
Okyeame Kwame expressed gratitude to his fans, the media and people who contributed in diverse ways to keep him relevant in the industry.about:blankReport Ad
He added that the greatest blessing he ever received was his parents, saying they allowed him to express himself and find his voice.https://www.youtube.com/embed/BE5rkyydzeM
â€œIt was amazing. Itâ€™s as if every year, I win an award or some awards. I was the only artiste in that award scheme that won the first VGMA, and also, the last one they just did, I won one. VGMA has five different plaques â€“ I have one of each of the five.https://d3ccfbb2eee353ae23fbdf477a124c9d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
â€œSo, to tell you the truth, I am honoured, and I think I am the only artiste in Ghana who has received one of all the five different changes and evolutions of the plaque.
â€œFor me, I think God has blessed the people and me in Ghana especially; they have made it possible that I can eat from music until I die, and for that, I am forever grateful,â€ he stated.