This year marks exactly 20 years of the existence of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, a scheme put together to celebrate Ghana music, and organisers of the awards, Charterhouse, are calling on the government for support to make the award more relevant.
Speaking to Graphic Showbiz, Chief Executive Officer of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade said: "This year is 20 years since the Ghana Music Award was started and we believe it's time to push it to the next level to make it a national and even an international event that is up there like the Grammys and we can only do that with the help of the government".
Mrs Theresa Ayoade also disclosed that activities of this year's Music Awards have been delayed because they earlier sent proposals to the Ministry of Tourism, Art, and Culture hoping to hear from them but unfortunately, the reshuffle also happened and that has affected their planning.
She also added that they had a long term plan of positioning the VGMA as a tourism event since 2019 also marks the 'Year Of Return' celebration.
"We want to make it possible for a tourist to spend the whole weekend in Ghana during the event. We have called it 'GH hosts Africa' where people can get airline, hotel accommodation, and tours while they also get the chance to be part of the main event.
"This year we will be celebrating the 'Year Of Return' and 'GH hosts Africa' has a huge potential of being a flagship event for the celebration. We can use it to attract artiste of Ghanaian origin who are doing well out there in the UK, US and other parts of the world" she stated.