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Kwabena Kwabena Discloses Reasons for Avoiding Award Schemes

The singer noted that he would rather prefer an award scheme that promotes unity and diligently acknowledges artists for their various crafts, over award events that generate controversies

Celebrated Ghanaian Highlife musician and songwriter, Kwabena Kwabena, has revealed why he shuns Ghanaian awards schemes.

Speaking in a recent interview on Hitz, Kwabena Kwabena noted that the inconsistencies in acknowledging deserving artists, controversies, and unhealthy rivalry among artists informed his reasons for opting out. The “Esi” crooner expressed his desire for the awards scheme to adopt a properly structured approach that would recognize and honour both winners and nominees.

“I wish it can be structured in a way that even when you are nominated, you will feel good,” he said.

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To support his reasons for his long absence from award shows, Kwabena Kwabena mentioned that the personalisation of awards specifically for one artist often generated disputes among artists. He referred to previous instances of on-stage confrontations between artistes, lamenting that such situations take away the beauty of entertainment and the joy of the ceremony.

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The singer noted that he would rather prefer an award scheme that promotes unity and diligently acknowledges artists for their various crafts, over award events that generate controversies.

Kwabena Kwabena, who paid tribute to veteran Highlife musician Amakye Dede with a performance at the recent Telecel Ghana MusicAwards, expressed his preference for aspects of the ceremony that celebrate artistry on stage over rivalry, adding that he looks forward to utilizing platforms created by the award scheme’s organizers to pursue tasks related to his craft.

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Born George Kwabena Adu, Kwabena Kwabena burst into mainstream Ghanaian music after featuring on rapper Kontihene’s 2004 hit song “Esi.” The songwriter and guitarist then released his debut album “Aso” and collaborated with Kontihene again on the album’s title track. Some of Kwabena Kwabena’s popular hits include “Ka Kyere Me”, “Adult Music”, “Fakye Me”, and “Me Ne Woa.

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