Many believed KiDi would win the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) this year after receiving a 3Music Award for Artiste of the Year and nine nominations.
Dennis Nana Dwamena, on the other hand, isn’t letting the award or the nine nominations bother him since he believes he has a chance to win the main prize this year.
Last year, he went into the same battle with the same weapons—the 3Music Awards Singer of the Year title and nine VGMA nominations—and was much favored to win, but was defeated by gospel singer Diana Hamilton, who walked away grinning with the awards.
That night, he encouraged his followers by saying, “I’ll be back” each time he took the stage to accept an award (there were four in all), but admirers of the Enjoyment hitmaker were disappointed at the end of the night, venting their rage on social media when he missed it.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, KiDi stated that he had read and heard remarks and recommendations implying that winning the VGMA ultimate prize was a foregone conclusion following the annexation of the 3Music Awards last month.
“There is no link between the two award schemes that would make me the most popular nominee.” As happened last year, awards may go either way, so I’ve opted to remain open-minded about the conclusion this time. Last year’s expectations were sky-high, especially after I won Artist of the Year at the 3Music Awards.
By God’s grace, I won Artiste of the Year at the 3Music Awards again, but that doesn’t mean I’ll win the VGMA Artiste of the Year. “All I can do now is hope and pray that my supporters will continue to vote for me,” he stated.