Contemporary Gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has described as “stupid” a recent allegation by George Quaye, Head of Communications for Charterhouse Ghana, organizers of the Ghana Music Awards that Ghanaian Gospel musicians pay the most bribes at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for awards.
In a string of tweets, the musician who seemed totally dissatisfied at the allegation called for George Quaye to explain what he meant by the accusations.
He also entreated fellow Gospel musicians to boycott the Ghana Music Awards until the people who offered bribes were brought to book since it was the comment was a total disrespect to the musicians.
Read Cwesi Oteng’s tweet below:
“Gospel Artists should boycott @GHmusicawards until they name the ones who came with bribe for awards. GeorgeQuaye since you claim, name them”
“If awards are not for sale no one will go there with money to buy. So let’s know the buyers”
“When they sell the award they come back later to say someone paid bribe. They sell if they are the same people who know they pay. Sellah..”
As reported by entertainmentgh, George Quaye who doubles as host of Pundit, an entertainment review show which airs on GhOne TV during a discussion (‘The Dark Side of Ghana Music: The envy, hatred and malice in the GH. Gospel Music Fraternity. A reality, perception or myth?”), stated emphatically that, the most offers of bribe that come to him as an Executive of the scheme were from gospel artists.
According to him, a lot of gospel artists have offered him bribe in exchange of picking awards.
The Vodafone Ghana Music has since its inception been hit with several allegations of bribery but none has since been substantiated.