GMAs is bigger than the Grammys – Fameye

Gati Jesse

Gati Jesse

Published on February 23, 2024

Fameye boldly declared on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM that he holds the Ghana Music Awards (GMAs) on a higher pedestal than the prestigious Grammy Awards.

The ‘Not God’ hitmaker articulated his reasoning, shedding light on the unique significance the GMAs hold for him as an artist based in Ghana.

Fameye, known for his chart-topping hits, expressed his appreciation for the accessibility and inclusivity of the Ghana Music Awards. Unlike the Grammy Awards, where artists often need tickets or connections to labels and industry moguls for nominations, Fameye highlighted that the GMAs operate differently. He emphasized that the GMA’s board and academy recognize his work, nominating him in categories without the need for external influence or industry connections.

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In a conversation with host Andy Dosty, Fameye stressed the transparency and authenticity of the GMAs, asserting that the recognition is solely based on the merit of an artist’s work. The ‘Nothing I Get’ hitmaker passionately stated that the local award show has been a cornerstone in the industry for years, embodying the essence of what Ghanaian artists value and aspire to achieve.

While acknowledging that international acclaim, such as the Grammys, could enhance his brand, Fameye affirmed that his true satisfaction comes from the support of his fans. According to him, it is his fans who watch the Ghana Music Awards over the Grammys, contributing to his nominations and elevating the value of his musical contributions.

Fameye’s perspective challenges the narrative of favoring foreign awards over local ones, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and celebrating achievements within the Ghanaian music scene. The artist’s commitment to his local fan base and the acknowledgment of the GMAs as a pinnacle of success reflect a profound appreciation for the roots that have shaped his musical journey.

As Fameye continues to create waves in the music industry, his remark is a powerful testament to the Ghana Music Awards’ ongoing significance and reputation in the hearts and minds of Ghana-based artists.

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