Awards Or No Awards, I Was Born To Do This – King Promise Says As He Recalls Being Advised To Boycott VGMA
Ghanaian musician, Gregory Bortey Newman, popularly known as King Promise, has recalled being advised to boycott the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
He said many people advised him to boycott the award scheme after he couldn’t win a single award following multiple nominations.
Promise averred he performed at VGMA continuously despite the advice.
The ‘Selfish’ singer, who was speaking in an interview with Berla Mundi on TV3, which Newshuntermag.com came across, stated that entertaining his fans is his topmost priority.
“It’s not the people because when I drop the music it goes crazy so I mean I know the fans do support me, Even with the VGMAs there were times where I had advice from people who were like ‘cancel them, don’t go again’. People say a lot of stuff it’s up to you to make what you think of it.
“I always went still and performed, even when I didn’t win, I go the next year to perform, It’s about the fans for me,” he recounted.
“Awards or not I was born to do this, I make this music from a special place and it’s not because of awards yeah so for that fact when we get an award, we drop bangers, when we don’t get we still drop bangers, we just keep going,” King Promise added.
He won Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artiste and Album of the Year at the VGMA 2023.