Joe Mettle Reveals Why He Considered Quitting the VGMAs

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By Kosiso

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Ghana’s own veteran gospel music singer, Joe Mettle has shared why he considered quitting Ghana’s biggest music award ceremony, the VGMAs. 

According to Joe Mettle, he wanted to make other artists experience what it felt like to also win. Speaking to Akoma FM in a recent interview, the gospel music veteran revealed his consideration was just to encourage others. 

“To be honest, a time came when I decided to withdraw a bit from the scheme. The decision was to encourage others to also have the feel of winning the award so that it will make enjoyable and serve as a fair playing ground.”

He further pointed out that he is not fazed at all by the backlash he receives anytime he wins an award. 

In his words; 

“Post-award commentaries, bashing does not worry me at all. Everyone has an opinion and you cannot take it away from them. There are a lot of issues that go into one winning an award but when you try to explain to people, they are not interested, except for the fact that they think you don’t deserve it.

“To be given an Artiste of the Year or any other category, the organizers take into consideration, the work you have done, shows you have performed and a whole lot but people are not aware.”


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