The ‘Artiste of the Year’ at the 2017 edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Joseph Oscar Mettle has said it is senseless to pray and fast for awards like the VGMA.
“I see no sense in fasting and praying to win an award like the VGMA. I never prayed to win this award” he revealed.
In response to a question by Kessben FM’s DJ Roar last Saturday, on claims he might have prayed and fasted before winning the coveted price, he discounted such claims questioning why he must do that just for an award like VGMA.
Apart from the Artiste of the Year award, Joe Mettle beat Ogya Mensah, Afriyie, Akwaboah, Sonnie Badu, and Ernest Opoku to win the Best Male Vocalist of the Year award.
He also picked up the Gospel Artiste of the Year award.
Joe Mettle beat E.L, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, MzVee, and Medikal to claim the bragging rights as Ghana’s topmost artiste.
The ‘Onwanwani’ hit singer thus holds the bragging rights as the best artiste in Ghana for a year, and was thought to be the first gospel artiste to attain this.
But Nii Ayite Hammond, PRO of the Ghana Music Awards said in a Facebook post on Monday that, “Point of correction, Joe Mettle is not the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year but he is the first gospel Artiste to win the topmost award at the VGMA. Daughters of Glorious Jesus were the first gospel artiste to win the Artiste of the year in 2004.”