It could be recalled that the musical artist’s ‘One Corner’ hit song was nominated for the ‘most popular song of the year’ category in 2017 but unfortunately lost it to Fancy Gadem and Sarkodie’s ‘Total Cheat’. Since then, Patapaa has not involved himself in the awards again.
Speaking on why he decided to back off, he said until the board of the awards changes their ways and how they organize the awards, he won’t file for a nominee.
“The idea of awarding musicians is not something bad and the VGMA had been in existence for a very long time.
“I’m still not happy about the disappointment back in 2018 after my ‘One Corner’ hit song failed to win an award despite its positive impact on the global stage. I have decided not to partake in the awards scheme but I wish them well and urge them to do the right things,’’ he said.
Patapaa also highlighted how Shatta Wale referred to him as an underground artist when Yaa Pono asked to engage him in a beef.
“I was very shocked when I was labeled an underground artiste considering my impressive records,” he said.