Spokesperson for VGMAs board, Mark Okreku Mantey has said on Accra FM’s Gospel 360 entertainment show that Charterhouse will receive the award plaques should gospel musicians Ohemaa Mercy and O.J return them as they’ve threatened.
Speaking to Andy Favoured, host of the show about the VGMAs bribery allegation brouhaha, blogger and OAP Zionfelix questioned him if they will receive the awards plaques from gospel musicians Ohemaa Mercy and OJ should they return them. Mr. Okraku Mantey in response noted that they cannot force any individual to keep an award they have won even though they have given it to the musicians forever. The boss of Slip Music added that he is sure Kwaw Kese who took one of his plaques to TV3 years back because he didn’t respect the award has regretted his actions but it is late for him to correct the mistake.
He further asked gospel musicians to think about what the public will say about them in future should they return their VGMAs plaques.
“We cannot force anyone who wants to bring his awards to take it. If you give us reasons as to why you are bringing it, we cannot ask you to keep it even though it is something we have given to you.
Kwaw Kese put one of the awards at TV3 saying it was manufactured with woods but I’m sure if you talk to him now, he has regretted doing that but it is late.
If you bring it, we have nothing to say, we will accept it but think about the future because everybody has seen your behavior” Okraku Mantey replied Zionfeix on Accra FM.
Mr. Twum Ampofo, manager for Ohemaa Mercy and O.J in an interview with Zionfelix on Radio Univers’ Brunch2Lunch entertainment show weeks ago said they were going to return all their VGMAs plagues on certain conditions. Whilst Ohemaa Mercy’s husband who doubles as her manager wanted names of those who offered bribes to be mentioned, minister O.J wanted to know the time gospel musicians started offering bribe and how long it lasted to know if the year he won his awards fall within those periods.