Samini should be named VGMA Artist if the Decade (2009-2019)- Harun Stone
Wa based music analyst popularly called Harun Stone believes Samini deserves to win the VGMA artist of the decade award.
The Artists of the decade is a VGMA category which comes off every 10years of VGMA history, where most hardworking or artist that has made great impact in the Ghanaian music industry. The period under review which is 2009 to 2019.
I’m always in a dilemma when my favorite artist (Sarkodie, Samini & Stonebwoy) are nominated in the same Category. If am to vote for one, it will be a headache. However, I will go for the one that best suits the criteria or definition of the category.
Most people including myself have tipped Sarkodie as the favorite for this category base on the following reasons that:
He is the only artist to have won Artist of year twice for the period under review 2010 & 2012
He is the most VGMA awarded artist over the decade with over 20 awards including collaborations.
However,Samini deserves Artist of the decade award. Samini has been relevant and consistent on the music scene over the period under review as a mainstream artist and has given spotlight to other musicians such as Kaaki , Stonebwoy Mugeez of R2Bs, Kofi_kinaata and currently Gedeon Boakye using his brand as an impact. All these guys has grown to become mainstream artist and with 2 (Mugeez & Stonebwoy) winning VGMA artists of the year and numerous international awards. Currently all these guys are top class musicians in Ghana and beyond.
So I believed if the winner of this category is to be awarded for their impact in Ghana Music industry then it is no other than Samini. Sarkodie has mostly made individual glories.