On Monday, June 21, 2021, Ghana will join over 130 countries to celebrate what the French call Fete de la Musique on World Music Day.
In tandem with this, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards will hold the VGMA Music Summit on the day. It will be marked with national dialogue, a master class, and the honoring of unsung heroes of the music ecosystem.
Already, there have been other activities to mark this year’s awards festival. The VGMA Xperience Concert, a live-performed music show of artists selected from a cross-section of VGMA nominees was held Saturday 12th June, 2021.
There has also been the ‘VGMA IN SCHOOLS project, a platform that has been created to bridge the gap between the music industry and academia.
The project seeks to work with schools, offering students interested in a career in music, an opportunity to dialogue with professionals.
The aim is to help students in music to start right, point out the role of education in a music career, and expose students to the basics of showbusiness.
The entire VGMA22 experience will climax with a two-day show on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of June. Each day will project the glitz and glam of the red-carpet reception, awards ceremony for deserving artists, and eclectic live performances from the best acts Ghana has to offer.
Thirty artistes have been billed to perform on both nights of the awards ceremony: Efya, Kuami Eugene, Eno Barony, KiDi, Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Adina, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton Medikal, Okyeame, and Epixode will be on stage.
Others are DopeNation, MzVee, Yaw Tog, Sista Afia, Yaa Yaa, Dead Peepol, Gyakie, Fameye, Bethel Revival Choir, among others.