Fameye is certainly unhappy for not making it into ‘the gospel song of the year’ category at the immediate past Vodafone Ghana Music Awards despite his two major wins at the 23rd edition of Ghana’s biggest Music Awards night.
The musician, despite emerging as winner for both ‘Afropop and song writer of the year’ respectively with his ‘Praise’ record seems to be longing for either more or maybe not rewarded in the categories he rightfully deserved.
In The ‘writer of the year category’, He was nominated against a four times consecutive winner — Kofi Kinaata, Akwaboah, Diana Hamilton, OJ and Abiana. As ‘afropop song’, he was nominated against: Amaarae, Gyakie, Mr. Drew among other contending music geniuses.
The audio version of Fameye’s ‘Praise’ song was released on 31st May, 2021 and was generally accepted in all the quarters of the Ghanaian music hub moments after it’s released. He thereafter, in July 14th, accompanied it with the visuals to project and amplify the story the music was to transcend. The visuals currently has garnered some over 1.9 million streams on YouTube since it was released in 2021.
The song has won major awards. Notable are the Afrobeats/afropop song of the year at the 3 music awards and now, similar win at the Ghana Music Awards.
The Rapper and singer granted his first ever interview to host of ‘This Is Gospel’—Frank Kwabena Owusu a day after he had won to himself what could be described as ‘enviable’ awards based on the weight it carries and the amount of work needed to earn you such a plaque. Apparently, the singer was eyeing ‘The Gospel Song Of The Year’ category and further adumbrated that he deserved to be in the category since his ‘Praise’ song falls under the gospel genre.
The host drew his attention to some lines included in his lyrics that prevented the song from making it into such a sacred category yet he opined that the lyrics meant something deeper than it’s been interpreted.
“There are people who are good christians but addicted to these things that I said in the song even though they go to church every Sunday and do all they are supposed to do as Christians but these little things are something that they are going through. They wished they can put a stop to it. You wouldn’t expect some one who is a drunkard or drug addict to stop just at once, it will be a gradual process. In the lyrics, I thought about it. I had wanted to take it off but I thought of people who are into it but wished they had put a stop to it. So I feel that’s the truth or reality. I don’t think I would ever regret fixing in those lines because I feel that is what I was supposed to say and it was the reason why the song has gotten to wherever it is. So if it wasn’t right, I don’t think the messages in the song will get to the people. God has his hands in the song and I know for sure that lines would change a lot of people or has changed a lot of people.
I was kind of disappointed it didn’t make it into ‘The Gospel Song Of The Year’ because it is a gospel song.”
He told Franky 5, the host.
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Apparently Fameye’s ‘Praise’ has lines that urged the in take of marijuana, alcohol and supported fornication hence disallowing it to fall under the gospel genre of music.
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