According to source from Charterhouse this is supposed to be one of the many big surprises expected on the night come Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Even though the source who spoke on condition of anonymity refused to give details he disclosed that it’s a saloon car.
Peacefmonline.com investigations revealed that this is an initiative by Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and we are informed that this is going to be an annual affair.
Speaking to Peacefmonline.com Rex Omar who is in charge of Business Development for MUSIGA confirmed the information adding that this is a little contribution from MUSIGA to compliment the efforts of the organizers and encourage the musicians to do good music.
“This is an initiative by MUSIGA. It is starting this year and it is going to continue every year. We have been trying to make this possible and thank God it has become a reality. This shows how MUSIGA is committed to changing the life of Ghanaian musicians and the music industry as a whole and we are still working”, Rex disclosed.
According to Rex the car which is a latest Rover saloon car will be presented by MUSIGA to the winner of the topmost category only if the winner is a registered member of the union with good standing.
He added that in a situation where the winner is not a member of MUSIGA, the artistes would be given a one month grace period to register and become a member of MUSIGA before they would qualify to take the car home.
Rex also disclosed that the car does not affect the already established GH¢10,000 cash prize that comes with the artistes of the year category. In effect, winner of VGMA 2013 Artistes of the year will take home GH¢10,000 and brand new 2013 Rover car among other goodies.
However one car would be given to the winner every year whether they are a group or a solo artiste. The car by is courtesy of Midland Savings and Loan and Fairllop International Limited.
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