Rapper, Medikal says he had high expectations prior to the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) and was subsequently disappointed when he walked home with no award on the night of the event.
Medikal who was nominated in Afropop Song of the Year, Hiphop Song of the Year, Hiplife/HipHop Artiste of the Year, Best Rapper of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, Best New Artiste of the Year and Artiste of the Year categories could not clinch a single award.
Speaking to Delay on the ‘Delay Show’, the AMG artiste said although he did not expect to win all the categories, he anticipated a massive victory.
“To be frank, I was expecting to win big. I don’t know how many I thought I would win but we were going for win. It didn’t go that way,” he said.
Asked if he ever thought of not winning any of the categories, he replied in the affirmative.
“Of course. I’m prepared for anything; both negative and positive.”
Medikal’s loss became the talk of town with some people trolling him on various social media platforms.
Astute sound engineer, Da’ Hammer, described the development as a total ridicule.
“I was quite disappointed in the fact that we nominated someone in seven categories and he came home empty-handed. I think it’s wrong. I think the nominations matter a lot because they send the signal that you did well the year under review. For instance, if Beyoncé is nominated in 5 categories at the Grammys, it’s a big deal because it sends a signal that Beyoncé is going away with at least three. You don’t nominate somebody 7 times and let them come home empty-handed,” Hammer said.
“You don’t portray somebody as the darling of the night, the most promising artiste [only to disappoint him] because the optimism you approach a nomination is different from when you have been nominated for 7. You have been nominated 7 times, meaning I’m coming home with 4; on a bad day, I’m coming home with 1,” he added.