Controversial Ghanaian Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Botwe popularly called Kwaw Kese over the weekend auctioned some of his Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
He was busily selling his awards given to him by organisers of the biggest music show when the 2017 VGMAs was on going.
The awards carried in a wheel barrow by the ‘Abodam’ hitmaker sold at GH¢2,500 was in protest of the conduct of the event.
“I managed to sell some of the awards on Saturday and although I did not have a fixed price, I sold them depending on the condition in which the awards were. The plaques that were in good condition went for a higher price while those that were cracked or chipped sold for much lower,” he disclosed to Showbiz in an interview.
According to him, he is looking for a buyer for his ‘Artiste of the Year award’ which he has prized GH¢250,000.
He lashed out at Charterhouse for giving awards to undeserving musicians.
“There is a huge question mark against the awards because it appears the ultimate award goes to whoever publicly criticises the scheme. Some years ago, Shatta Wale publicly criticised the scheme and he received awards the next year.
“The gospel fraternity threatened to boycott this year’s awards and suddenly we have a gospel artiste winning the ultimate award. Many people are not happy with the way Charterhouse is conducting the awards lately and we have to come out and speak against it. Ghanaians are still in shock over the winner this year and this is not right,’ he pointed out.