Organizers of the VGMAs, Charterhouse Productions have said that the late Ebony Reigns still qualifies for the 19th edition of the awards.
Prior to her unfortunate sudden demise, Ebony had been widely tipped as a major candidate for this year’s top award, Artiste of the Year, based on her several hits and performances in the course of the year.
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She has been touted as a possible first female artiste to win the VGMA Artiste of the Year, but hopes were shuttered following her sudden demise.
However, the CEO of Charterhouse, Theresa Ayoade even in death, Ebony still qualifies for nominations to all the categories of the awards, including Artiste of the Year.
She was speaking with Adom News Reporter Shine Acquah at the launch of 28 categories to open nominations for the 19th VGMAs.
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The Charterhouse boss explained that the awards is not about the personality but about the work of the artiste, and there is evidence to show Ebony has worked hard over the period under consideration.
“We all know she has worked very hard the whole of last year and this is a very bad news to hit the industry – work must still proceed and her work is in the year in contention and her team have submitted everything in that regard therefore the public can vote for her when nominations are opened,” she said.
Theresa Ayoade said if Ebony’s work is adjudged winner of any award, the award will be presented as such in spite of her demise.
She urged the public to cast their votes for their favorite artiste including Ebony, adding that her demise does not make any different at all.