Gregory Bortey Newman, better known by his stage name King Promise, claims that despite numerous nominations at the VGMAs, he has never won an award.
When interviewed on TV3’s NewDay, he asked why he hasn’t won a VGMA while winning overseas honours.
He claims he has had no issues with the board and if he had, he wouldn’t have done as well as he did last weekend.
“I have nothing against the VGMA. If I did, I wouldn’t be on that stage. I had no idea how the night would proceed. Obviously, it went as planned. In the end, all I do is make music and push the agenda. That is Ghanaian music.
“I don’t know what the problem is, but my staff and I will investigate,” he said.
According to the Sisa hitmaker, he believes that his foreign success should be reflected at home.
“I’m a Ghanaian. It’s huge when I travel and conduct tours. I get nominated for MOBAs and Best African Artist in Nigeria. It’s sort of amusing when you get home.
“To take it global, you must own your territory. Clearly, it matters to me. But it’s not my major goal. But, like you stated, it becomes an issue,” the singer said.
King Promise garnered four nominations at the recent VGMA23, including one for Artiste of the Year.
“I don’t know whether it’s me or the system. Maybe people believe I don’t know many people. Every time I’m there. I’m not sure whether that’s it. “I’m still hunting for the problem since even I don’t know,” he said.