Ghanaian rapper Tulenkey has stated unequivocally that sensible songs are not the yardstick in determining which songs get nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards.
His comment is embedded in the renewed debate saturating the Ghanaian section of social media about which particular songs make the mark after the 2022 nominations were released which characteristically saw no show from Ghanaian mainstream artistes except Rocky Dawuni who salvaged something for Ghana.
In an interview with Y 97.9 FM’s Nana Quasi-Wusu (PM) during the ‘Dryve of your Lyfe’ show, the rapper who was part of Sarkodie’s Biiba Project in 2018 disclosed that an artiste did not need a meaningful song to make a Grammy nomination, but needed a good record label and good plugs.
“I wouldn’t say we don’t produce meaningful songs. However, you don’t need a meaningful song to be nominated for the Grammys, there are a lot of things involved, the record label you are signed on to and the plugs you have before the music itself,” he explained.
“Burna Boy was preaching against big record labels and got nominated for the Grammys but did not win the award. He signed under P Diddy’s record label the next year who promised him a Grammy award and the world music album and he got it. So, we shouldn’t be fooled it’s not all about the songs, he added.
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