Head of Event and Communication at Charter House, organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), George Quaye, has revealed that the CEO of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah, was fired from the board of VGMA after he signed Mzvee unto his record label.
According to George Quaye, members of the VGMA board were not supposed to have any ties or whatsoever with musicians. That rule, according to Mr. Quaye, was put in place to avoid conflict of interest on the part of the board.
He noted: “As soon as he signed MzVee he was fired. The board no dey play like that, he was fired instantly. Same for Kwame Fakye, immediately he signed on Adina he was fired.”
The Head of Charter House Communication was reacting to Richie Mensah picking his nomination to contest the MUSIGA vice-president. George Quaye explained that even if Richie won the contest, he won’t be a member of VGMA board by default because he had already been fired from the board.
Richie who was on the show confirmed he was no mare a member of the VGMA board and cautioned people to stop accusing him of using his influence to help his artistes to win nomination and awards at VGMA because he has no influence on the board.