Rapper Okyeame Kwame has explained why he’s always overlooked in the best rapper category at the VGMA. The last winner of the Best Rapper award was won by Medikal at the 2019 VGMA and everyone knew he deserved it.
Speaking to Sammy Flex on Zylofon FM, the ‘Made in Ghana’ ambassador said his specialty now in the rap game will make it difficult for him to gain any recognition in that genre as far as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is concerned.
Okyeame explained he had observed that over the years only rap songs that are done on hip hop beats were chosen and that since he now raps over indigenous Ghanaian rhythms, it would be difficult to find himself in the VGMA Best Rapper category.
“Listen to all the songs that are chosen for the Best Rapper category. It is not just rap. It is rap over hip hop beat,” he said.
“Before they select the best rap, they look for hip hop beat and an amazing rap,” he added.
He said if that continues, he may never get into that category again because he is no longer going to put his rap on Jay-Z’s grandfather’s music. He would rather project what has been bequeathed Ghanaian musicians my their music forebears; highlife.