Ghanaian reggae dancehall artist Tillie Gya, who is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has recently criticized the organizers of the Telecel Ghana Music Awards for not recognizing the efforts of Ghanaian musicians living abroad. According to Tillie Gya, artists like himself who are living outside of Ghana are also working hard to promote Ghanaian music on the international stage and should be given a platform to showcase their talents.

Tillie Gya, who is known for his popular songs such as ‘Party’ and ‘Charley Let’s Go’, believes that creating a category for Ghanaian musicians living abroad at the Telecel Ghana Music Awards would help to bring more visibility to the work of artists like himself. He argues that these musicians face unique challenges and opportunities in the global music industry and should be acknowledged for their contributions to the Ghanaian music scene.

The call for a separate category for Ghanaian musicians living abroad has been echoed by other artists in the diaspora who feel that their efforts are not being adequately recognized by their home country. By creating a category specifically for these artists, the Telecel Ghana Music Awards could help to bridge the gap between musicians in Ghana and those living abroad, fostering greater collaboration and mutual respect within the industry.

As Ghanaian music continues to gain popularity on the global stage, it is important for award shows like the Telecel Ghana Music Awards to evolve and adapt to the changing landscape of the industry. Recognizing the contributions of Ghanaian musicians living abroad would not only give these artists the recognition they deserve but also help to showcase the diversity and talent of the Ghanaian music scene.

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