Music, as defined in Dictionary.com, is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
Friedrich Nietzsche also stated and I quote "Music is like a dream. Without music, life would be a mistake”.
Another scholar, Kahlil Gibran, stated and I quote “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
It is clear that music plays an important role in humans life. It is scientifically proven that music enhances brain functioning. Again, Music can raise someone's mood, get them excited, or make them calm and relaxed. Music also allows us to feel nearly or possibly all emotions that we experience in our lives.
When one does good music, he or she needs to be appreciated in other to encourage him or her to keep doing the good work.
It becomes very sad when one's music works are not appreciated, upon all the efforts and resources put together to bring out such work.
In Ghana, music arts of some musicians are appreciated by Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA) formerly known to be Ghana Music Awards which was established in 2000 by Mascot to appreciate and celebrate Ghanaian Musicians. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on one of Ghana's finest television station, GH One. The awards ceremony features performances by various artists.
The full list of nominees for 2020 awards seem not to have any Adventist Musician in any of the categories to be awarded. I keep asking myself, is Vodafone Ghana Music Awards not seeing the good works of these talented Adventist Musicians?
The works of some Adventist Musicians like Kyei Baffour, Mark Anim, Kwadwo Ampong, and some Acapella Groups like, The New Era, The Manifest Gh, Young Melodians and the like have had great impact on the lives of some Ghanaians. But what do we see? They are not appreciated and celebrated as in the case of other musicians.
I think it's about time the industry work towards appreciating and celebrating these musicians too as in the case of others.
My humble opinion…
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