Monday, March 18, 2013

Veteran Highlife musician and music rights advocate Rex Omar has applauded Tema hiplife crew R2Bees for getting the highest nominations for this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

In a discussion on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Rex Omar said: “If you listen to a group like R2Bees, there are some two songs that for me no one can tell me that they did not work hard to get on that list. They did very well.”

The ‘Abiba’ hit maker admitted that for a hip life group to release a song like ‘Odo’, it must have worked very hard and therefore deserved to be on the list of the various categories for which it was nominated.
The ‘Beela Trap’ singers got nominated in various categories including Artiste of the Year, Vodafone Ghana Song of The Year,  Hip-hop Song of The Year, Hip Life Song of The Year, Hip Life/Hip Hop Artiste of The Year, Highlife Song of The Year, Best Group of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.

Rex Omar also acknowledged the hard work and dedication that some Ghanaian musicians attached to the production of their works, adding that this year, he had heard thought-provoking songs from artistes like the Rap Doctor Okyeame Kwame and gospel artiste OJ among others.

“In terms of non religious songs or secular music, a lot of people came out who were not that bad but these are the guys who caught my attention,” Rex Omar stated.

Rex Omar was in the news recently for resigning from his position as a board member of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO)

In his resignation letter, the ace musician indicated that his decision to quit his post was because people were accusing the management and the board of lack of transparency and professionalism in the running of affairs.

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