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PRO of Ghana Music Awards has apologized for his big time goof.


Since Gospel musician, Joe Mettle was announced the overall artiste of the year at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards many people have raised issues saying he doesn't deserve it, but what shocked many Ghanaians was when the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the organising body, Ghana Music Awards 
Joe Mettle at the wee hours of Sunday, April 9 beat E.L, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, MzVee, and Medikal to claim the bragging rights as Ghana’s topmost artiste.
The gospel music fraternity, heavily celebrating Joe Mettle’s Artiste of the Year win as a first for the genre, Nii Ayite Hammond, PRO of the Ghana Music Awards had said in a Facebook post on Monday that it wasn’t the first.
“Point of correction, Joe Mettle is not the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year but he is the first gospel Artiste to win the topmost award at the VGMA. Daughters of Glorious Jesus were the first gospel artiste to win the Artiste of the year in 2004,” he said in the post.
Mr Hammond even explained in an earlier interview with Myjoyonline.com that when Daughters of Glorious Jesus won the Artiste of the Year, the most Popular Song of the Year was the topmost award. Therefore, VIP who won the most popular song of the year that year won the topmost award.
He added that the rules were changed in 2008 making the Artiste of the Year the topmost award.
However, beating a retreat the Ghana Music Awards PRO says he got his facts wrong.
He explained to Myjoyonline.com that his checks have indeed shown that VIP won both the Popular Song and Artiste of the Year at the 2004 edition of the awards.
Mr Hammond withdrew his comments and rendered an unqualified apology for misleading the general public.
“I wrote earlier Joe Mettle was not the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of the year but that statement is not factually accurate.
"Joe Mettle is actually the first gospel Artiste to win the Artiste of he year in the VGMA not Daughters. Accept my apology,”


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