Dope Nation calls out VGMA for categorizing ‘Gboza’ wrongly

April 13, 2023

Musical duo, Dope Nation has raised concerns about their hit song ‘Gboza' being nominated in the wrong category for the Vodafone Awards ().

The duo made up of identical twin brothers, revealed during their appearance on New Day that the song is a fusion of House music, , and Amapiano and should not have been nominated in the Best Afro-pop Song category.

According to them, it is essential for the VGMA board and organizers, Charterhouse, to research their music properly and understand the various genres it encompasses.

“No! ‘Gboza' is not an Afro-pop song. As I said, it's House music fused with Afrobeats and Amapiano. So, when you give me a genre, I think you need to come and research my music,” a member of the group said.

The group also advised the VGMA board and organizers to establish a group of producers to launch a nationwide studio tour to understand the music being produced.

“VGMA should establish a team of young producers and experts to go out there and break down the music,” Dope Nation said.

They explained that they did not raise a protest, just as in the case of Jhay Bad, who was removed from the Best New Artiste category, because they did not want to cast a negative light on themselves.

“When you come out to say it, you are seen as arrogant or someway,” they pointed out.

Dope Nation is known for producing and releasing hit songs such as ‘Zanku', ‘Confam' and ‘Thank God'.

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