I Earned GMA Nomination – Guru
|Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona-Guru|
Breathtaking Ghanaian rapper of Democracy fame, Guru, known in real life as Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona, has noted that he did not have to meet anybody from Charter House to give token before moving successfully to the final nomination list for the Ghana Music Awards.
Speaking in an interview with The Heritage, Guru indicated “I know nobody at Charter House and nobody from there called me to pay money and I have never seen any of the organizers before and I have, I don’t think we have ever spoken nor have that friendship.
He explained that if he paid to still be in the final list, he would have as well paid to be nominated for discovery of the year because “I deserve to have been nominated in that category and also the hip pop of the year, ‘Democracy’ is a hook and rap song but the organizers know the best.”
He indicated that whoever thinks he had to pay to get to the next stage of Ghana Music Awards is very wrong because his fans are always in support to push him through. Adding that he stood a chance of winning the award as well as his competitors in the category he has been nominated for.
Guru further noted that competing with these artistes which includes the grandpapa himself, is tough “but for a song like Democracy be nominated, if it’s based on the lyrical content, attitude and skills, then I think I deserve it, I leave the rest to the God Almighty for his wonders” he told The Heritage.
According to him, he soon will be embarking on a club tour which is under planning and is definite to commence before Ghana Music Awards with another tour in various Senior High Schools in Accra and its environs and also launch his second single ‘mma kuo’ immediately after Ghana Music Awards.
He noted that the kind of music and his style of rapping are mostly to promote freedom of expression and also to talk about general issues in our various neighbourhoods, “so, ‘mma kuo’ is a song to help create awareness for bad conducts in our churches nowadays and with this, I want people to stick to where they belong, where they want to be and where they have chosen to be.”
“Mma kuo is all about just trying to trash out issues going on in churches especially the women’s fellowships and as it is I want to start the new year with God”, he said.
Guru indicated that he has no role model in the industry; instead he admires such great heroes as Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Yaa Asantewaa among others for their great works and sacrifices to Africa and the Ghanaian society,
“That’s how the idea of doing a song on democracy came about and not as a bomb to tease any artiste who defined ‘kasiebo’ as a beefing song.”
Please note that this son was published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.