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Music of Tuesday, 29 May 2018


I was surprised I won female vocalist award at VGMA – Adina

Ghanaian songstress, Adina, was surprised to have won the Best Female Vocalist Award at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

Speaking to Kojo Akoto Boateng on Citi TV’s ‘Saturday Live’ show on Saturday, she said even though she won the same award last year, she wasn’t expecting another win.

“I was surprised when I won the female vocalist award, not because I didn’t think I deserved it but because of the names of the list,” the ‘Makoma’ hit maker disclosed.

“Last year, I also won the same award. So last year was like ‘Oh my goodness, really?’. But this year it was like ‘ok, all the people on the list were also working hard, I saw them…so it was encouraging to be picked among the lot on the list,” she added.

When asked if the award put any pressure on her, she noted that it motivates her to do better.

“I feel like I have a responsibility not to let vocalists in Ghana down, but I am working on it to make sure I become a better version of myself any time,” she noted.

Other artists who were nominated in the Best Female Vocalist of the Year category in the 2018 VGMA were Nana Yaa, Efya, Mzvee and Becca.

Adina made this revelation when she joined highlife artiste Rex Omar, budding act QueiQu Aphro and the Characters Band for the first episode of Season 4 of Citi TV’s live band show, ‘Saturday Live.’

About Adina

Adina (born Adina Thembi Ndamse), is a Ghanaian-South African singer, songwriter, actress and sometimes a model. She was the winner of music reality show Stars of the Future in 2008.

Adina had her senior high school education at the Wesley Girls High School and then moved to Central University where she obtained a degree in Environmental and Development Studies. Growing up as a kid she joined the National Theatre Choir where she got to perform at Kidafest and Fun World shows.

She shot to the limelight when she competed in the music reality show ‘Stars of the Future’ organised by Charter House Ghana and eventually became the winner.

She is noted for her hit songs ‘Too Late,’ ‘Makoma’ and the current ‘Killing Me Softly.’