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The 25th TGMA: A Silver Jubilee That Missed Its Mark

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The 25th TGMA: A Silver Jubilee That Missed Its Mark

The Telecel Ghana Music Awards is undoubtedly the most significant music event in Ghana for recognizing musicians. Often referred to as Ghana’s Grammys or BETs, the event is always highly anticipated and invites inevitable comparisons.

The 25th edition of the TGMA did not live up to its silver jubilee status, according to a review by Pulse.

This year, the Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) celebrated a major milestone with its silver jubilee, marking the 25th edition. However, the event failed to meet expectations for a grand celebration befitting this achievement, raising the question: are the organizers running out of steam?

For an event that has been a cornerstone of Ghanaian music culture for a quarter of a century, the 25th TGMA felt surprisingly lackluster. The production quality, stage design, and overall presentation did not reflect the grandeur typically associated with such a significant anniversary.

TGMA 2024: The Red Carpet

A silver-themed dress code for all attendees could have added a special touch to the event. However, there was no fashion-inspiration theme for the night. Most attendees seemed to have simply chosen outfits from their closets and showed up at the TGMAs. Without such a theme, the event lacked the sparkle and excitement that should accompany a silver jubilee celebration.

 

TGMA 2024 Performance Highlights and Lows

While the night featured performances from top artists like King Promise, Stonebwoy, and Efya Nokturnal, some of these performances were not executed as well as expected.

Furthermore, there was no performance dedicated to the Silver Jubilee of the awards show. It would have been a fantastic idea to arrange for some past winners of the awards scheme to take us back and provide a memorable show. Although this was attempted with a performance by Reggie Rockstone, his solo act did not capture the essence of a Silver Jubilee celebration.

In addition, some acts were plagued by technical difficulties, and the overall energy seemed lower compared to previous years. There were standout moments, but they were few and far between, failing to elevate the night to the celebratory heights that would be expected of a 25th-anniversary event.

The hosts, Chris Attoh and Naa Ashorkor, made efforts to engage the audience but fell short. The show lacked engaging content and memorable interactions, leaving a gap in the viewer experience.

Despite the underwhelming production, the awards themselves were well-received. However, the tone of the event overshadowed the excitement surrounding the wins, with some absent winners and a missing Artiste of the Decade category. This raised questions about the organizers’ commitment and ability to maintain the event’s relevance and excitement.

In conclusion, the 25th TGMA fell short of expectations for a silver jubilee celebration, missing the opportunity to honor Ghanaian music’s rich history and bright future. The organizers have their work cut out for them to ensure the event’s continued prestige and appeal in the years to come.

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