Amaarae Pulls Out Of 25th TGMA Performance Hours Before The Awards

Ghanaian International songstress Amaarae will no longer perform at the 25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards.

Hours before the awards show which airs from the Grand Arena in Accra, Ghana, Amaarae took to X to explain why she was no longer performing.

In a series of tweets, she revealed that the producers of the awards show did not act professionally.

She wrote;

“TGMAs, I flew a team of 10 people – my whole audio tech, visual & tour management team 12 hours straight from stage in Barcelona to Ghana, got Primavera to change my performance date from June 1 to May 30th so I could travel to Ghana yesterday (May 31st) only to get to rehearsals at TGMA last night for their Production Manager to tell my engineers that not only did he not fulfil our technical rider request (which they asked for and we provided in April and which we had been chasing up for weeks) but also that rehearsals are 3 hours behind (I didn’t get a rehearsal last night).

To top it all, their Production Manager was not picking up my Manager, TM & FOH engineers’ calls this morning to see if they were going to be able to track down the equipment we need. As a result, I have sadly had to pull out of performing at the TGMAs.

For 3 years now, I have tried so hard to perform at the Ghana Music Awards. Their CEO and my Management have worked hard to make it happen and finally, we were able to align this year – only for my team to be completely ignored and frustrated by their production manager.

GHANA! I love my country deeply and irrespective of the pushback I’ve gotten from many in this country I still represent and try to show love but I don’t want to lie to you guys, I believe in professionalism and I brought my whole tour team here as an investment in quality because I wanted to put on the best show possible & give you guys the same vim I’ve been giving on all my international shows but that will not be possible tonight given the circumstances!

We spent a lot of money to come here only to be incredibly disrespected by the Charter House production team. But it is what it is and I like to stay positive and take things in stride – Man proposes, God disposes! Big thanks to my team – Ms. B, Jess, Tech, Coop, Corey, Chace, Erica, Mike, Janae, Breanna, Esther, Mike Millz and Olele – who worked so incredibly hard till the last minute to try and make this happen!

All the same me and the gang are gonna be outside tonight because we deserve it so if you see me in the club tonight say wassup! Much love!

Almost $30,000 in flights, stage & red carpet outfit, crew and band salaries, & accommodation BURNED herh!”

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