‘I’m cool’ losing to King Paluta; ‘I’m well beyond new artiste tag’-Olivetheboy

Written by: King Bygone

Afrobeats singer Olivetheboy, known for his megahit ‘Goodsin’, has spoken about losing the Best New Artiste trophy to King Paluta at the 2024 Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMAs).

Ayekoo Ayekoo host, Nana Romeo, asked him on Accra 100.5 FM about his reaction to the announcement on the awards night.

“I felt okay,” Olivetheboy promptly responded. “I was not really moved.”

He said that above ‘numbers, record label, places performed at,’ etc., the Ghana Music Awards team ‘have their own marking scheme’ to decide winners.

“There is the voting also,” the Bu Vision signee added.

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He commended the 2024 Best New Artiste, intimating he deserved it per the award scheme’s rating, and ultimately, it was all for Ghana’s good.

“King Paluta is a dope artiste, also projecting Ghana like I’m trying to,” he said.

Singer-songwriter and rapper King Paluta’s ‘Aseda’ is my favourite song actually,’ Olivetheboy revealed.

He said he gave Paluta a heartfelt applause at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) when he was declared winner over him.

“I think when he was performing, I rose to my feet because ‘Aseda’ – you know the song has these strings that end it. Oh my God, it kills me!” he said.

Furthermore, Olivetheboy explained his calm posture, stating, “We have to support each other. No hard feelings.”

He asserted that, given his work and hits, he is now well beyond the new artiste tag. Thus, he is not looking forward to appearing in the category in the future.

“Since January, I ceased being a new artiste. The award has been given. I’m cool,” he said.

Olivetheboy was adjudged the singer with the Best Afrobeats Song for the year 2023 (‘Goodsin’).

His current chart-topper, radio hit, and social media viral tune is ‘Asylum’. Both songs are on his 11-track ‘Avana’ album.

However, ‘Home Alone’, track two, is his new focus for promotion.


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