A citation of honour presented to the gospel singer read:
“Mensah Sarbah hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, acknowledges the Dexterity and Versatility of Mrs. Herty Bongreat during the 53rd Hall Week Celebration from the 14th to 21st October 2012. You are distinguished for being the only gospel artiste to perform at the Gospel Rock Show and Artiste Night. This is highly unprecedented and we love you for this. God richly bless you.” It was presented to her by the student leadership.
Herty Borngreat who recently returned from the US, has called on her colleague musicians to stop criticizing the organisers of Ghana Music Awards. She said they should rather concentrate on the positives and support the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) because it is the only existing awards scheme which recognizes the efforts of all musicians in Ghana for the past thirteen years.
Herty stated that the organizers are human and are therefore not perfect; musicians and the music industry should encourage them than trying to discredit the awards.
“As Christians, we should not forget that the things we say with our mouths must be positive. So instead of condemning and speaking about only the shortfalls of the VGMA, we should rather be saying, confessing and professing positive things about the event.”
Herty Borngreat has been nominated in three categories for the 2013 VGMAs. Her song, ‘Ka No Saa’ in which she featured Trigmatic is competing for Best Collaboration of the Year and the same song is also competing for Best Gospel Song of the Year.
She has also been nominated for Gospel Artiste of the Year. Herty, a gospel singer, is seen as the most visible link between the secular singers and the Christian singers.
Herty used the opportunity ask her fans to vote for her to win her awards. “Kindly text G1 to the short code 1767 as many times as possible, so that Herty Borngreat will win the Gospel Artiste of the year award. For her to also win the Best Collaboration of the Year Award, show your love to her by texting J2 to the short code 1767”.
Watch ‘Kano seya’ by Herty Borngreat featuring Trigmatic:
Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana