Actor John Dumelo and TV Presenter Berla Mundi have been commended for their remarkable roles as MCs at the 19th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
However, President of the Creative Arts Council of Ghana, Mark Okraku-Mantey disagrees.
The music producer believes that the two were abysmal on the night as compared to previous hosts of the event.
Assessing the 2018 edition of the Ghana Music Awards on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z with Naa Ashorkor on Saturday, Mark Okraku Mantey stated that John Dumelo’s performance was woeful.
“He was lost. If this is our standard for emceeing and we think it is good enough then we are prehistoric,” he said.
“Producing dry jokes, now dancing, some funny moves, not tickling anyone,” Mark Okraku-Mantey continued.
The President of the Creative Arts Council is of the view that the selected MCs for this year's event were not at par with previous hosts.
He cited KKD, Kwame Sefa Kayi, Naa Ashorkor, Bola Ray, George Quaye and Chris Attoh as previous MCs who performed creditably well and questioned if the performance of Berla Mundi and John Dumelo was ‘okay’.
Mark Okraku-Mantey went further to express his disappointment with the choice of Berla Mundi as the lead host.
He stated that the TV presenter should have been a supporting MC and not the lead.
Public Relations Officer for Charter House, George Quaye, who was present during the discussion on Joy FM jumped to the defence of the two.
George Quaye stressed that Berla Mundi had proven herself as an event MC with her performance on Miss Malaika and the Red Carpet of the VGMAs.
The PRO also commended John Dumelo for his delivery and stressed that the actor was not a ‘renowned MC’ but was selected to ‘create a nice pair’ for Berla Mundi.