Reggae/Dancehall artiste Theophilus Nii Arday Otoo, known in showbiz circles as Epixode, has expressed his desire to be crowned Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year at next year’s edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Epixode, who was adjudged the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste at the 2021 edition of the VGMA, emphasised that he is hopeful to win Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year award again.
Describing his 2021 win of the award as a big one, the artiste who wants to carry his musical career to a greater level to enable him break through the international music market, believes that winning 2021 VGMA Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year was just the beginning of bigger achievements in his music career.
He mentioned that he is the ideal candidate for the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year for 2022 edition of the VGMA due to his achievements in his music career.
In an interview with Foster Romanus on e.TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show, the dancehall act said winning the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste award at the 2021 VGMA has also put him in a space where “I have to prove why I deserve to be Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year.”
“I have also realised that being in this position comes with a task and I have yearned to be in this place for so many years and when it finally dropped, I felt I had finally got what I always wanted,” he added.
Having gained much exposure in Ghana and Africa, the talented reggae/dancehall artiste seems to be doing very well on the local music scene.
With his unique style and style of play, good voice, lyrics and stagecraft, Epixode is known for popular tracks such as Wahala Dey, Mene Woa, Dear Mama, Won Di, Jehovah, My Girl, Fire, Dutty, Not Your Business, Big Up and Pure Water.
He won the Reggae/Dancehall Video of the Year in 2015 at the BASS awards with his Avatar video.
He was nominated for the category of Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
Epixode won his first international award when he was crowned Africa’s Most Promising Act at the African Youth Choice Awards 2015 edition which was held in Nigeria.
By George Clifford Owusu