Ghanaian -UK based afro-pop artist, Fuse ODG has hinted that awards do not measure his success.
Speaking in an interview on Hitz Fm’s Daybreak Hitz, Fuse ODG said that he doesn’t use awards as a benchmark as an artist.
Reacting to why he hasn’t won many awards both in Ghana and internationally, the ‘antenna’ crooner said that he does not see winning awards as a yardstick to being a successful musician but what is pivotal to him is how his music reach out to people and change lives.
“An award does not measure my success; is not something I use as a benchmark as an artist. The number of people I can reach with my music, the lives I have changed. That to me is a success. Other artists have different preferences ..” he told Andy Dosty.
Speaking of awards, Fuse ODG happens to be the only Ghanaian who has won a Grammy Award.
He won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ at the 2018 Grammy Awards for co-writing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ album.
Fuse has topped charts all over the United Kingdom and won other International awards including the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) and African Musik Magazine Awards.
Nana Richard Abiona (born 2 December 1988), better known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is an English recording artist of Ghanaian descent.
He is best known for his 2013 single “Antenna” which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and for featuring in Major Lazer’s “Light It Up (Remix)” which also peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.
Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham, South London.