Let me start by congratulating the man of the moment, Stonebwoy for winning the BET award for the Best International Act (Africa) 2015 and the man who won it in 2012 and has since being a contender for the award.
Whether it’s a backstage, front stage or centre stage award, you guys made Ghana entertainment proud and given the industry a hope for the future. The Black Entertainment award is by far one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world therefore winning it and even getting a nomination is obviously prestigious.
It’s just quiet unfortunate that instead of people recognizing and appreciating your great works, they rather try to belittle the award because they call it the ”Backstage Award”. Anyway, I am not here for that, I am not here to decide for anyone what award they should take or the one they should boycott.
I am here with a letter of encouragement. We have seen our Nigerian neighbours mostly dominating the nominee list for the award. Sarkodie has been the only Ghanaian representative since 2012 battling for the award before Stonebwoy’s current debut breakthrough.
I am with great delight because of your great works and how fast you guys are beginning to portray Ghanaian entertainment internationally. My slightest worry is that you guys might fall out to your fellow African brothers next year on the award.
I am confident in Sarkodie gaining nomination next year but it’s not just about the appearance,the achievement is most important. Sarkodie has been the only man who stood in there for Ghana since 2012 . We appreciate the awesome works you are doing internationally just to put the nation on the map in terms of entertainment.
It’s Stonebwoy I pray for that he doesn’t let this award get into his head,but rather channel the positive energy from the achievement by thinking he can do ”extra more”. How embarrassing will it be if he doesn’t even get nomination next year to defend his title? We expect more from our BET winner,the bhimnation army leader.
I think it will be unfair on my part if I don’t mention Mzvee who also got a nomination for the viewers choice best international category but lost out to Ugandan Eddy Kenzo. Good work guys. However there’s still more work to be done,if not anything at all we can’t afford to reduce our nominations at the BET awards next year henceforth,will urge you guys to push much harder so as we can maintain the award and even open rooms for new ones.
Don’t be discouraged by all the backstage award nonsense moving around, so far as, we are nominated we must win it and bring it home even if it’s a Calabash award,we must grab it. Finally, I think it’s a wake up call to entertainment in Ghana. We need more international exposure, I hope to see more names next year breaking the international walls. Ghana must win.