We dealt with a backstage award insult, yes we did.
Why? because I am an African and hold the whiteman’s land with so much respect.I really believe everything that comes from my white friends land is better than mine.
This is the mindset of the dear average African,no matter their social status or class.
A lot of Africans bashed BET awards for treating the entire continent with disrespect,but I didn’t move with them because I believed,it was just great that my Ghanaian brother won the award.
I was until I heard Jay Foley’s audio in which he stated clearly that,the superstars,I mean our superstars here in Africa,performed infront of 27 people including cleaners,who were just going about their normal duties ahead of the main event,in other words they(the cleaners) didn’t give a hoot about some African musicians making noise.
What the hell!
If this,has been the case ever since,then what’s so special about an African musician performing there,winning the award and even making an attendance?
We could have managed the backstage award insult but for our superstars whom we hold in high esteem here in this large continent,to perform infront of 27 audience is hilariously unacceptable.
Did I say audience ?
Sorry,cleaners and some ”I don’t care” people doing their own stuffs.
Something they will never do in their countries even for high sums of money,they will prefer to do it in the whiteman’s land for free.
This is not really shocking anyway,because we’ve seen Africans leave their countries to the whiteman’s land to do all manner of uncanny jobs to develop the aliens land,things they will never do in their own various African countries.
Who said slavery is over?
The slave chains has just been repositioned from the black hands and legs to the black dull minds.
What happened to dignity?
What happened to self-respect ?
Should i blame Yvonne Nelson,for showing up at the BET awards as a total stranger,she was wonderfully unnoticed,or our dear Sarkodie and Stonebwoy for performing infront of 27 people?
Is it really shocking?
I say no,because even here in our faces,the black man takes pride in speaking an alien language but can’t speak his own.
Let me even ask this question,what award event can be compared to BET awards on this large continent ?
Give me just one.
Is it really their fault,that they haven’t ever seen an award ceremony organised so well that,you can even ditch over 40,000 audience to perform infront on 27?
Sarkodie didn’t perform at the VGMA why?
It’s just totally absurd,the African now calls his home a jungle.
Why should they (BET )give you any chance to come close to their main stage,when you sell yourself so cheap.
” We are hungry because we come from Africa,please give us any shit and we shall swallow”,that’s the message you send across.
Can’t we get just one good award ceremony on this continent,that can pull international recognition ?
Just one award ceremony that can grant us the respect we deserve for our creative industry ?
God save us.