Self acclaimed African Dancehall King, Shatta Wale has urged Ghanaians to stop judging artiste based on BET nomination or awards considering the genre of music the person is into.
In an interview on UTV’s United Showbiz show hosted by Nana Ama McBrown, Shatta Wale called on his colleague musician, Stonebwoy to focus and fight for IRAWMA Awards because it celebrates the dancehall genre they are both into.
The Dancehall artiste stated that, BET awards or nomination shouldn’t be the basis dancehall artiste are judged on as the Award scheme focuses on more on Hiplife artistes like Sarkodie.
“Ghanaians like that too much! If you don’t get a BET award, they discredit every other award you get which shouldn’t be so. My brother Stonebwoy and I should be focused on IRAWMA Awards because it celebrates African dancehall artistes across the globe.
“See let me tell you this, the BET is dominated by Hip Hop and RnB artistes and I will always pick the IRAWMA over it because its the only award scheme that celebrates dancehall artistes,” he said.
Shatta Wale added that “The BET awards should be fought over by people like Sarkodie since that’s his field. So I don’t understand it when Ghanaians start trolling me for not getting BET nomination or awards. It doesn’t make any sense”.
Watch the Interview below: