The organizers of the Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards , ever since it instituted the Best African Act category some five years ago has suffered severe backlash from African artistes and commentators alike.
Reason? for awarding the winners of the named category at the backstage instead of the main stage. The issue came up strongly again over the weekend when Stonebwoy was announced winner of the Best African Act category hours before the main show.
Fuse ODG , one of the nominees took to Micro-blogging site,Twitter to announce he skipped the awards ceremony because of the organizer’s disrespect towards the African nominees. Fellow Nigerian nominees Wizkid and Yemi Alade backed his reason asking that the organizers accord them(artistes) the respect they deserve as nominees.
In a response to a fan on Instagram,BET International mentioned that they didn’t give Stonebwoy’s plaque to him backstage as alleged.
By : livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM