Ghanaian Reggae Artiste, Blakk Rasta has stated that he does not want to be in a nomination list of award schemes where fans vote to choose the best musicians.
In an interview with Foster Romanus on the Late Nite Celebrity Show on e.TV Ghana, he stated: “An award scheme where fans are to vote using their airtime is corrupt; that is stealing. That is selling the award to the highest bidder. Give it to artistes who deserve it. Judge them and give to the one who deserves it rather than asking people to vote, which is not free.”.
He illustrated this event by stating: “So if I am not Shatta Wale with 1 million fans, and I am some underground artiste, and I have only about 30 fans but I have a song that is truly a hit , it means that I am not going to win because 30 people cannot vote against 1 million people”.
He offered a solution to this phenomenon when he said: “the awards schemes can do surveys without asking people to pay”.
Blakk Rasta is a Ghanaian Reggae artiste with songs such as ‘Robert Mugabe’,’Jameela’, ‘Dumb Trump’, among others to his name.