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PAYING TO VOTE IS RUBBING OFF THE SHINE OF AWARD SCHEMES – Blakk Rasta

Ghanaian reggae musician and radio host Blakk Rasta stated he thinks that using cash to cast an award diminishes its significance.

He feels that gains from awards shouldn’t be reimbursed.

Blakk Rasta proposed to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz that the nominees cover the expense of the awards themselves.

“Paying to vote is rubbing the shine off the award. Someone might say that’s how the organisers make money, but is it merited?

“When organisers nominate individuals for the awards, they should be asked to pay for the award rather than asking for votes via shortcodes”, he said on Hitz FM.

He also highlighted his reason for always going for the Grammy Awards.

“I don’t want awards, yet, I go for Grammys. I would want an award people don’t pay for, unlike the TGMA where they do. People don’t pay for the Grammy. It is a peer award.”

“If people pay to vote via shortcodes, I think they are buying them”, he stated.

He cited the 2019 incident with musician Stonebwoy, who was requested to return an award after displaying a gun on the stage at the ceremony.

“Stonebwoy said something similar during his beef with Shatta Wale and he was told to return the plague. He insisted the amount of 50,000 GHS raised the previous night to win the votes be reimbursed before he could do so”, he added.

He cited the 2019 incident with musician Stonebwoy, who was requested to return an award after displaying a gun on the stage at the ceremony.

“We have to confirm this, we want a better award not what people would have to pay and vote. I don’t have that money, and so are my fans in the ‘ghetto’. What happens to them is that, they get rubbed off these things.

“We love some of these things, but some of the things should be amended“, he said.

 

 

 

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