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Wizkid blasts organizers who give African acts awards backstage | WATCH



Wizkid blasts organizers who give African acts awards backstage | WATCH

Most international awards have categories for African acts but the trend for most of these awards is to give the African awards backstage, away from the main show.

Wizkid is not having any of that however as he stressed in a recent press conference. The video was shared by NBS Television on his recent visit to Uganda.

The singer stressed that if the organizers don’t show the same love they show his international counterparts, they can as well keep their love.

He also explained that it is part of the reason why he does not attend most award shows.

Watch the video below:

Photo Credit: Instagram – @wizkidayo


  1. Agu

    December 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Well said black Americans do that a lot with there BET awards and others any award the want to give African artist the do it back stage with no media to air it which is not far. African artist have achieved so much in the last 10 yrs that all entertainment award show should take them seriously.

  2. Mamamia

    December 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Love him… Wizkid is gradually becoming a man o, he thinks like one, talks like one and acts like one these days, need I say he is quite humble….

  3. keke driver

    December 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm


  4. MurderSheWrote

    December 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I hope BET and friends can hear.

  5. Olu

    December 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    It’s the business unfortunately. They do it for other (technical) categories given out to Americans as well. All of them do it – Oscars, Grammys, BET, Golden Globes, MTV, etc. It’s a numbers things and all about popularity.

    Welcome to capitalism.

    • Ello Bae

      December 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      That’s why we have to speak up. Just because it’s the business does not make it okay. Teach them how you want to be treated. Starboy for the continent!

  6. Hmm

    December 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Good on Wiz for speaking out, African artists should give an ultimatum that back stage awards means no show – that would make the organisers think twice. African Americans spoke voiced their displeasure concerning the all white Oscars that improved.

  7. Sharon

    December 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you @olu for your informed comment. They do it for several other awards categories that the Americans are popular for. Unlike Nigeria where everything is about connections and bribery to get visibility over there these shows are all about getting ratings and as soon as we have a Nigerian artist that can pull in ratings trust me they will present the award to that artist on television and not backstage.

    There is no way to really even know how much artists in Nigeria sell because we have no reliable way of tracking sales. So artists just come and claim all kinds of numbers and people don’t bother to verify. The oscars, Grammy’s etc are all about ratings and numbers an whoever will give them the high ratings and numbers will get the camera time without asking or blasting.

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