Shortly after the announcement that Ghana’s Sarkodie and Nigeria’s Wizkid emerged joint winners of the 2012 BET Awards Best International Act Africa category, Ovie O of NotJustOk.com, one of Nigeria’s leading music website, had the following to say:
“I’m sorry but the African category of the BET Award is a joke. The tie (just like last year) is yet another insult, in my opinion.
If u want 2 give the Award to Sarko, give Sarko. If u want 2 give it 2 Wiz, give Wiz. Quit the political bullshit.”
In addition to his reaction, I received the following message from an AML reader:
How was your weekend? What are your thoughts on Sakordie and Wizkid sharing the BET award for Best African Act? Last year, it was Tuface and D’banj.
I don’t know what criteria is used for determining the winner but if they keep ‘sharing’ this award between African artistes, it would lose its significance . ..” -D
What are your thoughts folks?
On my end, Wizkid is a very popular act and has the record to show for it. Sarkodie is an equally popular act. I think it is plausible, especially this year, that there could be a tie. Last year with 2Face and D’Banj I was not sold on the joint win. Anyway, I’ll let you all share your thoughts. Do you agree with Ovie O and AML reader “D” above?