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2017 BET Africa category: KKD calls for support for African artistes

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Fashionista and broadcaster, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa popularly known as KKD has join in the ongoing debate on the just released BET nomination for the Best International Act (Africa Category).
The just release 2017 BET Best International Act [Africa Category] has featured only one Ghanaian artiste Stonebwoy in that category.

KKD believes more support need to be thrown behind him as he is the only Ghanaian in that category.
He further urged Celebrated Ghanaian singer and songwriter Willi Roi to desist from playing PR role for Shatta Wale and stop making unpleasant comment about the BET because Shatta Wale wasn’t nominated.

Below is the instagram post by KKD

“I have read with much joy, and also disappointment, the tweets and posts following the announcement of nominees for the BET AWARDS 2017 International Act- Africa. On this subject, I speak only for myself, The Finest Productions and for the advancement of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ghana, not for BET nor any artiste nor enterprise.
The negativity expressed in Ghanaian circles is only surpassed by the positivity and goodwill of our Nigerian counterparts.

Whilst some Ghanaian supporters and punters are attacking the nominated and the as yet unnominated, others elsewhere are congratulating and rooting for their compatriot.

The difference is so telling: love vrs hate, class vrs crass.

Wiz Kid Dayo from Nigeria tweeted in support of fellow nominee Mr Eazi: “Proud of this guy @mreazi ! Bring it home!!   

Willi Roy posted on his Facebook page: “When Ghanians take pride in a backstage award then we are in deep mess”
and “Shatta Wale is about making real money not backstage awards BETSHAM

No Willi, you didn’t have to go there. Be a friend, like in your beautiful song, not a fiend, that’s so wrong.
I don’t think the very popular and entertaining Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale has requested any publicist to bring his name into the fray. He can do it himself if he chooses to. He is a commercially successful artiste who deserves his applause and awards, many yet to come.

For now, congratulations to Stone Buoy, the only Ghanaian nominee this year.

I entreat all who love African Music to support the artistes by paying for their music and performances, sponsoring their shows and paying them well for their services in brand campaigns so they can continue to bring us entertainment and upliftment.

As for those who dislike any product, you have the power to channel your energies into designing and creating your substitute.

Don’t merely sit and vent; think and invent.

And if you can’t build, don’t destroy what others have. “If you can’t originate
You may temporarily imitate

But please don’t denigrate
Rather learn to create” -HRB KKD. #love #music #africa#hisroyalblackness #arts #culture#civility #ghana #nigeria #sa“