Founder of 3Music Awards, Sadiq Abdulai Abu has disclosed why Shatta Wale won more awards at the 3Music Awards event.
The night witnessed Shatta Wale declared as the Overall Act of the Year with 8 awards. His win was welcomed with controversies and allegations.
It was alleged that Shatta who came top has a close working relationship with the organizers and the board.
The 3 Music Awards founder and coordinator, Sadiq Abdulai Abu in a rebuttal debunked the assertion that, Shatta Wale was helped by the board.
He revealed the public was the reason of Shatta’s win which also presupposes that Shatta has lost industry player’s heart compared to Stonebwoy.
“The public helped Shatta Wale win the awards, not the board. He (Shatta Wale) didn’t get enough votes from the Board and Academy,” He said on Hitz FM
“Because Shatta Wale didn’t get enough votes from the Board and Academy, I’d planned to meet him to tell him that, he’s no more winning the hearts of industry players so should work on it. Stonebwoy has massive industry love when it comes to Board and Academy voting, he gets lots of votes but Shatta amasses more votes from the public,” he revealed.
Sadiq also explained, 60%per cent voting right was given to the public hence the fans of the various musicians should not blame the Board and Academy for any musician that loses.
According to him, this decision of the 60% public voting is to give the fans the opportunity of having a say in who wins what at the 3 Music Awards.
Shatta Wale in a rather sharp defense tweeted, “Aaaahhhh now Ghana will know ..no wonder Ghanaians will always vote for president and not parliament. Funny industry.. Like if u do shows don’t include the public errrhh @Hitz1039FM if Ibe public like ago win aaaa [sic].”
Posted by Charles Nii Armah Mensah on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The 3 Music Awards was held last Saturday, March 30, 2019 night at the Fantasy Dome in Accra, Trade Fair.
3Music Awards is established to celebrate achievements in music and entertainment in Ghana. The first annual 3Music Awards was in 2018. The second edition featured exciting performances from Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, Bethel Revival Choir Adina, Medikal etc.