The prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) were held Saturday in South Africa but unfortunately, all the Ugandans nominated in the awards: Sheeba Karungi, Eddy Kenzo and Bebe Cool lost out to their opponents.
This was Bebe Cool’s second nomination in a row while it was the first time for Sheeba and Kenzo.
However, Kenzo, who lost out the award of Best Live Act to South Africa’s Casper Nyovest, had no kind wards for the continental music awards’ organisers.
He believes he won the award but was denied because he is an Airtel ambassador yet the main sponsors of the MAMAs is MTN.
“I’m Airtel ambassador MTN is the main sponsor 4 mamas and the winner in my category is MTN ambassador South Africa, Hehehe just for just. Remember!! I have performed in over 35 countries 10 of them full stadium what else?” a seemingly angry Kenzo wrote Sunday on Facebook.
“They told us to vote and my fans did go on all @mtvbaseafrica platforms click on #Bestliveact and see the winner by your self I’m not being jealous here, but I do complain because they told us to vote and the fans decide. go back and check their posts down thats what they said even in emails. I was the most voted in my category remember wen you click on #Bestliveact you can see the results Stonboy was 2nd flavour 3rd Caspa 4th. on all @mtvbaseafrica platforms even if it was you!!!”
Kenzo has since got a bashing from fans over his comments with many calling him a bad loser.
Ninsiima Lipsy Martinah: I didn’t know that one can engage in a competition without knowing the rules. At least i expected Eddy to know the basics of the game more than i do – how does one win the award. Yes, and whereas online voting is crucial btw it contributes only 20%. If he knew that MTV platform and the judges contribute the highest to the total mark, probably he won’t complain again.
Hakim Bwanika: Eddy, you are on top of the fray in whatever career you are pursuing, remember that. You are still in a relationship with MTV because they play your music. Please do not go around dissing(complaining about) potential career paths so openly on social media because what you say right now may come back to bite in the future. On the bright side, thanks for representing Africa on global platforms.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool has urged his fans not to lose hope.
“Let’s keep our focus on as usual but I want to thank you all for the special love you showed me and I promise one day you will all be proud of yourselves and me. i love you guys,” Bebe Cool appreciated his fans in his Gagamel Whatsapp group shortly after the award went a different direction.