The nominees list of the 2019 Zzina Awards was released a few days ago and as many local artistes are nominated in different categories, music promoter Emma Carlos is not comfortable with category of ‘Artiste Of The Year’ which has fast rising singer John Blaq as one of the nominees.
According to him, he thinks that John Blaq is misplaced in this category that has other nominees like Spice Diana, Sheebah Karungi, John Blaq, Bobi Wine, Jose Chameleone, Fik Fameika, Rema and King Saha. He therefore wants Mr Innocent Nahabwe the organiser of the awards to come out and explain why they made this decision through a letter
With the awards set to happen this Saturday the 23rd of March, here is the letter that Emma Carlos Wrote to Zzina Awards organisers over John Blaq’s nomination in the ‘Artiste Of The Year’ category
“Dear innocent nahabwe. Please enlighten me on how #JohnBlaq a kid whose barely two years in the game can be nominated for#ArtistoftheYear. It just doesn’t add up and it’s also damaging for his just blossoming career. Meanwhile we can all go to Theatre Labonita this Saturday to see who wins what.”
For some years now, the public had given up on Ugandan awards and so have celebrities. They think the awards don’t add any value to artistes as some award the artistes after they have paid for them. As usual awaiting for your response.
Some Ugandan celebrities who have boycotted Ugandan awards include Bebe Cool, Sasha Vybz and Eddy Kenzo among others.”