It was not a joke when Big Size Bebe Cool recently announced that going forward, he no longer needs to be nominated in or associated with any Ugandan local awards.
That left aside, on Valentine’s Day, Club Pilsener unveiled the official nominees in the upcoming Club Music Video awards slated for Saturday the 18th of March and Bebe’s Kabulengane video got 2 nominations in categories ‘viral video of the year’ and ‘Best Choreography’ but Club was shocked when the artiste withdrew his nominations.
This is all mainly because of some critics who took to social media and said that Bebe who won 5 awards at the recent HiPipo awards, is the main man behind them a thing that upset the self proclaimed ‘Big Size’ thus deciding never to be part of any local awards.
“Club Pilsener would like to confirm that Bebe Cool has officially been withdrawn from the Viral Video and Choreography categories in which he was nominated as he (Bebe Cool) requested. The categories will maintain the three entries selected. This will in no way affect our Brand promise to support the local music industry and we thank and congratulate all the nominees.” Organisers Club Pilsener said in a press release after confirming from Bebe himself.
There are rumours ongoing that another artistes Sheebah Karungi has also followed Bebe Cool and withdrawn her nominations but when Chano8 contacted Club, they said they are unaware of that until Sheebah issues an official statement about it.
Public voting is a already ongoing in only eight of the 15 categories and they are, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, New Comer of the Year, Collaboration of the year, Best Duo or Group, Inspirational/Message Video of the year, Viral YouTube Video of the year and Video of the year, leaving the rest 7 for technical team and judges to vote. To vote for your artiste, simply visit www.mva.co.ug, click on vote button and sign in with your email address and you are good to go.