Octopizzo rejects Bingwa Music Award, says it’s insult to his work
Kenyan rapper Octopizzo has declined to take home his Comeback Artiste of the Year Bingwa Music award saying it is an insult to the name he has made for himself over the years.
Bingwa Music Awards gala was held on Friday, January 29 at the Prestige Plaza in Nairobi.
After winning in his category, Octopizzo expressed his disappointment with the event organizers, saying they did not conduct a thorough research on his repertoire.
“Thanks for #BingwaAwards for the Award last night (Friday, January 29), unfortunately I won’t take the award of “Comeback Artiste Of The Year” I never went anywhere, I’ve been here since my 1st hit single On Top, I put in more work than any artist of my genre, unless you are awarding me for coming back from my Europe tour then it doesn’t make sense,” wrote the Ivo Ivo star on Facebook.
Octo also expressed his dissatisfaction with the criteria artistes are nominated for awards in Kenya.
“I never understand awards in this country, I’d rather you acknowledge & respect my work than award me & nominating me for a “comeback” Award which was such a joke,” he stated.
The Hip hop bigwig even had a suggestion of the personality that he wishes his award be given to. He said: “So if you don’t mind please give my award to Wahu who was in the same category.”
“Next time you nominate me please make sure you do a background check of my catalogue; The quality of Hip hop music when it comes to audio & video that I’ve brought to this industry since I stepped in. You can’t compare to any not even close, all in all I wish you the best and congrats to the “winners” last night, & we still have a long way to go as far as awards are concerned,” he concluded.
Citizen Television’s Willis Raburu was crowned Showbiz Personality of The Year in 2016’s Bingwa Music Awards.