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Shatta Wale has revealed in a recent interview why he thinks the BET awards will forever remain elusive to him.
The Ghanaian Dancehall artiste is unarguably Africa’s most decorated Dancehall of all time. However, he’s yet to grab the prestigious Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards to cement his legendary status. Speaking to United Television (UTV) with the adorable Nana Ama McBrown, Shatta Wale explained that the genre of music he makes it difficult for him to win the award.
He explained although Stonebwoy, a Dancehall artist has won the award on two occasions, the award scheme is primarily targeted at R&B, Rap, and HipHop specialists.
He, therefore, explained that Reggae and Dancehall Artistes should be looking at winning International Reggae and World Awards – IRAWMA because that’s representative of what they do and not BET.
Shatta Wale said he has gained a lot of recognition from Jamaica and won other prestigious awards from other countries so he’s not too obsessed with BET as his detractors often troll him with. He finally concluded by saying working hard and staying relevant is much more important to him, albeit he wouldn’t downplay the significance of BET awards.