The presenter of 3FM Black Pot, Blakk Rasta, has written to the Ghana Music Awards stating his desire to return all of the honors he has received. He said that their method of voting for the prize is equivalent to selling the prize to the highest bidder.
Earlier, Blakk Rasta criticized the award scheme’s use of a vote process to determine the winners. When Blakk Rasta made this claim, some industry participants and the administrators of the award program questioned his legitimacy, claiming that he had already received an honor on the same basis.
Blakk Rasta responded by promising to return all prizes he received through a voting method.
A letter to Charter House on our Entertainment desk reveals that Blakk Rasta begins with the VGMA by writing to return all of the accolades given to him by Charter House.
“I write to return award plaques given to me over the years during your awards. Sir, I am of the new consciousness that these awards, which were and are still based on paying to vote to win awards, were/are a way of selling the awards to the highest bidder. I am not proud of this and I wish to return these plaques and have my name expunged from your records.”
“Much as I appreciate your effort in appreciating people, this falls short of merit and decency. I ask respectfully that you desist from nominating me in future unless this unfortunate criterion changes to true merit awards standards.”
Blakk Rasta has not received a response from Charter House, the organization behind the Ghana Music Awards.