Information reaching News-One indicates that Dancehall icon Shatta Wale did not meet the criteria for the Producer of the Year’s BASS Awards.
Despite calls by entertainment pundits and industry players for the inclusion of the ‘Dancehall King’ hit maker in the Producer of the Year category, a source close to the board of the BASS Awards said the artiste did not qualify for the category based on some technical issues.
“If you talk about the Producer of the Year Category, you will look at a producer who has done two or three hits songs for number of artistes.
Now if all the hit songs that a producer has done are his own works but you can’t really confirm and say oh he produced for two or three other artistes then he does not qualify to be in the Producer of the Year category,” the source who decided to remain anonymous, disclosed.
Clearly, in the year under review, Shatta Wale managed to produce several hit songs which got nominated in other categories but was not able to produce hit songs for any other artiste; that is why he did not make it on the Producer of the Year category for the 2nd edition of the BASS Awards.
It could be recalled that popular TV anchor and musician Jon Germain was recently in the news calling for organizers of the event to include Shatta Wale in the Producer of the Year category.