2016 VGMA Artiste of the Year, Elorm Adabla, aka EL, says the nominations for the BET awards follows a sort of ‘whom you know’ pattern, which is why he believes he has not receive any nominations for the awards.
EL, speaking to KMJ on Daybreak Hitz, said that he believed back in 2016 that his good work would speak for itself and get him nominated, not knowing he needed to have contacts and lay some groundwork before he would be considered.
“I was expecting something like [a nomination]… but I didn’t know what the process was. I thought it was all about talent. I think there is a personal connection with organizers both here in Ghana and outside.” he said.
“It’s something I have learned. If I had known when I had won the Artiste of the year I need to speak to some contacts, I would have considered. I had not come out of my box then…” he continued.
Over the years, some Ghanaian acts like Stonebwoy, Sarkodie and Mzvee have received BET nominations, although others like EL and Shatta have also missed out.
Do you think EL has a point that ‘whom you know’ and ‘biases’ favour into nominations for the BET Best International Act Africa award?