Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ghanaian Reggae artiste IWAN says even though he earned two nominations in the BASS Awards, the organizers and committee members failed to nominate one of his songs.

According to IWAN, he deserved to be in the ‘Best Song Writer of the Year’ category with his song ‘Face of Jah.’

“Well I think I deserve to be in the ‘Best Song Writer of the Year’ category but I didn’t see myself there and secondly my song ‘Face of Jah’ that most enjoyed listener ship and airplay wasn't nominated. For these two reasons, I’m not happy. They robbed me they didn't give me that particular nomination, which I find so pathetic to happen to someone like me in this reggae industry because everybody knows that song and it was the first song on the list of songs I submitted to the committee,” IWAN told NEWS-ONE.

“Well it’s cool but for me to be truthful, I’m not really happy about my nominations. It is cool because my fans may be happy about it that at least I have got some nominations at the BASS Awards but personally I’m not happy about it. Even if I was to be given 10 nominations, my hope would have been on that ‘Best Song Writer of the Year’ category, that is where I feel I would have been the automatic winner. With that particular song, the public can even attest to it,” IWAN stated.
BASS Awards, which is scheduled for August 30, is designed to award Reggae and Dancehall artistes.

It serves as an annual gathering of lovers of Reggae and Dancehall music.

The nominees jam is slated for August 23. It is jointly organized by Rackus Productions, Bull Haus Entertainment and Solid Multimedia.
This year’s event is under the theme, ‘Turn it Up.’


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