Multiple award winning pop star, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has knocked international awards organizers for presenting African artistes their plaques backstage.
The singer made this known on Wednesday during an interview aired live on Uganda’s NBS TV.
When probed about the treatment of African artistes at international awards, he revealed it is the reason he doesn’t attend such events.
“This is why I don’t go for those shows,” he said.
He noted that the only way African artistes can be respected internationally is by demanding respect. He added that African artistes can only be respected by not “taking nonsense from anyone trying to give us awards backstage. That is what I do. I don’t take nonsense from anyone that tries to look down on Africa or African entertainment.
“So if you are not going to show us the same love you show your international artistes on the main stage, then don’t show us no love at all. We don’t want it. We have our own people and we are content with our own people”.