Zambian multi hit maker and singer Kalale Masengu has said it is ironic that for someone to win an award especially those organized by entertainers, one has to bootlick an organizer to have a chance of winning.
Kalale who is popularly known as Kaladoshas said it is laughable that in Zambia, award committee members also get nominated and win the same awards they are organizing.
In a Facebook post monitored by Zed Gossip, Kaladoshas called on other like minded individuals to come on board to change the picture that has been created to save the face of Zambian awards especially those recognizing musicians.
He expressed shock that artistes can vote for themselves a thousand times, win and claim the people voted for them, a situation which only discredits Zambian awards especially those organized by some overzealous chaps.
“If you don’t BOOT-LICK and are not friendly enough to the organizers, then you have very slim chances of winning. What can we do differently?” wrote Kaladoshas.
Kaladoshas enjoyed massive response for most of his songs especially the two massive successive number one singles; Tenga and Wikaleka Nkebe in the previous year.
He was earlier this week honored and recognized by government through the Ministry of General Education’s Education Broadcasting Services EBS for his song Tenga.
And DJ Showstar in support of Kaladoshas’ post said “It’s unethical to be part of the competition you are organizing. It’s called conflict of interest please. Mukazinkalako nansoni imwe ma Zambian artists.”
And Diamond TV personality Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya said “The best way to deal with it is take the process seriously. Just that! Anything that has to do with voting must have a completely independent body to audit…real auditors, not the organizing committee. Before then, we’re headed for the same disaster every year.”
Some disgruntled individuals last year organized awards to award themselves and their friends leaving out songs that had enjoyed massive airplay, mainly due to compromised voting systems in place.