Ghanaian Reggae Musician and Radio Host, Blakk Rasta has come to the defence of Kwame Fordjour, popularly known as Dr UN and his award schemes.
According to Blakk Rasta, Dr UN’s awards are more credible than even the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). This is because, VGMA awards the highest voter, and not necessarily the person who deserves the award.
“His awards will even be better than the VGMA which is a useless award. This VGMA is a useless award because people are voting. They are buying votes and that is corrupt… Dr UN was asked why he didn’t nominate me and he said Blakk Rasta was bigger than my awards. The point is this when VGMA is making their awards, you have to vote. When you vote, they give it to the highest bidder, the one who votes more,” Blakk Rasta told GhanaWeb’s Paula Amma Broni in a recent interview.
“They are not even ashamed of it, they will ask you, ‘did you vote?’ You didn’t win and you are crying. So did you buy the awards? Dr UN didn’t do that, he just pinpointed people in the society he felt with his panellist that these people deserved this award and they awarded them, that is how an award system should go…I will prefer Dr UN’s award to VGMA any day,” he added.
Blakk Rasta also noted that Dr UN has good intentions and deserves support from the country.
“What we have to do is support him so he does it properly another time. Because he made one mistake, we say cut him off. He had good intentions for the thing. According to what he said, he did it to honour Kofi Annan, as to whether he said the awards were UN awards, I do not know about that. I think that people should sit down with him and encourage him to do the right thing…now I think he has learnt his lessons and made a name, he doesn’t have to put UN in there…he never took a penny from the guys. He said somebody like D-Black wanted to pay him money.
The infamous Dr UN has since 2020, become a topic of interest after he organised a “fake UN Award show” that saw the likes of Sarkodie, Berla Mundi, and D-Black amongst others honoured.