Gospel Awards Also Deserve Support As Afrima – Prince Mackay
Prince Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Big Events, organizers of Radio and Television Personality(RTP) Awards has expressed his disappointment in the main body behind the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards(AFRIMA) which was held in Ghana recently.
The 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA held in Accra, Ghana on November 24, 2018 had in attendance music stars, dignitaries, and music lovers across the continent, the annual music event seeks to celebrate and reward African talents who have done exceedingly well in the year.
With a total of 36 categories, the 5th AFRIMA winners are culled from the Regional and Continental categories.
The 5th AFRIMA Legendary awards were given to the internationally recognized South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The music legend, who is “dubbed Princess of Africa” has a career span of over 30 years with several hit albums, has performed for notable personalities within and outside the country.
The ceremony saw NO gospel musician awarded for the good works over the year under review.
However Prince Mackay in an interview with Zionfelix on Radio Univers in Accra stated that gospel music as a genre of music is one that has been a great pillar for the continent and he does not understand why the organizers of the awards decided to turn a blind eye to it.
“I was so disappointed that organizers couldn’t just provide one slot for gospel music…Africa has many top gospel acts…” Prince Mackay said.
He said that the Ministry OF Arts and Culture involved in the AFRIMA organization should be focusing on letting gospel music and gospel awards excel the way AFRIMA does.
According to him, Madam Catherine Afeku should come on board to make this African gospel music awards scheme a huge success just like it was done for AFRIMA .
The Big Events boss suggested that the things done for the AFRIMA awards should be done equally for the gospel music . He also suggested that they invest into the gospel awards just as they will for AFRIMA.
Prince revealed that his awards scheme is launched and has already been signed with media houses such as DSTV, PBN Africa, EIB and Praise TV
According to Prince a lot of awards were won and not even one of these awards was aligned to a gospel category.