This week, Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy has been in the news for ‘lobbying’ for nominations for this year’s BET awards.
He posted “@Stonebwoyb deserves a 2nd @BET @BET_Intl Nomination & Win!!! He has done a lot in 2016 CONTINENTALLY and GLOBALLY than any other Ghanaian Musician and he’s still breaking NEW GROUNDS with MAJOR CONNECTS. Running his own Global Territorial Tours (#GoHigherTour) in #USA and #Australia is NO JOKE!!! He played the most African shows in 2017 than any other. This 2017 alone he has worked his way on 3 major international albums “Transition” by @iamjemere Morgan and “Break The World” by @FayAnnLyons that shot to N.o 2 and N.o 3 positions respectively in the World @Billboard Charts for weeks. And next week, he is listed for @MorganHeritage’s new album #Avrakedabra which drops May 19 (Grammy Award Group’s album). And as I am typing this now, he is recording with #GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER @TonyCDKelly. Brother deserves a nomination and a win into #BET2017 (again). Placing all the FACTS, TRUTHS here. The records are there to show!!! Bhimnation #ComeFromFar #Wogbejeke #StonebwoyForBET2017 #BET #Billboard #Ghana #BhimNation”.
His post won him admiration from some section of Ghanaians whiles others think his open show of lobbying is not good for his image as an artiste.
Well. celebrity blogger, David Mawuli has waded into the ongoing debate as to whether the artiste open lobby for nomination in this year’s award show is good for his image or not.
According to him, although there is nothing wrong if an artiste is lobbying to be nominated for the awards scheme, the kind of write up used by his team is unprofessional and does not speak well of the artiste.
He underscored the need for the artiste’s PR team to step up their game and write good articles if they will resort to lobbying for recognition and subsequent nomination.
He posted “For me, I see no desperation in his attempt to grab his second BET but the manner in which he’s lobbying is where the issue lies. As an artiste of his calibre, I expected to see professional write ups on his TL, not the rough writing he recently posted. His PR team must up their game.”