Bullgod has stated that for the Afrobeat music genre to be considered in this year’s America Music Awards is a big win for the entire Africa and not Nigerians alone.
Bullgod, real name Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson made this known after a couple of Nigerian musicians were nominated in the Afrobeat category added to the award scheme in this year’s edition.
The likes of Burna Boy, Tems, Wizkid, and CKay have been nominated in the Afrobeat category in the America Music Awards but unfortunately, no Ghanaian musician was spotted in the list even though we have been one of the pioneers of the music genre.
In an interview on the Daybreak Hitz segment aired on Hitz FM, Bullgod stated that this is a big victory for African music and not Nigerians alone. He stated that the fact that Ghanaian musicians were nominated in the category doesn’t mean they have lost.
“Afrobeats being considered at the America Music Awards is a win for Africa and not just Nigeria or a loss for Ghana because we didn’t earn slots in the category“, he said.
He also stated that the likes of Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Black Sherif are doing amazingly well with their craft but none of them have ventured into the Afrobeat music genre.
“Sarkodie is doing well, but he is not an Afrobeats. Stonebwoy is doing amazing, but he is not an Afrobeats artists. Black Sherif is doing great, but he says he does Highlife“, he added.