Wednesday, February 15 2017
Bebe Cool withdrawn from Club Music Video Awards
A day after releasing the Club Music Video Awards, Bebe Cool has been withdrawn from the only category he had been nominated. The nomination list was released on Valentine's day with the likes of Winnie Nwagi and Irene Ntale dominating the list plus lots of unknown artists.
Bebe Cool re-echoed his earlier position where he clearly requested all organisations or awarding bodies not to consider him for any nomination after a cartoon in one of the dailies depicted him as having vested interests in the just concluded Hipipo Awards.
In the Club Music Video Awards, Bebe Cool was nominated in two categories, Viral Video and Choreography, but the in viral video list, Bebe Cool's Kabulengane was competing with two of Winnie Nwagi's songs, Musawo and Magic, this must have upset him the more. Farmer by Sheebah and Ykee Benda was the other nomination.
The Dede singer reached out to the organisers asking them if they did not get his message relating to local nominations, a source from Club Music told him of how they did..Please remove me from the list and issue a statement because I was clear from the onset.
The organisers were forced to remove Bebe from the list and also issued a statement to that effect;
"Club Pilsener would like to confirm that Bebe Cool has officially been withdrawn from the Viral Video and Choreography categories in which he was nominated as he (Bebe Cool) requested."
"The categories will maintain the the three entries selected. This will in no way affect our brand promise to support the local music industry and we thank and congratulate all the nominees. We would also like to say a special thank you to our fans for the continued support and look forward to seeing you on Saturday March 18."
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