Leading Nigerian pop star, Wizkid who was nominated for a BET Award in the category of Best International Act: Africa has turned down the nomination.

According to an online journal, Wizkid who is currently based in the United States said he felt insulted.

He wondered why he would be placed in the same category as typical Nigerians. He said he was an international artiste even though he is from Nigeria. He also stressed that he had won the award earlier.

He also said he would not be interested in BET Award until they get it right.

Wizkid also got 7 nominations from Billboard Music Award and recently tweeted to fellow nominee, Mr Eazi to bring the BET award home. Wizkid seemed really disappointed despite all his attempts at westernizing himself.

Some other artistes nominated in the same category include: Tekno, Davido, Mr. Eazi.

The big questions now: Is rejecting awards the trend among Nigerian artistes? Does placing him in that category belittle him, or is he just proud?

TARKAA, Moses Kator

Writer and Student of Law, Benue State University.

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