By May Jesaro (@KiptuiMay)
After being crowned Comeback Artiste of the Year in the 2nd Bingwa Music Awards ceremony, rapper Octopizzo angrily turned it down.
The ‘This Could Be Us’ singer lashed out at the awards on his Facebook post saying he does not understand awards in this country.
“Thanks for ?#BingwaAwards for the Award last Night, unfortunately I won't take the award of "ComeBack Artist Of The Year" I never went anywhere ,I've been here since my 1st hit single OnTop,I put in more work than any artist of my Genre ,unless you are awarding me for coming back from my Europe tour then it doesn't make sense ,I never understand awards in this country, I’d rather you acknowledge & Respect my work than award me & nominating me for a "comeback" Award which was such a joke, so if you don't mind plizz give my award to Wahu who was in the same category. Next time you nominate me please make sure you do a background check of my catalogue; The Quality of Hip hop music when it comes to Audio & video that I've brought to this industry since I stepped in. You can't compare to any not even close, All in all I wish you the best and congrats to the "Winners" last night,& we still have a long way to go as far as awards are concerned”, read his post.
The post followed with numerous hashtags which indicated he wanted respect in the music industry.