Fuse ODG, ever the one to take a stand against African discrimination made it clear to the Black Entertainment Television that he will never attend their awards.
His reason which he made clear via Twitter is because the organization has consistently been handing the Best International Acts Africa awards backstage as opposed to in front of ticket buyers and the rest of the audience of the show.
Dear @BET, the reason why I didn't come is because you give our awards backstage! You have no respect for our hard work and achievements
— Fuse ODG (@FuseODG) June 28, 2015
Fuse ODG was nominated for the award alongside Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, AKA,The Soil, Congolese singer Fally Ipupa, and Kenyan Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol. The award was won by Stonebwoy.
Fuse’s stand is one that a lot of African music lovers share at the moment, but he seems to be the only musician at the present taking the stand while most of his colleagues seem content with basking in the glory of being nominated.
But this should not come as a surprise as Fuse ODG turned down the opportunity to feature in one of Britain’s most commercially successful songs of the year due to its demeaning portrayal of Africans.