Popular Nigerian artist and street pop king, Small Doctor, has broken his silence after he was apparently snubbed during the recently held AFRIMA 2017 Awards.
Following the popularity, acceptance and rave that accompanied the release of his 2016 hit song “Penalty”, many would certainly have concluded that he would be a sure candidate for this year’s award nominations.
However, the singer was not nominated and it sparked a major conversation amongst fans.
Speaking during an exclusive chat with Showtime, the self-styled “king of the streets” said that being nominated or not at the awards is not a big deal as long as he is still making waves as a musician.
He said: “To be nominated and to be appreciated are two different things; for my picture to be on the banners and to have been invited for the awards is enough, because I appreciate every bit of my life. A fall never keeps me down, though this is not a fall; anything goes, nominated or not nominated I’m balling”.
In addition to that, Small Doctor said that he only has to work harder while keeping his eye on the prize.
“Don’t get it twisted, I don’t mean that being nominated and winning awards doesn’t translate to an achievement; but I won’t kill myself because they refused to nominate me. I just have to work harder while keeping my eye on the prize. There are songs that don’t get nominations but they shut down the show when they are performed at awards; and you will be wondering if the organisers were blind during nominations. Well, I can’t judge them and they can’t judge me as well”, he added.