Saint-Realest clarifies comment on MASO award; "I didn't mean to despise anything."




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Versatile Musician, Saint-Realest has come out to clarify his trending annotations on Facebook in which he is quoted as stressing that he does not do music for awards but for money.

According to ‘Delilah’ hit-maker, his comment on Zola nation, pertaining to MASO awards did not mean, in any way, to despise organizers or the awards in their totality.   

The Multi-award winning artist who is missing on the list of awardees this year, disclosed, in an interview on Wednesday, that he esteems organizers of the awards and is always obliged for their zealotry in pushing the entertainment industry in the country. 

He said; "Big up to MASO awards organizers...I'd commented like that on that Facebook page because of the way they'd presented their post. It was like I do music for awards or to be praised. NO! I do music for passion and money."

The 'Nsanje' crooner, real name, Yamikani Chikwawe who is predominantly a reggae and dance-hall artist started recording music in 2007 and has worked with Abstract Records, Step Up Records and Kutchira Entertainment among others.

"As a human being," he explained. "I've goals every year that I aim to achieve. So, it doesn't mean that when I'm not awarded any award that particular year then I've failed. The nomination process is done at the volition of the organisers. If I'm not nominated that's all. Otherwise, I can't be here to bother my fans to vote for me, NO!"

Zola nation, a fun page, listed him (Saint) on their Facebook page as one of the artists who have not been awarded in this year's MASO awards.

In his reaction, the ‘HI-HA’ hit architect accentuated that he does not ‘fancy thabwa for praises’ but ‘money for a living.’

“Get this straight! I don’t do music for competition. I’m not in any competition with anyone. I strive to make good music so that people should be dancing to it. Music that at the end of the day would bring food on my table! Pay rentals…” he said, sounding serious about it.

Saint-Realest is one of the artists in the country whose fans describe as mature and reserved. His ‘HI-HA’ song won the best video of the year award in the preceding UMP awards.   

Meanwhile, this year’s MASO awards continue to be vilified by some entertainment fanatics who, among others, are accusing the organizers for awarding some artists who are not admirable. 

Entertainment writer and editor for Afro10ment, Don Afrika observes in his review of the awards that other awardees can easily be suspected to have used shortcuts and monkey tricks to emerge the best.

Other pundits question how the last fishing boat, a well decollated multi-award willing movie by Shemu Joya, produced in 2012, emerged to be a movie of the year in 2022. 

Organisers of the awards were not promptly willing to comment on the accusations levelled against them when we went to press.




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