Ghana rapper and music producer, Elorm Adablah, popularly known as EL (@ELgh_) has admitted he was looking forward to having been nominated for the just ended 2017 BET Awards.
According to him, he was expecting to part of the Best International Act for Africa but unfortunately, he wasn’t aware of the processes involved hence the reason he failed to chip himself into the award slot.
Speaking to KMJ on ‘Daybreak Hitz’ on Hitz FM, the BBNZ live recording artiste said he thought it was all about talent that earns one the nomination; winning the 2016 Artiste of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, he thought he had automatically proved beyond doubt for a BET nomination.
“I was expecting something like that but I didn’t know what the process was. I thought it was all about talent. I think there is a personal connection with organizers both here in Ghana and outside.
“It’s something I have learned. If I had known when I had won the Artiste of the year I need to speak to some contacts, I would have considered. I had not come out of my box then…” he explained.
Meanwhile, the ‘Koko’ hit maker disclosed he felt the presence of biasness in the ‘crime’ music industry when his talent couldn’t put him on the BET map but it has never discouraged him since he is never saddened on the outcome of such things.
“As long as I have breath and can do music for my fans I am doing well. It was a little biased. But what I believed is that your talent should be enough. But in this crime music industry it isn’t so. I taught talent should put you on the map as a great artiste. I am never disappointed in the outcomes on these things…” he maintained.
Nevertheless, the ‘BAR’ rapper disclosed he felt pain in his heart when some fellow artistes in the industry claimed he had bought the ‘Artiste of the Year’ award even though his hard work had proved otherwise.
“When I won the artiste of the year, there was a little controversy. It pained me for others to claim I bought the award. I have worked hard for it. Everyone who is great in the industry has passed through me some way. But I am over it…” he confirmed.