The MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (MAMAs) which is the Biggest Music Recognition Ceremony on the African Continent, has in its 6th Edition, nominated Cameroon’s very own MAGASCO in one of the categories to be held in Dome, Johannesburg-South Africa on Saturday 22nd October 2016.
Magasco whose song ”WULE BANG BANG” caught the whole continent by surprise since last year & with a current 775.025 YouTube views, witnesses an international recognition of his talent as it is his first ever nomination at The MAMAs.
It is therefore of no doubt that being recognized by the Continent’s Biggest Music Recognition Platform, will mean a whole lot & even call for celebration for Magasco and his supporters both in/out of Cameroon.
But the point which seems disturbing to us here at Pomradio News is the fact that he is being nominated in the category of BEST FRANCOPHONE alongside Serge Beynaud, J-Rio, Franko & Toofan, whereas he is an Anglophone Cameroonian who rarely sings in the French Language.
Some of the questions that we foresee breaking social media in the days ahead concerning this BEST FRANCOPHONE Category nomination will include,
Would the nomination in this category mean that it is a tactic by MTV to just nominate & deny him of the award?
Because if you can recall, JOVI (One of Cameroon’s finest Rappers) was last year nominated in the same category alongside Pure Francophone Africa’s Artistes like DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast), Laurette Le Pearle (DRC), Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast) & Toofan (Togo), which at the end, he was not crowned the winner.
As such, should Magasco who is an Anglophone & not a Francophone Cameroonian be expecting same thing as was JOVI’s case?
If that is the case, what then holds the future of Cameroonian Anglophone Artistes, who seem more talented than their Francophone Brothers?
Does it mean that Cameroonian Anglophone Musicians should sing more in English Language than in the French language so as to avoid being nominated in the ‘Francophone Category’ at International Awards?
This is a question left for the Anglophone Cameroonian Artistes & their supporters in/out of Cameroon to answer, which we at Pomradio News believe should be taken seriously!