Ghanaian Hip-hop recording artist Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, who goes by the stage name Joey B has called on the Ghanaian music fraternity to refrain from mocking artistes when they do not win awards pending the upcoming 3 Music Awards and Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
During a phone-in interview with Andy Dosty on his Daybreak Hitz morning show, Darryl commented that in as much as he has never been “trolled” for not winning an award he feels bad for artistes who get trolled by fans.
“I have mentioned it before and I will keep sounding it from time to time. If your favourite artiste(s) doesn’t win an award, do not mock/laugh at them. Trolling our artistes say a lot about us. I feel bad for artistes that fans troll.”
“Like I said, I have never been trolled for not winning an award before. I have grown out of being in pain for not winning an award. I am a musician, I am not doing music for awards. I am doing music from my heart.”
Over the years, many artistes have been mocked social media users for failing to win any awards during music award ceremonies, Patapaa, Medikal and Pappy Kojo are some musicians who have gone through such ordeals.