The Odudu Music Awards Academy has risen from a meeting of the collegiate and has stripped off the 2009 Artiste of The Year Award. The Port Harcourt based musician, Mkaze, personally returned the award plaque handed over to him at the first edition of the awards.
N500,000.00 was promised to the Artiste of the Year and other amounts to different other winners. Mr. Patrick Fernandez, as an individual, made the promise in order to promote his Bonny Microfinance Bank. And was to pay the winners directly (NOT THROUGH OGOLOLAUGHS). Due to EFCC matters, the bank has not been able to redeem the pledge. Yet Mr. Mkaze alone feels that Ogololaughs should pay him. Since this was not forth coming, Mr. Mkaze decided to return his award plaque and chose to place it on the stage while the 2nd edition show was going on. This unbecoming act has left the Academy with no option than to take the decision.
The Odudu Music Awards Academy has applied the rules for 2010 on who becomes the Artiste of the year and therefore has awarded the Artiste of The Year 2009 to Soty.
Please, our esteemed Odudu Music Awards allies, the press, friends, guests and artistes kindly address Soty as the first winner of the artiste of the Year 2009 Odudu Music Awards.
Michael A. Ogolo
President, Odudu Music Awards. (http://www.ogololaughs.com)