Rapper Jay Polly has finally come out the shell to express his concerns that the way musicians are awarded at the annual Salax Awards is vague and unclear. Jay, who has been quiet for some time following his open bust up with the media late last year, said that many people are still in confusion and did not know what criteria were used in picking the nominees and the final eventual winners.
He said, “It’s not clear as to how the nominees are picked and even after they are picked we don’t know how the winners are chosen. I think it would be more appropriate if we had a system similar to that of Guma Guma Super Star, where we have a voting system, that way things would be clear. Because of that there will always be accusations of bribery and that goes without saying.”
This year’s Awards have drawn more controversy than any other previous editions with quite a number of artistes turning their backs on them. Tom Close, Dream Boyz and Uncle Austin are just a few of those who have pulled out arguing that merits were not laid on cards for fair nominations. Tom Close, who also won the first edition of Guma Guma Super Star went ahead and threatened to sue Ikirezi Group if they continued using his name among the nominees.