Top Musician Jah Prayzah who made history by winning an award at the MTV Africa Music Awards held in Johannesburg says he decided to skip the event because he was fully booked.
“I didn’t travel to South Africa because the second batch of MAMA nominations were released in October and I was already booked by people. The people would have paid their monies in full and we couldn’t disappoint them. For instance I had a show in Kariba at Nyamhunga Stadium, and there was a private function at Meikles Hotel. The private function was a family celebrating their mother’s 50th birthday. You can imagine the sentimental value that holds for the family only for us to disappoint them,” said Jah Prayzah.
He said Farai Mutero represented him. “Farai was there to collect the award on our behalf and represent us. However Mtv doesn’t want people to go on stage and say thank you to fans. That’s why we had to make that thank you video. All nominees had to make that video,” said Jah Prayzah.
But many say Jah Prayzah thought he had no chance of winning since he was up against some of Africa’s greats.