The first ever Mamas – MTV Africa Music Awards, a mega boost for African musicians – has come and gone. However, the report of the Abuja event by Associated Press (AP) leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
What’s my beef with AP?
This, the embolden text below, is:
Two Nigerian singers won top awards Saturday as MTV held its first-ever music award program for Africa, with acts from across the world’s poorest continent being nominated for prizes..
Thanks to AP for rubbing it in. It’s a no-brainner that Africa is the poorest continent in the world, but must AP – and other mainstream media – rub that fact in all the time?
The Mamas was Africa’s moment; our own time to strut our stuff and we do not need a reminder from Associated Press and other MSM on where we Africans are on the global socioeconomic scale! Must MSM reminded the world and us that we, Africans, make do with less than a dollar on day?
No we don’t!