The Chief Executive Officer of the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards, Mr. Prince Mackay, has disclosed that Blakk Rasta is a significant factor behind the removal of the Reggae Presenters category from the RTP Awards.
His negative remarks about the award scheme led the board to make the decision to eliminate the category.
“People didn’t really take the reggae category seriously, even though I didn’t see it that way. I was one of the few people who made sure that when we started RTP, we would include the reggae category,” he stated.
“RTP is the only awards scheme that honors reggae presenters. Still, if the time has come for us to remove it, we have to. One of the reasons why we took it off is because of some of the negative remarks made by Blakk Rasta,” he added.
However, he took the initiative to inform some of the reggae personalities about the board’s dissatisfaction with Blakk Rasta’s comments before the category was removed.
“When the category was being taken off, I called some of the reggae guys and told them our board people are not happy with the things going on.”
By Afia Owusu/myxyzonline.com/Gh