The Public Relations Officer for 3Music Awards, Obed Boafo has revealed the Northern sector Rising artist artwork his outfit published had a technical hitch as it was meant to represent just the Northern Region, not the whole Northern sector.
Speaking on Showbiz Live with Caleb Nii Boye on Live FM, Obed Boafo revealed the board had an initial plan of having artists from the 10 regions participate however due to a technical hitch he couldn’t openly reveal, an artwork came out with Northern Sector instead of Northern Region.
He went on to state the two remaining regions Upper East and Upper West would have their lists released on Monday, 3rd January 2020.
3Music using a new format for it’s rising star category decided to make it regional using the original 10 regions of Ghana (We currently have 16 regions in Ghana), however, to the surprise of many, the Board merged the Northern Region with the Upper East and Upper West Regions, terming it the Northern Sector, however, the artists in the category all came from Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region leading to a public outcry.
Fast-rising singer Teflon Flexx known for his hit singles Eskelebele and Madina questioned why the organizers of the Awards scheme would ignore the two other regions when talents like himself were putting in enough work to be recognized.