Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has slammed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for holding an awards night in Accra in which Ghanaian artists where completely snubbed for Nigerian stars.
The biggest story from last night’s award show turned out not to be Mo Salah’s historic win but Ghanaian artists completely being snubbed on the night with only Efya singing the national anthem and Kidi performing when the program was over.
Shatta Wale was billed to perform but was a no-show.
The insult has enraged Ghanaians on social media and Gabby has added his voice to the outrage.
Writing on social media, he hit out at CAF, describing the decision to neglect Ghanaian stars as ‘pathetic’ and mocking Wizkid’s dressing to the program.
“Almost a perfect programme at the CAF Awards soiled by lack of local content. But, why, they couldn’t find any Ghanaian musician? Pathetic!.” he said.
“CAF was very disrespectful of Ghana tonight by putting up performances from artistes across the continent, including several from Nigeria, and not a single one from Ghana was good enough to be on stage here in Accra? Shocking and, in fact, embarrassing for CAF.
“Instead of treating us to some good Ghanaian performances, as well, CAF decided to populate the stage with Naija ones plus others, including a Nigerian artiste who was dressed as if he lost his way to the gym. I hear he is called Wizkid,” he added.