After the first fifteen contestants of Primus Guma Guma Super Star season four were unveiled, the usual fuss that fills newspapers and local websites followed – to no one’s surprise. The music fraternity was appalled and dismayed at the same time with the inclusion of artists that some termed as incompetent.
And now a famous journalist has come forward to claim there were corrupt deals and scams that were behind the nomination, mostly citing cash scandals. The journalist, famous on Radio10 but who spoke on condition of anonymity, told rwandashow.com that he was approached by more than one artist for what he termed as “a motivational fee” to vote for them.
He said, “It’s very sad that our music industry is going in this direction. When we were about to vote for the artists that would appear in PGGSS I received over five phone calls from different artists begging me to vote them. Of course I turned them down but as far as I know there are other journalists that took the bribes.”
The revelations come amid increasing complaints from the public that competent musicians are constantly ignored in the reality TV show while those who are financially endowed are preferred instead.