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Letter to the Editor
The Caribbean Urban Music Awards seems to be another overseas invasion, whilst we sit and accept the so-called established industry awards. Proper research has not been done on this Caribbean Urban Music Awards and it's organizers who have in my opinion produced fictitious figures and specs to manipulate bureaucratic trust.
I have two questions to ask:
1. Why is it that our Jamaican music heads are so gullible?
2. What does Urban Music means to Jamaicans who will be voting in the People’s Choice?
Reggae has been recognized globally, and frankly speaking we don’t need hypocritical organizations to piggyback our beautiful musical culture to promote or setup camp on our soil, when we have our own awards to invest in.
This is the same company that refuses to award any Reggae/ Dancehall act in their UK Urban Music ceremony because of their agreement with Ofcom and Gay rights organizations.
If they really want to help Caribbean music, they should openly make an effort overseas first and prove to us that they are interested in the growth and development of the music, not just their pockets.
No disrespect to Sizzla or any other hard working artist in the Caribbean.