They say ‘’desperate times call for desperate measures,’’ but some measures are totally ludicrous. We get that an award is very important, especially to artists… but how far can you go to get it?
Well, kwaito star, Arthur Mafokate has taken the word ‘’desperate’’ to a whole different level… he is so desperate for a Metro FM Award that he has even offered to give away a cow to a lucky voter among those who vote for his music stable.
Even a corrupt official would laugh their wits out if they were to be offered such a bribe… why the desperation and why a cow, of all things?
He said: ‘’The only thing we need as people is food. You can give people money but that won’t empower them.
‘’So I want to give them something they can actually enjoy,’’ like seriously?
This whole desperation is aggravated by news that Arthur’s record label, 999 Music, has been nominated for Best Compilation Album while one of his artists, Cici, has been nominated for best R&B Single. The prize money is R100K in each category.
Arthur, who now demands to be referred to as a businessman, told reports that the cow competition was one of many crazy ideas, precisely.
The sudden urge for a win, he said, comes from the fact that there has been a drought of four years at his stable.
‘’The album we released represents our comeback as a label.
‘’It’s a compilation featuring our greatest artists.
‘’Winning a Metro FM Award would mean the world to us, although we’ve already bagged two awards for the album.’’
The record label has won awards in the SABC Radio Summer Campaign for their hit song Summa Ya Masumma featuring Arthur, Cici and Ishmael, as well as for Ko Morago by African Roots.
Well gossip lovers, if you have any plans to sacrifice a cow for a certain ceremony, you might as well vote for Arthur’s music stable… minus 1 problem…
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Article by: Tebogo Nkabinde