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Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Codedrock(m): 12:34pm On Jan 19, 2016
Culled from: T.I.N Magazine

As a great fan of entertainment and recognition of great works I am writing this article to change awards organizers way of judging awards. This is not only for Nigerian award organizers but for all award organizers around the world doing it the way I will tag “The Wrong Way”.
Well, I think the title of this post should have given you guys some hints on the message I am trying to pass here.
According to my personal research most award organizers in the world use the public’s vote to judge some award categories which means they want to know the public’s judgment so as to know how to give these awards to the right people which I will definitely say is the right thing. In some cases some award categories do not require the public’s judgment which is another cool thing. So the purpose of this article is to inform us all that most organizers are doing it the wrong way.
The Wrong Way I am saying is this; Most of our organizers ask the nominees to start soliciting for votes and start promoting themselves so as to win the award, which means the person who promotes the voting link the most wins the award, in a decent voice I will say; that is freaking Dumb!
So let’s come to think of It, 3 people were nominated in a category, the first person has 10,000 social media followers or fans, the second 7,000 and the third 4,000 with the three of them promoting their voting links to their social media fans, it is quite obvious the first person will have the highest votes, so what should be the fate of the 3rd person with 4,000 fan base only? I guess the award organizers expect that person to use his/her money to promote the voting link by advertising on social media right?
If you do not know this before, you should know that there is no more honour in any award that the nominees have to start begging for votes by sharing a poll link on any of their fan pages, awards are all about honoring and recognizing a personality’s great work which means the person’s work speaks of him/her so no need for self promotion to get an award.
As a matter of fact, I personally as an upcoming artist really don’t get moved by awards, in other words; winning awards as a musician these days is actually not an achievement to me. What matters to me most is the influence I make with my music and the records I set as an artist. I had rather top the Billboard Hot100 for weeks than win 10 Grammys, I had rather have the 3rd bestselling album of all time on iTunes than win any award.
Let’s take a look at P-SQUARE, these guys Youtube channel is the most viewed in Nigeria. One of their videos is the most viewed Nigerian video on YouTube, that is what I call achievement, look at 2face- His album is the best selling Nigerian album on ITunes that is what I call achievement, look at D’banj his Oliver Twist song peaked at number 2 in the U.K and topped charts in many other countries and that is what I call achievement, so why the “F” would I start stressing myself to get an award which to be sincere we all know they are judged based on organizers view and the public’s votes are less considered?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying I don’t appreciate awards, I do, but not as much as most people count it these days, most especially our Nigerian artists.
I mean if any award category strictly depend on votes from the public I believe it should be done in a better and a much more sensible way.
Let’s take a look at my own way on how this should be done, being a Nigerian I am going to use The Headies Awards as an example, Headies as we all know is the biggest music award in Nigeria which means they’ve got a lot of levels when it comes to the entertainment scene. So let’s say they want to judge some of their award categories based on the public’s vote why don’t they promote the voting page to the public themselves? I mean award organizers who wants to use the public’s vote to judge their award categories should be able to do it the perfect way. What I am saying is when an award voting commences the organizers should promote the voting page to the audiences and see what people truly think. In this E-world we are in presently I think even the social media promo is enough for them to use. Headies is an award show millions of Nigerians know about and they expect to see nominees and winners every year so it is quite obvious people would want to cast their votes for the right people. At this level I think an award show as respected as Headies shouldn’t find it difficult to get their voting page promoted on top blogs in Nigeria, I believe big names like Notjustok.com,Tooxclusive.com,360nobs.com,BellaNaija and even Lindaikeji blog would still help Headies promote their voting page for free if some partnership agreements were made, and with them promoting on Facebook and Twitter alongside I am so sure Headies would have hundreds of thousand votes from Nigerians selecting great artists they think deserve award. Via this system it would be crystal clear the award is given via people’s choice.
Award organizers should try and inculcate this system and stop telling artists to solicit for votes.
SOURCE: http://www.takemetonaija.com/2016/01/why-awards-should-not-involve-nominees.html

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 12:41pm On Jan 19, 2016
Nice Article....Likes of Next Rated or Rookie of the Year shouldn't be open for public voting....all that could be judge by the Artistes all year performance,progress and achievements
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Funfreak: 6:00pm On Jan 19, 2016
Nice article.. I reason with u O.P
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by cruzita(f): 6:34pm On Jan 19, 2016
I CONCUR

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by nuelzy: 7:32pm On Jan 19, 2016
hmmmm....dis reeky's car dey pain some ppl no be small



rubbish....i cant see any wrong in soliciting for vote



in projectfame...d judges would give anything to retain some very good talents in d academy...bt at the end...ppl will vote d ones dey like....


its a win or lose thing...


not a battle field...




#now playing.........#

Dj spinal ft Yemi Alade...pepe dem

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Codedrock(m): 8:19pm On Jan 19, 2016
nuelzy:
hmmmm....dis reeky's car dey pain some ppl no be small



rubbish....i cant see any wrong in soliciting for vote



in projectfame...d judges would give anything to retain some very good talents in d academy...bt at the end...ppl will vote d ones dey like....


its a win or lose thing...


not a battle field...




#now playing.........#

Dj spinal ft Yemi Alade...pepe dem
Did you even read the article?? How's what the writer saying connected to Reekys car?? According to the writer he only used Headies as an example and he didn't even mention anything about the Next Rated stuff.
And seriously?? you see nothing wrong with nominees soliciting for votes??

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 8:39pm On Jan 19, 2016
angry
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by nuelzy: 9:52pm On Jan 19, 2016
Codedrock:

Did you even read the article?? How's what the writer saying connected to Reekys car?? According to the writer he only used Headies as an example and he didn't even mention anything about the Next Rated stuff.
And seriously?? you see nothing wrong with nominees soliciting for votes??
i really think arguing with u is pointless since ur name is codedrock ....i mean it goes to show dat u have been living in a rock for ages...


so i dont xpect u to know basic insights of showbiz....



a little icing tho...



screw u

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by doyinisaac(m): 11:38pm On Jan 19, 2016
nuelzy:
hmmmm....dis reeky's car dey pain some ppl no be small



rubbish....i cant see any wrong in soliciting for vote



in projectfame...d judges would give anything to retain some very good talents in d academy...bt at the end...ppl will vote d ones dey like....


its a win or lose thing...


not a battle field...




#now playing.........#

Dj spinal ft Yemi Alade...pepe dem
Your stupidity is amazing.

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by nuelzy: 7:30am On Jan 20, 2016
doyinisaac:
Your stupidity is amazing.
and urs is legendary grin

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by ellabooz(f): 6:51pm On Jan 20, 2016
This article is called catapult of envy and bomb of jealousy grin grin grin

Write another one back to back, this one can't change the fact that Rekado banks is the winner. Deal with it bro.

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Integrityfarms(m): 6:51pm On Jan 20, 2016
Seeking for votes is not far from politics which leaves the awards without bias
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by cutetopsey(f): 6:51pm On Jan 20, 2016
Hnmnmm! Nice piece. I concur
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by free2ryhme: 6:53pm On Jan 20, 2016
Would you give them money to give out the star prize
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Vivly(f): 6:58pm On Jan 20, 2016
Voting makes the whole process seem democratic. It appeals to the mind everyone that they helped select the best out of the better nominees. How would it be if organizers nominated and still picked out the winner themselves?? That's too much power for one person. If several people have been nominated, it's because they've passed the criteria and are considered better than others who weren't nominated. It's then up to everyone to pick the best.
bye.

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by danbrowndmf(m): 7:00pm On Jan 20, 2016
Who so ever wrote this article is very brilliant. Cc softvio
Codedrock:
Culled from: T.I.N Magazine

SOURCE: http://www.takemetonaija.com/2016/01/why-awards-should-not-involve-nominees.html

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by charlesopp(m): 7:02pm On Jan 20, 2016
ellabooz:
This article is called catapult of envy and bomb of jealousy grin grin grin

Write another one back to back, this one can't change the fact that Rekado banks is the winner. Deal with it bro.

Read stop being myopic

Some peeps are daft sha

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Codedrock(m): 7:03pm On Jan 20, 2016
Vivly:
Voting makes the whole process seem democratic. It appeals to the mind everyone that they helped select the best out of the better nominees. How would it be if organizers nominated and still picked out the winner themselves?? That's too much power for one person. If several people have been nominated, it's because they've passed the criteria and are considered better than others who weren't nominated. It's then up to everyone to pick the best.
bye.
The writer didn't say there should not be votes, the writer is only saying the nominees should not solicit for votes

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Vivly(f): 7:06pm On Jan 20, 2016
Codedrock:

The writer didn't say there should not be votes, the writer is only saying the nominees should not solicit for votes
ok. my bad.
But the writer knows that there are several ways to solicit for votes without actually soliciting for votes which makes the do not solicit for votes mantra invalid right?
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by femi4: 7:09pm On Jan 20, 2016
Codedrock:

Did you even read the article?? How's what the writer saying connected to Reekys car?? According to the writer he only used Headies as an example and he didn't even mention anything about the Next Rated stuff.
And seriously?? you see nothing wrong with nominees soliciting for votes??
wailing losers!
How come we didn't see such article before headies

If its by soliciting for vote, I wonder why Emekus didn't win PF
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by rapmike(m): 7:15pm On Jan 20, 2016
charlesopp:

Read stop being myopic
Some peeps are daft sha
And you had to insult her.
Did she insult you?

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Horlufemi(m): 7:18pm On Jan 20, 2016
Egbon OP, If you want the award come and take it.
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by dkronicle(m): 7:28pm On Jan 20, 2016
Anyways they don't just give a Fawk bro
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by JingoOAU(m): 7:59pm On Jan 20, 2016
I argue this your case with my cousin the day that Olamide-Don jazzy feud broke out....my personal opinion then was that instead of soliciting for votes, cnt we just look for integrity-laden musical icons to be judges over these awards.
By voting, the true meaning of the best musician award would be lost to the yearnings of the voters who would not necessarily vote based on the performance and success of a song or artist, rather, on the sexy-stature and sweet looking physique of an artist

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Rexphobia(m): 8:05pm On Jan 20, 2016
It's a popularity contest
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Godwin10(m): 8:16pm On Jan 20, 2016
I concur... Awards this days have been politicized.
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Helkayklassic(m): 8:22pm On Jan 20, 2016
I am with you on this OP, all awards should be decided by top men in the music industry the way MTV base selected hottest mcs in 2015 rather than asking them to solicit for votes. It's an award not an election.

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by missKiffy(f): 8:31pm On Jan 20, 2016
I agree, awards should be given based on merit, not like most of dese entertainers that beg for votes up and down

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Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 8:38pm On Jan 20, 2016
Horlufemi:
Egbon OP, If you want the award come and take it.

Lol... Epic!
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 8:44pm On Jan 20, 2016
Stupid post... Even at that it will still be by voting... Even Grammy award is by voting.... Emmy's by voting....
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 8:45pm On Jan 20, 2016
Codedrock:
Culled from: T.I.N Magazine

SOURCE: http://www.takemetonaija.com/2016/01/why-awards-should-not-involve-nominees.html


Applauduse.... To the composer... U pass front page on NL... Abeg move this to paper cover sharply..
#making_sense
Re: Why Awards Should Not Involve Nominees Soliciting For Votes by Nobody: 8:47pm On Jan 20, 2016
All this peepz commenting trash.. Abeg u too lazy to read?

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