Entertainment of Sunday, 20 June 2021
Epixode, a vier for the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, said that his fellow contender, Samini, deserves to be honoured rather than pitted against the new crop of reggae/dancehall musicians.
He made this revelation on Simply hosted by Mz Gee. Epixode said, “I think Samini should be honoured as a legend. He shouldn’t be mixed up with the kids. He deserves too much too to be put in these categories. Because he actually paved the way for some of us to follow. And as much as he is staying relevant, imagine a youth who just started a year or month ago wins this award over Samini. Me, I wouldn’t like it. So, Samini should just be honoured as a Godfather.”
Addressing his ineligibility in the category, he asserted that a category win shouldn’t be based on only the songs. He said the whole genre should be comprehensively analyzed for the fairest outcome. And according to him, he has been a front liner and defended the genre.
He also mentioned that he has a few dancehall songs under the year of review, although these songs didn’t become a massive hit. He substantiated his claim with his performance at the VGMA X’perience Concert and VGMA launch.
Although he is hopeful for a win, not winning wouldn’t halt his pace in the industry. He said he would continue to do what he does to prove people wrong. He also mentioned that he won’t be broken-hearted over an award. Because Bob Marley may not have won one when he was alive, but we still celebrate him after death.