Baba Harare Withdraws from Star FM Listener’s Awards
Zimbabwean musician Baba Harare has withdrawn his nomination from the upcoming Star FM Listener’s awards, which are scheduled for May 3, 2023. The theme of the awards is “It’s All About The Artist.” While Baba Harare did not provide specific reasons for his decision, it is believed that he was not happy about the exclusion of fellow artist Winky D from the awards and is showing solidarity with him.
Expressing Gratitude for the Nomination
On his official Facebook page, Baba Harare expressed gratitude for the nomination. He stated,
“I feel honoured. However, due to my own personal reasons, I don’t feel worthy of the nomination.”
He further added, “There are other great acts/artists who should have graced the center stage but sadly aren’t in any category. So I wish my nomination to be withdrawn. Thank you once again for the opportunity.”
StarFM Listener’s Awards
The StarFM Listener’s awards are a three-hour live radio production event that will take place at the radio house along Simon Mazorodze Road. According to StarFM, the awards are going to be the first-ever live on-air event of its kind in Zimbabwe. The event will feature live performances from the nominees, creating a unique and exciting experience for listeners.
Leo Magozz, Takura, and Quonfuzed are the artists leading the way with four nominations each. Steve Vickers, the head of programming for StarFM, explained that the radio station wants to honor and reward the local talent.
“We want to honor and reward our local artists, who are the stars of Star FM… We will also create a unique and exciting experience for our listeners, with live performances from the nominees.”
Fans React to Baba Harare’s Decision
Baba Harare’s decision to withdraw his nomination has caused a stir among his fans, who took to social media to express their disappointment. One fan commented, “I am gutted that Baba Harare has withdrawn his nomination, but I understand why he did it. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in, and I respect him for that.”