The veteran Dj who was speaking at an event on saturday, believes Nigerian artists that avoided the 2021 AFRIMA are suffering from colonial mentality.
Dj Jimmy Jatt doesn’t believes if it was an international award they will be there days before but they are quick to ignore the local shows in their own countries.
“I think it is the colonial mentality that is still worrying a lot of our people. When it is western world inviting you, even if it is an award in a smallest room, they are always quick to go and would probably arrive four days before the award.
“But when it is being held here, even the biggest one here. From records, all the awards or the recognition platforms here had the issues.
“Once it is us, for us, it is not as big for them. All that needs to change. Once it is other people for us, we even beg to be there,” he said.