'Ghanaians didn't vote': Yvonne Okoro on why she didn't win anything at AMVCA
Yvonne Okoro said she is not disappointed for not winning anything for her movie, "Ghana Must Go," after she received nominations in the Best Director category for Frank Rajah, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Movie/TV Series for Kofi Adjorlolo and four other categories.
The event which was held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.
“It means people didn’t vote that’s what it means. When you say this, people get angry. They go and watch the thing (award shows) and go like why are Nigerians only winning, why are South Africans winning but it’s a viewer’s choice awards, you’re meant to vote so that the one that you want to win, would win. And you’ll realise that we have that problem," she told Joy FM.
She continued: "We talk a lot about supporting, oh yes! Let her go, we’re so proud of you but nobody goes out there to vote if you look at Big Brother and all these shows, the person cannot win if you don’t vote.
"So you’ll realize that for my last movie ‘Contract’, the ones (awards) I won were all by the jury and not by popular votes so that should tell you that Ghanaians don’t know how to vote and when you don’t win, they would want to ask you why you didn’t or, get angry and say why are Nigerians winning.
"It’s because they vote for their people. No matter how terrible the movie is, they go out there and vote because they want their country to win.”
Yvonne Okoro charged Ghanaians not to just celebrate when a Ghanaian is nominated for an award but to vote as well.
“What’s most important is that next time, let’s not just celebrate the person or the fact that she’s been nominated," she said.
"Yeah being nominated is fantastic but trust me, winning is the best. So next time, let’s go out there and vote for Ghana, vote for your people so that they can win but the fact that we were nominated and at least Ghana represented, I think it’s a beautiful thing but it would have been better if I won,” she added.
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