Multiple award-winning and chart-topping Ghanaian singer, known in showbiz as D-Black, has announced that he has thrown away his much talked about ‘Dr. UN awards away after it emerged that the award scheme was fraudulent.
The rapper and entrepreneur were awarded along with some of the country’s top prominent celebrities such as colleague rapper Sarkodie, TV personality Berla Mundi, and host of others at a well-attended event at Alisa Hotel last two weeks, believed to be connected to the United Nations ( UN).
Among the many honorees and award winners was D-Black who was seen in a video receiving the quote and laurel for his significant contribution to society but a later report revealed that one ‘Dr.’ Kwame Fordjour, who claimed to be a UN representative, was actually a fake.
According to the investigations, the UN denied knowledge of any such person in their books and also distanced themselves from the said award scheme.
Commenting on the ordeal on UTV’s ‘United Showbiz’ program with host, Nana Ama McBrown, D-Black revealed that he has since thrown his award away and has been very pained about the situation.
He noted that he earlier harbored reservations about the program but didn’t heed to his guts.
“Sarkodie came with his official photographer so the photos you see of me on social media from the award scheme are not from the events but that of Sarkodie’s… I am pained by the situation.
I got a plaque and a necklace but I have cut the necklace into two with scissors. Nana, I have thrown my award away.” D-Black remarked.
He further disputed a claim by Shatta Wale (Ghanaian Dancehall Musician) that he paid GH¢ 5,000 to the convener, Dr Kwame Fordjour aka Dr UN for the supposed UN/Kofi Annan Foundation award.
“I didn’t pay anything to anyone.” He emphasized.