It came as a surprise to most industry followers when the news of Nigerian singing sensation, Tiwa Savage, is the winner of coveted MTV Europe Music Awards in the Best African Act category, against competition like multiple award winning acts like Nigeria’s Davido, South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupafrom the DRC.
Just days after she had won the award and when people are begin to accept the decision, an Instagram user who sources claimed is a Web programmer/developer @omotayo3i took to the platform to leak a video showing Tiwa Savage allegedly won the award using employing internet Robot to Votes for her.
On the posted video, the user shows how an internet robot was automated to vote for the singer every second, she gets an average of 84 Votes every minute.
The fear is that if the allegation got to the award organizers, they may be forced to investigate the voting process and may in turn strip the singing diva of the award a female act is winning for the first time since inception.
It is also to note that there has been allegation of such about many Nigerian musicians especially when it comes to their music download on several online platforms. The accusation was that they normally invest money on some people who will either download or view their songs or videos of these platforms just to create impression that the songs or videos are well sought after.
Watch Demonstration of the Robotic Voting here: