FREEMAN who, what?
Journeyman urban grooves artiste EnockMunhenga better known as Ex Q was overwhelmed with joy and forgot people who were with him during his phenomenal year in music when he won big at the Star FM Music Awards last Friday.
Top of the list of people to honour could have been Freeman, that chorus voice in the song Nzenzawhich got Most Played Song while he also got other gongs in the Best Afro-Pop Song, Best Collaboration and Best Male Artist categories.
When he jumped on stage to get the Most Played Song Ex Q blacked out and forgot to thank the likes of Freeman who give the song a melodious twist.
However, he regrets the omission.
“I realized not acknowledging Freeman was the biggest mistake I made that night but unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it now,” he said.
It was an honest mistake he added:
“Eish! I know I was just too excited about the awards and I just forgot to mention those important people who made the song a success (Freeman included),” said ExQ.
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As expected artistes would acknowledge everyone who would have contributed to the success of their hit song, this was not so with ExQ who clung on to glory at the Star FM Music Awards last Friday.
ExQ scooped five gongs to his name which made him the overall award winner of the night.
His song with Freeman Zenzascored the artiste two awards the best Afro Pop song and best Collaboration.
ExQ did not bother to give Freeman some credit on any of the awards won.
Freeman’s fans did not take this lightly as they took to social media to criticize ExQ for what was termed to be a ‘selfish stunt’.
The nhema hit maker says it was not a purposeful stunt but he was too excited and Freeman quickly slipped off his mind.
The artiste apologized for being selfish and not considering Freeman who made the song a success.
“I realized not acknowledging Freeman was the biggest mistake I made that night but unfortunately they is nothing I can do about it now,” he said.
Dancehall chanter Freeman was not pleased with the way ExQ handled the whole situation but he however understood the stage pressure he was faced with.
“Ofcause I expected him to give me some credit but I totally understand how it is being on a stage standing in front of a big crowd, it’s all good vibes with ExQ the award still belong to both of us,” said Freeman.