Industry’s heavy weight Silver X has told off those criticising Eye Radio Music awards. In a statement published on his official Facebook page the “Bamba Ta Deng” hitmaker said South Sudanese should stop “talking bad” but instead support their own.

“I know a lot of people have talked bad about this music awards forgetting the extra ordinary values it adds to the music industry of this country that we foughtfor, for all these years. My opinion is that let’s learn to be positive towards such credibility,” the statement reads in part.

Silver’s comment comes following withdrawal by a number of nominees from the awards. The musician has urged his supporters and fan to support the awards on Saturday at Nyakuron. Silver is nominated for the awards in several categories.