The 2016 Headies Rookie Of the Year is Mayorkun

Posted on December 29 2016 , at 06:24 pm
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  • He defeated Mz. Kiss, Terry Apala, Dice Ailes and DMW label mate, Dremo to win the prize.

Mayorkun arrived in style for the 2016 Headies in Lagos. Credit: Thenetng
Mayorkun arrived in style for the 2016 Headies in Lagos. Credit: Thenetng

Mayorkun has been announced as the 2016 Headies Rookie Of the Year.

He defeated Mz. Kiss, Terry Apala, Dice Ailes and DMW label mate, Dremo to win the prize.

‘Winner of this category was not announced at the awards because the nominees were late for their opening performances and we had to move swiftly to other scheduled programs,’ awards organizers said in a statement.

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Mayorkun is a worthy winner for his viral song ‘Eleko’.

The artistes nominated for the award must not have a major record or prior music accomplishments, and the lucky winner gets rewarded with the opportunity to perform on The Headies stage.

The 2016 Headies aired live at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos on December 22  and was hosted by Falz and Adesua Etomi.

Mayorkun topped Thenetng's 2016 Headies Rookie of the year poll.
Mayorkun topped Thenetng’s 2016 Headies Rookie of the year poll.

After entries of votes from the public, Mayorkun received most votes, followed by Dremo and Dice Ailes.

Mayorkun is a worthy winner for his viral song ‘Eleko’. He also topped Thenetng’s Rookie of the Year poll that was published on December 19.

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