The Headies is an annual awards ceremony – arguably the most prestigious in the country – created to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry had over the weekend revealed nominees for its 2018 edition.
Although the over a decade old ceremony typically takes place in December, the organizer’s have inconspicuously scheduled the 2018 edition for a May 5th gathering.
In the usual fashion, Nigerians have reacted to the nominations, expressing their sentiments over numerous suspected flaws including the Tekno and Ric Hassani snub.
The Headies is known for constantly coming under the fire and scrutiny of observers and this year is no different. See mixed reactions to the 2018 nominees list below.
Shoutout to the Headies that claim nominations are via submissions, interesting to note that I tried to submit a song and the website didn’t work…..
— Poe Man (@TinyAlonge) April 13, 2018
Bahd Baddo Baddest
And yet Falz didn’t make Artiste of year nominations! Reasons why the Headies would remain a shitty award!
I know the turn up would be as scanty AF as usual!
We aren’t ready yet!@falzthebahdguy we gatchyu bro!
— Grandpa Frank (@maniac8989) April 13, 2018
You can’t nominate Kidi, a Ghanaian, for Headies Rookie of the year.
— Joey Akan (@joeyakan) April 14, 2018
The Headies nomination list makes zero sense
— Temilola B Akinmuda (@TaymiB) April 13, 2018
Somehow, Mr Eazi’s “Accra To Lagos”, Ric Hassani’s “African Gentleman” and Ajebutter 22’s “What Happens In Lagos” didn’t make it to the Best R&B/Pop Album Category of the Headies.
Isn’t “Accra To Lagos” the actual Best Pop Project of the year before?
— Victor Okpala (@iamvictorokpala) April 13, 2018
Somebody please tell me that what I just read isn’t the actual nominations for the headies
— K.O (@WordsbyAG) April 13, 2018
It’s so sad how irrelevant and insignificant Lil Kesh is now in the music industry.
I remember some losing their home training on social media cos he didn’t win Headies.
Reeky Tom Tom 🙌
— Mufasa🦁 (@_Kevinasaju) April 12, 2018
Simi was nominated 5 times for Headies. Same number with Wizkid and Olamide. Davido has 6 nominations. I am so happy and proud of Simi. Doing good music and winning.
— Oghenelucia (@oghenelucia) April 13, 2018
Some musicians also had a thing or two to say
No Headies nomination for ‘What Happens In Lagos’ or ‘Ghana Bounce’ 👍🏾. That’s why it’s good to always face your front and work for your fans. #WHIL
— Ajebutter22 (@ajebutter22) April 13, 2018
One of my backup singers called me on the Phone to tell me about the Headies awards, we weren’t nominated. Sad day for the team but we’ve had worst days. I’m proud of us, we came from nothing, we did all this without any connect or money or label, just work. I’m very proud of us.
— Ric Hassani (@RicHassani) April 13, 2018
HEADIES ‘18; VOTE DMW IN ALL CATEGORIES! THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT Y’ALL!!! 💙💙💙
— MAYORKUN (@IamMayorKun) April 15, 2018
Oh yea I was nominated for the headies I apreciate that …not use to winning awards lol but making hits to make my people dance and traveling th world to perform gives me joy …let’s go all out for mr love in May 🙏🙏❤️💕💕 OCRAZY
— MR LOVE (@youngskales) April 15, 2018
— #TESLIM (@VectorThaViper) April 14, 2018
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