The 2018 edition of Nigeria’s foremost music awards – The Headies has come to a explosive end. The event held at the famous Eko Convention Centre on Saturday (May 5) and ended in the early hours of Sunday (May 6).
From performances to side attractions and hilarious moments, here are the highlights from the 12th Headies.
Bovi Subs the Okoye Brother’s (P-Square)
During his hosting duties, renowned comedian Bovi threw a subtle shade in the direction of Rudeboy and Mr P (members of the defunct P-Square group). The comedian insinuated that next year, the brothers may be nominated in the next rated category – pointing to the fact that they have become rising artistes of sorts as a result of their decision to go solo.
“By this time next year, we’ll have the likes of Rudeboy and Mr P in the Next Rated category”, he stated and of course, the audience responded with a resounding burst of laughter.
Mr Real’s Performance
Street Hop Artiste nominee gave what would be the most impeccably entertaining performance of the night. The singer mounted the sage with an array of dancers and delivered a lively rendition of his 2017 street anthem ‘Legbegbe’.
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Unforgettable was how himself and his dancers mesmerised with the buzzing shaku-shaku dance. Although he lost the award for Street Hop Artiste to Small Doctor, the singer’s performance made an impression will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Davido’s Compelling Acceptance Speech
Davido who was one of the biggest winners of the night had a few things to say to his colleagues. After accepting his award for Artiste Of the Year, the singer charged his contemporaries to always lend their support to budding musicians – explaining that this is the secret behind his enviable success.
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“I want to tell all the artiste here; una get money, anything una fit do for people make una do. E no go cost una anything. We rise by lifting others”, he ended. Davido is the founder of Davido Music Worldwide (a music label that has played a very significant role in providing a platform for upcoming musicians). DMW is home to Mayorkun – winner of this years Next Rated Award.
Bovi Drags Seyi Shay Over “Electric Package” Blunder
As anticipated, Bovi made sure to throw shots in the direction of his co-host Seyi Shay. Half-way into the show, the comedian reminded everyone of Seyi Shay’s infamous TV blunder when she was said during an interview that the acronym EP (which means Extended Play) stood for “Electric Package”.
Bovi subbed the singer saying; “Why did you call EP and Electric Package? Is your daddy an electrician?”
In reaction, Seyi Shay challenged Bovi to assign meaning to different acronym’s and oh well, Bovi said the acronym; POS meant ‘Money’.