How Nigerians Reacted to the #Headies2018 Nominations

How Nigerians Reacted to the #Headies2018 Nominations

By Victor Okpala

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.

READ: Rearranging The Headies Nominations: These Are the Actual Headies 2018 Nominees

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

La Fete
Something light
Wehdone Sir
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


— 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

as for everyone shooting at the #Headies, i haven’t put in for the last two editions on purpose for personal reasons. congrats to everyone getting accolades and nominations tho. #Teslim

— #TESLIM (@VectorThaViper) April 14, 2018

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