On the 5th of May, 2018, the 12th edition of The Headies Awards was held at the Convention center, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos State. A number of artists graced the event with their presence and left with nothing, while others left with an award or more.
Some of the artists who faced off January this year, for the Soundcity MVP awards, were also nominated for The Headies, in the same category. Maleek Berry and Mayorkun were nominated in the category of Best New Artist for the soundcity awards, which Maleek Berry won. Four months after, its the same category-Next Rated-but a different organizer…and guess what, Mayorkun wins the award.
Davido, Wizkid, and Simi bagged three awards each, which was the highest number of awards for the night. A number of other artists didn’t get any award, one of which is Olamide. If you do recollect, Olamide had a clash with The Headies organizers in 2016, when he ranted on stage about Lil Kesh being deprived of the next rated award that year. Could that be the likely reason why Olamide won 0 awards out of 5 nominations in-spite of his single ‘Wo’, which is one of the biggest songs in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, Olamide’s label, YBNL, won no awards for the night. Is this a result of inadequacy or something more?
There are more award ceremonies coming up. Some of them hopefully, would be a win for our favorite artists who were unable to bag any award in this year’s Headies, like we hoped they would. Congratulations to those of them who did! Including Davido who won the biggest award for the night as ‘Artiste of the year’.