This year’s Headies Awards that held last night had so much promises and expectation of a properly organized award show.
Alas, we were in for a disaster class ceremony. From the event starting late at around some minutes to 10pm to obvious glaring scenes that proved The Headies is no longer the award show artistes used to fight for.
Here Top 5 Talking Points From The Headies Awards:-
1. Absence Of Nominees And Winners
Years back, the Headies Awards was an event populated by appearances of everyone in the industry. Those nominated and those whose names didn’t appear on the nominees list always make sure they attend the event.
But this year’s edition was shocking. Winners of some categories failed to show up. Seyi Shay was no show, Teni didn’t appear on stage for the first two awards, Johnny Drille was far away in Kenya, Burna Boy was supporting Wizkid at The O2.
This brings up the question, Is Headies still the biggest award ceremony?
2. Regina Daniels’ Mum Presenting The Biggest Award Of The Night
In this life, have money oooo.
Because how do you explain a non entertainer who has no business or affiliation with the music industry or entertainment world coming up to present the biggest award of the night – Artiste of the year award?
Regina Daniels mum came on stage, introduced herself as “A.K.A Regina Daniels Mum” and also cracked a joke by saying;
The organizers got this one wrong. Totally.
3. AQ And His “Fat Guy”
With the whole rap beef between M.I and Vector with M.I’s accomplice, AQ meddling in with a diss track to Vector last week, we saw an extension of it yesterday.
While collecting his award and giving his acceptance speech for the lyricist on the roll, one of AQ‘s fat guy shouted;
Meaning AQ should probably shade Vector for not even being nominated for this year’s Headies.
AQ played mature man and replied “not here”.
Guys, this beef might get physical soon.
4. Poor Quality Stage Performance
While we bemoaned the absence of industry heavyweights like Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy who were at “The O2” to support Wizkid.
There were some “whacky-kinda” performances from those who showed up on stage.
One was Duncan Mighty whose vocals went out of range, Victor AD with questionable choir backups while performing “Wetin You Gain” and then we felt something missing when Rema was performing.
All wasn’t just right with those who performed.
5. Shocking Award Winners
Adekunle Gold not winning any award will probably be a shocker to many as people felt he deserved the “Best Performer” award ahead of Yemi Alade.
Chinko Ekun’s “Able God” grabbing Best Street Hop looked questionable too. The criteria of the award aligns with the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets.
Is Zlatan not a worthy winner with “Zanku”?
And again how did Teni win Viewer’s choice ahead of Wizkid?
These wins are questionable.
We’ll, it’s “The Headies” for you and perhaps the last time we had a splendid Headies award show was 2015.
It seems the award has lost its spark, credibility and star attraction.
6. One Sided-Hosting
The 2019 “Headies Award” was supposed to be hosted by two people but only one did the bulk of the hosting job.
Nancy Isime and Reminisce appeared gorgeously on stage at the beginning of the show. As the show continued, Reminisce seems to have forgotten his “Oja” at home as he lacked the required spirit to compliment Nancy well on stage.
Nancy Isime was left alone to do most of the hosting job as Reminisce stayed backstage.