Headies denies rejecting Wizkid’s ‘More Love, Less Ego’ nominee application

Organisers of the Headies Awards, have debunked rumours that Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid submitted his latest album, ‘More Love, Less Ego’, for the 16th Headies’ nominations but got declined.

Ayo Animashaun, the CEO of Smooth Promotions, issued the clarification following a viral post suggesting that he turned down Wizzy’s application.

Headies unveiled the nominees for the prestigious award show on Wednesday, with Burna Boy having the most nominations which amounted to 11.

However, Wizkid was missing from the nominees’ list and this sparked reactions on social media with people expressing disappointment.

A Twitter user @DerrickBugatti shared a screenshot of an alleged Instastory post by Animashau, where the CEO allegedly exaplained that Wizkid submitted his album for nomination..

“To everyone complaining, Wizkid’s MLLE album was actually submitted to Headies but got declined because we are not accepting just anything, maybe he should work hard for next year!” the Instastory post read.

In reaction through his verified Instagram page, the Smooth Promotions boss, dismissed the viral report credited to him , adding that it was photoshoped.

Sharing a screenshot of the post, Animashaun wrote; “This is malicious! It’s photoshop. Fake! Not me.”

Meanwhile, Nigerian rapper, Erhiga Agarivbie, also known as Erigga, has tackled Headies Award organisers after he failed to make the list of nominees for the 2023 edition.

The nomination process which started on May 22 and ended on Friday, June 16, 2023. It covers awards for musical acts and songs that were released between January 2022 and March 2023.

Burna Boy received the most nominations with an impressive total of 11, while his counterpart Davido was nominated in 5 categories.

Erigga took to his Twitter account to speak after he was snubbed and he said that is the reason he boycotts the event. According to Paper Boi, the Headies Awards failed disrespects the south-south too much and it failure to recognise musicians from the region was something he could not tolerate.

He shared a poster of his 2019 EP, The Erigma II and noted that he’s been boycotting the Headies award since that time.

“Na from here I don take boycott all these fuckers (headies) the disrespect was too much for the south south to take …. If you don’t like us and not going to respect our craft then it’s fxck you and everything u represent that’s it,” Erigga tweeted.