Rapper Erigga reveals he’ll use jazz to win Headies Award this year

Nigerian rapper, Erhiga Agarivbie, professionally known as Erigga Paperboi, has revealed how he intends to bag a Headies Award despite not being nominated in the 2023 edition.

This comes after the Warri-based artiste called out the organisers for snubbing him year-in year-out by not adding his name to the list of nominees.

Erigga took to his Twitter page on Saturday, and gave a hint that he will use traditional method to secure an award plaque for himself. He shared a photo of two actors who often play the role of native doctors in movies and said thatis how he will be attending the award show.

The Hip Hip artiste expressed optimism that he will go him as the winner of the Best Rap Album category with his latest project ‘The Lost Boy.’

The ‘Welcome To Warri’ crooner captioned the image; “How I’m pulling up to the headies to collect my best rap album 🧳🤝 the lost boy”

CorrectNG reported earlier that the 36-year-old tackled Headies Award organisers after he failed to make the list of nominees for the 2023 edition.

The organizers of Nigeria’s most prestigious music award released the full list of nominees for the 16th edition of the Headies award early Wednesday, July 12.

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.

The musician 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.