A Nigerian OAP, MC Akonuche has accused the organizers of the just concluded 2018 Headies awards of tribalism. According to him, the award show is only meant for Yoruba people simply because no Igbo artiste won any award. MC Akonuche also blamed Igbos for not supporting their own in situations like this.
Concerning the Headies awards, MC Akonuche wrote:
”For d past 6 years iv been on radio iv come to realise DAT there is particularly a special type of segregation bw d Eastern Nigerian musicians n d westerners.. But with critical analysis, I noticed DAT d Easterners contributed so much to dia own problem.. Its very hard for Igbo artistes who has made it to support rising fellow artist .maybe bc d rising artists however don’t also support them.. Look at d sponsor’s of @the_headies ,not even one big man or company from d east,all sponsors r from Yoruba..why won’t d Igbo’s nt be segregated n nt given awards?? We make so much money n all in our mind is only business n nobody is thinking about improving entertainment in east just very few like SIR EMEKA OFFOR had in d past contributed to entertainment.
Look at d #12thheadies last nit..from d red carpet, no Igbo anchor, no Igbo presented an award, except Ebuka who of course is a Yoruba personality, no Igbo artist performed n no Igbo artist won an award in all categories. Even SONG OF D YEAR DAT was supposed to go to MAD OVER U BY @runtown was given to a Yoruba Artist.. I work on d radio n I call tell u DAT MAD OVER U received high air play from December 2016 wen it dropped till mid 2017 wen IF by DAVIDO came out..
But wot do I know? I’m just an ordinary OAP
With dis analysis, I’m finding it difficult to accept DAT #Headies is a Nigerian award..I feel its more of a YORUBA AWARD even though d Igbo’s contributed as d architect of their own problem n therefore I’m calling out d whole Igbo Artist to come out n support their up rising artists just like @davidoofficial is doing n let our rich Igbo men try n support entertainment… If u attack me on MY wall,be rest assured DAT u will be BLOCKED.. I JUST SAID MY MIND.. HAPPY SUNDAY!!!.”
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Nigerian singer, Mayorkun has taken to his Instagram page to thank his label boss Davido after winning "Next rated" award at the Headies 2018 Award show which held on the 5th of May. The singer went home with a brand new SUV as the winner of the Next Rated artiste category.
Mayorkun is known for many hit songs that have rocked charts since he signed on to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label. In appreciate for Davido's believe in him, he wrote:
"Dedicating this ‘Next Rated’ award I won last night to you bro @davidoofficial - You gave me a voice !! I can’t wait till I’m able to do the same for others! God bless you immensely !!"
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CDQ and Ifu Ennada also used the opportunity to notify fans that they've put the past behind them as they posed for pictures together.
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