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“I will never be grateful for winning a category that wasn’t even deemed fit to be announced on stage” Ayra Starr blasts Headies

Ayra Starr calls out Headies

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr has blasted the Headies Awards for watering down the Best Female Artist Award.

Kemi Filani reported that the 16th edition of the biggest music award ceremony was held on Sunday night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.

The award tagged ‘Celebrating African Renaissance’, was to celebrate Afrobeats and African culture. The ceremony had in attendance several African A-list artists from across Africa.

Ayra who won the Best Female Artist Award, isn’t quite pleased with the show organisers despite her win.

Unlike, the Best Male Artist Award and other awards, which were announced on stage; organizers of the Headies award didn’t deem it worthy to announce Ayra Starr as the Best Female Artist of the Year.

Infuriated by their action, she took to the micro-blogging platform to slam them for demeaning female artists.

Using Tiwa Savãge and Tems as examples, Ayra noted how female singers work extremely hard in the industry.

She stated that they don’t deserve such nonchalance and she would never be grateful for winning a category that wasn’t deemed fit to be announced on stage as Nigeria didn’t raise her to settle for less.

“I will never be grateful for winning a category that wasn’t even deemed fit to be announced on stage! Best Female Artist na beans? We work hard, every single one of us! I’ve seen Tiwa record 4 hit songs in the same night. Tems breaths and lives for music, we didn’t deserve such nonchalance! Nigeria, you didn’t raise me to settle for less”.

Ayra Starr calls out Headies

Ayra Starr isn’t the only artist who has called out the award organizers.

Organizers of Headies have continued to ignore my legendary contributions to the music industry for years – Music producer MasterKraft laments

Last year, Nigerian record producer, MasterKraft called out The Headies for ignoring his contributions to the Nigerian music industry for years.

MasterKraft who described himself as a legend, declared that he has been a blessing to the Nigerian music industry for years and while The_Headies have chosen to ignore him for years, he will never give up or quit.

Lamenting further, he said he doesn’t understand why the organizers refused to recognize him despite his hard work but he will desist from insulting them even though he feels like blasting them.

Rapper Vic O calls out Headies for not giving him an award

Similarly, Vic O, a Nigerian rapper, had expressed his annoyance at The Headies Awards organizers for not nominating him for any of the categories despite his contributions to the music industry.

He lamented how being noticed for an award in Nigeria demands you to be related to someone prominent.

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