Nigerian indigenous rapper, songwriter, and Area To The World boss, Erhiga Agarivbie, popularly known as Erigga, has attacked the organizers of the Headies Award 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 22 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 a remarkable 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 disrespects the south-south too much and its failure to recognize musicians from the region was something he could not withstand.
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.
See his post below;