Arguably the most highly rated music awards in Nigeria, the 12th edition of The Headies, which held on Saturday in Lagos, had the good, the bad and the ugly.
The annual music event, which started in 2006 as HipTV music awards, had the crème de la crème in Nigeria entertainment domain in attendance.
Many music followers had speculated that the event, which has always had hullabaloo in terms of organisation, may flop.
Citing the closest Headies experience, in 2016, some fans expected a below par show.
Less than two days to the event, the organisers released a statement, revealing there were errors on the nomination list, which was unveiled in the first week of April.
Nonso Amadi’s name was then removed and some artistes’ award categories changed.
On Saturday, the flops started with Niniola. Her performance disappointed fans who had high hopes that it would be better than Simi’s.
Niniola was visibly chewing a gum during her “sour” showing and in the end she sighed a heavy statement: “Na set up.”
This left many viewers wondering if there were no rehearsals.
Tiwa Savage, whose performance was delayed for unknown reasons, added to the flops of the evening and fans were literally exhausted.
Then BBNaija host Ebuka obi-Uchendu appeared on stage without his famous Agbada but surprisingly, the crowd didn’t go awry.
He was to present the award for the best performer of the night to “Yemi Alade” but what popped up on the screen was Tiwa Savage.
Ebuka mentioned Yemi twice, reaffirming the names in the envelope were different from what appeared on the screen.
Actress Shola Fapson added to the hitches.
When she was to present the award for Best Pop Album to Wizkid with his album, “Sounds From The Other Side,” Shola screamed a loud “Ojoro,” which means rigging.
It is still unclear whether she did it based on a personal beef she may be having for the singer from a “failed relationship” or did the Starboy boss really buy his awards?
All these hitches fueled reactions from viewers on social media.