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Throwback: Top 5 Controversial Moments Of The Headies Award

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Although the biggest award in Nigeria, yet the Headies award is not without any controversies, in fact, hardly does a year go without the organisers, nominees and award recipients being dragged by fans. In this article, we will be taking a look at the Top 5 controversial moments of the award.

1. Olamide And Don Jazzy Trade Of Jibes:

Arguably the biggest controversial moment in the history of the award. In the year 2015, Reekado Banks, then under Mavin records was awarded the Next rated artiste of the year. The artiste who was nominated alongside Lil Kesh (then under YBNL record) was given the most coveted award.

This angered Olamide as he feels Lil Kesh should have won the award ahead of Reekado Banks, The YBNL Boss mount to the stage and said some words. Obviously, the words angered the Mavin Boss, Don Jazzy and he replied Olamide. Check the video below:

2. Mayorkun Winning The Street Hop Over Naira Marley’s Mafo

Not sure the Headies got it right with this. With Naira Marley’s pulsating run of hits between 2019 till now, one that had the nominated release, “Mafo,” it should have edged out Mayorkun’s Geng.

While many also think Geng ruled the streets for a while in 2020, you can’t compare that to the huge buzz Naira Marley’s Mafo was clothed in. 

3. Burna Boy Falling Offstage While Performing

At the 2013 Headies Awards ceremony, Burna Boy fell down whilst performing his hit track ‘Like To Party.’ Watch the video below:

4. Sean Tizzle wins ‘Next Rated Artist’ Ahead Of Burna Boy, Phyno, Seyi Shay And Dammy Krane:

This was met with a lot of backlash as so many people believe that either Burna Boy or Dammy Krane should have won the award.

5. Laycon Wearing Oversized Shoes:

Laycon sparked reactions on the social media over his oversized footwear. Many mocked him while his Icons did al they could to support him.

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