Reactions have trailed Wizkid’s absence on the list of nominees ahead of the 16th edition of the Headies Awards set to take place in 2023.
On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, the Headies Awards organizers announced the nominees, which caused mixed reactions. Many people were surprised that Ayodeji Balogun, also known as Wizkid, a Grammy award-winning singer, was not included in the list of nominees.
Reports indicate that Wizkid has not received a nomination for the prestigious award for the first time in his career since the release of his debut album, Superstar, in 2011. This surprising exclusion has sparked numerous discussions and debates on various social media platforms.
Various online platforms have been filled with surprises from fans and followers of Wizkid regarding his absence from the nominee list. There has been an argument that Wizkid’s latest project, ‘More Love Less Ego,’ should have been considered for a nomination since it was released within the specified tracking period for the awards.
Social media has been buzzing with discussions as fans share their differing opinions regarding Wizkid’s exclusion. Some fans argue that the artist’s impact on the music industry, both locally and globally, merited a nomination. Others, however, acknowledge that the selection process can be subjective and recognize the stiff competition among talented artists this year.
It is important to mention that the Headies Awards carry great weight in the Nigerian music industry. The fact that a well-known artist like Wizkid was not included in the list of nominees has sparked discussions and strong emotions.
With the Headies Awards approaching, debates about Wizkid’s absence are expected to persist and stimulate discussions among fans, ultimately contributing to the event’s excitement and anticipation.
Here are some of the reactions below:
Wizkid has a total of 20 headies award. He definitely left this year for the new cats to shine.
— Bosi 🅿️ (@BIGBosi_) July 12, 2023
Wizkid didn't submit his album at the Headies???
You no no say if he submit una fave no go see one award carry😂
— Big Fave🇳🇬💜🦅 (@bigfaveeee) July 12, 2023
let’s say Wizkid even wanted to submit for the headies. Which category does he expect to be nominated?
More love less ego for album of the year?
Bad to me for song of the year?
Abracadabra for collab of the year?
2 sugar for songwriting of the year ?
Take your L man
— God🗿zilla (@BrunhildeOwagbo) July 12, 2023
na the very first time wey wizkid no dey enter headies nominations be this…. They nominated timeless that just dropped 2-3 months ago over MLLE 🤦🏼♂️
— F4L£X‼️ (@LawalFahlex) July 12, 2023