The Headies Awards continues to be the most talked-about topic for a few days now. Omissions, questions about who should have been nominated and some shocking observations.
Burna Boy led the nominations, being nominated in almost every category.
The trio of Wizkid, Davido, and Tiwa Savage were missing in the major categories from best recording to sing of the year but when it came down to the artiste of the year, they were surprisingly included.
Tiwa Savage particularly had a quiet 2018 with only Lova Lova as her most impressive sonic effort. Songs like Labalaba, One didn’t hit the mark and if the nominations were based on the strength of music dropped in the year under review, Teni had more hits with Case, Askamaya and Uyo Meyo.
Wizkid and Davido had a similar year. Only two to three singles last year with most of their songs being record label songs and collaborative efforts.
You might mention “Soco or Fake Love” for WizKid but those records belonged to Starboy and Davido can only lay claim to Assurance as his only major hit for last year. WizKid can’t say the same for Fever as the single fizzled out quickly.
In their place, either or both Naira Marley and/or Zlatan has had a much more credible year. Remove the EFCC drama, Naira Marley has been a revelation.
Three to four commercial hits and Zlatan keeps forging ahead with content and features with other acts. So far this year, he’s had the most collaborations with every act looking to gain approval from the streets when he’s featured.
But if you were to judge the whole issue
Did Tiwa Savage, Wizkid & Davido deserve their nominations ahead of Zlatan and Naira Marley?
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