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Nigerians on Twitter criticize Headies for not awarding Naira Marley ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’

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The Headies for the year under consideration 2019/2020 was held yesterday (Sunday, 21 February) at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Not surprising as it is the Headies custom, it generated a lot of views, controversial moments and debates surrounding the whole event.

One of the raving subject of discussion as at right now is that which pertains to the the category—Best Street-Hop— which Mayorkun won for his banging jam – ‘Geng’.

For context, the nominated aristes under the Best Street-Hop Artistes are:

• Naira Marley & Young John – Mafo
• Mayorkun – Geng
• Reminisce feat. Olamide & Naira Marley – Instagram
• Rudeboy – Audio Money
• IVD & Zlatan – Bolanle
• Olamide – Pawon

As stated earlier, Mayorkun turned out to be the chosen one among the group but Nigerians object to the Headies choice of winner, picking Naira Marley as their winner instead, airing their disappointment via Twitter.

One of the many objections came from Naira Marley’s fellow Street-Hop rapper, CDQ, accusing the Headies for playing politics with the award and blasting them for not showing conscience towards who the rightful winner (according to his judgement) should be.

While some feel Naira Marley did not win because of throwing subliminal shot at the event organisers some few years back. Naira Marley in his usual controversial manner tweeted: “Legowork bigger than headies2019 [sic]”.

Naira Marley subs the Headies Awards back in 2019

Naira Marley made that tweet in defence of his close associate and rapper, Zlatan, after Rema won the Headies 2019 ‘Next Rated’ over Zlatan Ibile.

While others have the notion, Mayorkun although an excellent artiste, does no deserve to be victorious in that category. Concluding bonafide Street-Hop artistes in Olamide, Zlatan, Reminisce should have been chosen as winner if at all Naira Marley did not win.

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Olamide sings on laid-back track, “Rock”

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Olamide season is upon us once again and to kick start his yearly music package, he puts out laid-back new single – Rock.

On Rock, Olamide is in his feelings as he professes his love for the girl in question, “Girl I just want make we rock / Girl I just want make we vibe / Girl I just, girl I just want make we chill like ice water” he sings on the chorus.

Rock is produced by Eskeez and will appear on Olamide’s forthcoming album, “UY Scuti”. Listen, stream and download it:

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Rage as Fela Kuti is not among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 class

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Godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who received the posthumous honour to be among those vying to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 some few months back, sadly failed to secure a spot despite being top two on the voting polls.

Fela Kuti gets shunned from the inductees despite being top two.

Today, May 12, the committee announced the inductees by means of a 3-minute video through president and CEO, Gregg Harris. Fela was nominated in the Performers Category, amassing a total of 545,000+ votes, making him the second most voted act after Tina Turner (548,000+ votes) but to the surprise of the masses, Fela was not included in the list of inductees.

Shockingly included are performers like rap icon and mogul – JAY-Z and LL Cool J who failed to secure a top five spot on the poll, infact, they were the least voted acts when voting concluded.

Although, quite frankly there is a disclaimer on the website were the poll was conducted, stating that votes do not guarantee induction but for a Top 2 voted act in Fela Anikulapo Kuti, that should not even be the case and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the ‘rigging’, ‘clout chasing’ and inconsiderate conduct regarding how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee unjustly treated the voting polls and Fela Kuti.

On what might have transpired regarding the voting stage and selection of inductees, Fela’s first son, Femi Kuti had this to say:

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Ruger releases visuals for “Bounce”

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Ruger aka the eye-patch man (at least that is what I call him) scheduled release for new video Bounce finally gets to the big screen. The video is directed by Prior Gold.

Bounce, a certified fan favourite off of the “Pandemic” EP by Ruger is a fine mixture of Pop intertwined with Dancehall-type vocals and lyrics. The video has Ruger showing public display of affection (PDA) to his lover, appraising her for her big back side, using catchy melodies to call on her to come “wiggle that booty and whine” for him.

The simple but colourful aesthetic stands out in the video. My favourite scene has to be when a Rastafari looking fellow tried to steal the show from Ruger, by trying to woo Ruger’s chick but was bodied and put in a cooler while Ruger dances on it, controlling the crowd and the party continued like a murder did not just occur.

Watch the video yourself:

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