Nigerian music sensation, Tekno, has been disqualified from the highly coveted “Next Rated” category ahead of the Headies awards.
The award, billed to take place on December 22, was embraced with criticisms from top notch musicians in the industry.
Tekno had lambasted the organisers for including him in the “Next Rated” category.
In an Instagram post made about a month ago, he said “Next rated after how many years! Let’s be honest pls”.
Revered video producer, Clarence Peters, had also criticised the awards.
In an Instagram post made about a month, Clarence Peters said “In a year that these men gave us some of the most amazing visual interpretations mainly Darey’s “Pray for me” by @mexemania & Kiss Daniel’s “Jombo” by@ajefilmswork works, respectfully, it breaks my heart that The Headies don’t deem it fit to recognize their outstanding work.
“To my brothers: from Dir Q, to @adasacookeyto Frizzle&Bizzle, from Gambit to LA, from Matt Max to Avalon to TOSIN IGHO, SESAN to MOE to MEJI etc …. We know what we put in.
“Awards don’t define us, WE DEFINE POPULAR CULTURE not just in Nigeria, but across the continent, so I salute you all”.