- The 16th Headies Awards nominees were revealed on Wednesday, with a diverse group of artists set to compete for the honour
- The nomination highlights several great up-and-coming artists who have made waves in the industry and also honours remarkable work by artists
- The nominees for the Next Rated category sparked some heated online debates around the calibre of artists put together
The 16th Headies nomination list has set social media abuzz since its announcement on Wednesday, July 12.
Numerous local and foreign musicians who have received recognition for their contributions to the music scene in the previous year are included on the list.
Grammy-winning artist Burna Boy garnered the most nominations overall, totaling 11.
He fights for the Album of the Year category along with Victony, Davido, Rema, Asake, Omah Lay, and Omah Lay.
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Among the categories that have stirred massive reactions online are the coveted Next Rated awards, which saw Asake, Victory, Spyro, Seyi Vibez, and Young Jonn make the list.
The Headies Next Rated Award sparks reactions online
This year’s Next Rated nomination list generated a lot of controversy as many pointed out some artists, including Asake, who shouldn’t be in that category with the type of artists listed.
Bright demanded to know why the organisers would put Asake in the Victony in the smae category
Igwe believes that Young Jonn being in the same category with the other guys is disrespectful:
Agro commented on the absence of Gushi from the list
Olaoluwa finds it improper to see Askae in the category
Papi pronounced that Asake is big for the category.
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John reacted to Papi’s remarks while expressing heavy optimism towards Asake’s victory.
However, KaptainKush noted this was a good time for YBNL to own one Next Rated awards.