The Headies 2014: 6 Hours Late Start, Very Poor Production, Questionable Credibility, Artists Thrown Out

The Headies 2013I have read so many reports on the 2014 Headies and nothing positive has really been said about the event. Also, during the event, my twitter timeline was flooded with unhappy patrons.

I recently also watched the clips below and they also seem to corroborate the articles I have read. The Headies is almost ten years old. Aren’t these kinds of issues the type you get when you are just starting out? I am a bit disappointed to hear of this kind of level of disorganization from an established award show that is allegedly Nigeria’s version of the Grammys.

Osagie says the show was quite disorganized especially as to time issue. The red carpet was to start at 6:00pm, it started at 11:38pm. The show finished at 4:30am??!!

Also, if your show starts that late, how are artists supposed to put their best foot forward on stage?


UK based SHiikane claims they were thrown out of the Headies.

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