Here are the biggest entertainment stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing this Friday morning.
The Headies has been moved
Organisers of The Headies awards have announced major changes to what would have been this year’s edition of the event.
The Headies which has held in December in recent years actually used to hold in March since its inception in 2006.
Executive Producer, Ayo Animashaun explained that the awards “will return to Quarter 1, as well as add new categories to reflect the realities of today’s music and entertainment industry. This year, the year-in-review has also been reviewed to adequately accommodate more music materials released between July 2016 to December 2017.”
In subsequent years, the year in review will be January to December of each year.
Meanwhile the new categories that have been added are: Headies Viewer’s Choice, Industry Brand Supporter, Best Performer and Best Song Writer of the year.
Jidenna’s album is one of the Best Albums of 2017
According to The New York Times, Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna made one of the best albums of 2017.
The Chief album that features hit tracks like Bambi, Little Bit More and Chief Don’t Run was enlisted as one of the best music projects of the year according to New York Times critic, Jon Caramanica.
Other albums on his list include Lorde‘s Melodrama, SZA‘s Ctrl, Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. and Drake‘s More Life.
See the full list here.
Wizkid puts international awards organisers on full blast
For giving African artistes awards backstage and refusing them a spot on the main stage as it should be…
The Starboy who attended a media parley aired on Ugandan channel, NBS TV made it known that the attitude of international awards organisers to African artistes is the reason he boycotts such events.
Wizkid added that the way to earn respect on the international stage is “by not taking nonsense from anyone trying to give us awards backstage. That is what I do. I don’t take nonsense from anyone that tries to look down on Africa or African entertainment”
The singer who recently beat Jay-Z and Drake to win Best International Act at the MOBO Awards also added, “if you are not going to show us the same love you show your international artistes on the main stage, then don’t show us no love at all. We don’t want it. We have our own people and we are content with our own people”.
Well said, Starboy! Well said!!
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