Pana singer, Tekno, has been disqualified from the ‘Next Rated’ category of the Headies award.
According to The Net, Tekno was dropped because he failed to participate in all of the required activities by organisers leading up to the event.
Following his nomination, in November he took to Instagram to say “Next rated after how many years! Let’s be honest pls”.
According to a source, nominees for the category were required to take part in promotional activities including photo sessions, interviews and more, to which he failed to make himself available.
The source said, “We reached out to them repeatedly, using personal contacts and official channels. They promised he’ll come but he did not. They were clearly aware of the consequences.”
The award which holds on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the Eko Convention Centre will now have Aramide, Ycee, Humblesmith and Mr Eazi as contestants for the category.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.