The Headies Awards organizers failed to declare winners in 13 categories at the 16th edition of the award event on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA.
Attendees and watchers around the world were taken aback when co-host Osas Ighodaro announced midway through the event that the ceremony had come to a close, with roughly 13 categories still to be presented.
It was observed that no female award categories were awarded before the event was abruptly terminated at approximately 2:30 a.m. Nigerian time.
The following categories are yet to be announced: Best Female Artiste, Best Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best R&B Single, Best Vocal Performance (Female), Headies Viewers’ Choice, and Best East African Artist of the Year.
Other nominations include Best North African Artiste of the Year, Best Southern African Artiste of the Year, Best Central African Artiste of the Year, International Artiste of the Year, Best Alternative Album, and Best R&B Album.
The ceremony’s midway termination received conflicting comments on social media.
Some commenters speculated that the event’s unexpected end was due to space constraints at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Meanwhile, Rema was named Best Male Artiste of the Year, and Asake received a brand new car.
Odumodublvck became a Lagos landlord after winning the Rookie of the Year.
Kanyidaily recalls Organisers of Headies unveil Osas Ighodaro, Terrence J as hosts many days back.