It was a very dramatic award ceremony at the 2015 Headies held in the early hours of today, 2nd of January 2016 as two of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry Don Jazzy and Olamide openly threw harsh words at each other over the outcome of the much converted “Next Rated Award”.
The Next Rated Award which is arguably the biggest award of the night comes with a lot of recognition (and the bonus of a brand Hyundai Car).
The favorite for the award Lil Kesh (Signed under Olamide’s YBNL record) surprisingly failed to win the award as it went to Mavin artist Reekado Banks.
Apparently this angered Olamide so he stormed unto the stage when Adekunle Gold (Another YBNL artiste) received his award for Best Contemporary artiste alongside the whole YBNL crew,
Olamide snatched the microphone from Adekunle Gold and angrily blasted Headies saying the award should have gone to Lil Kesh as he had back to back hit songs all year round. Olamide stated “Iyalaya anybody” and flipped off the whole hall before dumping the microphone on the stage and storming off the venue with his crew.
Just when we thought things had ended, Don Jazzy was given a Special Recognition award and in his speech he stated that he has never liked awards and the only reason he came for the show was to support his “children”. He also stated that he had told Reekado Banks and Korede Bello (who were both nominated for Next Rated) that he’d buy cars for them.
Don Jazzy ended the night with a bombshell saying “Olamide, if you want the car come and collect it”. He and the Mavin artists also angrily left the venue.
Watch video of Don Jazzy’s epic response below…
Olamide was not even present to receive his ‘Artiste of the year’ award.
2016 is surely going to be very intresting. The beef is on OLAMIDE vs DON JAZZY