Nigeria: ‘We didn’t merit such nonchalance’, Ayra Starr slams Headies over award show
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Songstress Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, a.k.a Ayra Starr, has pummeled coordinators of the Headies Award 2023 for how the Best Female Artist of the Year was introduced.
About 14 awards, including “all-female category awards,” were still up for grabs at the conclusion of the 2023 edition, which took place on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA.
Ayra Starr, who won the Best Female artist of the Year award, communicated her dismay in a post on her X record after the honor wasn’t introduced during the live occasion.
She said, “I will never be grateful for winning a category that wasn’t even deemed fit to be announced on stage! Best female artist na beans?
“We work hard, every single one of us! I’ve seen Tiwa record 4 hit songs in the same night, Tems breaths and lives for music, we didn’t deserve such nonchalance! Nigeria, you didn’t raise me to settle for less.”