The Headies Awards yesterday, apart from what many considered to be a flop in execution of the whole event, it also created the first controversy and what is leading to a full-blown feud between Olamide and Mavin boss, Don Jazzy.
It all started when Reekado Banks, who is under Mavin Records beat the likes of Lil Kesh, Korede Bello, Cynthia Morgan and Kiss Daniel to win The Next Rated Award for 2015.
This obviously didn’t go well with Olamide and he made his feelings known when he climbed the stage with the whole YBNL team, when his artist Adekunle Gold won the award for Best Alternative act for his song, Shade.
While expressing his appreciation, LilKesh prostrated before Olamide who then took the mic and said; “This award belongs to Lil Kesh. Lil Kesh is our own Next Rated artist. F**k that shit! The streets ti take over. Every f**king single was a hit back to back. From lyrically to Shoki to Efejoku. Ko ni dafun Iya anybody”, he then threw the mic down and they all walked off the stage.
After Olamide’s speech, Don Jazzy won The Special Recognition Award & while taking his award, he addressed Olamide’s rant on stage. He said “Egbon Olamide, if you want the car, come and take it.” (Next Rated win comes with a car).
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