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10 Things We Learnt From #Headies2019

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The Headies 2019 is now over. Maybe it wasn’t the best award show ever. But every year’s got its moments, really.

10 Things We Learnt From #Headies2019For what it’s worth, The Headies is part of the culture and has been a major part of the music industry, in Nigeria, for a decade and a half. And what started as a Hip-hop Award has become the Nigerian Grammy.

Maybe you watched the show, or you didn’t and you’ve been seeing updates about it, all cool. Okay, quick, as it’s still blowing hot, here are ten things we at “Mp3bullet.ng” learnt from the 13th Headies.

Wizkid
  • Wizkid Is An Icon

Okay, you’ve probably heard the Headies was a major flop, yesterday. And that’s the cause of one man, as we have it. Wizkid. Wizkid incidentally was holding the “Starboy Fest” concert at O2, in London, the same time the Headies was on.

A collision happens every time, but this was different. It’s a full disruption, as all the biggest stars in Nigeria were out in London, supporting the Starboy. Burna Boy won four awards at the Headies, but he was in London. Then there was Don Jazzy, , Fireboy, , Reekado Banks, Oxlade and the biggest surprise, Naira Marley.

If this taught us anything, it’s that Wizkid is an icon. And not even the Headies could hold him back, a bit.

Zlatan
Ibile
  • Street Hasn’t Fully Taken Over

Zlatan Ibile is the biggest of all the artists in the Next Rated category. At least we thought he was. But he lost. Didn’t just lose. He lost to Rema.

If he had won, this would have been the year where a street artist goes into the Headies and win a major award. Olamide didn’t get it in 2011, Lil Kesh couldn’t in 2015, and Zlatan lost in 2019. The street hasn’t taken over. Guess we’ll just have to wait another four years.

Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy
  • Don Jazzy Knows The Game

Don Jazzy is one of the most successful musicians and businessmen in Nigeria, and from time to time, well, he keeps wowing us with his surprises.

Besides, he’s groomed some of the biggest artists in the country, over the past decade. And not only did he take them mainstream, but they also brought home Headies. Last night, Rema brought the third Next Rated award to Don Jazzy. After Wande Coal and Reekado Banks.

Maybe Don Baba J just knows his onions well?

Rema
Rema
  • Rema Is Here To Stay

Who would have thought the young kid would win? I mean, we all knew he was promising, but how he would beat Zlatan Ibile and Victor AD was still a concern. Especially when both Victor and Zlatan were in two other big categories.

But, did our minds get blown? Hell yeah. Rema won, and if that tells us anything, it’s that the boy ain’t going anywhere!

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Teni
Teni
  • The Women Can Now Win If They’re Good Enough

Teni has changed the game, really. She won most of the best awards available at the 13th Headies, including “Song of the Year”, “Best Female Vocals” and “Best Pop Single.”

Maybe there was a time the women were discriminated against, it’s all over now. With this, I believe any girl that’s tough can go in and win as much as she wants!

Patoranking
  • Dancehall Is Gone

Year over year, the dancehall genre in Nigeria has been on a steady decline. And all the major dancehall stars are not relevant anymore. Even Burna Boy had to switch up to Afrobeats, to keep the ball rolling.

But that’s just what we thought. Until now. The Headies don’t have a category for dancehall anymore? No more wins, or Patoranking? So sad.

Falz
Falz
  • Good Music Always Wins

Singing nonsense used to be the trend, around here. Many people even thought it’s what Nigerians like and that nobody’s can blow up doing good music. But what the hell?

Falz did “Moral Instruction”, an album that talked about real-life issues and got rewarded for it, winning two awards. is the good music guy, and he’s winning Headies now, too. Many people don’t even know who is, but on headies night, that changed, when he won a major award. Why did he win? Good music and that’s what we promote on “Mp3bullet.ng”.

AQ's The Next After MI
A-Q
  • AQ’s The Next After MI

The whole beef thing, that and Vector have done this year has made us lose sight of who’s really worthy for the throne, in 2019. Really, that will be A-Q. After three ‘classic’ hip-hop albums, and all that he’s done this year (The PVC Story, Martell), hm, he’s the next.

And you know lyricist on the roll is based on the bars, though. He beats , Boogey and the duo, and won the most coveted hip-hop award, in Nigeria. A-Q is the man!

Loose Kaynon Ain't That Good
Loose Kaynon Ain’t That Good
  • Loose Kaynon Ain’t That Good

Another one for the lovers of hip-hop, right here. Loose Kaynon talks anytime every MI or A-Q has something to say. But is he really that hard? Is his pen game too elite for merry men?

Well, he was on “Crown” song alongside Ghost, Tec and A-Q. In fact, it’s his song. But the other three got Lyricist on the Roll nominations and what did he get? Nothing. Maybe DavoLee was right when he said he’s from the feeders team. LOL, that’s what this is!

  • Bad lyrics are not encouraged.
In summary, here’s the List Of 10 Things We Learnt From #Headies2019 below:-
  • Wizkid Is An Icon
  • Street Hasn't Fully Taken Over
  • Don Jazzy Knows The Game
  • Rema Is Here To Stay
  • The Women Can Now Win If They're Good Enough
  • Dancehall Is Gone
  • Good Music Always Wins 
  • A-Q's The Next After MI
  • Loose Kaynon Ain't That Good
  • Bad lyrics are not encouraged.

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