By Patricia Uyeh
According to On-Air Personality with Blaze FM, Anambra, MC Akonuche, the organisers of the just concluded Headies award show are tribalistic. He gave his analysis of the award show on social media stating that it is only favourable for Yoruba musicians compared to their eastern counterparts.
Here is what he wrote below:
“For the past 6 years iv been on radio iv come to realise THAT there is particularly a special type of segregation between the Eastern Nigerian musicians and the westerners
“But with critical analysis, I noticed THAT the Easterners contributed so much to dia own problem.. Its very hard for Igbo artistes who has made it to support rising fellow artist .maybe bc d rising artists however don’t also support them.
“Look at d sponsor’s of @the_headies ,not even one big man or company from d east,all sponsors are from Yoruba..why won’t the Igbo’s not be segregated and notgiven awards??
“We make so much money and all in our mind is only business n nobody is thinking about improving entertainment in east just very few like SIR EMEKAOFFOR had in the past contributed to entertainment.
“Look at the #12thheadies last night..from the red carpet, no Igbo anchor, no Igbo presented an award, except Ebuka who of course is a Yoruba personality, no Igbo artist performed n no Igbo artist won an award in all categories.
“Even SONG OF THE YEAR THAT was supposed to go to MAD OVER U BY @runtown was given to a Yoruba Artist.. I work on d radio n I call tell u THAT MAD OVER U received high air play from December 2016 wen it dropped till mid 2017 wen IF by DAVIDO came out..
But what do I know? I’m just an ordinary OAP
“With this analysis, I’m finding it difficult to accept THAT #Headies is a Nigerian award..I feel its more of a YORUBA AWARD even though the Igbo’s contributed as d architect of their own problem and therefore I’m calling out the whole Igbo Artist to come out and support their up rising artists just like @davidoofficial is doing n let our rich Igbo men try n supportentertainment… If u attack me on MY wall,be rest assured THAT u will be BLOCKED.. I JUST SAID MY MIND.”
Photo credit: Instagram@mc_akonoche