Organisers of the just concluded 12th edition of Headies Awards have been accused of rigging the votes.
This was after the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced Yemi Alade as Best Performer of the Year while Tiwa Savage’s name appeared on the screen.
Although, Yemi Alade was given the award, Nigerians on social media have questioned the mistake, describing the result as being rigged.
Here are some comments:
@Jonathandosma “Winner Yemi Alade, Name on Award Tiwa Savage, something is fishy.”
@OvieO “Ebuka mentioned Yemi Alade, but the screen says Tiwa Savage. How come?!
@Kikelom “Headies with their rigging, TV showed Tiwa Savage as winner but Ebuka announced Yemi Alade as the winner, who’s is deceiving who?”
@Iamifegbolahan “I thought I was the only crazy one who saw that, I smell something fishy… Headies when una go change?!!!
@Soaddiamond1 “Headies we are confused ooo… come and clarify who actually won.”
@Stevechuks “They Sold Tiwa’s award or they sold Yemi’s award, one of them.NIGERIA.”
@Iambusayo “Until INEC will announce Buhari as the winner of the 2019 election while another candidate will be displayed on the screens, that’s when you people will take things like this seriously.”
@Iam_Poje “Headies be fraudster.”
@Lamdauniverse “What just happened, I saw an award been presented to Yemi Alade and a display of Tiwa Savage!!! Please you guys should stay one place oh #Headies2018
@Iamdannex “Headies confused people. Ebuka said Yemi Alade but na Tiwa Savage show for screen.”
And the award goes to Yemi Alade but Tiwa is on the screen …. smh #12thheadies pic.twitter.com/qX4pkItndF
— Uloma (@Nwabaybee) May 5, 2018