The head of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah has disclosed that young Ghanaian artiste, Kidi was nominated in a category at the 2018 edition of HEADIES because organizers of the awards thought he was a Nigerian.
According to Richie, the award organizers then took out his name after their attention was called to the error.
Speaking on Joy FM’s A-Z with Naaa Ashorkor, the Lynx Entertainment boss maintained that the decision by award organizers clearly demonstrate how strongly Kidi influenced Nigerian music.
Richie Mensah in his conversation said Kidi was nominated in the ‘Rookie of the Year‘category - designed for young Nigerian acts who performed well during the year under review.
‘’They told us that they made a mistake because ‘Odo’ had hit so much in Nigeria that when they were putting together the songs, they assumed Kidi was a Nigerian....”
“So they added him to a nomination which is meant for only Nigerians. When they realized that he was a Ghanaian they had to take his name out,” he said.
On the other hand, Sarkodie was nominated in the ‘African Artiste of the Year’ category which is awarded to an individual or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigeria music scene during the year under review.
Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Sauti Sol and Vanessa Mdee are the other nominees in the category.
The HEADIES was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine. It highlights outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry. The awards event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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