Here is a Copied Copy of The Official Press Statement from The Headies Regarding the Awards Night Issues
We are happy for what we have finished consistently. The Headies stage has birthed the livelihoods of various artistes who are of A-summary status today. We are additionally upbeat that we have reinstated pride and regard into the winning of a locally dealt with music rewards and, we have applauded magnificent ingenuity for 10 straight years; an achievement no other gathering before us could finish
Each year, the screening group order every single innovative material discharged in the year in survey and screen for nomination. This repetitive procedure continues for no less than three months before the screening group turns out with a final rundown. The voting classes, for example, ‘Melody Of The Year’, ‘Craftsman Of The Year’, and ‘Next-Rated’ are left entirely for fans to vote and pick the winners. We wish to say completely that we don’t mess with the result of the voting process. The limit of our involvement in this voting procedure is to guidance the nominees to connect with their fans and solicit for their votes. We don’t acknowledge any responsibility for disappointment with respect to the nominees or their record label, when they neglect.
Tragically, most times, Voting, Year In Review and Definitions Of Each Category, are by and large underestimated by numerous craftsmen. We can likewise bear witness to, and thusly state completely that, there is no proof that any of the artistes oppressed and vocal about their disappointment to the turnout of the recompense, voted in the ‘Following Rated’ class, as our voting process catches email addresses and telephone numbers.
We have guaranteed that the recompenses happened paying little respect to sponsorship, and that it shows signs of improvement with every passing year, without giving reasons about difficulties. We might not have gotten everything 100% right, but rather integrity has been our watch-word. The 109 Nigerian artistes that have won can bear witness to the way that they did nothing not the same as those that have not. Honors by nature, are and will dependably remain, disputable aside from each nominee gets one.
We attempt to guarantee that winners are within span before announcing their classification, as the entire embodiment of celebrating abilities will be crushed without that.
While it is not strange for an artiste or a gathering to vent their dissatisfaction, we firmly denounce a wide range of shameful behavior and the utilization of profanity on live TV. In the same way, we censure provocative remarks. In all, we see no utilization or explanation behind a disappointed artiste or gathering to demolish important properties put set up to give them additional solace before they perform or go ahead stage. This is absolutely unsuitable and will be tended to.
We praise all nominees and winners of The Headies 2015 and wish them a more effective 2016.