As the Headies 2016 nominees list controversy heats up. The award organisers have again come out to defend themselves and also blame aggrieved artistes for not submitting materials for screening.
The Headies Awards organisers issued a statement to clearly point out an artiste may not be nominated if his/her team does not draw attention to his/her creative works.
The award organisers issued another statement to again clear any misconceptions about its integrity.
Here is a statement made available on instagram.
The Headies Secretariat recognizes the fact that we have to continue to educate the public and the industry about the Headies and its salient details. An artiste may not be nominated if he/she doesn’t submit materials for screening. The Headies secretariat made a call for entry which lasted from the 1st-31st of October, this campaign was boosted with the inclusion of promotions across all media platforms to cover a wider reach across the country. Artistes, producers and video directors may not be nominated if they did not call adequate attention to their creative works in the year under review by submitting their materials during this period. While we understand the pain of missing being appreciated over the creative materials in a calendar year, we encourage label owners, artistes and their managers to endeavour to submit their entries before the end of the call period. #TheHeadies2016#AskTheHeadies2016