Headies Nominees: No Song Is Bigger Than Machala – Carter Efe Breaks Down In Tears Over Headies Snub (Video)

Nigerian content creator and artiste, Carter Efe has lashed out at the organisers of the 16th Headies’ award over the released nominations list.

The skit-maker who released a smash hit single, titled Machala with Berri Tiga last year, did not bag any nomination and he felt cheated.

In a video making the rounds online, Carter Efe broke down in tears while talking about how his name deserves to be on the list of nominees. He bragged that Machala was the biggest song in the country.

He issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Headies to change the entire list and include his name, warning that they ‘should not try me’. A friend who was with him while he was lamenting tried to console the Machala hitmaker.

Carter released the song on the 29th of July, 2022 and it debuted at the 14th position of 50 on the afrobeat charts in the first week.

Watch the video:

See Full List of Nominees:

Best Recording Of The Year
“Alone” – Burna Boy
“Soweto” – Victony and Tempoe
“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay
“Ku lo sa” – Oxlade
“Stand Strong” – Davido
“No Woman, No Cry” – Tems

Producer Of The Year
Magicstickz – “Sungba Remix”
Pheelz – “Electricity”
Andrevibez & London – “Calm Down”
Tempoe – “Soweto”
Kel-P – “Kpe Paso”
Rexxie – “Abracadabra”

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
“Loyal” – Simi
“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay
“Lift Me Up” – Tems
“Alone” – Burna Boy
“In My Mind” – BNXN
“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan

Best R&B Single
“For My Hand” – Burna Boy ft ED Sheeran
“Mmadu” – CKay
“Just 4 u” – Dami Oniru
“Red Wine” – Preye
“Hard to Find” – Chike ft Flavour
“Loyal” – Simi ft Fave

Best Rap Single
“Hustle” – Reminisce ft BNXN
“Big Energy” – Ladi Poe
“Back in Uni” – Blaq Bonez
“Bando Diaries” – Psycho YP ft Odumodublvck
“Declan Rice” – Odumodublvck
“My Bro” – Jeriq the Hussla ft Phyno

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
“Loyal” – Simi
“In Between” – Waje
“Memories” – Niniola
“Adua Remix” – Liya
“Red Wine” – Preye Itams
“Just 4 U” – Dami Oniru

Best Vocal Performance (Male)
“KU LO SA” Oxlade
“My Only Baby” Ric Hassani
“Love Don’t Cost a Dime” Magixx
“Spell Remix” Chike
“Reckless” Praiz
“Kpe Paso” Wande Coal

Best Alternative Song
“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan
“Final Champion” – Cruel Santino
“The Traveller” – Basketmouth and The Cavemen
“In a Loop” By BOJ – Mellissa
“Game Changer” – Flavour
“Tinko Tinko” – Obongjayar

Best Music Video
“Back in Uni” –Blaqbonez Perliks
“PBUY” By TG Omori
“Spell (Remix)” – Director Pink
“Common Person” – Director K
“Bandana” by TG Omori
“Calm Down (Remix)” – Director K

Best Collaboration
Asaka FT. Burna Boy – “Sungba Remix”
Bnxn ft. Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibes – “Gwagwalada”
Pheelz ft Bnxn – “Finesse”
Spyro ft. Tiwa Savage – “Who’s Your Guy Remix”
Pheelz ft Davido– “Electricity”
Wande Coal ft. Olamide– “Kpe Paso”

Best Street-Hop Artiste
Rexxie Ft. Naira Marley & Skiibii – “Abracadabra”
Seyi Vibez – “Chance (Na Ham)”
Asake – “Joha”
Zlatan Ft. Young Jonn – “Astalavista”
Poco Lee & Hotkid – “Otilo”
Mohbad – “Peace”

Afrobeats Single Of The Year
“Last Last” – Burna Boy
“Rush” – Ayra Starr
“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno
“Finesse” – Pheelz ft Bnxn
“Who’s Your Guy?” – Spyro
“Asiwaju” – Ruger

Headies’ Viewers’ Choice
Ruger – “Asiwaju”
Victony & Tempoe – “Soweto”
Fireboy Dml & Asake – “Bandana”
Ayra Star – “Rush”
Asake – “Terminator”
Mavins – “Overloading (Overdose)”
Crayon – “Ijo (Laba Laba)”
Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa”
Kizz Daniel & Tekno – “Buga”
Pheelz & Davido – “Electricity”

Best West African Artiste Of The Year
Gyakie (Ghana)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
The Therapist (Liberia)
Camidoh (Ghana)
Best East African Artiste Of The Year
Zuchu
Diamond Platinumz
Rayvanny
Eddy Kenzo
Hewan Gebreworld

Best North African Artiste Of The Year
Marwa Loud – Morocco
Wegz – Egypt
El Grande Toto – Morocco
Soolking – Algeria

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year
Aka (South Africa)
Nasty C – South Africa
Costa Titch – South Africa
Uncle Waffles – South Africa
Focalistic – South Africa
Dj Tarico – Mozambique

Best Central African Artiste Of The Year
Fally Ipupa – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Gaz Mawete – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Matias Damasio – Angola
Emma’a – Gabon
Libianca – Cameroon

Best R&B Album
Home – Johnny Drille
The Brother’s Keeper – Chike
Reckless – Praiz
Waje 2.0 – Waje
Matter Of Time – Dami Oniru
To Be Honest (Tbh) – Simi

Best Alternative Album
Horoscopes – Basketmouth
Gbagada Express – Boj
Some Nights I Dream Of Doors – Obongjayar
Subaru Boys: Final Heaven – Cruel Santino
Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable – Somadina
Native World – Native Sound System
Best Rap Album
Fly Talk Only – Payper Corleone
Palmwine Music Vol 3 – Show Dem Camp
Young Preacher – Blaqbonez
Ypszn3 – Psychoyp
Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me – Vector
Billion Dollar Dream – Jeriq

Album Of The Year
Love, Damini – Burna Boy
Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake
Rave And Roses – Rema
Boy Alone – Omah Lay
Outlaw – Victony
Timeless – Davido

Song Of The Year
“Calm Down” – Rema
“Last Last” – Burna Boy
“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade
“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno
“Finesse” – Pheelz Ft. Bnxn
“Sungba Remix” – Asake Ft. Burna Boy

Best Female Artiste
Tems
Simi
Ayra Starr
Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artiste
Asake
Rema
Kizz Daniel
Ruger
Omah Lay
Burna Boy

Next Rated
Young Jonn
Seyi Vibez
Asake
Victony
Spyro

Rookie of the Year
Odumodu Blvck
Bloody Civilian
Bayyani
Guchi
Eltee Skillz
Khaid

African Artiste Of The Year
Rema (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Lyricist On The Roll
Ladipoe – “Clowns”
Vector – “Clowns”
Payper Corleone – “Fly Talk Only”
Alpha Ojini – “Vigilante Bop”
A-Q – “Family First”
Tec (Sdc) – “Live Life”

International Artiste Recognition
Sean ‘love’ Combs

Hall Of Fame
Youssou N’dour

Best Inspirational Single
“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir
“Jireh (My Provider)” – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music
“This Year” – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘d’ Greatest
“Eze Ebube” – Neon Adejo
“Tobechukwu” – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo
“I Get Backing” – Victoria Orenze

Digital Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy
Ayra Starr
Rema
Omah Lay
Kizz Daniel
Asake

Special Recognition
Sound Sultan

International Artist Of The Year
Drake
Future
Selena Gomez
Don Toliver
Ed Sheeran

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