Laycon, the former Big Brother Naija’shine ya eyes’ winner and emerging musician, has spoken out about how the Headies Award organizers utterly neglected him.
The list of nominees for the 2022 Headies Award was announced on May 24th, although Laycon was not nominated in any category.
Laycon stated in a series of tweets that he wants to be recognized for his work even if he does not win an award.
He stated that while he isn’t a fan of using the phrase “best” to judge individuals, he views awards as a compliment that informs him that others recognize his work and that he should put in more effort.
Not everyone would get an award, and not everyone would be nominated, according to Laycon. He also mentioned how nominees for awards would be upset if they didn’t win.
He tweeted, “I have never been a fan of judging people with the adjective “BEST”, however I see awards as a compliment, something to tell you “Hey! We see everything you’ve done and we think you should get this for your efforts”. This doesn’t mean every other person didn’t put in work!!!. Even TV stations, radio stations, OAP’s etc get awards for their efforts, doesn’t take away from the worm every media body or personnel put into growing the industry tbh, but when you work hard and you feel like you don’t get recognition for your work your emotions set in. But no be everybody go win award, no be everybody Dem go nominate go still complain of no be them collect the award because everyone works hard af to get themselves to that point. I dey emotional so I no go lie say a part of me no want award, because for someone coming from where I came from, a lot of people thinks I don’t deserve half of what I have and what I’m getting, so I’ve had to do double of whatever it is you’re supposed to do in this industry. But forget about Laycon, the artist who went to BBN to promote himself and his music and ended up winning the show for once. Y’all need go look inward, all of us wey dey do music and wet dey consume the music con dey pick the best of the music and musicians, lol”.