Nigerian hip-hop artist Erhiga Agarivbie, better known as Erigga, said he started boycotting the Headies Award after his 2020 album ‘The Erigma II’ lost out in the Best Rap Album category at the 14th edition of the award show.
He accused Headies organizers of disrespecting artists from the South-South region.
Erigga made the allegations via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, hours after the nominees for the 16th Headies were announced.
Despite releasing an album, ‘The Lost Boy,’ in the year under review, the Warri-born rapper did not secure any nominations.
Venting his anger on Twitter, Erigga shared the art cover of his 2020 album ‘The Erigma II’, with the caption: “Na from here, I don't boycott all these f*ckers (Headies), the disrespect was too much for the south south to take... If you don’t like us and are not going to respect our craft, then it’s f*ck you and everything you represent; that’s it.”