Nigerian singer, Nonso Amadi’s nominations at the Headies 2018 have been withdrawn.
According to Smooth Promotions, the organisers of the Headies Award, his nominations were given in error.
Nonso Amadi, who came to the spotlight courtesy of his hit single ‘Tonight’, was nominated in three categories – ‘best alternative act’, ‘best R&B single’ and ‘best vocal performance.
Smooth Productions now says ‘Tonight’ lost its two nominations “because it was released before the period under review”.
In a statement released today, Smooth Productions said:
”The Headies secretariat officially write to correct the following nominations which were given in error and are corrected as follows ”Virtuous Woman’‘ by Flavour was produced by Cobhams not Mastakraft and Selebobo produced ”Rara”, not Tekno.
”Tonight” by Nonso Amadi was removed from ‘Best RnB Single’ and ‘Best Vocal Performance (Male)’ categories because it was released before the period under review.
Mastakraft‘s nomination for Best Producer is ”Yawa” and ”Augment”, while Cobhams is nominated for ”Butterflies” and ”Virtuous Woman”.
We apologise for the misinformation.”
Amadi had been campaigning for votes from fans on his social media pages.
The 2018 Headies awards takes place this Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Nonso Amadi will now compete with Adekunle Gold, Johnny Drille, Reminisce, Bantu and Aramide for ‘best alternative song’.