Nigerian rapper Erhiga Agarivbie, popularly known as Erigga, revealed that he began boycotting the Headies Award following his album ‘The Erigma II’ losing in the Best Rap Album category at the 14th edition of the award show. Erigga accused the organizers of the Headies of showing disrespect towards artists from the South-South region. He voiced these concerns on his Twitter account on Wednesday, shortly after the nominees for the 16th Headies were announced. Despite releasing his album ‘The Lost Boy’ during the eligible period, the rapper, who hails from Warri, did not receive 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 take boycott all these f*ckers (Headies) the disrespect was too much for the south south to take… If you don’t like us and not going to respect our craft then it’s f*ck you and everything you represent; that’s it.”