Ayo Animashaun, the CEO of Smooth Promotions, organisers of the Headies Awards, has debunked speculations that he stated Wizkid submitted his latest album, ‘More Love, Less Ego’, for the 16th Headies’ nominations but got declined.
NIJATOPVIBES reported that Headies unveiled the nominees for the 16th edition of the award show on Wednesday, with Burna Boy leading with 11 nominations.
Wizkid was missing from the nominees’ list.
The absence of the Starboy boss from the list sparked reactions on social media, especially as he dropped a new project in the year under review.
A Twitter user with the handle @DerrickBugatti shared a screenshot of an alleged Instastory post by the CEO of Smooth Promotions, explaining that Wizkid submitted his album for nomination but got declined.
“To everyone complaining, Wizkid’s MLLE album was actually submitted to Headies but got declined because we are not accepting just anything, maybe he should work hard for next year!” the post allegedly from Animashaun’s Instastory read.
However, reacting via his verified Instagram page, Animashaun said the viral post credited to him was photoshoped.
He described it as “malicious” and “fake.”
Sharing a screenshot of the viral post via his Instastory, the Headies boss wrote, “This is malicious! It’s photoshop.