Triple MG’s boy wonder and arguably Nigeria’s hottest act at the moment Tekno is in the news again. The ‘Pana’ exponent was nominated in the ‘Next Rated’ category of the 11th edition of the Headies Award holding on the 22nd of December at EKo Hotels. Other nominees in the category include YCee, Aramide, Humblesmith, and Mr. Eazi.
Sources quipped that the jury took the decision to withdraw his nomination because he failed to participate in all of the required activities by organisers leading up to the event.
Official e-mails between the organisers and the singer’s reps confirm all nominees for the category were required to take part in promotional activities including photoshoots, interviews and more.
All other nominees took part in the above listed activities
‘We reached out to them repeatedly, using personal contacts and official channels. They promised he’ll come but he did not. They were clearly aware of the consequences,’ a Headies source revealed.
Here is a copy of a letter sent to him by the Headies secretariat, and signed by executive producer Ayo Animashaun, informing of his disqualification.
‘Tekno has unfortunately not made himself available for any of the mandatory activities, hence the committee’s decision to effectively withdraw his nomination for this year.’
It was the only category the 24-year-old singer was nominated in. It is believed that Tekno expected to be nominated in other categories like Artist of The Year . You would recall that immediately after the nominations were announced Tekno put up a post on his instagram ‘Next rated after how many years! Let’s be honest pls’. He later deleted the post