The Headies Awards co-ordinators are set to have their 13th Annual Headies on the 19th of October, 2019. The Nominee list enlists 23 categories from “Artiste of the Year” to the “Next Rated” category.
Concentrating on the “Next Rated” category, the nominees are:
- Fireboy DML
- Victor AD
First off, the enlisted artists have done a great job this year and they all deserve to be on the nominee list of the “Next Rated” Headies award. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.
In my opinion, the most promising winner this year is “Divine Ikubor” popularly known as “REMA”. Here’s why. This year, Rema has dropped three amazing E.P, he is the most streamed artiste on all digital platforms of all the nominated artistes in 2019 Also, this past week on the Top 20 Naija countdown, Rema’s “Lady” occupied the 3rd spot.Among the nominated acts, Rema was the only one invited to perform at the Boiler Room TV Festival London.
Furthermore, this year the 19-year-old act has shown the world that he can use the combination of trap and afrobeats sound to create a new sound. So far, it is working well for him and to that effect, it is safe to say that his music has grown and promoted the Trap culture in Nigeria.
In addition to Rema’s accomplishments, he is currently signed to one of the biggest music labels in Africa “Marvin’s Record”. Also, in the “Next Rated” category, Rema can be said to be the most recognized artiste by other well known international celebrities.
With factors and proofs evident like this, I see no reason why Rema shouldn’t take home the “Next Rated” award.
Finally, who do you think should not be or should have been among the list of nominees?