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The highs and lows of Headies 2014

By Kehinde Ajose

As usual, it was a night of glitz, glamour and dashed hopes at the Headies Award held at Eko Hotel last Sunday in Lagos. From the red carpet to the great moments of the award, there was no dull moment as stars shone, impressed and even goofed.

Perhaps the happiest person was Davido who smiled home with Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year awards. Same cannot be said of Wizkid who went home empty-handed. Olamide, Oristsefemi, Phyno, 2Face, Patoraking, Jesse Jagz and few others had cause to smile. Of all the divas, only Niyola had a laugh, with Tiwa Savage sharing hers with her MAVIN crew who clinched something for their ‘Dorobucci’. Beyond the awards were the thrilling moments of hits and misses. Here are some:


The Patoraking and Tiwa Savage powerhouse performance

Wave-making  Tiwa Savage doesn’t spare her audience anytime she comes on stage to display her God-given talent. Her dance routine during her collaborative performance with Patoraking at Headies 2014, got the media abuzz with anxiety and definitely some people on the edge of their seats. This time,Tiwa didn’t go showing off what lies underneath her panties, what she did was gave to give Patoraking a twerking display even Miley Cyrus and  Robin Thicke would have been proud of .A lot of her fans are wondering if this stunt won’t have an immense effect on her infantile marriage .

Olu Maintain’s red carpet show

Just when many of his fans were asking where Olu Maintain has been, the flamboyant Afropop artiste showed up at Headies 2014 after making a similar appearance at the Henessey Artistry grand finale a week back. The suave singer invoked the naira rain on his fans when he was being cheered on the red carpet .This was probably Olu’s way of winning their hearts and showing his appreciation for their support and maybe to drive it home that he is not broke!

All eyes on Saeon

Like the star that she is, Saeon got everyone talking over her outfit. The Boogie down sensation stepped out in a lacy see -through sheer dress that has been condemned endlessly on the social media for its inappropriateness. Seyi shay wore   a similar outfit   to the recently held Channel O awards.

Wizkid left the Headies in anger?

One of the top moments of this year’s Headies came courtesy of Wizkid. The star boy who left the event rather early was said by some to have left because a table wasn’t reserved for him. Word at the event had it that the organisers were pissed off with him when he didn’t show up early enough to claim table reserved for him.

The star boy however took to twitter to deny the allegation.

“Reports making rounds is I walked out of the Headies angry. I respect the Headies and its organizers and no I didn’t. It’s not easy doing shows like that in Nigeria with little or no sponsorship so let’s give that credit to the Headies for always doing it”

Cynthia Morgan’s boobs almost popped out

Everyone will agree that Cynthia Morgan is always on top of her game when it comes to her energetic performances. At the Headies, she took it a step further when she performed     her hit dancehall song I’m taken. In the heat of driving home her act the sexy singer’s boobs threatened to spill out of her one piece suit. If they had, it would have been a different tale entirely. It was perhaps one of the high points of that night, with everyone gushing about her sex appeal.

The other side of Psquare revealed

The thrilling duo of Psquare were presented the Special Recognition award at this year’s Headies by Nigeria’s ex-football skipper, Austin Jay Jay Okocha . Just before their award presentation and performance, the twins  revealed the other side  of them that is yet to be known by their numerous fans.

According to them:”We came to Lagos and after selling our stuffs, we were able to rent a one-room apartment and you know we had no chairs but we did not care. All we were after was how to market our music. The first time we had one million naira we celebrated it. For a long while, all we could save was N850,000. One day, we went for a concert and right there we were paid N150, 000, then it was big money. We immediately added it to the N850,000 and voila, we had N1million. We bought drinks to celebrate; we were glad that we were now millionaires.”

 That Patoranking speech!

If there is one thing Patoraking knows how to do, it’s to get people talking, and he did just that when he clinched the award in the Next Rated category. While receiving the award, he took the audience back memory lane when he narrated the story of his humble beginnings.

He puts it this way: “If I tell you I was once a rat killer seller, would you believe me? If I tell you I was once a bricklayer would you believe me? But God brought me out of the gutter. My story should inspire you. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot make it in life or you can’t achieve anything, I am a living proof of how God can turn around your story in seconds”.

And Toke Makinwa goofed..

It is no news that Toke Makinwa doesn’t joke with her looks .The On -air personality co-hosted the event with ace comedian, Basketmouth .After  making multiple outfit changes, Toke came on stage asking the audience if they were having a great time forgetting that the show started  hours late. The visibly angry audience answered her with a ‘No!’

In trying to brighten up the atmosphere, she tried out some popular dance moves like Shoki, Azonto and Skelewu. Our dear Toke failed to dance according to the beat, making her dance moves disastrous. Feeling uncomfortable, Toke saved her face by inviting Julius Agwu to the stage to do the Shoki dance.



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