Erhiga Agarivbie, better known by his stage name Erigga, is a hip-hop artist from Nigeria. He recently made the admission that he has been refusing to attend the Headies Awards since his album “The Erigma II” fell short of winning the award for Best Rap Album at the 14th edition of the ceremony in 2020.
Erigga claimed that the Headies organizers treated artists from the South-South region of Nigeria with contempt. He made these allegations via his Twitter account shortly after the nominees for the 16th Headies were announced, expressing his disappointment and frustration with the awards.
Regardless of delivering his collection ‘The Lost Kid’ during the year under audit, Erigga got no assignments for the esteemed honor show.
His decision to boycott the Headies reflects his discontentment with the selection process and perceived regional bias, as he believes artists from the South-South region are not given adequate recognition.
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.”
Na from here I don take boycott all these fuckers (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 fuck you and everything u represent that’s it 🌋🧳🤝 pic.twitter.com/qofXCAbwMu
— 𝙴𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚊.eth 🐐 (@erigganewmoney) July 12, 2023