Organisers of the Headies Awards failed to announce winners of 13 categories at the 16th edition of the award show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA, on Sunday.
Attendees and viewers across the globe were shocked when the co-host, actress Osas Ighodaro announced midway into the show that the ceremony has come to an end, with about 13 categories yet to be presented.
Newsmen observed that no female award category was presented before the event was rudely shut down at about 2:30 am Nigerian time.
The categories that weren’t announced include: Best Female Artiste, Best Recording of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Best RnB Single, Best Vocal Performance (Female), Headies Viewers’ Choice, and Best East African artiste of the Year.
Others are: Best North African Artiste of The Year, Best Southern African Artiste of The Year, Best Central African Artiste of The Year, International Artiste Of The Year, Best Alternative Album, and Best RnB Album.
The closing of the ceremony midway has elicited mixed reactions on social media.
Some commentators claimed that the abrupt closure of the event could be due to limited time at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Meanwhile, Rema won the Best Male Artiste of the Year award, while Asake walked home with a brand new car after winning the highly coveted Next Rated category.
Odumodublvck became a Lagos landlord after winning the Rookie of the Year.