Clarence Peters, popular video director, wonders why some of his colleagues did not make the Headies 2016 nomination list.
The director who has his name on the visuals of top Nigerian artistes, in an Instagram post, said the best works of the year were not recognised.
“In a year that these men gave us some of the most amazing visual interpretations mainly Darey’s “Pray for me” by @mexemania & Kiss Daniel’s “Jombo” by @ajefilmswork works, respectfully, it breaks my heart that The Headies don’t deem it fit to recognize their outstanding work.
“To my brothers: from Dir Q, to@adasacookey to Frizzle&Bizzle, from Gambit to LA, from Matt Max to Avalon to TOSIN IGHO, SESAN to MOE to MEJI etc … We know what we put in.
“Awards don’t define us, WE DEFINE POPULAR CULTURE not just in Nigeria, but across the continent, so I salute you all.”
Hours after his passionate speech, HipTV, creators of the Headies awards, deemed it necessary to explain how the nomination list is compiled.
Stating that artists and creators must submit their work in order to be considered for the award, the organisers said: “Headies Secretariat recognizes the fact that we have to continue to educate the public and the industry about the Headies and its salient details.
“An artist may not be nominated if he/she doesn’t submit materials for screening.
“The Headies secretariat made a call for entry which lasted from the 1st-31st of October, this campaign was boosted with the inclusion of promotions across all media platforms to cover a wider reach across the country.
“Artists, producers, and video directors may not be nominated if they did not call adequate attention to their creative works in the year under review by submitting their materials during this period.
“While we understand the pain of missing being appreciated over the creative materials in a calendar year, we encourage label owners, artistes and their managers to endeavor to submit their entries before the end of the call period.”
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