2023 Headies Awards Under Fire as Ayra Starr Slams ‘Nonchalant’ Treatment of Best Female Artist: Is This a Gender Bias?”


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Nigerian music sensation Ayra Starr is not holding back when it comes to her disappointment with the 2023 Headies Awards! The prestigious event, held at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, brought together music industry heavyweights to celebrate the achievements of Nigerian musicians. But there’s a twist to this story that’s got everyone talking.

You see, Ayra Starr walked away as the winner in the fiercely competitive Best Female Artist category, leaving behind powerhouses like Tems, Tiwa Savage, and Simi. It was a moment of triumph for her, but it was also a moment of confusion and frustration.

Why, you ask? Well, that’s because the award wasn’t presented on stage! That’s right, Ayra Starr won the award, but there was no glitzy, glamorous moment in the spotlight. Instead, it was quietly announced without fanfare.

Ayra Starr didn’t take this snub lightly, and she made sure to voice her disappointment loud and clear on Twitter. She wrote, “I will never be grateful for winning a category that wasn’t even deemed fit to be announced on stage! Best female artist na beans? We work hard, every single one of us! I’ve seen Tiwa record 4 hit songs in the same night, Tems breathes and lives for music, we didn’t deserve such nonchalance! Nigeria, you didn’t raise me to settle for less.”

Arya start at the headies award

Her passionate words struck a chord with many viewers who saw this decision as a blatant sign of disrespect towards the incredibly talented women in the music industry. And it’s not just Ayra Starr who’s feeling the sting – it’s a collective sentiment among Nigerians who expected better.

So, dear Nigerians, the burning question is: Do you feel insulted by this gesture? Is it time for a change in how female artists are recognized and celebrated? The 2023 Headies Awards have sparked controversy, and it’s a topic that won’t be fading away anytime soon. Stay tuned for more updates on this fiery debate!


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