Fans of BBNaija star and rapper, Laycon, and singer, Omah Lay have drawn a battle line for Hiphop Award’s Next Rated Artist category on Twitter.
This comes after Headies opened it’s doors for nominations and also called for entries ahead of the 14th edition of the Headies Awards.
As Nigeria’s most revered music award show and a custodian of Nigeria’s music heritage, The Headies Awards is continuously tasked to identify, celebrate and reward hardworking music creators and contributors to the entertainment industry. pic.twitter.com/FsJV7L5mTf
— IG: the_headies (@The_Headies) November 10, 2020
Following this announcement, fans of BBNaija season 5 winner and rapper, Laycon, and fast rising singer, Omah Lay went at loggerheads for the Next Rated Artist award category on Twitter.
Laycon’s Icons are rooting for him to win the Next Rated category seeing as his EP “Who Is Laycon” already has over a million streams across music platforms. Omah Lay’s fans, on the other hand, regard a comparison between the two artistes as “disrespect” to their favorite singer.
Omah Lay’s fans also highlighted that he has more hit records to his credit in the year under review than Laycon.
Following the debate on Twitter, some entertainment and music lovers have continued to argue that Headies is not a reality TV show and that comparing Laycon to Omah Lay is a disrespect in itself.
Although no nomination list has been published yet by the Headies Award, it appears these two artistes (Omah Lay and Laycon) are the center of attention for now.
Check out some reactions from fans of both artistes below
One thing about Next Rated award- anybody can win it.
2013 Sean Tizzle won over Burna.
2015 Reekado won over LilKesh.
If Laycon is there, he may win it.
Especially if it’s by votes.
Laycon is a Child of Grace.
I only wish the others best of luck.
Cos OfLayLay can le won danu.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc ?????? (@DrOlufunmilayo) November 15, 2020
I like Laycon but how dare you rate him above Omah Lay and Bella Shmurda, person weh suppose de Efe Category.
— Benue Breed? (@oyimzy) November 15, 2020
Laycon will win the Headies Next Rated award above everyone and there’s nothing you can do about it.
— Duke of Ibadan ?? (@AsiwajuLerry) November 15, 2020
Omah Lay is the only artiste in Nigeria right now with no bad song. Saying Laycon should win next rated over him is the biggest cap ever
— Fairly used boyfriend ? (@brysonadahcole) November 15, 2020
I love Laycon but I can’t put Laycon over Omah Lay when it’s not crack
Even Laycon will vex for me
— Trouble Maker ? (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) November 15, 2020
Lol. It’s really going to be unfair for Laycon to win Headies Next rated award ahead of Omah Lay.
Very very unfair tbh.
— Cross? (@Elcrucifixio) November 15, 2020
The disrespect to Omah Lay really broke me pic.twitter.com/s2PE3fvMqP
— ..of the NIGERIAN BREWERY? (@EricaLinek) November 15, 2020
If it’s based on voting alone, the chances of Laycon winning Next Rated is high but if it’s by what they put out this year, Omah Lay should win.
— Tife? (@tifefabunmi) November 15, 2020