The biggest night in entertainment, the Soundcity MVP Awards, didn’t go down without a few akwardly-orchestrated & feverishly-unforgettable moments through the course of the night.
We have compiled those moments into a must-read list to give you an idea of what went down at the awards.
Naira Marley was the MVP:
The controversial soapy crooner regardless of the fact that he was conspicuously absent made an impression on the hordes of Marlians that were in attendance. Although he won the award for the viewers choice category, to the chagrin of the delirious crowd, everytime his name was mentioned as a nominee in any category, the crowd simply went wild.
We wondered what it would have been like to have the supreme commander of the Marlians perform at the awards. It would probably have been another nativeland fiasco.
Rema Missed his Performance:
By some technical remiss, emerging Mavin superstar and Obama music playlist artiste, Rema, somehow wasn’t on stage as his performance was keyed in and we were left with just back up dancers and his music playing. Rema finally made an akward appearance towards the tail end of his second song and was seen looking around confused as the song ended and the next act was quickly ushered in. Don Jazzy, if he was watching, must have been really upset.
Ric Hassani made an Akward Red Carpet Appearance:
Not on the mainstage though.
The organizers didn’t think he held that much influence. He was instead showcased far away from the brightly-lit mainstage, on the poorly attended red carpet platform ( a 6 by 4 contraption scarcely higher than a small table) where his backing track was summarily played and he was left akwardly- trying to hear and follow it. ( no one thought a stage monitor was necessary).
Ric Hassani has arguably one of the best voices in this mime-based music industry.
Ric deserves better.
The Awardees didn’t Show up:
It is no secret that Nigerian artistes are comparatively bigger than the awards.
There seems to be a written code somewhere that, the bigger you get, the more inclined you are to not show up for awards.
Makes sense, right?
After all, who wants to get a nomination, get dressed and make an appearance, only to lose the award category and go back home in shame.
So at the Soundcity MVP Awards, almost all the ‘established’ winners of the night were conspicuously missing.
Yeah, the upcoming recepients were available ( they are still being groomed to become certified absconders) but everyone else was on a tour somewhere and just couldn’t make it.
We understand guys; message received, loud and clear.
Music keeps you busy.
Rema loves Awards, a little too much.
Rema makes another appearance on our list. Literally. the iron-man crooner somehow came out to receive an award meant for his colleague, Fireboy DML and was ‘shushed’ away in shame when the error became apparent. Rema is not totally to blame for this mishap, as the technical guys in announcing the winner of the Listeners Choice Award category decided it was a good time to play Rema’s track instead of Fireboy- DML’s song, hence the confusion.
It wasn’t just a Rema friendly night.
That’s it, five moments at the Soundcity MVP Awards that you probably missed but we didn’t.