Music producer, Sunday Nweke, popularly known as Masterkraft, has slammed organisers of The Headies award for refusing to recognise his contribution to the Nigerian music industry.
After the 2022 edition of the award, which was held on Sunday, Nweke took to his Twitter page, where he decried the lack of acknowledgment of his success by Nigeria’s biggest music award show.
“And while I can, I have been a blessing to this Naija music industry for years and will forever be a legend to anybody who chooses to be excellent, exceptional, and special in the music space of this continent. And while the @The_Headies have chosen to ignore me for years, I will never give up or quit!” he wrote in a series of tweets on Monday.
Masterkraft stated that despite several hits he has produced for Nigerian music big shots, including Burna Boy, Wizkid, David, and Olamide, the Headies has denied him proper recognition. He, however, congratulated Sarz, his colleague, who won the Producer of the year award on Sunday.
“I’m gonna forever leave this world a legend and a blessing to many!!! Every single year I come through and I carry @2niteFlavour @phynofino @wizkidayo @davido @burnaboy @Olamide and as many as I have been blessed to work with on my back, and I’m still not recognized for whatever reasons best known to the headies. It’s crazy!
“Congrats to my Hommie, @beatsbysarz, for winning producer of the year after one billion years of being a co-genius as myself! We move! It’s all love! I’m gonna be here for a long time y’all and expect the best! I was gonna say f**k u Headies, but again lemme keep it cool !!!! God is the greatest !!!! Thanks, @BankyW @kennyogungbe,” he wrote.
While he did not emerge as the winner, Masterkraft was nominated as Headies’ street-hop artiste of the year for his song, Indomie, in 2016. He was nominated producer of the year in the same edition but lost to Legendary Beatz.