The 12th edition of the biggest music awards in Nigeria, The Headies, was held at the Eko Convention Centre yesterday, the 5th of May 2018 and it was an star-studded event with so much glam.
One of the artistes that performed at the event was Niniola and according to viewers and critics, her performance was extremely below standard. She was even spotted chewing gum while on stage.
The singer has however given reasons for her poor performance at the Headies and apologised to her fans at the same time.
She said that she had not practiced with the band as she had just returned from a trip to Owerri.
Niniola in a series of tweets on her Twitter page wrote:
“I honestly was not going to address this issue but I was very firmly convinced within me that I owed each and every one of you a detailed explanation on why I had a performance that was far below the usual expectation of my performances.
“I had flown in from Owerri after a performance yesterday (the evening of the Headies), to grace the Award event that has served as a platform for us as entertainers and I unfortunately could not rehearse with the Band or even work on any performance set for the Show.
“I am thankful to everyone that messaged and called to enquire about my performance at the Headies Awards. It shows a clear understanding of the typical nature of my stagecraft.
“I promptly informed the organizers that I would not be performing as I am very particular about my Brand and the performance delivery I give to my friends and supporters that have helped my career to the point that it is today.”
Niniola performed on stage at the 12th edition of Headies alongside Davido, Tiwa Savage, Danfo Drivers, Johnny Drille and others.