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“I will never be grateful” – Singer Ayra Starr fumes after winning Best Female Artiste at the Headies award

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Famous Nigerian singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe better known as Ayra Starr in a recent post on social media fumes at the organizers of the prestigious Headies Award despite winning the Best Female Artiste of the year.

The highly anticipated 16th Headies Award was held yesterday, September 3rd 2023 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ayra Starr was among the artistes that won big at the 2023 Headies award as she beat Tems, Simi and Tiwa Savage to the Best Female Artiste of the year.

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Ayra Starr was however not present at the Headies Award presentation as she is presently on her tour of North America.

Following her absence, the award for the Best Female Artiste of the year was not announced talkless of being presented on stage.

Reacting to this, Ayra Starr expresses utmost displeasure over the action taken by Headies as she asserts that she will never be grateful for it and will not settle for the less.

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 breaths and lives for music , we didn’t deserve such nonchalance! Nigeria , you didn’t raise me to settle for less.”

See her post below;


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See reactions below;

@therealdaddymo1:  She didn’t stutter. She said what she said. Female artists have put in solid work too and have invested their time and energy into their craft. These award organizers should stop with the disrespect and celebrate them accordingly.

@Gerald_yea: I know you are angry, but maybe if you stopped dressing the way you do you’ll be considered for more awards. Work on your voice too ❤️.

@R0VIEL:  I agree with you.

@DJDaley: I agree with you, that award should have announced and presented on stage and not backstage, after all we are all fighting for equality these days! All artistes should be accorded the same respect regardless of gender. Keep up the great work and wishing you all the best.

@Views09: Tiwa has said this year after year!! i’m glad Ayra is saying it too. The disrespect is just too much. They announced some people who didn’t bother to show up on stage but not Best Female Artist..drag them..go ayra!

@ibk_adeniyi: You want Abi uno want 😭😂.

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