Tweeps have set Twitter on fire, by criticizing the choice of American actor and comedian, Anthony Anderson, to co-host Nigeria’s biggest entertainment industry award, Headies 2022, with actress Osas Ighodaro.
The awards show was held on Sunday in Atlanta, US.
Some Nigerians feel the organisers of Headies should have used a co-host who has a good knowledge of African artistes.
They accused Anderson of making a joke of Headies from the start of the show to the end. See reactions below:
@themichanic wrote: Bovi, Basketmouth, Falz, Ikechukwu, Derenle, Ebuka, IK Osakioduwa. These are just a few of 400,000 Nigerian Males who could host ahead of Anthony Anderson. They are not dead!! The synergy between Osas and Anderson is a beautiful thing NOT to see.
@ENdilichi wrote: Not saying that Anthony Anderson wasn’t good or GOATED buh com’n this is Nigeria’s biggest music award. At least Headies would have brought someone who knows more about Afrobeat and Nigeria musicians to the core, Trevor Noah would have related more with the audience #headies2022
@Ejikeetolue wrote: I’m in proper tears.. You got Anthony Anderson to host The Headies and didn’t even give him a proper education of the people he’ll be presenting?! He asked who Adekunle Gold is?! This brother and every American presenting has been dissing the award show.
@I_Am_Rephlex wrote: Anthony Anderson casting headies and his co host trying to shut him up but he refused. Y’all told me Ckay was going to be here. Wizkid was going to be here. Tems was going to be here none of these African Artsite show up. Man doesn’t care. #headiesaward2022
@jesse_marl wrote: Anthony Anderson clowning this headies is the only highlight tbh lol #headiesaward2022
@BadGirIMo wrote: Anthony Anderson will go home to his family and insult Nigeria all night this is too embarrassing.
@_EtniesJags wrote: Anthony Anderson as a host was a very stupid decision bro.
@lloydtweetz wrote: Bovi is a far better MC than this Anthony Anderson guy. He wasn’t even funny on Black-ish tbh.
@jollofSanch wrote: Who thought Anthony Anderson was a good idea for the headies?
@ade_adeayo wrote: Anthony Anderson has been condescending all night and it’s not even deliberate. He’s really struggling out there.
@Shawnifee wrote: Whose idea was it to make Anthony Anderson cohost the Headies? Nah, this is so damn awkward!
@effizzzyy wrote: Anthony anderson come headies dey expect to see Wizkid and Ckay Them no inform am as e dey go
@idontFWpigs wrote: Anthony Anderson is hosting the headies? First they take the show aboard now they using someone that knows nothing about the past of the show to host? Western validation is real.
@GWiseTime wrote: love the fact that Anthony Anderson points out all the artist that refused to attend the #headiesaward2022 that gave them thier first ever award and confident to thrive on.