2023 Headies: Wizard Chan breaks silence after Alternative Song of the Year mix-up
Wizard Chan, a popular stage name for Nigerian singer Fuayefika Maxwell, has finally spoken out about the Alternative Song of the Year mix-up at the 16th Headies Awards.
The Daily Post recalls that on Sunday at the 2023 Headies Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, the British-Nigerian singer Obongjayar's song "Tinko Tinko" was initially declared the winner of the Best Alternative Song category.
Wizard Chan, whose popular song "Earth Song" was also nominated in the category, claimed in a video message shared on Monday via his Instagram story that Obongjayar had lost the award and that it had been returned to him as the legitimate winner.
He thanked his fans for voting for him.
He said, “Hi everybody. I know it was a crazy day last night. I just want to tell you guys that I got my award. This is for you who voted for me—my fans, my management. This is for my Ijaw people. This is for Okrikka people. This is for the Rivers people. This is for Port Harcourt. This is for Nigeria. This is for my dad and mom. This is for Don Jazzy. Thank you very much, Jazzy. This is for Tacha, Sabinus, and everyone that supported me.”
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