Nigerians have taken to social media to criticise 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 as co-host one who has a good knowledge of African artistes.
Some said Trevor Noah could have handled the show based on the knowledge he possess of the African music industry.
They accused Anderson of making a joke of Headies from the start of the show to the end.
See reactions below:
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. 🤧
— 𝐀𝐠𝐛𝐚 𝐅𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭 (@idontFWpigs) September 4, 2022
Bovi is a far better MC than this Anthony Anderson guy.
He wasn't even funny on Black-ish tbh.
— Lloyd¿ (@lloydtweetz) September 4, 2022
Anthony Anderson as a host was a very stupid decision bro.
— JAGS (@_EtniesJags) September 5, 2022
Anthony Anderson will go home to his family and insult Nigeria all night this is too embarrassing 🥴
— Moni (@BadGirlMo) September 5, 2022
Anthony Anderson clowning this headies is the only highlight tbh lol#headiesaward2022
— NoLoveInTheCity# (@jesse_marl) September 5, 2022
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
— Rephlex 💙❤️ (@I_Am_Rephlex) September 5, 2022
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.😂😭😭😭
— Ejike Etolue (@Ejikeetolue) September 5, 2022
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
— JESSY #NFTArt #UKRAINE (@ENdilichi) September 5, 2022