Actor Deyemi Okanlawon Sends SOS to Headies Awards Organizers for Snubbed Kunle Remi
Written by maxfmeditor3 on May 2, 2023
Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon has sent an SOS to Headies awards organizers.
Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has reached out to the Headies awards organizers to inquire if there are any free slots for Kunle Remi, who was reportedly snubbed from the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) this year. In a post on his Instagram page, Okanlawon questioned if the organizers had any spare award to offer the actor, photoshopping Remi’s face onto rapper Ikechukwu’s head. Although Okanlawon did not reveal the reason behind his query, it was clear that he was showing support for Remi, who had been snubbed from the AMVCA despite his role in the critically acclaimed movie Anikulapo, which received 16 nominations.
In a post on his Instagram page, Deyemi Okanlawon questioned if the award organizers have any free slot for Kunle Remi who was snubbed from AMVCA awards this year.
Photoshopping Kunle Remi’s face on the rapper, Ikechukwu’s head, he stated that he has a reason for the question, which he didn’t disclose.
“Dear @the_headies abeg do you have any award you’re not using? E get why!”.
Anikulapo’ star, Kunle Remi reacts to AMVCA Snub
It is no longer news that Kunle Remi has been snubbed for 2023 AMVCA awards.
The movie star wasn’t shy to respond after being excluded from the list of nominees for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
The actor who starred in ‘Anikulapo’, one of the most talked about movies last year 2022. The movie did so well that it got sixteen nominations however its major character was snubbed.
He wrote: “I have seen all the tags after the AMVCA nomination announcement. It would be nonchalant not to appreciate the love, calls, and messages. Thank you kindred….. Read more here.
Kunle’s fans and colleagues also expressed their disappointment over the AMVCA snub, with many taking to social media to share their views.
The snub has raised questions about the transparency of the awards and has led many to call for a review of the nomination process.
In response to the controversy, the organizers of the AMVCA awards released a statement defending their selection process, stating that the nominees were chosen based on their performances in the qualifying year.
Despite the controversy, Kunle Remi has remained positive and has continued to work hard, hoping that his next project will be recognized.
Deyemi Okanlawon’s show of support has also been praised by many, with fans commending the actor for his kindness and for standing up for his colleague.
It is not uncommon for actors in the Nigerian movie industry to support each other, especially during difficult times.
As the industry continues to grow, there is hope that awards like the AMVCA will continue to recognize and celebrate the hard work and talent of actors like Kunle Remi.
Deyemi Okanlawon consoles Kunle Remi following his AMVCA snub
Deyemi’s message on Instagram has sparked reactions from fans and followers who expressed their support for Kunle and their disappointment with the AMVCA organizers.
While some agreed with Deyemi’s call for Headies Awards to give Kunle a chance to be recognized for his talent, others criticized the idea of seeking for an award out of pity.
This has caused a social media debate on whether awards should be given based on merit or sympathy.
Meanwhile, Kunle Remi has not publicly commented on Deyemi’s message or the ongoing social media debate. He seems to be taking the snub in good faith and focusing on his career.
As for Deyemi Okanlawon, he is celebrating his birthday today, and fans and colleagues have been sending their love and gifts to him.
Deyemi took to his Instagram page to offer advice using Kunle Remi as an example. He stated that if one fails in life, one should be like Kunle Remi and try any spiritual means possible.
Consoling him, he told him to take heart as he would get nominated for the TikTok viewers choice Awards someday.
Deyemi urged fans and lovers of Kunle to send him love and money to console him.
“In life if all else fails be like KR and try any spiritual means possible…one must work!
Take heart @kunleremiofficial your TTVCA (TikTok Viewers Choice Awards) nomination go come one day soon. IJN
Pls let’s come together and send KR luv and small change to console him in this trying time but you can send your special gifts for my birthday tomorrow!”.