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Jesse Jagz Tweets His Thoughts on the 2014 Headies, Says ‘Too Much Dancing in a Country That’s Going thru so Much’



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The 2014 Headies went down last night (click here if you missed it) and while the event was happening at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, it was also being broadcast live on Hip Hop World TV.

Rapper, and former Chocolate City member, Jesse Jagz was one of the stars at the event.

Jesse, who won an award for ‘Lyricist on the Roll’ however was not comfortable with all the dancing that went on at the event.

He shared a series of tweets on his official Twitter account:

In his acceptance speech, Jesse Jagz also touched on issues of concern in Nigeria – especially the rise of homelessness and poverty.


  1. seyi

    December 15, 2014 at 10:17 am


  2. Fashionista

    December 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Mr Jesse Jagz, your tweets are a little all over the place. Regarding Patrick Sawyer, Yes he was American – Liberian, but he was residing in Liberia not America at the time he contracted the virus. As for dancing in the country, what do you want us to do? wear long faces and smear hot oil on our bodies? We still have to find a way to live life now. What we can do in addition to that is ensure we perform our civic duties and continue to strive for change, on the day of the general elections, people go out and vote!

    • Nonso

      December 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Jesse Jagz is right.. There was a bit too much merriment going on despite all that is going on in the nation. This was a splendid opportunity to show support and comraderie with Nigerians being bombed in the North, the families of those who died from the Ebola virus, and of course the Chibok girls still in Captivity.

      But No!!

  3. Nahum

    December 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

    In a way, I kinda agree with him. Nigerian youth are way too carefree for a country with as much issues as we have. Plus the level of unemployment is astounding but we keep on partying….Oh well! if they don’t mind, I don’t mind.

  4. Observer

    December 15, 2014 at 11:42 am

    “Nigerian youth are way too carefree for a country with as much issues” I have to agree wholeheartedly with this. There is a sense of urgency we lack. It’s great that we can find laughter in the midst of sorrow however we are way too relaxed about our current plight. Still, God bless Nigeria &Heal Her wounded heart. Amen..

  5. Beeeee

    December 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Abeg abeg abeg….while I agree with some of the points raised, he should have kept his butt at home then. I would have taken him more seriously if he had boycotted the awards ceremony. Did he only remember Nigeria had issues after he attended the awards ceremony? Is dancing at an awards show something strange? Did he think of the plight of the poor Nigerians and Ebola when he was “at the bar side chilling? I’m sure there is a poor Nigerian that would have appreciated that drink…lol. Not to go and enjoy yourself with good food and drinks, then start tweeting…sounds a bit hypocritical to me… abi was he drunk….first he tweeted “on my way to the headies” later he said “i watched the headies” …. na wa

  6. Leggy

    December 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I hate it when dumb musicians start acting dumb. Pick up a fu**ing book. Patrick lived in Liberia not America. He was on Liberia during the outbreak. I’m tired of everything being the west’s fault. We pick and choose what we want from them. When they talked about that nonsense 14 years gay jail sentence. We told them to shut up that we can rule ourselves but when now we’re begging them for serum? Do they have two heads? Are they smarter than us? Why didn’t we develop our own serum? Why don’t we invest in education but then demand other countries who have to come and save us. He is exactly like a typical Nigerian, waiting for America to save us. He needs to stick to his music and shut up about all else.

    • Ashley B

      December 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Dear Leggy,

      I totally agree with all u’ve said. However, i’m a million percent sure EBOLA was and is still an america/canadian invention!! they invented the virus and distributed it via so called monkeys and bats! this is no conspiracy theory either. A bit of research will shed light on this. However, I dont blame the Americans, it is part of their depopulation agenda. we as africans have made it real easy for them, as we have refused to contribute anything meaningful to HUMANITY! i can see why getting rid of a few million africans via EBOLA could be attractive to them! Jesse ur concern is not without reasoning. Nice 1 Mr JAGGZ!

    • Dr. T

      December 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      I’m sorry but U sound like the idiot here. Yes a few of his points were all over the place and the Patrick Sawyer comment was not put together properly. Bottom line, not all our music shld be abt ppl being happy and stuff. Let’s get freaking real. Some of the music shld reflect the problems that majority of the population face. My comments aren’t to insult U but U went off on the dude like he has no right to make somewhat political statements. And kindly chill on cussing, it’s neither cool nor classy.

    • Mohammad

      December 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Hypocrisy at its finest! He should have stayed at home and tweeted his comments!
      Where is his criticism of the government that allows all of what he is complaining about to happen? Instead he focusses on being a victim, making baseless arguments about how blacks have been victimised and how no serum was made available to africans? Have you tried doing anything already? Abeg no make me vex o!

  7. jummai

    December 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Well in as much as he has some valid points at the same time we cannot come and die now abi.

    • Dr. T

      December 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm


  8. Sami

    December 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Charity they say begins at home. Mr Jesse until you have assumed your responsibilty as a father to your daughter with soul singer Ruby I shall not take anything you say seriously. Until then sssshh it. #bearesponsiblefather

  9. omotee

    December 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Dude, you should have just stayed at home. Your comments would have made more sense if you had. but you were at the party.

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