Sensational Nigerian artiste, Tekno has been withdrawn from the prestigious Headies Award organised by HipTV to honour Nigerian artistes. According to reliable information obtained by Thenetng, the Headies jury took the decision because he failed to participate in all of the required activities leading up to the event. Official emails between the organisers and the singer’s reps confirm all nominees for the category were required to take part in promotional activities including photoshoots, interviews and more. It was the only category Tekno was nominated in. He missed out on major nominations including ‘Artiste of the Year’, which was the award he was hoping to be nominated for. Next Rated has always attracted controversies, because, pundits say, it has become the most celebrated category, attracting a prize and attention even the Artiste of the Year rarely gets. Many of today’s big names got a prop on their way up from winning the Next Rated category. But Tekno is the first to be disqualified in this manner.