After a surprising win of the Next Rated category at the Hip Hop World Awards (HHWA) 2010, upcoming Hip Hop group, Skuki, is yet to receive their star prize – a car.
The boys – Vavavoom and Peeshaun , we gather, have paid nearly daily visits to the Hip Hop World office where the car, a black Kia Optima, is parked just to spy on their car and say thank you to the organisers.
Sources at the Hip Hop World office have unofficially explained that the car is yet to be handed over to the group because it’s yet to be registered and branded. Besides it will be presented officially at the Winners’ party which should hold in a couple of weeks time. The car will carry number plate- NEXTRATED.
Speaking for his clients, Smooth Productions – organisers of the awards ceremony, Publicist Adekunle Ayeni said “there’s always an official presentation and the date will be decided by Hip Hop World Awards, Kia Motors and MTN Nigeria (sponsors of the event)”.
The Next Rated is a predictive category of the most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review- in this case 2009. It is the only category in the HHWA that comes with a prize. Singer Wande Coal was the first recipient of the gesture when he won the category in 2008 and drove home in a Hyundai Sonata and Wonder woman Omawunmi followed suit last year