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Fireboy, Adekunle Gold, Or Omah Lay — Who Deserves To Win The “Songwriter Of The Year” Category?

Fireboy, Adekunle Gold, Or Omah Lay — Who Deserves To Win The “Songwriter Of The Year” Category?

Songwriter of the Year is one of those elite categories that most mainstream artists never get into.
The thing is, for bit artists like WizKid or even Davido, what they do is bigger than just the lyrics. Their pen game is the least of their worries because they have to focus more on the sound they’re giving.

But lesser-known artists can gain an edge over their peers by having a noticeably better pen game. That’s what artists like Adekunle Gold have used to woo the industry and establish themselves as MVPs.

At this year’s Headies, three of the artists that will be battling for the prestigious songwriter’s award are Fireboy, Omah Lay, and Adekunle Gold. It’s probably just a coincidence that they all have a relationship with Olamide.

Fireboy, who first gained attention in 2018 as YBNL’s poster boy, already has two albums, with a third one on the way. A good artist in his own right, but he probably wouldn’t be as big as he is today if he wasn’t a good songwriter. His debut, “Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps” is a lyrical beauty and “Apollo” is just not talked about enough.

Adekunle Gold has released four albums, including one as an Urban R&B artist, one as an alternative artist, and two as an afro-pop artist. The guy is literally a maestro. Such a good songwriter, too. And I’d say if you gave him the award every year, everybody would be okay with that.

Omah Lay, who is kind of the underdog here is known for his playful lyrics that sometimes don’t mean anything but always capture something. His songwriting is underrated and it’s good to see The Headies recognize it this time.

The big question now is, which one of the. deserves to win. Personally, I’d definitely go for Omah Lay.

Fireboy, Adekunle Gold, Or Omah Lay — Who Deserves To Win The “Songwriter Of The Year” Category?

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