The Headies is a music awards program created in 2006 by the Nigerian Hip Hop World Magazine to honor outstanding accomplishments in the country’s music sector. Established and up-and-coming performers perform during the yearly celebration.
Winners are chosen either by public vote in categories that are accessible to voting or by a thorough and critical analysis by the Headies Jury members.
The voting categories are those that allow members of the public to text or cast an online vote for the nominee they prefer. The Headies’ Jury members must do a technical and in-depth analysis on the categories that are non-voting.
Photos Of Headies Award
The Headies featured a flood of stylish entertainers who stole the show on the red carpet of the annual events, in addition to those who won significant honors.
Past Headies Awards
2006: The inaugural Hip Hop World Awards was place at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos, on March 10, 2006. The hashtag “The Revolution is Here” was used as the host and caption, respectively.
2007: D’banj and Tana served as the hosts of the Hip Hop World Awards’ second iteration. For the second year in a row, it took place at the Muson Center on March 17, 2007.
2008: Nollywood actress Dakore Egbuson and comedian Basketmouth served as hosts of the third Hip Hop World Awards. On March 15, 2008, it took place at Planet One in Maryland, Lagos.
2009: Banky W. and Kemi Adetiba served as the hosts of the 4th annual Hip Hop World Awards. At Abuja’s International Conference Center, it happened on May 16, 2009.
2010: The Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 5th annual Hip Hop World Awards on May 16, 2009. There was no host for the ceremony.
2011: The Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 6th annual Hip Hop World Awards on October 22, 2011. Rita Dominic and eLDee are the hosts.
2012: M.I. and Omawumi served as the hosts of the 7th annual Headies. On October 20, 2012, the event was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
2013: The 8th annual Headies awards ceremony took place on December 26, 2013, at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. Dr. SID and Tiwa Savage served as the program’s hosts.
2014: The Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the ninth annual Headies on December 14, 2014. Toke Makinwa and Basketmouth served as the program’s hosts.
2015: The Landmark Events Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 10th annual Headies on January 1, 2016. Both Bovi and Kaffy served as the event’s hosts.
2016: The Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 11th edition of The Headies on December 22, 2016. Falz and Adesua Etomi hosted the event.
2017: There was no ceremony.
2018: The Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 12th edition of The Headies on May 5. The ceremony was presented by Seyi Shay and comedian Bovi from Nigeria.
2019: The Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted the 13th edition of The Headies on October 19, 2019. Reminisce, a rapper from Nigeria, and Nancy Isime, an actress and media figure, presided over the event.
2020: On February 21, 2021, the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ibeju-Lekki hosted the 14th annual Headies. Nancy Isime, an actress and media figure, and Bovi emceed the event.
2021: There was no ceremony.
2022: The Headies 2022 marked the fifteenth iteration of the Nigerian music awards. On September 4, 2022, it was hosted in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event is hosted by Anthony Anderson and Osas Ighadoro, a celebrated actress from Nigeria.