The Headies

The Headies

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The Headies
The Headies 2016
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry
Country Nigeria
Presented by Hip Hop World Magazine
First awarded 10 March 2006[1]
Website hiphopworldmagazine.com
Television/radio coverage
Network HipTV

The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) are an accolade established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists.[1] It is broadcast live on HipTV to television viewers across Nigeria.[2] The 2006 and 2007 editions of The Headies were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. From 2010 through 2012, The Headies were held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. Several media personalities in Nigeria have hosted the annual ceremony, including Darey Art Alade, D'banj, Dakore Egbuson, Banky W., Rita Dominic, M.I, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID.

History and plaque

The image of The Headies was created by Ayo Animashaun, the founder of the awards, and drawn by Matthias Aragbada. The first Headie plaque was done by Jide Adewoye. It represents "the image and the shout of a young, vibrant man whose talent can challenge that of Nas, Mode 9, Kanye West and Jay Z combined but who has almost lost confidence in his abilities in the face of daunting odds presented by the Nigerian environment." In 2008, the plaque was redone in the United Kingdom. It was plated with 21 carat gold. The new plaque is a mixture of resin, copper, steel, marble and gold.[1]

Locations

The Headies Dates and Locations
# Year Date City Venue Host(s) Ref
1 2006 10 March Onikan, Lagos MUSON Centre Dare Art Alade [3]
2 2007 17 March Tana Adelana and D'banj [4]
3 2008 15 March Maryland, Lagos Planet One Basketmouth and Dakore Egbuson [5]
4 2009 16 May Abuja, Nigeria Abuja International Conference Centre Banky W. and Kemi Adetiba [6]
5 2010 29 May Victoria Island, Lagos Eko Hotel and Suites N/A [7]
6 2011 22 October Rita Dominic and eLDee [8]
7 2012 20 October M.I and Omawumi [9]
8 2013 26 December Oriental Hotel Tiwa Savage and Dr SID [10]
9 2014 14 December Eko Hotel and Suites Toke Makinwa and Basketmouth [11]
10 2015 1 January 2016 Landmark Events Centre Bovi and Kaffy [12]

Notable moments

2000s

2006–present[edit]

2006: The first annual Hip Hop World Awards were held on 10 March 2006, at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos. It was hosted by Darey Art Alade and tagged with the caption: "The revolution is here".[13] DJ Jimmy Jatt, Keke Ogungbe and Dayo 'D1' Adeneye won the Hip Hop World Hall of Fame award.[14] P-Square and Jude Okoye eclipsed their colleagues that year, taking home five awards.[14]

2007: The second annual Hip Hop World Awards were also held at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre on 17 March 2007; it was hosted by D'banj and Tana Adelana. The theme for the year was: "The Best Gets Better".[13] The Hall of Fame accolade was awarded to Eddie Lawani and Ben Bruce. D'banj's "Why Me" won the Song of the Year award, while Cobhams Asuquo took home the award for Producer of the Year. Rapper Mode 9 took home two awards, making him the biggest awardee of the night.[14]

2008: The third annual Hip Hop World Awards experienced a few upgrades. The venue was moved from the MUSON Centre to Planet One in Maryland, Lagos. Comedian Basketmouth and actress Dakore Egbuson hosted the ceremony. The founders and promoters of the accolade chose the theme "Change has to Change". The nominees' party was held at Babylon, a private beach resort.[13] In 2008, the plaque of The Headies were plated with 21 carat gold.[13] Nigerian-French singer Aṣa won four awards, including Recording of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance.[14] Naeto C, Rooftop MCs, Cobhams Asuquo, Kween, Jo'zi, and P-Square were among the performers who graced the stage. Wande Coal was awarded a car for winning the first ever Next Rated award.[13]

2009: The fourth annual Hip Hop World Awards were held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria. It was the first time that the annual ceremony was held outside of Lagos. Banky W. and Kemi Adetiba were the hosts.[13] Omawumi was awarded a new car for winning the Next Rated category. The nominees' party for the fourth edition was hosted at Ajibogun, a village in Ogun State.[13] Phillip Trimnell took home the Hall of Fame award. 9ice won three awards, including Artiste of the Year.[14]

2010: The fifth annual Hip Hop World Awards were held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on 29 May 2010. No one hosted the show. The nominations' announcement was streamed over the internet.[13] Wande Coal took home four awards, the notable being Artiste of the Year.[14] Da Grin received a posthumous award for Best Rap Album. General Hype dedicated his performance to the departed rapper.[15][16]

2011: The sixth annual Hip Hop World Awards, hosted by Rita Dominic and ELDee, were held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on 22 October 2011. The name Hip Hop World Awards was revamped into The Headies, a name derived from "Headie" (the name for the 21 carat gold-plated Hip Hop World Award plaque). The theme song for the six edition of the award, titled "Breaking from the Norm", was recorded by Wizkid, Ice Prince and Waje. The song was produced by Samklef and briefed at The Headies Secretariat.[17] Wizkid won the Next Rated category for the song "Holla at Your Boy". He was awarded a 2012 Hyundai Sonata at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, Lagos.[18] 2 Face Idibia walked home with three plaques, including the Artiste of the Year plaque.[14]

2012: The seventh annual The Headies were held on 20 October 2012, at the Eko Hotels and Suites. It was hosted by rapper M.I and singer Omawumi. P-Square, along with their elder brother Jude Engees Okoye, took home a total of 4 awards. Femi Kuti won the Hall of Fame award.[14]

2013: The eighth annual The Headies were held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos on 26 December 2013. It was hosted by Tiwa Savage and Dr SID. Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Sean Tizzle and Waje took home awards for their contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry.[19] Olamide took home three awards and was the biggest awardee of the night. Veteran Fuji artist Wasiu Ayinde Marshall was inducted into the Headies' Hall of Fame. Harrysong's tribute song to Nelson Mandela, titled "Mandela", won the Most Downloaded Callertune award.[20] Nikki Laoye's tearful acceptance speech as she won the award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) was also a major talking point of the event, as she revealed that she took a break from music after the loss of her father, and she dedicated the award to the memory of her father to a loud ovation.[21]

2014: The ninth annual The Headies were held on 14 December 2014, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. The show was hosted by Toke Makinwa and Basketmouth. It was initially scheduled to hold on 25 October 2014.[22] The show was themed "Feel the Passion". Kcee, Olamide and Phyno led the nominations with 5 each. Tiwa Savage, Oritse Femi and The Mavins followed closely with four. Yemi Alade received a total of three nominations in the categories: Song of the Year, Best Pop Single and Next Rated.[23][24][25][26] Olamide, Patoranking and Davido each took home two awards apiece. Don Jazzy won the Producer of the Year plaque, while Sir Victor Uwaifo got the Hall of Fame recognition.[27]

2015: The tenth annual The Headies were held on 1 January 2016, at the Landmark Events Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. On 28 December 2015, the organizers of the awards announced the postponement of the ceremony two days before it was scheduled to hold.[28] Themed "Flip The Script", the event was hosted by Bovi and Kaffy. Olamide received a total of four awards from eight nominations, while Timi Dakolo received three. Wizkid won two awards from seven nominations. The Hall of Fame recognition went to 2face Idibia and the Special Recognition Award was given to Don Jazzy. Reekado Banks' Next Rated win made music critics challenge the "fairness of the awards".[29][30]

Award categories

Most wins

4 and up

Number
of
awards
Artist
9 Mode 9 Lyricist on the Roll (7), Best Rap Album, Best Rap Single
8 2 Face Idibia Best R&B/Pop Album (2), Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best Pop Single, Best R&B Single, Hall of Fame, Special Recognition
7 Olamide Artiste of the Year, Best Street Hop Artiste (2), Best Rap Album (2), Album of the Year (2)
7 Wande Coal Next Rated, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Best Vocal Performance (Male), Best Pop Single
6 P-Square Best R&B/Pop Album (2), Album of the Year (2), Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year
6 M.I Best Rap Album (3), Best Rap Single, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Best Collaboration
5 Wizkid Artiste of the Year, Next Rated, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album, Song of the Year
5 Davido Next Rated, Best R&B/Pop Album, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year
5 Timi Dakolo Best Vocal Performance (Male) (2), Best Recording of the Year (2), Best R&B Single
5 9ice Best Vocal Performance (Male), Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album
5 Jude Okoye Best Music Video Director (5)
4 D'banj Song of the Year (2), Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Artiste of the Year
4 Aṣa Next Rated, Best Recording of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Album of the Year
4 Don Jazzy Producer of the Year (3), Special Recognition
4 Darey Best R&B Single (2), Best Vocal Performance (Male), Best Recording of the Year
4 Vector Best Rap Single (2), Lyricist on the Roll (2)
4 Paul Play Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Recording of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album

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