Headies 2018

Nigeria’s most prestigious music awards platform – Headies has decided to host it’s next edition which will be it’s 11th edition on March 24th 2018. In addition to this, four new categories have been added to the award platform to give artistes, producers, writers,performers a better chance at being recognized.

According to the Executive Producer, Ayo Animashaun;

“Nigeria’s longest-running music honours event will return to Quarter 1, as well as add new categories to reflect the realities of today’s music and entertainment industry.”

“This year, the year-in-review has also been reviewed to adequately accommodate more music materials released between July 2016 to December 2017. Subsequently, the year in review will be January to December of each year.”

“Based on the studied schedule of releases, and the availability of talents, the Committee has decided the best period to host the awards is now March.” …Nominees, artistes, entertainment industry practitioners and enthusiasts’ will have an amazing time and music fans will have even more fun.This is why every decision was taken, from the new date, choice of venue, categories, and so on

The four new categories, are Headies Viewer’s Choice, Industry Brand Supporter, Best Performer, and Best Song Writer of the year.

The Viewers’ choice prize will give full power to fans through a voting system that lets them decide absolutely the Brand Supporter Award will recognize brands who are supporting the industry at a time when opportunities are scarce.

The Best Performer will reward the Artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed.

The Best Song Writer finally brings to the forefront the talents who compose the lyrics and melodies for the songs we celebrate.

The Headies will now have 24 award categories, with each winner receiving a 21-carat-gold-plated Headies Plaque, the stamp of excellence from one of Africa’s most respected music awards.

The current year-in-review will accommodate entries released between July 2016 to December 2017. Subsequently, the year in review will be January to December of each year.

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