Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Headies Award: Facts,History,Previous Winners,Website


The Headies is no doubt the biggest award show in Nigeria,it is just like the Grammy awards for Nigerians.

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry has grown massively with the emergence of new talents every year.
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The Headies has been consistent when it comes to celebrating Nigerian Entertainers.

The Headies Award: Facts,History

  • The Headies was formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards.
  • The Headies was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria.
  • The Headies aim is to recognize outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry.
  • The annual ceremony features performances by Nigerian artists.
  • The first and 2nd editions (2006 and 2007) ewere 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.
  • The Headies has been hosted by: Darey Art Alade, D'banj, Dakore Egbuson, Banky W., Rita Dominic, M.I, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID.
  • The website of headies is www.hiphopworldmagazine.com
  • The Headies is powered by HipTV.
  • Ayo Animashaun is the founder of the Headies Award
  • The image of The Headies was also created by Ayo Animashaun
  • The headies image was drawn by Jide Adewoye and Matthias Aragbada.
  • The awards plague  represents "the image and the shout of a young, vibrant man whose talent can challenge the talent international stars of but who has almost lost confidence in his abilities in the face of daunting odds presented by the Nigerian environment.
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  • The headies plaque was redone in the United Kingdom in 2008. It was plated with 21 carat The new headies plaque is a mixture of resin, copper, steel, marble and gold.


  • Previous Hosts Of The Headies
  • 2006 Dare Art Alade
  • 2007 Tana Adelana and D'banj
  • 2008 Basketmouth and Dakore Egbuson
  • 2009 Banky W. and Kemi Adetiba
  • 2010 -
  • 2011 Rita Dominic and eLDee
  • 2012 M.I and Omawumi
  • 2013 Tiwa Savage and Dr SID
  • 2014 Toke Makinwa and Basketmout
  • 2015 Bovi and Kaffy
  • 2006 Falz

  • Previous Locations
  • 2006 -Onikan, Lagos -MUSON
  • 2007-
  • 2008-    Maryland, Lagos Planet One
  • 2009 Abuja International Conference Centre
  • 2010 Eko Hotel and Suites
  • 2013 Oriental Hotel
  • 2014 Eko Hotel and Suites
  • 2015 Eko Hotel and Suites
  • 2016 Landmark Events Centre

  • Award categories
  • Best R&B Single
  • Best Rap Single
  • Best Pop Single
  • Best R&B/Pop Album
  • Best Rap Album
  • Best Street Hop Artiste
  • Best Collaboration
  • Lyricist on the Roll
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female)
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male)
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  • Next Rated
  • Best Recording of the Year
  • Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year
  • Producer of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Artiste of the Year
  • African Artiste of the Year
  • Best Music Video Director
  • Best Label Head
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Album
  • Best Conscious Song of the Year
  • Most Downloaded Callertune Single

  • Artists With The Most Wins
  • Mode 9 = 9 Headies Awards
  • 2 Face Idibia = 8 Headies Awards
  • Olamide = 7 Headies Awards
  • Wande Coal = 7 Headies Awards
  • P-Square = 6 Headies Awards
  • M.I = 6 Headies Awards
  • Wizkid = 5 Headies Awards
  • Davido = 5 Headies Awards
  • Timi Dakolo = 5 Headies Awards
  • 9ice = 5 Headies Awards
  • Jude Okoye = 5 Headies Awards
  • D'banj = 4 Headies Awards
  • Aṣa = 4 Headies Awards
  • Don Jazzy = 4 Headies Awards
  • Darey = 4 Headies Awards
  • Vector = 4 Headies Awards
  • Paul Play = 4 Headies Awards

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