Interesting Fact About the Headies Award.
Fact About the Headies Award… The Headies is the biggest award show in Nigeria. We all know that the Nigerian Entertainment Industry is ever-growing with emergence of new talents every year and when it comes to celebrating Nigerian entertainers, the Headies has been consistent.
Facts about the Headies Award.
- The Headies was known before as the Hip Hop Awards.
- The Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria established the Headies in 2006.
- The ceremony which takes place yearly features performances by Nigerian artistes.
- The 1st and 2nd editions which took place in the year 2006 and 2007 respectively were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos.
- The Headies has been held at Eko Hotel and suites in Victoria Island from 2010 through 2012.
- The Headies has been hosted by: Darey Art Alade, Dakore Egbuson, D’banj, M.I, Banky W., Rita Dominic, Tiwa Savage and Dr. SID.
- The official website for the headies is www.hiphopworldmagazine.com.
- The Headies is powered by the HipTV.
- The founder of the Headies Award is Ayo Animashaun.
- The Headie image was drawn by Matthias Aragbada and the first headies plague was made by Jide Adewoye.
- The Headies Award plaque depicts the image and the shout of a young, vibrant man whose talent can challenge both renowned local and international artistes, but has lost confidence due to the discouraging circumstances he has faced in the Nigerian environment.
- The Headie plaque was plated with 21-carat gold, produced in the U.K. and after failed attempts to replicate the same quality locally, the current Headie plague is a mixture of resin, steel, copper, marble and gold.
The following are recipients of the Headies “Hall of Fame” category from 2006 till date:
- Kenny Ogungbe, D1 & Dj Jimmy Jatt – 2006
- Ben Bruce – 2007
- Obi Asika and Olisa – 2008
- Phillip Trimnell and DJ Grand Master Lee – 2009
- Obafemi Lasode – 2010
- Sir Shina Peters – 2011
- Femi Kuti – 2012
- KWAM 1 – 2013
- Sir Victor Uwaifo – 2014
- 2Face Idibia – 2015
- Laolu Akins – 2016
The following are the list of people who have hosted these prestigious Awards from inception:
- Dare Art Alade (2006)
- D’Banj and Tana (2007)
- Basketmouth and Dakore (2008)
- BankyW and Kemi Adetiba (2009)
- In 2010, the voiceover called “The Voice of God” was used in replacement of any personality.
- Rita Dominic and eLDee (2011)
- Omawumi and M.I. (2012)
- Tiwa and Dr Sid (2013)
- Toke makinwa and Basket mouth (2014)
- Kaffy & Bovi (2015)
- Falz and Adesuwa Etomi (2016)
Previous winners of the Next Rated Category are:
- Asa – 2006
- Overdose – 2007
- Wande Coal – 2008
- Skuki – 2009
- Omawumi – 2010
- Wizkid – 2011
- Davido – 2012
- Sean Tizzle – 2013
- Patoranking – 2014
- Reekado Banks – 2015
- Mr. Eazi – 2016.
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