Competition: The Headies Rookie

Nigeria's biggest and best organized music awards is back with something new. The Headies presents the Rookie Competition. The prestigious awards is giving one talented upcoming act, a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on the big stage. Over the next week, members of the general public will suggest names of talented upcoming acts who meet the eligibility criteria of the Headies Rookie Competition.

The top 5 acts will be announced and voting will commence on the Headies' official website via the Headies Rookie Competition Page. Once voting ends, the act with the most votes will be announced as the winner and gets to perform at the main event of The Headies. The 2nd and 3rd acts will also be given a chance to perform at one of The Headies Nominees Party.

To vote for your favorite upcoming act visit The Headies Rookie Competition Page between September 19 and September 26, 2012 and suggest the names of upcoming acts by leaving a comment on the Headies Rookie Competition page. Your comment should include the name of the upcoming act and their song.

On September 27, five shortlisted Rookies with the most suggestions will be announced on the Beat Fm's Midday Show with Toolz and voting commences immediately on the Headies Rookie Competition page. Voting will end on October 4, 2012.


The winner of the Headies Rookies competition will be announced on October 5, 2012.

To qualify for The Headies Rookie Competition the Upcoming Act must satisfy the following criteria

1. Upcoming act must have never been nominated for/won any award categories at The Headies (including nominations at this year's event)

2. Upcoming act must have at least one officially released single in the Nigerian music market

3. Upcoming act must have no album(s) to his/her name released before February 2012

4. Upcoming act must be a citizen of Nigeria (not open to foreign nationals)

So nominate your favorite upcoming acts now!

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