Organizers of The Headies, also known as Hip Hop World Awards, Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music awards have announced plans are way earlier than usual this year.
Running for its 8th consecutive edition in 2013, the Awards ceremony has proven beyond reasonable doubt its association to success; with giant strides in content development and production, event coordination and execution, creativity, innovation and originality which have all become a constant attribute to the Awards.
According to the Executive Producer of the Awards, Ayo Animashaun, “2013, promises to be bigger than the past 7 editions in all ramifications as it relates to entertainment in this part of the globe. International acts who are being contacted at the moment have shown positive interests so far.”
He revealed there will be pre-awards activities will kick-off with a workshop of music industry practitioners, followed by a series of the usual as the press conference, the nominees’ parties.
The Veterans’ Night, an event to celebrate the golden age of Nigerian music and its pioneers, Help The Children, the CSR Initiative of The Headies to support Nigerian Children, and more.
Entrenching the values of the Hip Hop World awards, DJ Jimmy Jatt stated, “Though our credibility has never been in question, as we grow bigger, we must make our process more transparent”. The Headies is continuously going to be an awards for the music industry by the industry.”
On this note, “the screening team headed by veteran DJ Jimmy Jatt has shortlisted 75 names which includes record label executives, music practitioners, sound engineers, music promoters and music journalists to vote and screen the entries eligible to be nominated in the year in review, the vote will be submitted online to an international audit firm before it is announced by at The awards.
The Headies team will release the year calendar by middle of February.