Smooth Productions, Africa’s leading media and entertainment company, has announced the 9th edition of Nigeria’s biggest annual urban and hip-hop culture awards, The Headies.
Organisers of the prestigious awards have revealed that the live premiere of The Headies will hold on Saturday, 25th October 2014.
The Headies since its inception in 2006, has recognized the distinguished achievements of artists and entertainers in a number of categories, including Rap, RnB, Dancehall and Alternative. Making it the biggest event in Nigeria’s entertainment calendar, broadcast live to over 10 million viewers in Africa and beyond.
The Headies committee has put together exciting activities to elevate the brand and Nigeria’s growing music industry within the international spectrum.
CEO of Smooth Promotions, Mr Ayo Animashaun said:
“There is no better way to reward these deserving artists where they are not only appreciated by their country, but also celebrated on a platform aligned with international brands. The honour of receiving this prestigious award in their country, that is recognized on an international level, is one of the many things Smooth Promotions aims to achieve with this years organization of The Headies.”
As anticipation builds, organisers of the awards are yet to reveal this year’s noteworthy hosts, nominees and special artiste performances for The Headies 2014. However there is no doubt that guests are in for another epic night of world-class entertainment.
Last year, the dynamic duo Tiwa Savage and Dr SID opened the awards ceremony to much acclaim and for the first time, The Headies introduced a new category – The Best Alternative Song which shed light on new exciting contenders.
Meanwhile, organisers of The Headies have opened its doors to receive music materials for nomination in the 9th edition of urban and hip-hop culture music awards.
Only music materials released between July 2013 and June 2014 qualify for entry. The process opens July 22, 2014 and closes August 30, 2014.