The Headies is coming back home – Founder
Organisers of The Headies Music Awards have announced that this year’s edition will be held in Nigeria.
The Headies Music Awards show was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognise outstanding achievements in Nigerian music.
Recall that the 2022 and 2023 editions were held in the United States because of the importance of taking the good news of great music to new frontiers, and for the world to get a chance to see Nigerian future and global stars.
However, this year, the show holds in the place that birthed the sound and launched viral videos that have put Africa right at the centre of global pop culture.
In a post on Instagram, Ayo Animashaun, Founder/Executive Producer wrote: “Over the past few years, Afrobeats—as music and as a movement—has exploded beyond our shores and our dreams. Our songs have recorded billions of streams and sat comfortably on some of the world’s biggest charts. Our music is the soundtrack to millions of videos online. Our stars have sold out the biggest arenas even as African collaborations do insane numbers.
“The Headies followed the music in honour of this explosion. As the event that recognised the arrival of our major music talents way before they conquered the world, we understand the importance of taking the good news of great music to new frontiers. So, the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Headies held in the US. The world got a chance to see our global stars and our future stars.
“This year—2024—we are bringing the world back home: To the place that birthed the sound that has led everybody to the dancefloor, that has launched viral videos, that has put our continent right at the centre of global pop culture. Ladies and gentlemen, The Headies is coming back home. More details soon.”