The 10th edition of HEADIES that celebrates the Nigerian music talent was held on New Year’s Day 2016. The event which was held at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria and hosted by comedian, Bovi and dance-queen, Kaffy Ameh.
Here are the winners from the Headies 2015:
Headies Hall of Fame– 2Face Idibia
Best Street-Hop Artiste- Olamide (Shakiti Bobo)
Best Pop Single- Korede Bello (Godwin)
Best Male Performance– Timi Dakolo (Wish me well)
Best R&B single- Timi Dakolo (Wish Me Well)
Best rap single- Vector tha Viper (King Kong)
Best Vocal Performance (female) – Aramide (Iwo Nikan)
Best Ragga/dancehall single- Cynthia Morgan (German Juice)
Best Music Video- Reekado Banks/Unlimited L.A (Katapot)
Best Collaboration-– Reminisce ft Olamide, Phyno & StormRex (Local Rappers)
Best Rap Album- M.I (Chairman)
Best Music Producer- Legendary Beatz (Ojuelegba)
Lyricist On The Roll- Vector tha Viper
Next Rated– Reekado Banks
Revelation of The Year– Yemi Alade
Recording of the year-– Timi Dakolo (Wish Me Well)
Best Alternative Song- Adekunle Gold (Sade)
Special Recognition Award- Don Jazzy
Best Pop/R&B Album – Wizkid
Artiste of The Year– Olamide
Song of The Year–– Wizkid (Ojuelegba)
Album of The Year– Olamide (Street OT)
Rookie of The Year- YCee.
The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) is an accolade established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to television viewers across Nigeria.
In 2006 and 2007, The Headies were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. The image of The Headie was created by Ayo Animashaun, the founder of the awards, and drawn by Matthias Aragbada. The first Headies plaque was done by Jide Adewoye. It represents “the image and the shout of a young, vibrant man whose talent can challenge that of Nas, Mode 9, Kanye West, Sound Sultan and Jay Z combined but who has almost lost confidence in his abilities in the face of daunting odds presented by the Nigerian environment.”
In 2008, the plaque was redone in the United Kingdom. It was plated with 21 carat gold. The new plaque is a mixture of resin, copper, steel, marble and gold.