The Organisers of the Headies Awards has announced that the 17th edition of The award will be held in Nigeria.
The event was last held in Nigeria two years ago. The previous Headies Award event, the 2022 and 2023 editions, were held in the United States.
The previous edition, the 16th Headies, was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
This was the same venue for the award ceremony two years ago.
However, the organisers made a ‘come back’ announcement on Wednesday through a post on their Instagram page.
They declared that they are bringing the show “back home.”
The announcement reads: “Over the past few years, Afrobeats—as music and as a movement—has exploded beyond our shores and beyond 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.
Bringing the world back home
“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.”
The Headies Awards was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria.
It is a prestigious music awards show that aims to acknowledge remarkable accomplishments within the Nigerian music industry.
The annual ceremony showcases outstanding performances by established and up-and-coming artists, adding to its allure and excitement.