15th Edition Headies awards 2022 to hold in Atlanta

Deborah Dan-Awoh

The Headies awards is back for another edition in 2022 and it is not business as usual as this year's host is none other than the beautiful Nancy Isime.

Headies Awards will hold in Atlanta

The Headies awards is back for another edition in 2022 and it is not business as usual as this year's host is none other than the beautiful Nancy Isime.

Popular Nigerian awards ceremony the Headies award is back for its 15th edition.

This year's ceremony will hold outside Nigeria for the first time since its inception in 2006. The Headies award, themed-Join the Movement” show is scheduled to be held at Cobb Energy Centre Atlanta, United States, on July 2, 2022.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022 the organisers disclosed this at a ‘Big Announcement’ ceremony held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

Organizers of the event made the announcement of the new changes to the award show, including new categories; talent managers and Africa Award, grand showcase of African fashion, and the Headies conference and music festival.

Headies award will be live streamed by major tv and streaming platforms, including CNN and BBCI.

Even more interesting is organizers of the Headies awards have announced a 2022 Bentley as the prize for the next Rated award category.

The categories of the award include: Headies Hall of Fame, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Viewer’s Choice, Album of the Year, African Artiste Recognition, Special Recognition Award, Music Executive of the Year, Song of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Next Rated.

Other categories are: Artiste of the Year, Recording of the Year, Best Street Hop Artiste, Best Alternative Song, Lyricist on the Roll, Producer of the Year, Best Rap Album, and Best R&B Album.

Nollywood actress Nancy Isime will host the 15th edition of the Headies awards ceremony in Atlanta

The 15th Headies award show will be hosted by Nancy Isime; a Nollywood actress, presenter and compere, she hosted the last edition of Future Africa awards.

 The 15th edition of Headies award event would include major performances by Guiness record breaking dancer, Kaffy and singer Goya Menor.

Established in 2006 the Headies (originally called the Hip Hop World Awards) is a music awards showby the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

An annual ceremony, it features performances by established and promising artists and  broadcast live on HipTV to viewers across Nigeria.

The 1st and 2nd editions of The Headies was held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. 

Between 2010 and 2012, the awards were held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. Several media personalities and Nigerian celebrities have been worthy hosts for the annual ceremony, including popular singer Darey Art Alade, Tongolo master, D'banj, Nollywood actress Dakore Egbuson, Banky W, Rita Dominic, M.I, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID respectively.

Music stars who have won the Headies, include  Davido, Wizkid, Fireboy, and 2Baba.