For di first time in di history of Nigeria biggest music awards ceremony The Headies, fans no go dey present to witness and celebrate with dia favourite artiste for di venue.
Dis na because The Headies 2020 no go be physical event but instead go dey virtual.
Di organisers dey hope to make di 14th edition, wey go happen on Sunday 21 February, enter history books as “one of di most attended attended virtual event for Nigeria”.
Current Covid-19 regulations for Lagos, Nigeria, wia di show go happen for, don make The Headies take dis different direction.
Like e don be since 2016, Eko Convention Centre wey also get four star hotel beside am, go serve as di venue.
Wetin to look out for
Many musicians wey win di ‘Next Rated’ category – wey be recognition for new artiste wey dey do ogbonge tins – don go on to dey very successful for dia career.
Di Nigerian-French singer Aṣa for 2016 win dis category, and collect cash prize join. Two years later for di 2018 edition, she carry three awards, including ‘Album of di Year’.
Dis year, fans of Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Shmurda go dey hope for dia favourite artiste to blow and do great tins.
But di top award of di night na usually di ‘Artiste of di Year’, wey no artiste don ever win three times before.
Wizkid and Davido, wey get two each, go dey look to add third one but dem get Burna Boy, Mayorkun and Tiwa Savage as competition.
Some fans go dey wonder how come ‘Abule’ by Patoranking – wey even Wizkid endorse as ‘hardest jam’ – no dey nomination for ‘Song of di Year’. Organisers say na artist work from July 2019 to August 2020 dem dey torchlight, and dis suppose qualify Abule wey comot for July 2020.
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Headies wit a difference
As dis event na virtual, The Headies don release informate ontop dia official Instagram account, wey pipo suppose know:
- Many parts of di ceremony don dey pre-recorded. Na im be say e no go happun live, and na video wey dem don do down, dem go play
- Fans, guests and artistes no go dey di venue, as everybody must watch am for television or social media
- Di venue of di 14th Headies dey divided into four, and each of dem go get less than 40 pipo
- Di winners, wey go dey dia own separate rooms, go from dia waka come collect di awards and then go back
How to watch The Headies 2020
Di awards show proper, go start by 8pm WAT, although di red carpet go don begin some hours earlier.
Organisers reveal say di show go dey live on HipTV channel and The Headies official social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Also e go dey on AirtelTV, of which di app for am dey Google Play and App Store.