The organisers of The Headies have revealed that the 17th award ceremony will take place in Nigeria.
This development marks a return to the country after hosting the 2022 and 2023 editions in the United States.
The Headies is an annual music awards ceremony founded in 2006 to acknowledge remarkable accomplishments within the Nigerian music industry.
Since its establishment in 2006, The Headies has been pivotal in documenting the achievements made in the Nigerian music industry with its prestigious award, now regarded as the most coveted prize in Nigerian music.
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The organisers made this known in a statement on their Instagram page on Wednesday.
The statement read, “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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
Prior to this announcement, the 15th and 16th Headies award ceremonies were held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.