FAQ

About The Headies:

The Headies (formerly Hip Hop World Awards) debuted in 2006 and has become one of Nigeria’s most anticipated annual entertainment Award event.

How Winners emerge at The Headies:

Winners are arrived at either through voting by the public for categories opened to voting. Or through critical and in-depth analysis by the members of the Headies Jury.

How many nomination categories does the Award have:

Two. The voting and the non-voting category.

What’s the difference between the Voting and Non-voting categories:

The voting categories are those opened to the public to vote for their preferred nominee either via sms or online voting. While the non-voting categories are those categories that require technical and indepth analysis by members of the Headies’ Jury.

What is the Year-In-Review:

This is the period (usually 12 months) that determines nominations. Only music materials released within the year-in-review are eligible for nominations, either as an audio or video material.

Can one artiste be nominated in more than one category:

Yes. Any artiste or their works can be nominated in more than one category. Hence, an artiste can also win in more than one category they’ve been nominated in.

Where can I find more details on The Headies:

Visit www.theheadies.com or follow all our social media handles (Twitter – @the_Headies); (Instagram – @The_Headies) and (Facebook – The Headie Plaque). Or visit The Headies secretariat at – 4, Ogundana Drive, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

What does the The Headie Plaque represent:

The plaque depicts the image and the shout of a young, vibrant individual whose talent can be challenge that of renowned local and international artistes combined, but who has almost lost confidence in his abilities in the face of discouraging circumstances presented by the peculiar Nigerian environment.

What is the Headie:

The Headie is the name given to the Headie’s gold plaque.

When was the first ever Headies Awards:

March 10, 2016.

Who designed The Headie plaque:

The image of the Headies was conceptualized by Ayo Animashaun and drawn by Matthias Aragbada.

What is The Headies Plaque made of:

The present Headie plaque is a mixture of resin, copper, steel, marble and gold.