For the first time in the history of Nigeria biggest music awards ceremony, The Headies, Fans will not be present to witness and celebrate with their favourite artiste at the venue.
This is simply because The Headies 2020 will not be a physical event but a virtual one.
According to the Organisers, the 14th edition will be aired virtually on Sunday 21 February (Today) and may even be one of the most attended virtual events in Nigeria.
The current COVID-19 guideline policy for Lagos where the event will hold has made The Organiser to adopt another direction.
Since 2016, Eko Convention Centre has been the venue for The Headies Award ceremony.
What Should We Be Expecting?
Well, many musicians that have won the ‘Next Rated’ Category Award have excellently done well to be among the trending stars in the Nigeria music industry.
The Nigerian-French singer, Asa was the first artiste to win the category in 2006 and collected a cash prize.
For the 2018 edition, she bagged three awards including the ‘album of the year’.
This year, Nigerians are rooting for the likes of Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Shmurda but only one artiste can win this award category.
However, the most celebrated award of the night is usually the ‘Artiste of the year’, where no artiste has won it three times before.
Wizkid and Davido who have already bagged the ‘Artiste of the year’ twice will be looking to add a third one but the likes of Burna Boy, Mayorkun and Tiwa Savage won’t make thing easier for them since they are all nominated in the same category.
On the other hand, some fans have been wondering why ‘Abule’ by Patoranking that Wizkid revealed as ‘hardest jam’ was not nominated for ‘Song of the Year’.
Recall that Organisers once said that the artiste’s work from July 2019 – August 2020 is what they are considering and based on people opinion, the song was supposed to have made the nomination since the song got released in July 2020.
Headies With A Difference
As the event is virtual, The Headies official has taken to Instagram to inform viewers what they need to know:
- Many parts of the ceremony have been pre-recorded. This means the event go happen live and the video that has been produced is what they will also play for viewers.
- Fans, guests and artistes will not be present at the venue as everybody must try to watch the show on Television or via social media.
- The venue of the 14th Headies has been divided into four and each of them will accommodate a maximum of 40 people.
- The winners in their various rooms will come one by one to collect their awards and go back.
How to Watch The Headies 2020
The Headies 2020 Awards is expected to start by 8pm WAT, although the red carpet would have started some hours earlier.
Organisers have also disclosed that the show will be aired live on the HipTV channel and all the social media channels belonging to Headies Official.
For Airtel users, they can watch it live on the AirtelTV of which the app can be downloaded via Google Play and App Store.