Damiete Braide, [email protected] 07030059588
It was a night of fun at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Land, on Saturday as artistes won various awards at the MTN sponsored Hip-Hop world Headies competition.
The Headies, awards are given yearly to artistes and music producers whose songs have a wider appeal and have contributed to the finesse that the Nigerian Hip Hop community is known for. In different categories, the award brings the young, the established and the aspiring artistes into focus as they are recognized and rewarded for their efforts. The audience were thrilled with performances from Chidinma, Project Fame Season 5 winner; Brymo, Chuddy K, Timi Dakolo, while Jude Abaga (a.k.a MI) and Omawunmi, anchored the event.
A day earlier, at the same venue, organizer of the award, and MTN hosted veterans in the music industry such as Onyeka Onwenu, Orlando Julius, Salawa Abeni, Stella Monye, Fatai Rolling Dollars, Shina Peters, Mike Okri, Daddy Showkey among others. The names and winners in the various categories include Best Pop Single – Iyayan (Kukere), Best R n B Singer – May D, Best Rap Single – Vector ft 9ice (Angeli), Best R n B/ Pop Album – P Square, Best Street Hop – Chuddy K, Best R n B Pop Album: Ice Prince, Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Wande Coal (Private Trips), Best Vocal Performance (Female)- Tiwa Savage (Love Me), Best Collaboration – Sound Sultan ft Excel and Flavour (Orobo), Revelation of the Year – WizKid, Recording of the Year – Brymo (Ara), Best Label Head – Banky W Others are Producer of the Year – Ty-Mix (Super C, Naeto C), Lyricist on the Roll – Vector (Angeli), Next Rated –
Davido, African Artist of the year – Sakordie, Ghana (Azonto) Album of the Year – P Square (Invasion), Best Music Video Director – Jude Okoye (Chop My Money), Song of the Year – D’Banj (Oliver Twist), Headies Hall of Fame – Femi Kuti The Headies is an example of MTN and Hip Hop World’s commitment to finesse, can-do spirit and general delight.