Organisers of the Headies Award on Tuesday said that the 15th edition of the awards would hold on July 2 in Atlanta, U.S.A.
A statement issued by the organisers said that the award, with theme, “Join the Movement”, would hold at the Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
The statement said that in addition to this year’s edition, there would be introduction of new categories including talent managers and Africa Award, grand showcase of African fashion and the Headies conference and music festival.
“The 15th Headies will be held at the prestigious Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, U.S.A. The official theme of the 15th Headies is ‘Join the Movement’. Are you ready to Join us on this movement,” the statement read.
According to the statement, a new category celebrating music executives will also be included in this year’s edition of the Headies.
The categories of award includes; Headies Hall of Fame, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Viewer’s Choice, Album of the Year, African Artiste Recognition, Special Recognition Award, Music Executive of the year, Song of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Next Rated.
Other categories are; Artiste of the Year, Recording of the Year, Best Street Hop Artiste, Best Alternative Song, Lyricist on the Roll, Producers of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best R&B Album.
Also included in the categories are; Best Alternate Album, Best Afrobeat/Pop Single, Best Afrobeat/Pop Album, Songwriter of the Year, Best Vocal Performance (Male), Best Vocal Performance (Female), Best Music Video and Best R&B Single
Others are; Best Collaboration, Best Rap Single, Best African Collaboration, Best Intemational Collaboration, African Artiste of the Year and International Artiste of the year
The Headies Award, formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards, is holding for the first time outside Nigeria since inception in 2006.
The Headies have been won by several music stars in the past including Davido, Wizkid and 2Baba.
The awards recognises outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. (NAN)