Nigeria's biggest music stars are getting ready to shine this weekend as the country's biggest music honours event, The Headies, is set to roll with full pomp.
The Headies is one big event I look forward to attending. Now that MTN is back as the major sponsor of the music awards, it's obvious it's going to be a yellow carpet affair with the Headies symbol encrusted in every nook and cranny.
Like everybody invited or are eager to attend, fashionistas, musicians, actors and actresses have started shopping or styling for the right outfits. The Headies which is always referred to as the Grammy's of the Nigerian entertainment scene has a list of big artistes in the country and sounds like what one should not miss.
With the big nominees including superstars D'Banj, P-square, Sarkodie, Wizkid, 2face as well as hit-makers Davido, Ice Prince, Naeto C, Iyanya and many others getting ready for the big day, organisers say Lagosians should brace up for a world class event, befitting of our home-made super stars.
The Headie's Awards which has become a reference point in the Nigerian music industry, will hold on today October 20 2012 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The pre event activities, comprising Veterans Night and a special CSR project, Help the Children, are all part of an exciting line up of events leading to the much anticipated 2012 edition of Headie's.
Ayo Animashaun, Chief Executive Officer of Hip Hop World and executive producer of The Headies Awards noted that, "The Headies is not only about rewarding deserving artistes; it has been responsive to our society in many ways. One new way it intends to do so this year is its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project tagged Help The Children which aims to bring succour to less privileged Nigerian children who are suffering from a prevalence of unclean water, low food supplies and diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, measles, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis
"For over seven years, The Headies has been widely recognized as an awards platform renowned for breaking uncharted grounds since its emergence in the Nigerian entertainment scene. The Headies recognizes, appreciates and celebrates outstanding talents of the Nigerian music industry who, through their exceptional talents, efforts and struggles, have brought the music industry to a place of honour and esteem acknowledged even far beyond the shores of Nigeria," he concluded.
Veterans to be honoured during the Veterans Night include: Ken Caleb Olumese, Tony Okoroji, Daniel Wilson, Oritz Wiliki and Chris Okotie.
Other veterans to be honoured include Daddy Fresh, Stella Monye, Baba Fryo, Edi Lawani, Easy K, Pretty (Junior & Pretty), Fellyx, (Fellyx & Mozzyx), Alex Zitto, Edmund Spice, and Ras Kimono.
Majek Fashek, Mandators, Evi Edna Ogoli, Bongos Ikwe, Onyeka Onwenu, KWAM 1, Mike Okri and Blackky are also amongst the proud veterans.
Meanwhile, A-List crowd pleasers scheduled to perform on Saturday at The Headies include Femi Kuti, Bez, Timi Dakolo and Styl Plus. Others are Praiz, Chuddy K, Davido, Eva Alordiah and Brymo.
Dammy Krane and Burnaboy, winners of The Headies Rookies Competition 2012, will also be performing at the glamorous ceremony.