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This is the 11th edition of the Headies and it will be hosted by the Falz and Adesua Etomi
The show is about to kick off
It is kicking off with some dance performances
An artist just live painted the Headies logo on stage. Impressive stuff.
Falz is now on stage dressed in a sequinned jacket with his co-host Adesua Etomi trying to serenade him with his collaboration with Simi ‘Chemistry’.
Now its a ‘Soft Work’ sing off.
I guess it is really their work
Falz just said ‘wawu’ live on stage. SMH
A video is showing on four screens of the roadmap to the Headies 2016
To present the first award for Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year is Sunny Neji and Helen Paul
And the winner is
Olamide – Who You Epp
Zakky Adzee is up to present the award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Zakky is taking his time announcing it. Sigh
Now presenting the award for Best Alternative Song is Toni Tones and Osagie Alonge
Bez wins it for ‘You Suppose Know’
Performing on stage are the group Remedies, Tony Tetuila, Edris Abdulkareem and Eddy Remedy. Their song is Sade
Now they are performing ‘Keep on Rocking’
The Remedies were a pioneering hip hop group from the late 90s to the 00s before they broke up.
Daddy Showkey is up on stage and he has everyone on the feet and dancing. I mean everyone.
*currently doing the galala*
Now it’s Jazzman Olofin
All you 90s babies won’t of course know who he is but he was a bonafide star not too long ago.
He is now joined by Adewale Ayuba, fuji superstar
JJC Skillz and Stella Monye are up to present the award for Best Vocal Performance(Male)
And the winner is Shaydee for ‘Smile’.
Lara George is up to present the award for Best Vocal Performance(Female)
Simi is the winner for ‘Love Don’t Care’
Aramide is on stage to perform ‘Funmi Lowo’
Surprise surprise. She is joined by Ras Kimono.
Presenting the award for the Best Pop Single is Adunni Ade and Uti Nwachukwu
And the winner is Reggae Blues by Harrysong
Presenting the award for Best R&B Single is Sarah Ofili and DJ Obi
Darey wins it for ‘Pray For Me’
Presenting the award for Producer of the Year are Mai Atafo and Adedoja-Allen
The winner is Young John
Presenting the award for Best Music Video is Lillian Esoro and Lynxxx
The award goes to Clarence Peters for ‘Soldier’ by Falz and Simi
Harrysong and KCee are presenting the award for Recording of the Year
Darey wins again for ‘Pray For Me’
Humblesmith is about to perform ‘Osinachi’. Once the drums stop.
Humblesmith is finally performing and wearing the brightest red socks while doing so.
Presenting the award for the Lyricist on the Roll is Eva Alodiah and Yaw
The winner is Ill Bliss!!!!!
The Headies is remembering those in the entertainment industry that left us too son with a tribute video. OJB Jezreel, Nomoreloss and Chris Jeyibo.
2face Idibia is singing OJB’s ‘Searching’ on stage in tribute to the late colleague
The Headies is inducting veteran music producer, Laolu Akins into the Headies Hall of Fame.
Comedian Ali Baba is doing the honours of presenting the award to him
Ubi Franklin and Toke Makinwa are presenting the award for Best Rap Single
The award goes to Olamide for ‘Eyan Mayweather’
Soundsultan and Hush Baby are presenting the award for Best Rap Album
The winner is Ill Bliss for Powerful
Presenting the award for Best R&B/Pop Album are Gbenro and Osas Ajibade
The winner is Kiss Daniel for New Era
Seyi Shay is up performing
Presenting the award for Hip Hop World Revelation is 2face Idibia
The winner is Kiss Daniel for New Era
Presenting the award for Best Collaboration are Funke Akindele and Omotunde Adebowale.
The winner is Falz and Simi for ‘Soldier’
Darey Art-Alade and Lami Phillips are presenting the award for Song of the Year
‘Fada Fada’ by Phyno and Olamide wins it!!!!
Presenting the award for the much anticipated Next Rated award is AY Makun and Jibril Arogundade of SmartCard Nigeria
The roar you hear is that of Wizkid entering the hall. Yes, the same Wizkid. Yup.
The winner is Mr Eazi!!!!!!!!!!
Presenting the award for the Album of the Year is Bovi
Kiss Daniel wins again
Jude Okoye is presenting the award for Artiste of the Year
Wizkid. Of course.
To present the Special Recognition Award is Mike Dada of AFRIMMA and Kenny Ogungbe
The award goes to Flavour Nabania
Falz and Adesua Etomi are shamelessly riffling off Bobrisky on stage. Several SMHs.
Flavour is back on stage to wrap up the awards show with his own performance
And with that, we bid you a good farewell
Hope you all had fun
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