The 17th Headies Awards will take place in Nigeria, the organisers have revealed, following the success of the 2022 and 2023 editions in the US.
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, which doubled as the location for the award ceremony two years prior, hosted the 16th Headies.
The organisers, however, announced the show’s “come back” on Wednesday by writing on their Instagram page that they are taking it “back home.”
The announcement reads: “Over the past few years, Afrobeats as music and as a movement has exploded beyond our shores and beyond our dreams. Our songs have recorded billions of streams and sat comfortably on some of the world’s biggest charts,” the statement reads.
“Our music is the soundtrack to millions of videos online. Our stars have sold out the biggest arenas even as African collaborations do insane numbers. The Headies followed the music in honour of this explosion.
“As the event that recognised the arrival of our major music talents way before they conquered the world, we understand the importance of taking the good news of great music to new frontiers. So, the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Headies held in the US.
“The world got a chance to see our global stars and our future stars. This year—2024— we are bringing the world back home. To the place that birthed the sound that has led everybody to the dancefloor, that has launched viral videos, that has put our continent right at the centre of global pop culture.
“Ladies and gentlemen, The Headies is coming back home. More details soon.”
Headies is a famous music awards event that was founded in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria with the goal of honouring outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.
The annual ceremony is made even more exciting and alluring by the amazing performances it features from both established and up-and-coming performers.