The Headies 2015 was the 10th edition of The Headies. It was held on January 1, 2016, at the Landmark Events Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.[1] Themed "Flip the Script", the event was hosted by Bovi and Kaffy. It was previously scheduled to hold on December 30, 2015, but the organizers of the event postponed it to January 1, 2016 without citing any reason.[2] Olamide won a total of four awards, while Timi Dakolo won three. Wizkid was nominated seven times across the twenty-one award categories.[3] 2face Idibia was honored with the Hall of Fame award, while Don Jazzy received the Special Recognition award. Reekado Banks won the Next Rated award.[4] His win was criticized by music critics, who challenged the "fairness of the award process".[5][6]

The Headies 2015
Official poster
DateJanuary 1, 2016 (2016-01-01)
LocationLandmark Events Centre
Victoria Island, Lagos State
Hosted by
Most awardsOlamide (4)
Most nominationsWizkid (7)
Television/radio coverage
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Performers edit

Winners and nominees edit

Below is the list of nominees and winners for the popular music categories. Winners are highlighted in bold.[7][8]

Best R&B/Pop Album Best Rap Album
Best R&B Single Best Pop Single
Best Vocal Performance (Male) Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Best Rap Single Best Street-Hop Artiste
Best Collabo Lyricist on the Roll
Song of the Year Best Recording of the Year
Album of the Year Artiste of the Year
Producer of the Year Best Music Video
Next Rated African Artiste of the Year
Rookie of The Year Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Best Alternative Song Special Recognition Award
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Hall of Fame

References edit

  1. ^ Ige, Victoria (28 December 2015). "Breaking News: The Headies moved to New Year's Day". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ Peters, Oreoluwa (28 December 2015). "The Headies Awards 2015 postponed to 2016". YNaija. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ Abulude, Samuel (6 January 2016). "Olamide, Timi Dakolo, YCee Win Big At HEADIES 2015". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ Kehinde Ajose (9 January 2016). "The Headies 2015: Beyond the controversy!". Vanguard. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ "DJ Timmy Blasts Headies Over Controversial 'Next Rated' Award". Naij. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ Sofowora, Oladapo (17 November 2015). "Pretender and the Contender Headies Next Rated Artiste 2015: The Pretender and the Contender". Info Trust News. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  7. ^ Adeleke, Shayo (30 September 2015). "The Headies Awards 2015– Full Nominees List". 36NG. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  8. ^ Alade, Abiodun (2 January 2016). "Full list of winners @ The Headies 2015". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 22 January 2016.