The Headies 2015
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. 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. Olamide won a total of four awards, while Timi Dakolo won three. Wizkid was nominated seven times across the twenty-one award categories. 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. His win was criticized by music critics, who challenged the "fairness of the award process".
|The Headies 2015|
|Date||January 1, 2016|
|Location||Landmark Events Centre |
Victoria Island, Lagos State
|Most awards||Olamide (4)|
|Most nominations||Wizkid (7)|
Winners and nomineesEdit
|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|
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