2022 Headies Award: 15th Edition to Hold in Georgia, USA

The organisers of Nigeria’s famous musical award have announced major changes to the 15th edition of the ceremony. Keep reading to find out.

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The 2022 or 15th edition of The Headies, Nigeria’s and one of Africa’s biggest award for music is heading to Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

This was revealed in a presser by the organisers of the event at an announcement gala held on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Several major changes to the award were also announced such as new partnerships and the creation of 7 new categories;

– Music Executive of the Year
– Best Afrobeat Pop Single (Nigeria)
– Best Afrobeat Pop Album (Nigeria)
– Best African Collaboration
– Best International Collaboration
– African Artiste of the Year
– International Artiste of the Year

Rather than a Hyundai SUV, the winner of the Next Rated Award will now walk away with a 2022 Bentley Bentayga, in what we consider a major upgrade.

Moving the ceremony abroad is signal of big ambitions by the organisers. It may raise some eyebrows, of course, but it is a move that will benefit the award and Nigerian and African music at large.

One of the key benefits of exporting the ceremony is that it will help increase the popularity of the award and artist’s work through international exposure.

There is also a lot the organisers can learn from the synergy, and if all things go as expected, those new learned and adopted strategies will reflect in the award when it returns home in subsequent editions.

Although nominated acts and performances were not announced in the reveal event as we expected, an official date for the main ceremony was confirmed.

The 15th Headies Award will hold at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 2nd of July 2022.

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