The 16th Annual Headies Awards  is set to take place on Sunday, September 3rd at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA. for a second year in a row!

Honoring the artistic ingenuity of talent in Africa and America for the second year in a row with live performances by Rema, Asake, Oxlade, Johnny Drille, Blaqbonez, Spyro, Seyi VIbez, Fireboy, KCee, Victony, and Ayra Starr. The award will also see renowned artists Drake, Future, Selena Gomez, Don Tolliver, and Ed Sheeran contend in the Best International Artist category and Sean Combs honored with The International Special Recognition Award.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

The organizers are bringing the most influential and impactful Afrobeats talents to the United States to celebrate them at an unprecedented night of entertainment and powerful performances, some of which include Asake, Rema, Oxlade, Johnny Drille, Blaqbonez, Spyro, Seyi Vibez, Fireboy, KCee, Victony, and Ayra Starr. 

The Headies is the most renowned Pan African Award presentation, honoring the greatest in Afrobeats, African music, and culture, featuring sounds from the South, East, Central, North, and West of Africa. Inspired by the need to fill a significant void and be the voice of a generation in the culture that they represented. The Headies Awards understand the urban contemporary pop culture that Afrobeats brings to mainstream music and have created a mega platform that interfaces with young, talented artists who represent the future of global music.

This period is a very interesting period in our country (Nigeria) and around the world. Last year we gave away a Bentley to the winner of the Next Rated category, so this year we wanted to do something else, and that is to give the “Rookie Of The Year” a 2-bedroom fully furnished solar-powered house.” – Ayo Animashaun, CEO and Founder of The Headies Awards, at the 2023 Headies Brunch in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Awards show will be streamed live on YouTube (U.S.) and HipTV (Africa) Network.

About The Headies Awards: 

The Headies Awards originally called the Hip Hop World Awards, is a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists.

About The Founder and Executive Producer, Ayo Animashaun:

Ayo Animashaun is a Nigerian media executive and entertainment entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Smooth Productions, an entertainment company that produces The Headies awards show and publishes Hip Hop World Magazine on a weekly basis. He oversaw the launch of HipTV on Multichoice DSTV on November 5th, 2013. Ayo Animashaun was named one of the most significant individuals in Nigerian entertainment by The Net Magazine in October 2013; he also runs Festac Radio Online.

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