The Headies Academy has announced that the prestigious awards ceremony will be making its return to Nigeria in 2024, following two consecutive editions held in Atlanta, USA.
The revelation came through a press release issued by the Academy on February 7, 2024, stating that “Over the past few years, Afrobeats—as music and as a movement—has exploded beyond our shores and our dreams. Our songs have recorded billions of streams and sat comfortably on some of the world’s biggest charts. 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 (the 17th Headies), 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,” it concluded.
The specific date for the 17th Awards, which will celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Nigerian music industry in 2023, is yet to be confirmed by the Headies Academy.