Nigeria’s most noteworthy music grants, The Headies, won’t not hold in 2017.
The honor service which has been in running for a long time, seems, by all accounts, to be absent this year, and if this happens, it will stamp the first run through ever, that the honors won’t hold.
The Headies was established in 2006, by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to perceive remarkable work in the Nigerian music industry. The yearly service highlights exhibitions by set up and promising craftsmen, and it is communicated live on HipTV to audience members crosswise over Nigeria.
The 2006 and 2007 releases of The Headies were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. From 2010 through 2012, The Headies were held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
A few media identities in Nigeria have facilitated the yearly function, including Darey Art Alade, D’banj, Dakore Egbuson, Banky W., Rita Dominic, M.I, Tiwa Savage and Dr SID.
The 2015 release, which hung on January 1, 2016, was well known for its VIP conflicts.
They included Don Jazzy and Olamide clashing, after Mavin Record’s Reekado Banks, won the ‘Following Rated’ grant over the all the more prominently acclaimed YBNL rapper, Lil Kesh.
The class respects the most encouraging artist amid the year in audit, accompanies a spic and span ride for the victor.
In 2013, Burna Boy furiously raged out of the occasion in the wake of missing out to Sean Tizzle.
The 2016 version was held at the Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos. The occasion was facilitated by Adesua Etomi and latest music from Falz. Discussions encompassing the selection of a few craftsmen in the following appraised classification made the coordinators preclude Tekno Miles. Others missing incorporated the Mavins and YBNL Nation.
Wizkid graced the event close by other best Nigerian VIPs.
In any case, there are questions over the honors holding this year.
It’s nearly the last quarter of the year, and there has been no word yet from the coordinators. An email sent by Pulse to Ayo Animashaun, the Executive Producer of the honors, have gotten no reaction.
The assignment list for 2017 isn’t out, neither has there been any secrets or crusades for the occasion.
A source who works at HipTV told Pulse on state of namelessness, that no word has been partaken in-house about the occasion, with staff left oblivious about the honors. “No one has heard anything, right now they have not enlightened me regarding it.” our source says.
Very late shows and delays of The Headies are not new. In 2007, the second version of the honors was hung on March 17, the principal quarter of the year.
Be that as it may, after some time the occasion has gradually slid as the year progressed, moving from the primary quarter to the second, and through the third.
The 2009 and 2010 shows were held in the long stretch of May, 2011 and 2012 were in October, 2013 and 2014 came in December, while 2015, was moved out of the timetable year without precedent for its history, and into the principal day of 2016.
The two past releases have additionally been put off from before reported dates by the coordinators, despite the fact that the shows later held at the new dates.
The Headies circumstance arrives in a period when neighborhood grant indicates are encountering troubles in association, arranging and sponsorship.
The 2016 release of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, (NEA) was loaded with reports of disgraceful association, and the failure of the coordinators to meet necessities of the hosts and certain entertainers. Another prominent Nigerian honor service, latest naija music Video Awards (NMVA), neglected to hold in 2015, and just barely discharged a rundown of victors without a function.
They have not held another release from that point forward. Sources say this was caused by an absence of sponsorship.
This year, the Nigerian economy just left a gnawing retreat, which had corporate firms attempting to survive high expansion rates, insecure outside trade advertise, and an inaccessibility of new business because of an absence of assets from financial specialists.
Heartbeat called Hip TV chief, Ayobami, who uncovered to Pulse that despite the fact that there are designs set up to hold and a commitee is as of now set up, the occasion won’t not hold in 2017.
“The occasion won’t not hold before the finish of the year (2017), however we are taking a shot at it,” he said.
Has the Headies additionally been influenced by this? Has the recuperating condition of the Nigerian economy influenced what has turned out to be one of the images of the Nigerian music industry?
The Headies grants is essential for the music business since it is the most trustworthy measuring stick for measuring accomplishments in Nigeria. While numerous Nigerian honors are damaged with reports of inconsistency and preference, the Headies holds the fortification as a sparkling light, compensating in view of legitimacy.
The nonappearance of the Headies leaves a major opening in the music business. The absence of a function for a year implies that craftsmen who have effectively ruled the music scene for the year in audit, would not be remunerated and celebrated by the renowned stage in the nation.