The Headies 2015

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The Headies 2015
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Official poster
DateJanuary 1, 2016 (2016-01-01)
LocationLandmark Events Centre
Victoria Island, Lagos State
CountryNigeria
Hosted by
Most awards Olamide (4)
Most nominations Wizkid (7)
Website theheadies.com
Television/radio coverage
Network HipTV

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. [1] 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. [2] Olamide won a total of four awards, while Timi Dakolo won three. Wizkid was nominated seven times across the twenty-one award categories. [3] 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. [4] His win was criticized by music critics, who challenged the "fairness of the award process". [5] [6]

Contents

Performers

Winners and nominees

Below is the list of nominees and winners for the popular music categories. Winners are highlighted in bold. [7] [8]

Best R&B/Pop AlbumBest Rap Album
Best R&B SingleBest Pop Single
Best Vocal Performance (Male) Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Best Rap SingleBest Street-Hop Artiste
Best CollaboLyricist on the Roll
Song of the YearBest Recording of the Year
Album of the Year Artiste of the Year
Producer of the YearBest Music Video
Next Rated African Artiste of the Year
Rookie of The YearBest Reggae/Dancehall Single
Best Alternative SongSpecial Recognition Award
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Hall of Fame

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The Headies Award for Best R&B Single is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. It was first presented to Banky W. in 2010.

The Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. First presented to Ego in 2006, the category is one of six categories not open to public voting.

The Headies Award for Best Rap Single is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. It was first presented to Mode 9 in 2006.

The Headies Award for Best Collaboration is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. It was first presented to 2Shotz and Big Lo in 2006.

The Headies Award for Producer of the Year is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. It was first presented to Don Jazzy in 2006.

References

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