Nigerian prestigious award, The Headies has been announced to hold its 15th edition of the event on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
It was also revealed that the show will be hosted for the first time, outside Nigeria, at Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, United States of America.
This was made known via the award academy’s official social media page on Tuesday, March 1, adding that the official theme of the event would be “JOIN THE MOVEMENT”.
The 15th Headies ‘Call For Entries’ will begin on the 8th day of March, 2022 and ends on 12th of April 2022. And according to the statement, it’ll be made available on the official website.
Furthermore in the statement, The 15th Headies will cover from October 2020 to December 2021 as its Year – In – Review.
In line with the announcement, seven new categories were introduced to the award, and they include;
- 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
And more importantly, for the first time in the history of the award show, The 15th Headies Next Rated winner will walk home with a 2022 model of Bentley Bentayga.
Meanwhile, it’s worthy to note that the previous Next Rated winners of the award had each received their car gift, as well as other amazing prizes and offers.
Alternative singer and one of Nigeria’s foremost musician, Asa remains the first ever winner of the Next Rated award. She garnered the plaque in 2006.