PROTÉGÉS AND VETERANS MERGE FOR BIGGEST HEADIES EVER THIS WEEKEND

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Femi Kuti

Nigeria’s biggest music stars are getting ready to shine this weekend as the country’s biggest music award event, The Headies is set to roll with full effect.

With the big nominees including international superstars D’Banj, Psquare, Sarkodie, Wizkid, 2Face as well as hit-makers Davido, Ice Prince, Naeto C, Iyanya and many others getting ready for the big day, organisers say Lagosians should brace up for a world class event, befitting of our home made stars.

The Headies, formerly known as The Hip Hop World Awards has undisputedly become a reference point in the Nigerian music industry. This year’s edition will hold on Saturday October 20 2012 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Pre-event activities, comprising Veterans Night and a special CSR project, HELP THE CHILDREN, are all part of an exciting line up of events leading to the much-anticipated 2012 edition of The Headies.

Ayo Animashaun, Chief Executive Officer of Smooth Promotions and executive producer of The Headies noted that, “The Headies is not only about rewarding deserving artistes, it has been responsive to our society in many ways. One new way it intends to do so this year is its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project tagged Help The Children which aims to bring succour to less privileged Nigerian children who are suffering from a prevalence of unclean water, low food supplies and diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, measles, whooping cough, polio, tetanus and tuberculosis.

“For over seven years, The Headies has been widely recognized as an awards platform renowned for breaking uncharted grounds since its emergence in the Nigerian entertainment scene. The Awards recognizes, appreciates and celebrates outstanding talents of the Nigerian music industry who, through their exceptional talents, efforts and struggles, have brought the music industry to a place of honour and esteem acknowledged even far beyond the shores of Nigeria,” he concluded.

Veterans to be honoured during the Veterans Night include: Ken Caleb Olumese, Tony Okoroji, Daniel Wilson, Oritz Wiliki and Chris Okotie.

Other veterans to be honoured include Daddy Fresh, Stella Monye, Baba Fryo, Edi Lawani, Easy K, Pretty (Junior & Pretty), Fellyx, (Fellyx & Mozzyx), Alex Zitto, Edmund Spice, and Ras Kimono.

Majek Fishhook, Mandators, Edna Ogoli, Bongos Ikwe, Onyeka Onwenu, KWAM 1, Mike Okri and Blackky are also amongst the proud veterans.

Meanwhile, A-List acts scheduled to perform on Saturday at The Headies include Grammy nominee and Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti , Bez, Timi Dakolo and Styl Plus. Others are Praiz, Chuddy K, Davido, Eva Alordiah and Brymo.

Winners of The Headies Rookies Competition 2012 – Dammy Krane and Burnaboy will also be performing at the glamorous event.

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