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Nigeria’s biggest music award show is back with something new. Organizers of The Headies is giving one talented upcoming act a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on the big stage. The initiative, tagged ‘THE ROOKIE COMPETITION’ is powered by the theme of this year’s event – STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT. Over the next week, members of the general public will suggest names of talented upcoming acts who meet the eligibility criteria of the competition.
The top 5 acts will be announced and voting will commence on the Headies’ official website – www.theheadies.com. Once voting ends, the artist with the most votes will be announced as the winner and gets to perform at the main event of The Headies. The first and second runner-ups will also be given a chance to perform at one of The Headies Nominees Party.
To vote for your favorite upcoming act, visit The Headies Rookie Competition Page between September 19 and September 26, 2012. Suggest the names of upcoming acts by leaving a comment on the Headies Rookie Competition page. Your comment should include the name of the upcoming act and their song.
On September 27, five shortlisted Rookies with the most suggestions will be announced on the Beat Fm’s Midday Show with Toolz and voting will commence immediately to end on October 4, 2012. The winner of the competition will be announced on October 5, 2012.
To qualify for ‘THE HEADIES ROOKIE COMPETITION’, the upcoming act MUST meet the following CRITERIA:
1. He/She must have never been nominated for/won any award categories at The Headies (including nominations at this year’s event)
2. He/She must have at least one officially released single in the Nigerian music market
3. He/She must have no album(s) to his/her name released before February 2012
4. He/She must be a citizen of Nigeria (not open to foreign nationals)
The Headies is scheduled to hold on October 20, 2012 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. So nominate your favorite upcoming acts now!