Read the Official Statement of #TheHeadies2015 – “We may not have gotten everything 100% right but integrity has been our watch word”


After all the drama of the #Headies2015, the organizers of the event have released an official statement.

Read it below.

We are proud of what we have achieved over the years. The Headies stage has birthed the careers of many artistes who are of A-list status today. We are also glad that we have reinstated pride and prestige into the winning of a locally organised music awards and, we have celebrated artistic ingenuity for 10 straight years; a feat no other group before us was able to achieve.

Every year, the screening team collate all creative materials released in the year in review and screen for nomination. This tedious process goes on for at least three months before the screening team comes out with a final list. The voting categories, such as ‘Song Of The Year’, ‘Artist Of The Year’, & ‘Next-Rated’ are left strictly for fans to vote and choose the winners. We wish to say categorically that we do not tamper with the outcome of the voting process. The limit of our involvement in this voting process is to advice the nominees to engage their fans and solicit for their votes. We do not accept any responsibility for failure on the part of the nominees or their record label, when they fail to do this.

Unfortunately, most times, Voting, Year In Review and Definitions Of Each Category, are generally taken for granted by many artists. We can also attest to, and hereby state categorically that, there is no evidence that any of the artistes aggrieved and vocal about their displeasure to the turnout of the award, voted in the ‘Next-Rated’ category, as our voting process captures email addresses and phone numbers.

We have ensured that the awards happened regardless of sponsorship, and that it gets better with each passing year, without giving excuses about challenges. We may not have gotten everything 100% right, but integrity has been our watch-word. The 109 Nigerian artistes that have won can attest to the fact that they did nothing different from those that have not. Awards by nature, are and will always remain, controversial except every nominee gets one.

We try to ensure that winners are within reach before announcing their category, as the whole essence of celebrating talents will be defeated without that.

While it is not out of place for an artiste or a party to vent their disapproval, we strongly condemn all kinds of improper conduct and the use of profanity on live television. In the same manner, we condemn provocative comments. In all, we see no use or reason for a disgruntled artiste or party to destroy valuable properties put in place to give them extra comfort before they perform or come on stage. This is totally unacceptable and will be addressed.

We congratulate all nominees and winners of The Headies 2015 and wish them a more successful 2016.

Headies Secretariat

11 Comments on Read the Official Statement of #TheHeadies2015 – “We may not have gotten everything 100% right but integrity has been our watch word”
  • briish queen January 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    i couldnt finish reading through because we all know that they are all PR stunts. Goodluck headies. nigeria businesses are more of money making than integrity. we know this….

    • StopIgnorance2k16 January 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Well you should have read to the end before making judgments. TL;DR: Olamide’s actions were rash and uncalled for, and they have the receipts to prove it.

  • St.Yves January 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Hiptv, Please let me know if you need a legal counsel. Olamide has to be sued. He has to pay for vandalizing the green room and disrupting an otherwise peaceful event.

  • Gold January 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I am shocked the noisemakers didn’t even vote! They were expecting a miracle! Learn your lessons now!

  • Lateefah January 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I have to admit that the organisation has come a long way. Record companies in Nigeria need to learn to market thier artist. The organisation’s comment just informed us that most of the noise maker artist and their fans didn’t vote! EOD

  • StopIgnorance2k16 January 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Well said, Headies committee. Hopefully we can avoid these kinds of embarrassing stunts with next year’s show.

  • baby4u2 January 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Well written and I agree with everything said. Olamide needs to do a lot of apologizing. To this body and dbanj also.

  • tish January 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Story for the gods.. like they always want to make you believe that elections are free and fair. Yimu

  • tolu January 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    If they do it again. Lil kesh will not win. Most of their fans dnt know how to use internet. Don jazzy knows how to bring people to support him on social media. Exactly wot he did during mo hits crises. Dbanj doesnt use social media much so people thot dbanj made mohits to scatter meanwhile don jazzy didnt want to go international as dbanjs plan. Abegi talk to much…. i knw much sha cos …… don jazzy gibes out gifts on social media. Headies shld stop using voting for nxt rated. Use djs en oda pple to pick winner

  • Baba January 4, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Headies!!!Ha ha…It use to be the MODE 9 award party…now it’s the Mavin award party.Check the video of the year winner…ha ha.

  • December Wind January 5, 2016 at 1:59 am

    All these open long letters flying up and down ? 2016 is this why we’re here

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