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Did you know that the plaque given to winners at The Headies Awards is called the “Headie”?  In fact the awards, previously called the Hip Hop World Awards, derived its new name from the plaque.

Four things you might now know about the Headie

  • The image of Headie was conceptualized by Ayo Animashaun CEO of Smooth Promotions (organizers of the awards) and drawn by Matthias Aragbada to depict the shout of a vibrant young individual with talent that is at par with that of the best of artistes anywhere in the world, but who has almost lost confidence in his abilities in the face of discouraging circumstances presented by the peculiar Nigerian environment.
  • The first ever Headie plaque was made by Jide Adewoye.
  • The Headie became a solid 21-carat gold plated plaque in 2008; produced in the UK.
  • At present, the Headie plaque is made from a mixture of resin, copper, steel, marble and gold.
Since the inception of the awards in 2006 as the Hip Hop World awards, The Headie has become synonymous with excellence and artistic ingenuity and excellence. Winning one has since become a career goal for most artistes and a symbol of how well they are doing in the industry

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This article was first published on 4th May 2018


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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