From Monday, the 2nd of November to the 2nd of December, 2015, members of the public will be given the chance to nominate talented upcoming talents to perform onstage at Nigeria’s biggest annual music industry award show, The Headies in a competition tagged ‘Headies 2015 Rookie Contest’.
The top 5 acts selected from the public nominations will be announced a week later, and voting will open for three weeks subsequently on www.theheadies.com. Once voting is over, the act with the most votes will be announced as the winner and gets to perform on the Awards night. The 2nd and 3rd runner-up acts will perform at one of The Headies Nominees Concert.
Giving an insight into the nature of the contest, Ayo Animashaun stated,
“This is another once in a lifetime opportunity for one talented upcoming act to perform on the big stage of The Headies in front of the biggest names in the industry a well as millions of Nigerians watching on TV. If you know a talented upcoming act whom you think deserves this opportunity, nominate them on the website and get voting!”
The Headies organisers have further revealed in order to be eligible for the contest, the nominated artiste must be a Nigerian citizen who has never been nominated for or won any award categories at The Headies including nominations at this year’s event. He or she must also have at least one officially released single in the Nigerian music market with no album to their name released before February 2015.
Those wishing to nominate an act should visit http://hiphopworldmagazine.com/theheadies/rookie-competition-nomination-form/between November 2 and December 2 and follow the instructions. The shortlist of 5 rookies with the most nominations will be announced between December 3 and December 10, and voting will commence immediately. The winner of the contest will get to perform at The Headies, while the 1st and 2nd runner-up will perform at the nominees concert.
To find out more about the Headies Rookie Competition click here