2011 The Headies: 2Face, Darey, MI, Others Win Multiple Awards


The sixth edition of the annual contemporary music awards ceremony, Headies, formerly known as the Hip-Hop World Awards, was held on Saturday 22 October at the New Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites.

As expected, industry aces turned up all looking radiant and glamorous at the ceremony that saw Africa’s finest, 2Face Idibia, scooping three awards.

The multiple award winning singer opened his account late in the show having lost in earlier announced categories but eventually nicked awards in the major categories of the Best R&B/Pop Album, Album of the Year and Artiste of the Year.

Other multiple winners were Darey, with two Headies —Best R&B Single and Recording of the Year— both with his hit song The Way You Are and Chocolate City stars, MI and Ice Prince, who also took home two Headies apiece.

While MI bagged the Best Collaboration and Best Rap Album awards, Ice Prince won in the Best Rap Single and Song of the Year categories.

Mo’Hits’ Dr. SID and Don Jazzy both got prizes for their music imprints. Don Jazzy won the Headies’ Producer of the Year, while Dr. SID took home the awards for the Best Pop Single with Pop Champagne and The Revelation of the Year.

Kennis Music soldier, Capital Femi, shone like a bright star as the singer emerged the Best Vocal Performance (Male). The talented singer was nominated alongside BEZ, Darey and Timi Dakolo. Rap music doyen and super lyricist, Modenine won the Lyricist on The Roll for the sixth successive year, while the coveted Next Rated award went to pop rave of the moment, Wizkid. He got a Hyundai Sonata SUV alongside his statuette.

Show host, eLDee won the awards for Best Conscious Music and $10,000 along with it. The only female honouree at the award night was Waje, who took home the award for Best Female Vocalist.

Jahbless’s Jor Oh (remix) won the Best Street Hop category. And the Special Recognition Award went to Afro juju music legend, Sir Shina Peters.

The hosts for the night were Nollywood star Rita Dominic and Hip-Hop Star eLDee. The show had some superb performances from Olamide, Waje, Sound Sultan, Sir Shina Peters, Omawumi, Ice Prince and BrymO, M.I, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid

—Funsho Arogundade

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