Headies 2018: Who Picks ‘Next Rated’ Award? (FULL UPDATES)

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Hey guys, today is the day we have been waiting for. NAIJAVETERAN  would be bringing you live updates from the Headies 2018. As you know it’s going down at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos after a nominees party held in Abuja.
We would be looking out for winners in some very interesting and competitive categories like “Next Rated” and “Artist of the Year”.
DMW flagship artist Mayorkun would hope to snatch the “Next Rated” from other competitors like Maleek BerryZoro etc. We can rightly recall that Mayorkun won “Rookie of the Year” at the last edition in 2016.
Superstars like DavidoOlamideWizkidTiwa Savage and Simi would go head to head as we look forward to know who would be awarded the “Artist of the Year“.
At the moment the red carpet is ongoing as the stars appear in style. More updates coming…
Seyi shay, the host is wearing a black gown looking like cinderella.

More guests and celebrities are walking the red carpet.
Danfo Driver singers, Mountain Black and Mad Melon on the red carpet.
The old timers are advising acts to ensure their songs send out quality messages to the public.

Ex-Big Brother house mate, Tobi Barake looking dapper in his outfit.
Says he looks like “New Money”.
Nigerian comedian A.Y makes it on the red carpet looking dapper, as usual. Says he feels good – adding that he’s been part of all 12 editions.

AY says he is not rooting for anyone but wants to be neutral… AY… Nigeria is blessed with so much talent… The HEADIES in on word, AY says “Awesome”.

Praise looking fresh in a vintage shirt and black blazer… But HipTV breaks the transmission. SLK hints Davido to win Artist of the Year.

Dr Sid looking simple in his oxblood shirt … “Every artiste who has been nominated is a winner but leaving with an award makes you feel better”
Ubi Franklin say Headies has done a great job so far. He also roots for Tekno and Kiss Daniel to win awards this night !!

Simi says she is extremely thankful for the nominations…. Simi says she is extremely thankful for the nominations….

Charles Okocha …. with some accolades for the Headies 2018 !!! Nu Nu !!! World Wide !!

Harrysong on the red carpet

 After a few talks and throwback the Headies 2018 live broadcast is back. A troupe of dancers are thrilling with beautiful dance routines to a mash up of popular hit songs. Anchors of the Headies 2018, Seyi Shay and Bovi, welcomed on stage ! Hilarious: Bovi takes a swipe at a Nigerian politician and Senator, Dino Melaye “Dino would have been here to launch his new single but unfortunately for him, he is in a single cell somewhere,” he said. A brief highlight of all the fights, record breaks, crimes and collaborations in the entertainment industry being aired.

Rapper Falz gets to perform a medley of his hit songs backed with his troupe of choreographers. 

What an EPIC introduction from FALZ Mavin Records Johnny Drille is starstruck… “OMG!!! I’m sitting at the front row at the Headies.

 Somebody wake me I’M A SUPERSTAR!!!”, he tweets. Singing sensation Teni just won her first Headies Award as “Rookie of the Year”. 

 Veteran rapper MI Abaga clinches another Headies. Best Rap Single – YRSFUYL

Small Doctor clinches the Best Street Pop of the Year with his hit jam,  Penalty beating the likes of OLamide Wo,  Idowest Shepeteri, Mr Real - Legbegbe 

DAVIDO also kick off his award winning after winning the Best Pop Single of the Year.


Best RnB sing award goes to ……. SIMI takes this one home ! with “Smile For Me”

Winner of the Lyricist om the roll goes to M.I with “Rappers Fix Up Your Life”
Making it the second award for M.I for the night !

Mr Real performs LEGBEBE on stage

Tiwa Savage, Davido and a couple others will be performing live on stage

Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka, has been welcomed on stage to announce the winner of the “Best Performer”

And the winner is ……. Yemi Alade !!!
Hold up!!!
The Headies just showed us Tiwa Savage !!!

But its surely Yemi Alade who is unavailable but the award has been received on her behalf by Ebuka.

Producer of the Year goes to ……. Kiddominant !

Best Collabo award goes to …… Tiwa Savage featuring Wizkid with MALO

Dr Sid receives award on their behalf

Bovi at the HEADIES
Bovi at the HEADIES

Niniola performing live on stage!

Winner, “Best Reggae/Dance Hall Single”, goes to …… 2Face
Holy Holy, has got this one on lock down !

Music veteran, Zaki, on behalf of 2Face, dedicates award to the fallen hero’s of Benue State..
May their souls rest in peace.

“Best Recording of The Year” goes to SIMI

Making it her second win of the night..

DANFO DRIVERS, Mountain Black and Mad Mellon performing LIVE on stage !!
Nostalgia feelings !

Winner, “Hip-Hop World Revelation” goes to Mavin star, Reekado Banks!!

We have all been waiting for this moment …
Winner “Next Rated Award” goes to ….. MAYORKUN

MAYORKUN takes the ride home !!!

MAYORKUN performs LIVE on stage !

“Best Alternative Song” category goes to ….. ARAMIDE’s Fun Mi Lowo Mi ft Sound Sultan and Koker

“African Artiste of the Year”, goes to…. Nasty C

Zule-Zoo performing the hit tune, KEREWA, LIVE on stage !

“Headies Viewers Choice” award goes to ….. WIZKID

“Best Music Video” category goes to ….. WIZKID
Making it his second for the night !

MAY 11th, 2018, Seyi Shay confirms she would be releasing an EP!

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