eLdee and Rita Dominic
The HEADIES, formerly HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS is gradually taking a new and definite shape for the 2011 edition.
CHANGE OF NAME: Firstly the name changed from the HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS to the HEADIES to fit the international standard set by awards like the GRAMMYS and OSCARS.
HOSTS: Prolific producer and singer, Eldee the Don (Lanre Dabiri) and popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic would host this year’s HEADIES. Past hosts are D’banj and Dakore Egbuson, Darey and Tana Adelana, Banky W and Kemi Adetiba.
THEME SONG: The song, entitled "Breaking from the Norm" was recorded by Waje, Ice Prince, Wizkid, Mo’ Cheddah and produced by Samklef. It was released last week and the video would be shot in no time.
ARTISTES’ SEMINAR: There are also plans to hold a seminar for artistes and stakeholders in the industry before the awards. The seminar according to the organizers is part of efforts to sensitize them on the rules, details of sending in entries for nomination, and the unveiling of the selection committee for the awards proper.