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

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Hey guys, today is the day we have been waiting for. JAGUDA  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 Berry, Zoro etc. We can rightly recall that Mayorkun won “Rookie of the Year” at the last edition in 2016.

Superstars like Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Tiwa 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 roots for 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


M.I absent but sends a representative to help receive the award on his behalf !


Frankly speaking, the stage looks really colourful …

A major step up from the Headies organisers !


Small Doctor’s “PENALTY” performed on stage …. Don’t get it twisted, I have not sited Small Doctor yet !


HILARIOUS: BOVI shows a fork and tells Davido “You”… For simply acquiring a Porsche for Chioma…


Winner of the “Best Street Hop” goes to …….. Small Doctor’s “PENALTY”


“Best Pop Single” award goes to ……… IF by DMW boss, Davido !!!


SIMI to perform JOROMI and OWAMBE off her SIMISOLA album, live on stage !


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


Winner of the Lyricist on 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


Another jab at Senator Dino Melaye. BOVI, having a swell time !

Bovi at the HEADIES
Bovi at the HEADIES

Niniola performing live on stage!


Some response from twitter fans;


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!


“Best Vocal Performance Female” category goes to ……. OMAWUMI’s Butterflies picks this one !


“Best Vocal Performance Male” category goes to …… PRAIZ

FOLASADE takes this one home.


MALEEK BERRY performing live on stage !


TIMAYA being dramatic on stage

Tells his teaming fans, THANK YOU!!


FIRS receives a HEADIES award !


GLO also receives an award from the platform


Kaffy is recognised by the HEADIES

Picks an award !


MTN receives an award from the HEADIES


“Best RnB/Pop Album” category goes to ….. WIZKID


“Best Rap Album” category goes to …. Reminisce


Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks, performing live on stage !


“Song of the Year” category goes to …. Davido (IF)

Apparently, IF, bagged two categories !!!


“Album of the Year” winner goes to …. SIMI (SIMISOLA)


“Artiste of the Year” who goes home with this category ??!!


And the Artist of the Year is …… DAVIDO !!


Davido with an inspirational speech..

Encourages artiste to use their money an uplift people.

Solve peoples problems.

Reassures that his album would be out in SEPTEMBER…


That’s it from the HEADIES 2018… JAGUDA has brought you live updates of the event..

Davido set to close the event with a performance!


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