The Headies 2014

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The Headies 2014
Date 14 December 2014 (2014-12-14)
Location Eko Hotel and Suites
Victoria Island, Lagos
Country Nigeria
Hosted by Toke Makinwa and Basketmouth
Television/radio coverage
Network HipTV

The ninth edition of The Headies took place on 14 December 2014, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. The show was hosted by Toke Makinwa and Basketmouth. It was initially scheduled to hold on 25 October 2014.[1] Bovi was initially announced as one of the hosts, but ended up not hosting due to him being booked for another show.[2] The show was themed "Feel the Passion". On 30 September 2014, nominations were announced during a press briefing at the HipTV office in Allen, Lagos. Kcee, Olamide and Phyno led the nominations with 5 each. Tiwa Savage, Oritse Femi and The Mavins followed closely with four. Yemi Alade received a total of three nominations in the categories: Song of the Year, Best Pop Single and Next Rated.[3][4][5][6] Olamide, Patoranking and Davido each took home two awards apiece. Don Jazzy won the Producer of the Year plaque, while Sir Victor Uwaifo got the Hall of Fame recognition.[7]


Winners and nominees[edit]

Best R&B/Pop Album Best R&B Single
Best Vocal Performance (Male) Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Next Rated Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year
Best Recording Producer of the Year
Best Collabo Best Music Video
Best Pop Single Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Best Rap Album Best Rap Single
Lyricist on the Roll Best Street-Hop Artiste
Best Alternative Song Album of the Year
  • "Bolaji" – Boj
    • "Body" – Black Magic (featuring Banky W.)
    • "Good Man" – Ruby Gyang (featuring BOJ and POE)
    • "Why You Love Me" – Nosa
Song of the Year Artiste of the Year
African Artiste of the Year Hall of Fame


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  2. ^ "Why Bovi Did Not Host the Headies 2014". allAfrica. Vanguard. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Ochugba, Mary (10 October 2014). "The Headies unveils 2014 nominees". Business Day. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nigeria: Toke Makinwa, Bovi to Host Headies 2014". Daily Independent. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "KCEE, OLAMIDE, PHYNO LEAD HEADIES NOMINEES". This Day. 5 October 2014. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ayinla-Olasunkanmi, Dupe. "Bovi, Toke Makinwa to host Headies 2014". The Nation. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nigeria: Headies 2014 – Davido, Olamide, Patoranking, Mavins Win Big, Wizkid Missing". allAfrica. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.