by Doyin Jaiyesimi
Best-selling singer Omawumi Megbele and rap artist Jude ‘M.I’ Abaga have been announced as the hosts for the 7th edition of The Headies. The pair have been selected in line with the awards’ tradition of picking talented and inspiring entertainers to host an awards ceremony that parades some of the continent’s biggest entertainers.
Speaking about the choice of Omawumi and MI as this year’s hosts, Ayo Animashaun, Executive Producer of The Headies said, “We found in M.I and Omawumi two great entertainers who are very passionate about the awards, passionate about their work, passionate about the music business and a great source of inspiration to young, up and coming artistes, because of their peculiar stories climbing up”.
In preparation for the awards, Omawumi and MI have been getting together to share ideas and fine-tune concepts, along with The Headies producers. ‘It’s been fun, fun, fun for me’ Omawumi comments. ‘From the photo shoot to all the meetings, rehearsals, fittings and interviews, I can see that I’m going to have the fun of my life. And I promise this year’s guests will have even more fun. Me and M.I go craze!’.
The Headies 2012 will hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Saturday October 20.
Now in its seventh year, The Headies (also known as Hip Hop World Awards) is Nigeria’s premiere honours event for urbane music and hip hop culture.