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    Rema, Asake, Seyi Vibez, Ayra Starr, KCee to perform at 2023 Headies Award

    The performers at the 16th edition of Nigeria’s premier music awards, the Headies, have been announced ahead of the main ceremony in Atlanta, US, on 3 September.

    Nigeria’s highly esteemed musical awards The Headies has unveiled the list of artistes to perform at the event.

    The list includes several nominees from the 2023 edition, including internationally recognized Afrobeat artistes Rema and Asake, both of whom have received multiple nominations across various categories.

    The performance lineup also includes Fireboy, who is a multi-Headies winner, Ayra Starr, Johnny Drille, Seyi Vibez, Wande Coal, KCee, Oxlade, as well as Next Rated nominees Victony and Spyro, along with Blaqbonez.

    The announcement follows a pre-award reception at the US Consul General Will Stevens’ residence in Lagos last month. During the event, Stevens commended the growing connections between the two countries in the creative sector, emphasising the significance of an inclusive and sustainable creative ecosystem in promoting economic growth and enhancing bilateral people-to-people relations.

    “Afrobeats is dominating the American music scene right now and we are so proud to be partnering with the Headies and the Lagos State Government to work together to continue to build on our longstanding bilateral people-to-people ties through music,” he said.

    “We remain committed to supporting programmes and initiatives that promote artistic expression, encourage cultural exchange, and strengthen the capacity of Nigerian artists and professionals in the creative industry.”

    Headies founder and executive producer Ayo Animashaun expressed his excitement at the growing cultural and artistic exchanges between the US and Nigeria, emphasising the scheme’s commitment to developing talent and innovation in the music industry.

    “Our goal is to continue to support the development of talent and nurture innovation in the music industry,” he said. 

    The forthcoming Headies will reward works released between January 2022 and March 2023. Among the most nominated acts this year are Burna Boy with 10, Asake with nine, and Pheelz and Bnxn with six each.

    Scheduled for Sunday, September 3, the 2023 edition of the Headies awards will take place at the Cobbs Energy Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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