The Fourteenth edition of the Headies award 2020 was held on Sunday February 21, 2021. It was held at the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ibeju-Lekki and participation was captured virtually (with no physical audience).
The Headies is a Nigerian music award event that is held to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, to bring to the limelight hardworking individuals who have all significantly supported the creation of quality music.
The ceremony was scheduled to take place in December 2020, but due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed till February. This year’s award rewards works released between July 2019 and September 2020.
The hosts of the event was TV personality and actress Nancy Isime and comedian Bovi as hosts, this actually made it the fourth time Bovi will host the event, while Nancy will be the first female to host the event for the second time.
The nominees were announced on December 4, 2020, with Fireboy DML leading with nine nominations. Davido and Wurld followed with seven nominations each, while Burna boy the reigning Artiste of the Year secured six nominations.
Timaya, alongside rapper and activist Eedris Abdulkareem are to receive special recognition awards for their impact on the music industry. The main event also saw highlife legend King Sunny Ade inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame and live performance from reality star and winner of the Big Brother Naija 2020 Lockdown edition Laycon, alongside Dj Neptune and Joeboy.