Find us on Facebook

- Advertisement -

Call for Submissions: The Headies 2023 Edition

The Headies, also known as the Nigerian Music Awards, is a yearly music awards ceremony that celebrates outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The event has become one of the most prestigious music awards ceremonies in Nigeria and attracts a wide range of artists, producers, and music lovers from all over the country.

The Headies 2023 edition is set to take place later this year, and the organizers have recently made a call for submissions. In this article, we will take a closer look at what this means for musicians and music fans alike and provide some insights into what we can expect from this year’s event.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for nominations for The Headies 2023 edition, songs and projects must have been released within the period of January 2022 to March 2023. Any song or project released outside this period will not be considered for nomination.

Furthermore, the songs and projects submitted for consideration must have been produced and released in Nigeria. This means that any international collaborations or productions will not be eligible for nominations.

Submission Guidelines

The submission window for The Headies 2023 edition opened on May 23, 2023, and will close on Friday, June 16, 2023. To submit an entry, interested parties are required to visit the official website of The Headies and fill out the submission form.

When filling out the submission form, artists and their teams are required to provide detailed information about the song or project they are submitting. This includes information such as the title of the song or project, the names of the artists involved, the producer of the song or project, and any other relevant information.

It is important to note that only one song or project can be submitted per category. This means that if an artist wants to submit multiple entries, they will need to choose the most appropriate category for each entry.

Award Categories

The Headies has a wide range of award categories that cover various genres and aspects of music production. Some of the major categories include:

  1. Artiste of the Year
  2. Song of the Year
  3. Album of the Year
  4. Producer of the Year
  5. Best Pop Single
  6. Best R&B Single
  7. Best Rap Album
  8. Best Alternative Album
  9. Best Music Video
  10. Best Collaboration

There are many other categories available, and artists and their teams are encouraged to check the official website of The Headies for a full list of categories and criteria.

Judging Process

Once the submission window closes on June 16, 2023, the judging process will begin. The judges for The Headies 2023 edition have not been announced yet, but it is expected that they will be a group of respected industry experts who will carefully evaluate each entry based on the criteria outlined for each category.

The judges will consider factors such as originality, creativity, production quality, lyrical content, and overall impact on the music industry when making their decisions. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony, which is expected to take place later in the year.

What to Expect

The Headies 2023 edition promises to be an exciting event that celebrates the best of Nigerian music from the past year. With so many talented artists releasing incredible music over the past 15 months, the competition for nominations and awards is sure to be fierce.

In addition to the awards themselves, The Headies is also known for its live performances, which often feature some of the biggest names in Nigerian music. It is expected that this year’s event will feature some amazing performances from both established and up-and-coming artists.


The Headies 2023 edition is set to be one of the biggest and most exciting events in the Nigerian music industry calendar. With the call for submissions now open, artists and their teams have an opportunity to showcase their talent and be recognized for their hard work.

Whether you are a musician, a producer, or simply a fan of Nigerian music, The Headies 2023 edition promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss. So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the best of Nigerian music later this year!