13 August 2012
M.I & Omawumi announced as The Headies 2012 host
In a statement by the executive producer of The Headies, Ayo Animashaun, "' It's a very important year for us at The Headies, and for the Nigerian music industry in general ', ' And 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 '.
The co-host of this years edition, 9x Headies winner, M.I, talked about the award and his surprise win in 2008
' I won my first Headie when no one knew who I was' M.I says. 'It was a big leap for me and my career and I can say the same for a lot of my colleagues. Several years after, I'm excited to be here, performing in a very important capacity, along with my very good friend Omawumi '.
' You know one of the things over the years that have been traditionally so great about the Headies awards is the fact that they do two things well. They merge the aspirational aspect of entertainment with the inspirational aspect of entertainment. You take us to the villages, we meet people where they don't really have water we've done that. At the same time you take people to Brazil. A young person can look and be inspired and also aspire too ,' he concluded.
' It's been fun, fun, fun for me ' Omawumi said.
The event will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites on 20th October 2012.