Tiwa Savage and Sidney Esiri aka Dr Sid, both from Mavin records have been announced as hosts for the The Headies 2013 – Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music awards.
According to the organizers of the awards, the pair have been selected in line with the awards’ tradition of picking talented and inspiring entertainers, to front an awards ceremony that parades some of the continent’s biggest entertainers.
Tiwa Savage has earned a place for herself as one of Nigeria’s favourite artistes since the release of her 2010 debut single Kele Kele Love. The song which was released while Tiwa was still in the US, topped charts instantly but it was the follow up single ‘Love me, Love me, Love me’ that won the hearts of many.
Speaking on The Headies 2013, Tiwa says; ‘Being the 8th year, it’s not easy to be consistent in a country like Nigeria. So Kudos to the organizers to have an award by Nigerians for Nigerians…it’s always sketchy when the nomination list comes up, like this year. We are not going to touch on that, we’ll just wait for the night and address those issues and we’ll go ‘all Kanye West’ on the awards…’
Joining the newly married singer at The Headies 2013 is her label mate Dr Sid.
SID got his chance in front of the mic when he was made a member of Da Trybe, and given a spot on the song that caused a revolution in Nigerian Hip-Hop scene, ‘OYA’ in 2002 alongside Sasha, 2-Shotz, Timi, DEL, and the Trybesmen (Eldee, Kb and Freestyle). But for his need to finish up his degree at the University of Ibadan, where he graduated as a Dentist, SID wouldn’t have suspended his music career.
And after working for three years at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr SID made a tough decision to quit practicing as a dentist for full-time music business. It’s 2013, and the young man couldn’t have made a better decision. With many hit songs to his credit, Dr SID is a doctor of music.
He couldn’t hold back his excitement over the organizers’ decision to choose him as a co-host for The Headies 2013.
‘I’ve been trying to host this event for the past 6 years, I’ve waited to be called to no avail and this year I’m hosting. Wow! I’m so emotional right now, I’m glad for this opportunity,’ Dr SID expressed.
The Headies 2013 will hold on Boxing Day, December 26 at the Ground Ball Room of the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Now in its 8th year, The Headies (also known as the HipHopWorld Awards) is Nigeria’s premiere honours event for urbane music and hip hop culture. Produced and presented to match some of the biggest awards shows from around the world, The Headies annually celebrate deserving Nigerian music stars, giving honour to whom it is due, and encouraging many to step up their game in order to enter the prestigious Headies alumni.