According to the organizers, the awards has been moved to March 24, 2018, to restructure the awards for a newer and more better version.
It would be the first time since the inception of the awards in 2006 that it would be skipping a year.
The award which was popularly known has Hip Hop World Awards always hold in March of every year before the name was change to ‘The Headies’ in 2011 and moved to the last quauter of every year.
To ensure that all those who worked hard in 2017 don’t loose out of the awards in 2018. The organizers has said that the year in review would be from July 2016 to December 2017. But in subsequent year the year in review would be from January to December.
“Based on the studied schedule of releases, and the availability of talents, the committee has decided the best period to host our awards is now March. We want our nominees, artistes, entertainment industry practitioners and enthusiasts’ to have an amazing time and we want music fans to have even more fun. This is why we have taken every decision, from the new date, choice of venue, categories, and so on” he said.
The new addition to the awards include the headies viewers choice’ ‘Industry Brand Supporter’ ‘Best Performer’ and ‘Best Song Writer of the Year’ which will raised the numbers of awards categories to 24.