music Smooth Promotions, producers of the Headies awards announced on
Monday that the two reputable performers have signed on to anchor this
In a news release early this week, executive producer Ayo Animashaun
says Eldee and Rita Dominic - The veteran musician and respected
actress are the ‘‘perfect’’ choice to host this year’s show.
Ayo Animashaun who is the CEO of Smooth promotions said in a statement
released on Monday ‘‘I can exclusively tell you Rita Dominic and Eldee
have signed on to host the Headies awards. We are energized by our
choice of hosts and we are confident with both of them anchoring the
show our audience will have fantastic moments and an amazing show. Be
assured this duo brings the perfect mix of elegance and sophistication
that will set the tone for an amazing show.
gear and we are once again presenting you with the biggest faces that
you know to host the 6th edition of the Headies awards and it will be
amazing’’ said Ayo Animashaun who founded the awards in 2006.
According to organizers, Eldee was a natural selection as host given
his pedigree has a long standing successful music artiste and
producer, while his co-host for the big night Rita Dominic is one of
Nigeria’s biggest stars with a huge followership on the big and small
Eldee, born Olanrewaju Dabiri is widely known by the moniker eLDee and
is one of the earliest pioneers of hip hop music in Nigeria. He is a
well respected artiste and music producer who released several chart
topping songs and albums to much critical acclaim.
Rita Dominic exemplifies the perfect example of how a talented young
girl can rise to become a household name in Nollywood with a long line
of blockbuster movies to her credit. She starred in her first movie in
1998 and has since emerged as one of Nollywood’s biggest exports.
star musical performances, the Headies (also refered to as Hip Hop
World Awards) has produced some of the most unforgettable moments in
the history of award shows in Nigeria. The annual music event is
ranked among the top award shows in Africa.
ceremonies for the high-profile event can best be described as a
‘‘plus’’ for this year’s edition which organizers have promised would
be a wonderful experience for entertainment enthusiasts in Nigeria.
It’s the second time a movie personality will be host after fellow
Nollywood actress Dakore co-hosted alongside Basketmouth in 2008.
Eldee and Rita Dominic follow in the footsteps of names such as Darey
in 2006, Dbanj and Tana who served as hosts in 2007, Dakore and
Basketmouth in 2008, Banky W and Kemi Adetiba in 2009 all of whom have
hosted the awards show in the past years.
The Headies (also known as Hip Hop World Awards) was created by Ayo
Animashaun in 2006 as a platform to recognize and celebrate musical
talents with the best, offering every calendar year with a total of
twenty-two 21 carat gold award plaques to reward deserving artistes
amid over 8,000 entries received every year.