BEVERLY HILLS, February 21, (THEWILL) – The organiser of the prestigious Nigerian music award ceremony, The Headies, Ayo Animashaun, has revealed that it is difficult to organise a virtual Headies Awards.
Animashaun disclosed this on Sunday in his Instagram account as he opened up concerning hosting the first-ever virtual Headies Awards.
According to him, although it had been a difficult task, it had also been an interesting journey.
THEWILL writes that the 14th edition of The Headies award holds today and will be its first virtual award with no live audience because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Animashaun said, “Six months ago, we had to live by saying that the show must go on; it has been very interesting, but I must also say that it has been very difficult, but we enjoyed the experience. Today is D-Day for The Headies but I will like to share the experience.
“I cannot wait to see how it pans out; this is the first time we are not going to have a live audience. Everybody is going to watch at home on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Zoom and HipTv.
“I hope you enjoy the experience because we put in so much and we went through the highest level of COVID-19 compliance and regulation that you can ever think of. We have done COVID-19 test for every single person that you would find in the hall.”
Animashaun also disclosed that viewers would watch a combination of pre-recorded events and live events as well.
He added: “Artistes will perform and go; we pre-recorded very exciting performances as well, including some red carpet moments. What you are going to see on TV will be a hybrid of what we pre-recorded and live. We would have a few of the nominees in the house; people would come from their rooms to collect their awards and leave. Some of the presenters will come from their rooms, present the award and leave to continue to watch the show from their rooms or homes.”
He urged viewers to stay at home and watch the show from the comfort of their homes.
“We all have to be responsible about COVID so that we can kick COVID out. I am looking forward to the show like you guys are and I hope you have a good show,” he said.