On January 1, 2015, the Nigerian star was celebrated at the 10th edition of the awards ceremony. His award was presented to him by the founder of Silverbird groupBen Murray-Bruce who is also a holder of this award.
Check out this list of music industry legends that have been honoured in the Headies Hall of Fame.
2015 – 2Face Idibia
The singer fondly called 2Baba has been an active force in the Nigerian music industry for the past 21 years. As part of the activities for his 40th birthday last year, a book about his life and career was published. The book is called “A Very Good Bad Guy”.
2014 – Sir Victor Uwaifo
Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian music veteran. His musical career began in the 60s. He is known for his singles ‘Guitar boy’ and ‘Mami water’.
2013 – King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall 1
The singer popularly known as Kwam 1 is a Fuji musician. He has released over fifty long-playing albums.
2012 – Femi Kuti
2011 - Sir Shina Peters
Shina Peters is a juju musician. He has had an active career since the 80s.
2010 - Jacob Akinyemi Johnson and Grand Master Lee
Jacob Akinyemi Johnson is a broadcast journalist. He is also a general manager at the Silverbird group.
Grand Master Lee is a veteran DJ. He gained recognition in the 80s while working at Radio Nigeria.
2009 - Philip Trimnell
Philip Trimnell is a legendary broadcaster. He is the founder of Music Africa.
2008 - Obi Asika and Olisa Adibua
Obi Asika is a media entrepreneur, the founder of Storm Records and CEO of Storm 360. Back in 2008, the label was home to artists like Sasha, Naeto C, Darey, and Jazzman Olofin.
Olisa Adibua is also a co-founder of the now defunct label which engineered the resurgence of urban music in Nigeria. He an on air personality and a TV host. He has worked in radio for over 15 years.
2007 - Eddie Lawani and Senator Ben Bruce
Eddie Lawani is a writer and a producer. He is the founder of Ayeesha Music.
Ben Murray-Bruce is the founder of the Silverbird group, which owns Silverbird TV and Rhythm 93.7FM. He was elected into the Nigerian Senate ;ast year.
2006 - DJ Jimmy Jatt, Keke Ogungbe, Dayo’D1’Adeneye
DJ Jimmy Jatt is an industry veteran. He has been in the industry for 25 years.
Kenny 'Keke' Ogungbe and Dayo ’D1’ Adeneye are CEOs of Kennis Music. The label was once home to the likes of Tony Tetuila, 2Face, Goldie Harvey, and Sound Sultan.
Ogungbe and Adeneye together established entertainment platform PrimeTime Africa. The broadcasters gain recognition from their 90s show on AIT called ‘AIT Jamz’.