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US Mission Applauds Nigeria-US Collaboration In Creative Industries Ahead Of 16th Headies Music Awards

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Will Stevens

The US Mission has hailed the collaboration between the United States and Nigeria that is bringing the two countries closer together in music, film, fashion, arts, tech, professional and educational exchanges.

Delivering remarks at the pre-award reception held recently in honour of the 16th Annual Headies Music Awards, US Consul General, Will Stevens applauded the burgeoning ties of the two countries in the creative industry.

He explained that the Headies’ return to Atlanta symbolizes the Nigerian music industry’s dynamism, creativity, and growing global reach.

“Afrobeats is dominating the American music scene right now and we are so proud to be partnering with the Headies and the Lagos State Government to work together to continue to build on our longstanding people-to-people ties through music. We remain committed to supporting programs and initiatives that promote artistic expression, encourage cultural exchange, and strengthen the capacity of Nigerian artists and professionals in the creative industry,” Stevens said.

Nigerian Consul General in Atlanta, Ambassador Amina Smaila, noted that the upcoming 16th Headies Awards in Atlanta offers an opportunity to celebrate African culture, resilience and creativity. “Nigerian music has truly become a global force. This demonstrates the impact of Nigerian music beyond borders and its role in shaping the global cultural landscape,” she stated.

Founder/Executive Producer, Headies Music Awards, Ayo Animashaun, expressed his excitement at the growing cultural and artistic exchanges between the United States and Nigeria. He noted that the 16th Headies provides an invaluable opportunity for US artistes and entertainment professionals to engage with their Nigerian counterparts, fostering meaningful connections and inspiring new collaborations.

“Our goal is to continue to support the development of talent and nurture innovation in the music industry,” he posited.

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