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Headies Awards 2023 Winners | See Full List



The 16th Headies Awards was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, USA, on Sunday amid pomp and pageantry.

The event, tagged “Celebrating African Renaissance,” was hosted by Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro and American media personality, Terrence J.

Odumodublvck, Young Jonn, Wande Coal, Kcee, Black Sherif, Asake and others thrilled the audience with electrifying performances.

Asake’s win at the Headies is a remarkable achievement for an artist who started his career just a few years ago. His rise to fame is a testament to the power of talent and hard work. Asake’s win is also a refreshing reminder that the Nigerian music industry is still capable of producing top-notch talent.

The Next Rated Award is a coveted prize in the Nigerian music industry. It is given to the artist who has shown the most potential and growth over the past year. To receive the award, Asake had to beat out some of Nigeria’s most talented artists. His victory is a sign that Nigerian music is alive and well, and that new talent is still emerging.

Asake’s win is a huge deal for him and his fans. It is a sign that he is well on his way to becoming one of Nigeria’s biggest stars. For aspiring artists, his success is a lesson that hard work and dedication can lead to great success. Asake’s win is also a reminder of the immense potential of the Nigerian music industry.

Rema won the Best Male Artiste of the Year award, while Asake walked home with a brand new car after winning the highly coveted Next Rated category.

Similarly, Odumodublvck won a house in Lagos after he was named the Rookie of the Year.

After all the back and forth on social media, neither Blaqbonez nor TG Omori got the award for Best Music Video of the Year; Director K won the category.

However, while receiving his award for the Best Rap Album of the Year which he won for ‘The Young Preacher’, Blaqbonez insisted that “TG Omori and I are still the best directors.”

Overall, Rema led with three awards, including Best Male Artiste of the Year, Digital Artiste of the Year and African Artiste Of The Year.

Meanwhile, the organisers didn’t present some of the categories, including Best Recording of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Best RnB Single, Best Vocal Performance (Female), Headies Viewers’ Choice, Best East African artiste of the year, and Best North African Artiste of The Year.

Others are Best Southern African Artiste of The Year, Best Central African Artiste of The Year, International Artiste Of The Year, Best Alternative Album, and Best RnB Album.

Full List of Winners And Nominees:

Next Rated Award:

Young Jonn
Seyi Vibez
Asake (WINNER)

Best Recording of The Year:

Burna Boy – Alone Victony,
Tempoe – Soweto
Omah Lay – I’m a mess
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Davido, SSC – Stand Strong
Tems – No Woman, No Cry

Producer of The Year :

Magicsticks – Sungba Remix
Pheelz – Electricity
Andre Vibez, London – Calm Down
Tempoe – Soweto
Kel P – Kpe Paso
Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix (WINNER)

Songwriter of The Year:

Simi – Royal
Omah Lay – I’m a mess
Tems – Lift me Up
Burna Boy – Alone
BNXN – In my mind
Wizard Chan – Earth Song

Best RnB Single:

Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind
Ckay – Mmadu
Dami Oniru – Just 4 U
Preye – Red Wine Chike,
Flavour – Hard to find
Simi, Fave – Loyal
Best Rap Single:

Reminisce – Hustle
Ladipoe – Big Energy
Blaqbonez – Back in Uni
Psycho YP – Bando Diaries
OdumoduBlvck – Declan Rice
Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro
Best Alternative Song:

Wizard Chan – Earth song
Cruel Santino – Final champion
Basketmouth, The Cavemen – The Traveller
Boj, Moliy, Mellissa – In a loop
Flavour – Game Changer (Dike)
Obongjayar – Tinko Tinko (WINNER)
Best Vocal Performance (Female):

Niniola – Memories Simi – Loyal
Liya – Adua Remix
Waje – In Between
Preye – Red wine
Dami Oniru – Just 4 U
Best Vocal Performance (Male):

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Ric Hassani – My only baby
Magixx – Love Don’t Cost A Dime
Chike – Spell Remix
Praiz – Reckless
Wande Coal – Kpe Paso
Best Music Video:

Blaqbonez, Perliks – Back in Uni
TG Omori – PBUY
Director Pink – Spell Remix
Director K – Common Person
TG Omori – Bandana
Director K – Calm Down (WINNER)
Best Collaboration :

Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix
BNXN, Kizz Daniel, Seyi Vibez – Gwagwalada
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Spyro, Tiwa Savage – Who’s Your Guy Remix (WINNER)
Pheelz, Davido – Electricity
Wande Coal, Olamide – Kpe Paso
Best Street-Hop Artiste:

Rexxie, Naira Marley, Skiibii – Abracadabra
Seyi Vibez – Chance (Na Ham) (WINNER)
Asake – Joha
Poco Lee, HotKid – Otilo Zlatan,
Young Jonn – Astalavista
Mohbad – Peace
Afrobeats Single of The Year The nominees are:

Burna Boy – Last Last (WINNER)
Ayra Starr – Rush
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Spyro – Who’s Your Guy
Ruger – Asiwaju
Headies Viewers’ Choice:

Ruger – Asiwaju
Victony, Tempoe – Soweto
Fireboy DML, Asake – Bandana
Ayra Starr – Rush
Asake – Terminator
Mavins – Overloading (Overdose)
Crayon – Ijo (Laba Laba)
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, Davido – Electricity
Best West African Artiste of The Year :

Gyakie (Ghana)
Black Sherif (Ghana) (WINNER)
The Therapist (Liberia)
Camidoh (Ghana)
Best East African artiste of the year:

Diamond Platnumz
Eddy Kenzo
Best North African Artiste of The Year:

Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Wegz (Egypt)
El Grande Toto (Morocco)
Soolking (Algeria)
Best Southern African Artiste of The Year:

AKA (South Africa)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Costa Titch (South Africa)
Uncle Waffles (South Africa)
Focalistic (South Africa)
DJ Tarico (Mozambique)
Best Central African Artiste of The Year:

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Gaz Mawete (DR Congo)
Matias Damiaso (Angola)
Emma’A (Gabon)
Libianca (Cameroon)
Best RnB Album:

Johnny Drille – Home
Chike – The Brother’s Keeper
Praiz – Reckless
Waje – Waje 2.0
Dami Oniru – Matter of Time
Simi – To Be Honest
Best Alternative Album:

Basketmouth – Horoscopes
BOJ – Gbagada Express
Obongjayar – Some Nights I Dream of Doors
Cruel Santino – Subaru Boys: Final Heaven
Somadina – Heart of The Heavenly Undeniable
Native Sound System – Native World
Best Rap Album:

Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only (WINNER)
Show Dem Camp – Palmwine Music Vol. 3
Blaqbonez – Young Preacher
Psycho YP – YPSZN3
Vector – TESLIM
Jeriq – Billion Dollar Dream
Album of The Year:

Burna Boy – Love, Damini
Asake – Mr. Money With The Vibe (WINNER)
Rema – Rave & Roses
Omah Lay – Boy Alone
Victony – Outlaw
Davido – Timeless
Song of The Year:

Rema – Calm Down
Burna Boy – Last Last (WINNER)
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix

Best Female Artiste:

Tiwa Savage
Ayra Starr
Best Male Artiste:

Kizz Daniel
Omah Lay
Burna Boy
African Artiste of The Year:

Rema (Nigeria) (WINNER)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Lyricist on The Roll:

Ladipoe – Clowns
Vector – Clowns
Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only (WINNER)
Alpha Ojini – Vigilante Bop
A-Q – Family First
Tec (Show Dem Camp) – Live Life
Best Inspirational Single:

Davido, SSC – Stand Strong
Limoblaze, Lecrae, Happi Music – Jireh (My Provider)
Victor Thompson, Ehiz D Greatest – This Year
Neon Adejo – Eze Ebube (WINNER)
Nathaniel Bassey, Mercy Chinwo – Tobechukwu
Victoria Orenze – I Get Backing
Digital Artiste of The Year:

Burna Boy
Ayra Starr
Omah Lay
Kizz Daniel
International Artiste of the Year:

Selena Gomez
Don Toliver
Ed Sheeran

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