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The  16th Headies: See List of the Big Winners

The 16th Headies, unarguably the biggest award show in the Nigerian music industry, happened last night in Atlanta for the second time in a row. Some of our favorite artistes were among the big winners who swept awards in major categories

The show, billed as a celebration of the African Renaissance, was hosted by award-winning actress and producer Osas Ighodaro and American actor, TV presenter, and model Terrence J.

The biggest winners of the night were Rema (3), ODUMODUBLVCK (2), Burna Boy (2), Asake (2), and Victony (2). Asake wrote his name in history as the only artiste to clinch both the NEXT RATED and ALBUM OF THE YEAR plaques on the same night. He also became one of three male artistes to win ALBUM OF THE YEAR with a debut album (Mr Money With The Vibe).

Picture of Rema giving a speech at the headies

The women were not left out either. Artistes like Ayra Starr, Waje, and Libianca clinched an award for themselves, while Diddy and the late Soun Sultan received an honorary award. Besides the awards show, electrifying performances by ODUMODUBLVK, Wande Coal, Spyro, Kcee also thrilled the crowd.

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2023 Winners of The Headies

BEST RAP SINGLE

  • Reminisce – Hustle
  • Ladipoe – Big Energy
  • Blaqbonez – Back in Uni
  • Psycho YP – Bando Diaries
  • OdumoduBlvck – Declan Rice (Winner)
  • Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro

BEST ALTERNATE SONG

  • Wizard Chan – Earth song
  • Cruel Santino – Final champion
  • Basketmouth, The Cavemen – The Traveller
  • Boj, Moliy, Mellissa – In a loop
  • Flavour – Game Changer
  • Obongjayar – Tinko Tinko (Winner)

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 (Winner)

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 RAP ALBUM

  • Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only
  • Show Dem Camp – Palmwine Music Vol. 3
  • Blaqbonez – Young Preacher (Winner)
  • Psycho YP – YPSZN3
  • Vector – TESLIM
  • Jeriq – Billion Dollar Dream

LYRICIST ON DI ROLL

  • Ladipoe – Clowns
  • Vector – Clowns
  • Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only (Winner)
  • Alpha Ojini – Vigilante Bop
  • A-Q – Family First
  • Tec (SDC) – Live Life

PRODUCER OF DI YEAR

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

BEST MALE ARTISTE

  • Asake
  • Rema (Winner)
  • Burna Boy
  • Ruger
  • Kizz Daniel
  • Omah Lay

ROOKIE OF DI YEAR

  • Odumodu Blvck (Winner)
  • Bloody Civilian
  • Bayyani
  • Guchi
  • Eltee Skillz
  • Khaid

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE

  • Stand Strong – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir
  • Jireh (My Provider) – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music
  • This Year – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘d’ Greatest
  • Eze Ebube – Neon Adejo (Winner)
  • Tobechukwu – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo
  • I Get Backing – Victoria Orenze

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Sound Sultan (posthumous)

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF DI YEAR

  • Burna Boy – Last Last (Winner)
  • Ayra Starr – Rush
  • Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
  • Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
  • Spyro – Who’s Your Guy
  • Ruger – Asiwaju

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF DI YEAR

Burna Boy

  • Ayra Starr
  • Rema (Winner)
  • Omah Lay
  • Kizz Daniel
  • Asake

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

  • Rexxie, Naira Marley, Skiibii – Abracadabra
  • Seyi Vibez – Chance (Winner)
  • Asake – Joha
  • Poco Lee, HotKid – Otilo
  • Zlatan, Young Jonn – Astalavista
  • Mohbad – Peace

NEXT RATED

  • Spyro
  • Seyi Vibez
  • Young Jonn
  • Asake (Winner)
  • Victony

ALBUM OF DI 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 DI 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 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

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Marwa Loud (Morocco)
  • Black Sherif (Ghana)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Rema (Nigeria) – Winner

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

  • Tems
  • Simi
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Ayra Starr- Winner

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE TEAR

  • Gyakie (Ghana)
  • Black Sherif (Ghana) – Winner
  • The Therapist (Liberia)
  • Camidoh (Ghana)

HEADIES VIEWR’S CHOICE

  • Ruger – Asiwaju
  • Victony, Tempoe – Soweto – Winner
  • 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 VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

  • Niniola – Memories
  • Simi – Loyal
  • Liya – Adua Remix
  • Waje – In Between – Winner
  • Preye – Red wine
  • Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF DI YEAR

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Selena Gomez – Winner
  • Don Toliver
  • Ed Sheeran

Just in case you missed the headies. Here are some of the red carpet moments to whet your appetite

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