Ace Nigerian musicians, Asake, Odumodublvck, Rema, and others won in a huge way during the 16th Headies Awards, which were held in Atlanta, Georgia.


Since its debut in 2006, The Headies Award has played a crucial role in recognizing the exceptional work of African artists in the music industry.


Heavyweight musicians from the African continent came together for this year’s edition, which was dubbed “Celebrating African Renaissance,” to showcase musical brilliance.


Check out full list of nominees and winners,



Best Recording of The Year

Burna Boy – Alone

Victony, Tempoe – Soweto – WINNER

Omah Lay – I’m a mess

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Davido, SSC – Stand Strong

Tems – No Woman, No Cry



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 Male Artiste



Burna Boy


Kizz Daniel

Omah Lay



Best Female Artiste



Tiwa Savage

Ayra Starr – WINNER



Next Rated


Seyi Vibez

Young Jonn

Asake – WINNER




Songwriter of The Year

Simi – Loyal – WINNER

Omah Lay – I’m a mess

Tems – Lift me Up

Burna Boy – Alone

BNXN – In my mind

Wizard Chan – Earth Song



Producer of The Year

Magicsticks – Sungba Remix

Pheelz – Electricity

Andre Vibez, London – Calm Down

Tempoe – Soweto

Kel P – Kpe Paso

Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix – WINNER



Afrobeats Single of The Year

Burna Boy – Last Last (Winner) 

Ayra Starr – Rush

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Spyro – Who’s Your Guy

Ruger – Asiwaju



Best RnB Single

Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind – WINNER

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 (WINNER)

Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro



Best Alternative Song

Wizard Chan – Earth song (Winner)

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 (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 Vocal Performance (Female)

Niniola – Memories

Simi – Loyal

Liya – Adua Remix

Waje – In Between – WINNER

Preye – Red wine

Dami Oniru – Just 4 U



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



Headies Viewers’ 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 West African Artiste of The Year

Gyakie (Ghana)

Black Sherif (Ghana) – WINNER

The Therapist (Liberia)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Best East African artiste of the year

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Hewan Gebreworld (Ethiopia)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – WINNER

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

Rayvanny (Tanzania)



Best North African Artiste of The Year

Marwa Loud (Morocco)

Wegz (Egypt)

El Grande Toto (Morocco) – WINNER

Soolking (Algeria)



Best Southern African Artiste of The Year

AKA (South Africa)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Costa Titch (South Africa)

Uncle Waffles (Eswatini)

Focalistic (South Africa) – WINNER

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) – WINNER



African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Marwa Loud (Morocco)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Rema (Nigeria)


Digital Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy

Ayra Starr

Rema – –WINNER

Omah Lay

Kizz Daniel




International Artiste Of The Year



Selena Gomez – WINNER

Don Toliver

Ed Sheeran



Lyricist On The Roll

Ladipoe – Clowns

Vector – Clowns

Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only — WINNER

Alpha Ojini – Vigilante Bop

A-Q – Family First

Tec (SDC) – Live Life



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



Best Alternative Album

Basketmouth – Horoscopes

BOJ – Gbagada Express – WINNER

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 RnB Album

Johnny Drille – Home

Chike – The Brother’s Keeper – WINNER

Praiz – Reckless

Waje – Waje 2.0

Dami Oniru – Matter of Time

Simi – To Be Honest



Special Recognition Award

Sound Sultan


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