On Sunday, September 3, 2023, the 16th Headies Award took place in Atlanta Georgia for the second consecutive year.
Since its inception in 2006, the Headies has played a prominent role in the documentation of the strides recorded in the Nigerian music industry through its award which has now become the biggest prize in Nigerian music.
On the night, Mavin star, Rema was the biggest winner, going home with three gongs. His Nigerian music renaissance speech was also the highlight of the event.
Other big winners were Asake with two gongs including the coveted Next Rated Award; Burna Boy picked up the Afrobeat Single of the Year and the Best R&B Song.
Here is the full winners list.
BEST RAP SINGLE Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK
BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal
BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG‘Tinko Tinko’ by Obong Jayar
Calm Down’ by Director K (Rema)
BEST RAP ALBUM Young Preacher‘ by Blaqbonez
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL‘Flytalk Only’ by Payper Corleone
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR‘Abracadabra’by Rexxie
BEST MALE ARTIST Rema
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR ODUMODUBLVCK
BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo
AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy
SPECIAL RECOGNITION’Sound Sultan
DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR‘Calm Down’ by Rema
BEST STREET HIP-HOP ARTISTE‘Chance (Na Ham)’ by Seyi Vibez
ALBUM OF THE YEAR ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ by Asake
BEST COLLABORATION‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’ by Spyro, Tiwa Savage
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR Rema (Nigeria)
BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR Black Sherif (Ghana)