2023 Headies Award [Full Winners List]

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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 September 3, 2023, the 16th Headies award took place in Atlanta Georgia for the second consecutive year.

Here is the full winners list.

BEST RAP SINGLE

‘Declan Rice’ – ODUMODUBLVCK

BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE

‘Kpe Paso’ – Wande Coal

BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMACE

‘In Between’ – WAJE

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

‘Earth Song’ – Wizard Chan

BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR

‘Calm Down’ – 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 (Calm Down)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

ODUMODUBLVCK

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

‘Eze Ebube’ – Neon Adejo

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

‘Last Last’ – Burna Boy

SPECIAL RECOGNITION’
Sound Sultan

DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Rema (Calm Down)

BEST STREET HOP SINGLE

‘Chance’ – Seyi Vibez

NEXT RATED ARTIST

Asake

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

‘Mr. Money With The Vibez’ – Asake

SONG OF THE YEAR

Last Last’ – Burna Boy

BEST COLLABORATION

‘Who’s Your Guy’ – Spyro featuring Tiwa Savage

BEST AFRICAN ARTIST

Rema

WEST AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Black Sheriff

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTIST

EL Grande Toto (Morroco)

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTIST

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTIST

Libianca (Cameroon)

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST

Focalistic (South Africa)

BEST R&B ALBUM

‘The Brother’s Keeper’ – Chike

HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

‘Soweto’ – Victony

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Selena Gomez

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

‘Soweto’ – Victony & Tempoe

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Ayra Star

HALL OF FAME

Youssou N’Dour

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Simi Sokoto, Godsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Marcel Akunwata – ‘Loyal’ (Simi)

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Gbagada Express’ – BOJ

BEST R&B SINGLE

‘For My Hand’ – Burna Boy