See the Full List of Winners at the 2023 Headies Awards

See the Full List of Winners at the 2023 Headies Awards

On Sunday, September 3, 2023, the 16th edition of the prestigious Headies Award was held in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the second consecutive year the show is taking place in the United States.

Since its inception in 2006, the Headies Awards have consistently played a pivotal role in chronicling the remarkable achievements and milestones attained within the Nigerian music industry.

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This renowned award has grown to become the most treasured award in the Nigerian music scene, celebrating and recognizing outstanding talent, innovation, and excellence within the industry.

Full of 2023 Headies Award Winners

Best Recording of the Year

‘Alone’ by Burna Boy

‘Soweto’ by Victony and Tempoe (Winner)

‘I’m a Mess’ by Omah Lay

‘Ku Lo Sa’ by Oxlade

‘Stand Strong’ by Davido

‘No Woman, No Cry’ by Tems

Producer of the Year

Magicstickz (Sungba Remix)

Pheelz (Electricity)

Andrevibez & London (Calm Down)

Tempoe (Soweto)

Kel-P (Kpe Paso)

Rexxie (Abracadabra) (Winner)

Songwriter of the Year

‘Loyal’ by Simi (Winner)

‘I’m a Mess’ by Omah Lay

‘Lift Me Up’ by Tems

‘Alone’ by Burna Boy

‘In My Mind’ by BNXN fka Buju

‘Earth Song’ by Wizard Chan

Best R&B Single

‘For My Hand’ by Bruna Boy ft. ED Sheeran (Winner)

‘Mmadu’ by CKay

‘Just 4 u’ by Dami Oniru

‘Red Wine’ By Preye

‘Hard to Find’ by Chike ft. Flavour

‘Loyal’ by Simi ft. Fave

Best Rap Single

‘Hustle’ by Reminisce ft. BNXN

‘Big Energy’ by Ladi Poe

‘Back in Uni’ by Blaq Bonez

‘Bando Diaries’ by Psycho YP ft. Odumodublvck

‘Declan Rice’ by Odumodublvck (Winner)

‘My Bro’ by Jeriq the Hussla ft. Phyno

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

‘Loyal’ Simi

‘In Between’ by Waje (Winner)

‘Memories’ by Niniola

‘Adua Remix’ by Liya

‘Red Wine’ by Preye Itams

‘Just 4 U’ by Dami Oniru

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

‘Ku Lo Sa’ by Oxlade

‘My Only Baby’ Ric Hassani

‘Love Don’t Cost a Dime’ by Magixx

‘Spell Remix’ by Chike

‘Reckless’ by Praiz

‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal (Winner)

Best Alternative Song

‘Earth Song’ by Wizard Chan

‘Final Champion’ by Cruel Santino

‘The Traveller’ by Basketmouth and The Cavemen

‘In a Loop’ By BOJ ft. Mellissa

‘Game Changer’ by Flavour

‘Tinko Tinko’ by Obongjayar (Winner)

Best Music Video

‘Back in Uni’ by Blaq Bonez Perliks

‘PBUY’ by TG Omori

‘Spell (Remix)’ by Director Pink

‘Common Person’ By Director K

‘Bandana’ by TG Omori

‘Calm Down (Remix)’ by Director K (Winner)

Best Collaboration

‘Sungba Remix’ by Asake ft. Burna Boy

‘Gwagwalada’ by Bnxn ft. Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez

‘Finesse’ by Pheelz ft. Bnxn

‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’ by Spyro ft. Tiwa Savage  (Winner)

‘Electricity’ By Pheelz ft. Davido

‘Kpe Paso’ By Wande Coal ft. Olamide

Best Street-Hop Artist

Rexxie ft. Naira Marley & Skiibii – ‘Abracadabra’

Seyi Vibez – ‘Chance’ (Winner)

Asake – ‘Joha’

Zlatan ft. Young Jonn – ‘Astalavista’

Poco Lee & Hotkid – ‘Otilo’

Mohbad – ‘Peace’

Rookie of the Year

Odumodu Blvck (Winner)



Eltee Skhillz

Bloody Civilian


Digital Artist of the Year

Burna Boy

Ayra Starr

Rema (Winner)

Omah Lay

Kizz Daniel


International Artist of the Year



Selena Gomez (Winner)

Don Toliver

Ed Sheeran

Afrobeats Single of the Year

‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy (Winner)

‘Rush’ by Ayra Starr

‘Buga’ by Kizz Daniel & Tekno

‘Finesse’ by Pheelz ft. Bnxn

‘Who’s Your Guy?’ by Spyro

‘Asiwaju’ by Ruger

Headies’ Viewers’ Choice

Ruger – ‘Asiwaju’

Victony & Tempoe – ‘Soweto’ (Winner)

Fireboy DML & Asake – ‘Bandana’

Ayra Star – ‘Rush’

Asake – Terminator’

Mavins – ‘Overloading’

Crayon – ‘Ijo (Laba Laba)’

Oxlade – ‘Ku Lo Sa’

Kizz Daniel & Tekno – ‘Buga’

Pheelz & Davido – ‘Electricity’

Best West African Artist of the Year

Gyakie (Ghana)

Black Sherif (Ghana) (Winner)

The Therapist (Liberia)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Best East African Artist of the Year


Diamond Platnumz (Winner)


Eddy Kenzo

Hewan Gebreworld

Best North African Artist of the Year

Marwa Loud (Morocco)

Wegz (Egypt)

El Grande Toto ( Morocco) (Winner)

Soolking ( Algeria)

Best Southern African Artist of the Year

AKA (South Africa)

Nasty C ( South Africa)

Costa Titch (South Africa)

Uncle Waffles (South Africa)

Focalistic (South Africa) (Winner)

DJ Tarico (Mozambique)

Best Central African Artist of the Year

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Gaz Mawete (DRC)

Matias Damasio (Angola)

Emma’a ( Gabon)

Libianca (Cameroon) (Winner)

African Artist of the Year

Rema (Nigeria) (Winner)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Marwa Loud (Morocco)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best R&B Album

Home by Johnny Drille

The Brother’s Keeper by Chike (Winner)

Reckless by Praiz

Waje 2.0 by Waje

Matter of Time by Dami Oniru

To Be Honest by Simi

Best Alternative Album

Horoscopes by Basketmouth

Gbagada Express by BOJ (Winner)

Some Nights I Dream Of Doors by Obongjayar

Subaru Boys: Final Heaven by Cruel Santino

Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable by Omadina

Native World by Native Sound System

Best Rap Album

Fly Talk Only by Payper Corleone

Palmwine Music Vol 3 by Show Dem Camp

Young Preacher by Blaqbonez

YP SZN 3 by Psycho YP

Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me by Vector

Billion Dollar Dream by Jeriq

Lyricist on the Roll



Payper Corleone (Winner)

Alpha Ojini



Best Inspirational Single

‘Stand Strong’ by Davido ft. Sunday Service Choir

‘Jireh (My Provider)’ by Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music

‘This Year’ by Victor Thompson & Ehis D’ Greatest

‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo (Winner)

‘Tobechukwu’ by Nathaniel Bassey & Mercy Chinwo

‘I Get Backing’ – Victoria Orenze

Album of the Year

Love, Damini by Burna Boy

Mr Money With the Vibe  by Asake (Winner)

Rave & Roses by Rema

Boy Alone by Omah Lay

Outlaw by Victony

Timeless by Davido

Song of the Year

‘Calm Down’ by Rema

‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy (Winner)

‘Ku Lo Sa’ by Oxlade

‘Buga’ by Kizz Daniel & Tekno

‘Finesse’ by Pheelz ft. Bnxn

‘Sungba Remix’ by Asake ft. Burna Boy

Best Female Artist



Ayra Starr (Winner)

Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artist


Rema (Winner)

Kizz Daniel


Omah Lay

Burna Boy

Next Rated

Young Jonn

Seyi Vibez

Asake (Winner)



International Artist Recognition

Sean ‘Love’ Combs

Hall of Fame

Youssou N’Dour

Special Recognition

Sound Sultan

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