The 16th Headies Award has been held On Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Atlanta Georgia USA, for the second consecutive year.
The award has now achieved the feat of becoming the biggest prize in Nigerian music, since its inception in 2006.
On the highlights of the prestigious entertainment event was Rema emerging as the biggest winner, going home with three gongs. He also crowned his efforts with Nigerian music renaissance speech.
Rave of the moment in contemporary Nigerian music Asake went home with two gongs including the coveted Next Rated Award, while Burna Boy picked up the Afrobeat Single of the Year and the Best R&B Song.
Below is a list of winners on the night.
BEST RAP SINGLE
‘Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK
BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE
‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal
BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG
‘Tinko Tinko’ by Obong Jayar
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR
‘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
BEST MALE ARTIST
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG
‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo
AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR
‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy
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
‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’ by Spyro, Tiwa Savage
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Black Sherif (Ghana)
BEST R&B Album
‘The Brother’s Keeper’ by Chike
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
‘Soweto’ by Victony, Tempoe