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Full List of 2023 Headies Award Winners

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The 16th Headies Award occurred on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the second consecutive year in this location.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Headies has played a significant role in documenting the achievements within the Nigerian music industry through its awards, which have now become the most prestigious honors in Nigerian music.

During the event, Rema, a prominent Mavin artist, emerged as the top recipient, taking home three awards. Notably, his speech on the revival of Nigerian music stole the spotlight of the evening.

Additionally, other notable winners included Asake, who secured two awards, including the highly sought-after Next Rated Award, and Burna Boy, who claimed the titles of Afrobeat Single of the Year and Best R&B Song.

Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK

In a thrilling turn of events at the 2023 Headies, Odumodublvck’s track titled “Declan Rice” clinched the prestigious award for Best Rap Single. This competitive category featured strong contenders such as “Reminisce – Hustle,” “Ladipoe – Big Energy,” “Blaqbonez – Back in Uni,” “Psycho YP – Bando Diaries,” and “Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro.”

During his acceptance speech, Odumodublvck graciously acknowledged his label boss, Teezee, expressing his gratitude by stating, “He believed in me when nobody did…”

A heartfelt congratulations to Odumodublvck on this well-deserved achievement!

2. BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE

‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal

Wande Coal’s spectacular vocal performance in ‘Kpe Paso’ earned him the Best Male Vocal Performance award.

3. BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

‘Earth Song’ by Wizard Chan

4.  BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR

Calm Down’ by Director K (Rema)

 

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

‘Young Preacher‘ by Blaqbonez

 

 

 

 

 

5. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Flytalk Only’ by Payper Corleone

 

6. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

‘Abracadabra’by Rexxie

 

 

7.  BEST MALE ARTIST

Rema

 

8.  ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

ODUMODUBLVCK

 

9.  BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo

 

10.  AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy

 

11. SPECIAL RECOGNITION’

Sound Sultan

 

12. DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

‘Calm Down’ by Rema

 

 

13.  BEST STREET HIP-HOP ARTISTE

‘Chance (Na Ham)’ by Seyi Vibez

 

14. NEXT-RATED

Asake

 

15.  ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ by Asake

 

16.  BEST COLLABORATION

‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’  by Spyro, Tiwa Savage

 

17. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR  

Rema (Nigeria)

 

18.  BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

Black Sherif (Ghana)

 

19. BEST R&B Album

‘The Brother’s Keeper’ by Chike 

 

20. INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Selena Gomez

 

21. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

‘Soweto’ by Victony, Tempoe

 

22.  BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

In Between by Waje

 

23.  BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Libianca (Cameroon)

 

24.  HEADIES VIEWERS’ CHOICE

‘Soweto’ by Victony

 

25. BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)

 

26. BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

El Grande Toto (Morocco)

 

26.  SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

‘Loyal’ by Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata

 

27.  BEST R&B SINGLE

“For my hand’ by Burna Boy 

 

28.  BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

Ayra Starr

 

29. BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Focalistic (South Africa)

 

30. BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

‘Gbagada Express’ by BOJ 

 

31. HALL OF FAME

Youssou N’dour

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