Check Out Full List Of The 14th Headies Award Winners As Wizkid And Fireboy Break Massive Records

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Best Recording of the Year

  • Ozymandias – Brymo
  • Smile – Wizkid ft. H.E.R
  • Wonderful – Burna Boy
  • Dreamer – Fireboy DML
  • Ghost Town – Wurld

Best Pop Single

  • Billionaire – Teni
  • Nobody – DJ Neptune Feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi (WINNER)
  • Lady – Rema
  • Fem – Davido
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Skeletun – Tekno

Song of the Year

  • Fem – Davido
  • Nobody – DJ Neptune Feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi (WINNER)
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Mafo – Naira Marley
  • Duduke – Simi

Producer of the Year

  • Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ by Teni (WINNER)
  • Spax – ‘Away’ by Oxlade
  • Kel P – ‘Pull Up’ by Burna Boy
  • Sarz – ‘Mad’ By Sarz and Wurld

Best Rap Album

  • God’s Engineering – A-Q (WINNER)
  • Illy Chapo X – Illbliss
  • YPSZN2 – Psycho YP
  • Cult! – Paybac Iboro
  • The Erigma II – Erigga

Best R&B Album

  • Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps – Fireboy DML (WINNER)
  • I Like Girls With Trobul – Sarz & Wurld
  • King – Praiz
  • Boo of the Booless – Chike
  • Celia – Tiwa Savage

Best Alternative Album

  • Yellow – Brymo
  • Lucid – Asa
  • The Light – Bez
  • Pioneers – DRB Lasgidi
  • Roots – The Cavemen (WINNER)

Best Pop Album

  • Apollo – Fireboy DML (WINNER)
  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • A Good Time – Davido
  • Woman of Steel – Yemi Alade
  • Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold

Best Music Video

  • Eli – Fireboy DML
  • 1 Milli – Davido (WINNER)
  • Smile – Wizkid
  • Billionaire – Teni
  • Shekere – Yemi Alade

Best R&B Single

  • Under the Sky – Praiz
  • Duduke – Simi
  • Mad – Sarz & Wurld
  • Bad Influence – Omah Lay
  • Tattoo – Fireboy DML (WINNER)
  • Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage

Best Collaboration

  • Know You – Ladipoe ft. Simi (WINNER)
  • Nobody – DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr. Eazi
  • Sweet In the Middle – Davido ft. Naira Marley, Zlatan and Wurld
  • Don’t Call Me Back – Joeboy ft. Mayorkun
  • Totori – ID Cabasa Feat. Wizkid and Olamide
  • Get the Info – Phyno ft. Phenom and Falz

Best Rap Single

  • OGB4IG – Reminisce
  • Shut Up – Blaqbonez
  • Country – Illbliss
  • Get The Info – Phyno, Falz and Phenom
  • Bop Daddy – Falz ft. Ms. Banks (WINNER)

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

  • Ghost Town – Wurld
  • Forgive– Chike
  • Under the Sky – Praiz 
  • Plenti – Cobhams
  • What Makes You Sure – Nonso Amadi
  • Count On You – Johnny Drille

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

  • No Longer Beneficial – Simi
  • One on the Outside – Lindsey Abudei
  • Addicted – Niniola (WINNER)
  • Chi Efo – J-Dess
  • Lai Lai – Yemi Alade
  • Ajala – Imanse

Next Rated

  • Tems
  • Omah Lay (WINNER)
  • Oxlade
  • Bella Shmurda

Headies Revelation

  • Victor AD
  • Fireboy DML (WINNER)
  • Joeboy
  • Teni
  • Rema
  • Chike

Lyricist on the Roll

  • A-Q
  • Blaqbonez
  • MI Abaga – Trinity
  • Illbliss (WINNER)
  • Phenom
  • Phyno

Best Street-hop Artist

  • Naira Marley and Young John – Mafo
  •  Mayorkun – Geng (WINNER)
  • Reminisce ft. Olamide and Naira Marley – Instagram
  • Rudeboy – Audio Money
  • IVD and Zlatan – Bolanle
  • Olamide – Pawon

Best ‘Alternative’ Song

  • Corner – Lady Donly ft. VanJess & The Cavemen
  • I Wonder – Moelogo (WINNER)
  • Bitter – Deena Ade
  • Anita – The Cavemen
  • Money Devotion – Gbasky
  • God Save The Queen – Olu

Album of the Year

  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • Apollo – Fireboy DML (WINNER)
  • Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold
  • Yellow – Brymo
  • Boo of the Booless – Chike

Artist of the Year

  • Burna Boy
  • Davido
  • Wizkid (WINNER)
  • Mayorkun
  • Tiwa Savage

African Artist Recognition

  • Master KG (WINNER)
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Sauti Sol
  • Shatta Wale
  • Stonebwoy

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

  • Davido
  • Omah Lay
  • Burna Boy
  • Falz
  • Fireboy DML
  • Mayorkun
  • DJ Neptune
  • Wizkid (WINNER)

Rookie of the Year

  • Olakira
  • Alpha P
  • Jamopyper
  • Zinoleesky
  • Bad Boy Timz (WINNER)

Songwriter of the Year

  • Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi – Duduke) (WINNER)
  • Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML – Dreamer)
  • Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy – Way Too Big)
  • Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay – Bad Influence)
  • Sadiq Onifade (Wurld – Ghost Town)
  • Adekunle Kosoko (1 Million – Davido)

Special Recognition

  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Timaya

Highlights

– Upon winning what is usually perhaps the most controversial category, fast rising new school star Omah Lay who had edged out tight competition from the likes of Tems and Bella Schmurda to snag the next rated award was accompanied on stage by his colleagues Bella Schmurda and Oxlade, a moment music fans have described as heartwarming. We hope to see more displays of love like this in the industry.

Omah Lay also notably dedicated his award to the End SARS protesters.

– Previously the most nominated, Fireboy stole the show as the biggest winner of the night, with nods in the best pop and R and B albums, as well as revelation of the year, best R and B singles and album of the year. Fireboy now ties a previously set record by Wande Coal for most wins in solo categories in one night (5 each).

– Bella Schmurda caused an upright across social media with a grammatical blunder, digging not to deep however, perhaps it was just a testament to the famous line from his debut single.

– Wizkid extended his lead as most awarded artist at the headies awards with 11 wins in total, two of which he added to his name this night, viewers choice for Joro and the biggest category which he is winning for a record breaking third time, artist of the year! (first in 2012, second in 2016)

Congrats Wiz!

Notable snubs

Self acclaimed biggest rapper in Africa was notably snubbed by the Awards ceremony despite being nominated in two categories. Though taking it in good heart as he has shared jokes about it on his social media handles as well as optimism for next year, he was caught bored during the ceremony and as a result was whiling away time with iMessage games.

Most notable snub of the night was of the self acclaimed African giant, Burnaboy who despite being nominated in several categories did not win a single award!

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