The 14th Headies Awards went virtual this year and millions of music lovers from around the world joins to catch up with the show.

This year is peculiar as the event which holds every December was moved to February due to uncertainties. However, this did not stop the show from going on.

As earlier, the “What If I say” crooner Fireboy DML was leading with nine nominations. Davido andWurld with seven nominations each, while Burna boy, the previous Artiste of the Year, secured six nominations.

In a forward- looking move , this year also saw the Headies include Songwriter of the Year . With performances from DJ Neptune, Fireboy, and The Cavemen, viewers were treated to a good time . Omah Lay carted home the “ Next Rated ” award.

The Headies (originally called the Hip Hop World Awards ) is a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to viewers across Nigeria. Before the pandemic and the decision to go virtual, the 1st and 2nd editions of The Headies were held at the Muson Center in Onikan, Lagos State. Between 2010 and 2012, the awards were held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

This year’s event was hosted by comedian Bovi and TV media personality Nancy Isime.

Here is a round down of the Headies Awards 2021 winners.

Best R & B Album

Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps –Fireboy DML- Winner
I like girls with trobul – Sarz (feat Wurld)
King – Praiz
Boo of the Booless – Chike
Celia – Tiwa Savage

Best Rap Album

God’s Engineering – A – Q – Winner
Illy Chapo X – Illbliss
YPSZN2 – Psycho YP
Cult! – Paybac Iboro
The Erigma 2 – Erigga

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Best R & B Single

Under the sky – Praiz
Duduke – Simi
Bad Influence – Omah Lay
Dangerous love – Tiwa Savage
Fireboy – Tattoo – Winner

Best Pop Single

Billionaire – Teni
Nobody – DJ Neptune (featuring Joeboy, Mr Eazi) – Winner
Lady – Rema
FEM – Davido
Joro – Wizkid
Skeletun – Tekno

Best Pop Album

Fireboydml – Apollo – Winner
Davido – A Good Time
Yemi Alade – Woman of Steel
Burna Boy – African Giant
Adekunle GOLD – Afro Pop Vol. 1

Best Vocal Performance (Male )

Wurld – “ Ghost Town ”
Chike – “ Forgive ”
Praiz – “ Under the sky ” – Winner
Cobhams – “ We plenti ”
Nonso Amadi – “What makes you sure”
Johnny Drille – “ Count on you”

Best Vocal Performance (Female )

Simi – “ No longer beneficial ”
Lindsey Abudei – “One on the outside”
Niniola – “ Addicted ” – Winner
J’dess – “ Chi Efo ”
Yemi Alade – “ Lai Lai”
Imanse – “ Ajala ”

Best Rap Single

OGB 4 IG – Reminisce
Shut Up – Blaqbonez
Country  – Illbliss
Get the Info – Phyno (feat Falz)
Bop daddy – Falz ( feat Ms Banks ) – Winner

Best Street Hop Artiste

Naira Marley & Young John – “ Mafo ”
Mayorkun – “ Geng ” – Winner
Reminisce (featuring Olamide , Naira Marley )– “ Instagram ”
Rudeboy – “ Audio Money ”
Rudeboy – “ Audio Money ”
IVD & Zlatan – “ Bolanle ”
Olamide – “ Pawon ”

Best Collaboration

Know You – Ladipoe( featuring Simi) – Winner
Nobody– DJ Neptune (feat Joeboy, Mr Eazi)
Sweet in the middle– Davido (feat Naira Marley , Zlatan & Wurld)
Totori– ID Cabasa (feat Wizkid & Olamide)
Get the Info– Phyno ( featuring Phenom, Falz)

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Lyricist on the Roll

A – Q – “ Eunice ”
Blaqbonez – “ Define Rap 2 ”
M . I Abaga – “ Trinity ”
Illbliss – “ Country ” – Winner
Phenom – “ Get the Info ”
Phyno – “ Speak Life ”

Song of the Year

“ FEM ” – Davido
“ Nobody ” – DJ Neptune ( feat Joeboy, Mr Eazi)
“ Joro ” – Wizkid
“ Mafo ” – Naira Marley
“ Duduke ” – Simi

Best Recording of the Year

“ Ozymandias ”– Brymo – Winner
“ Smile ” – Wizkid (featuring H . E . R . )
“ Wonderful ” – Burna Boy
“ Dreamer ” – Fireboy DML
“ Ghost Town ” – Wurld

Album of the Year

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

Artiste of the Year

Burna Boy
Davido
Wizkid
Mayorkun
Tiwa Savage

Producer of the Year

Pheelz – “ Billionaire ” by Teni – Winner
SPAX – “ Away ” by Oxlade
Kel P – “ Pull Up ” by Burna Boy
Sarz – “ Mad ” by Sarz, Wurld

Best Music Video

Eli  by Fireboy DML – Clarence Peters
1 Milli  by Davido – Director K – Winner
Smile  by Wizkid – Meji Alabi
Billionaire by Teni – TG Omori        Shekere by Yemi Alade – Ovie Etseyatse

Next Rated

Tems
Omah Lay – Winner
Oxlade
Bella Shmurda

African Artiste Recognition

South Africa Master KG – Winner
Ghana Kuami Eugene
Kenya Sauti Sol
Ghana Shatta Wale
Ghana Stonebwoy

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Viewer’s Choice

Davido
Omah Lay
Burna Boy
Falz
Fireboy DML
Mayorkun
DJ Neptune
Wizkid- Winner

Songwriter of the Year

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye – Duduke by Simi – Winner
Adedamola Adefolahan –  Dreamer by Fireboy DML
Damini Ogulu –  Way too big by Burna Boy
Stanley Omah Didia – Bad Influence by
Omah Lay
Sadiq Onifade – Ghost Town by Wurld
Adekunle Kosoko – 1 Milli by Davido

Best Alternative Album

Yellow – Brymo
Lucid – Aṣa
The Light – Bez
Pioneers – DRB LasGidi
Roots – The Cavemen – Winner

Best Alternative Song

Corner – Lady Donli ( featuring VanJess , The Cavemen)
I wonder – Moelogo – Winner              Bitter – Deena Ade
Anita – The Cavemen
Money Devotion– Gbasky
God Save The Queen– Olu

Rookie of the Year

Olakira
Alpha P
Jamopyper
Zinoleesky
Bad Boy Timz – Winner

Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year

Victor AD
Fireboy DML- Winner
Joeboy
Teni
Rema
Chike

Special Recognition Award Headies Hall of Fame

Eedris Abdulkareem
Timaya

Headies Hall of Fame
King Sunny Ade

 

Congrats to the winners. Keep giving us hits.

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