The Headies which took place over the weekend, Saturday May 5th, at Eko Hotel & Suites was in its 12th edition and since 2006 has been recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement in Nigeria’s music industry.


This was the 12th edition of the award show and it had loads of exciting moments with great performances from star artists.


Wizkid, vocal powerhouse Simi and DMW boss Davido were the biggest winners of the night.


Wizkid won four awards – Headies Viewers Choice Award (Come Closer), Best Music Video (Come Closer), Best RnB/Pop Album (Sounds From the Other Side), and Best Collabo, for his feature in Tiwa Savage‘s Ma Lo.


Simi carted home the Best RnB Single for Smile for Me, the Best Recording of the Year for Joromi, and her album – Simisola – won the Album of the Year. 


Davido’s IF won the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year categories, and was also named the Artiste of the Year.


See full list of winners below:


Rookie of the Year




Best Rap Single


You Rappers Should Fix up your Life – M.I


Best Street Hop


Penalty – Small Doctor


Best Pop Single


IF – Davido


Best RnB Single


Smile for Me – Simi


Lyricist on the Roll


You Rappers Should Fix up your Lives – M.I


Best Performer


Yemi Alade


Producer of the Year




Best Collabo


Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage feat. Wizkid


Best Reggae/Dancehall Single


Holy Holy – 2Baba


Best Recording of the Year


Joromi – Simi


Hip Hop World Revelation


Reekado Banks


Next Rated




Best Alternative Song


Fun mi lo wo mi – Aramide feat. Sound Sultan & Koker


African Artiste of the Year


Nasty C


Headies Viewers’ Choice


Come Closer – Wizkid


Best Music Video


Come Closer – Wizkid. Directed by Daps


Best Vocal Performance (Female)


Butterflies – Omawumi


Best Vocal Performance (Male)


Folashade – Praiz


Best RnB/Pop Album


Sounds from the Other Side – Wizkid


Best Rap Album


El Hadj – Reminisce


Song of the Year


IF – Davido


Special Recognition Award


Album of the Year


Simisola – Simi


Artiste of the Year




Special Recognition Award




Headies Hall of Fame


Chris Ubosi


Awards were also presented to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Globacom, MTN, Nigerian Breweries Plc., and Pepsi, Hennessy.









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