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2023 Headies: Burna Boy, Davido, Others Battle For Best Album

 



The Headies, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, released the much anticipated nominations list for its 16th edition on Wednesday.


The list features an array of both local and international artists that have been recognised for their contribution to the music scene in the past year. 


Notably, Damini Ogulu, a Grammy award-winner popularly known as Burna Boy, received the most nods on the list with a total of 11 nominations.


He also battles for the Album of the Year with Davido, Rema, Asake, Omah Lay and Victony.


This year’s award will also recognise international artistes who have made their mark in the Nigerian music industry. The nominees for the 2023 International Artiste of the Year Category include Drake, Future, Selena Gomez, Don Toliver and Ed Sheeran.


Below is the full nominations list of the 16th Headies awards 


BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Alone” – Burna Boy

“Soweto” – Victony and Tempoe

“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay

“Ku lo sa” – Oxlade

“Stand Strong” – Davido

“No Woman, No Cry” – Tems


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Magicstickz – “Sungba Remix”

Pheelz – “Electricity”

Andrevibez & London – “Calm Down”

Tempoe – “Soweto”

Kel-P – “Kpe Paso”

Rexxie – “Abracadabra”


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

“Loyal” – Simi

“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay

“Lift Me Up” – Tems

“Alone” – Burna Boy

“In My Mind” – BNXN 

“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan


Best R&B Single

“For My Hand” – Burna Boy ft ED Sheeran

“Mmadu” – CKay

“Just 4 u” – Dami Oniru

“Red Wine” – Preye

“Hard to Find” – Chike ft Flavour

“Loyal” – Simi ft Fave


Best Rap Single

“Hustle” – Reminisce ft BNXN

“Big Energy” – Ladi Poe

“Back in Uni” – Blaq Bonez

“Bando Diaries” – Psycho YP ft Odumodublvck

“Declan Rice” – Odumodublvck

“My Bro” – Jeriq the Hussla ft Phyno


Best Vocal Performance (Female)

“Loyal” – Simi

“In Between” – Waje

“Memories” – Niniola

“Adua Remix” – Liya

“Red Wine” – Preye Itams

“Just 4 U” – Dami Oniru


Best Vocal Performance (Male)

“KU LO SA” Oxlade

“My Only Baby” Ric Hassani

“Love Don’t Cost a Dime” Magixx

“Spell Remix” Chike

“Reckless” Praiz

“Kpe Paso” Wande Coal


Best Alternative Song

“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan

“Final Champion” – Cruel Santino

“The Traveller” – Basketmouth and The Cavemen

“In a Loop” By BOJ – Mellissa

“Game Changer” – Flavour

“Tinko Tinko” – Obongjayar


Best Music Video

“Back in Uni” –Blaqbonez Perliks

“PBUY” By TG Omori

“Spell (Remix)” – Director Pink

“Common Person” – Director K

“Bandana” by TG Omori

“Calm Down (Remix)” – Director K


Best Collaboration

Asaka FT. Burna Boy – “Sungba Remix” 

Bnxn ft. Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibes – “Gwagwalada”

Pheelz ft Bnxn – “Finesse” 

Spyro ft. Tiwa Savage – “Who’s Your Guy Remix”

Pheelz ft Davido– “Electricity”

Wande Coal ft. Olamide– “Kpe Paso”


Best Street-Hop Artiste

Rexxie Ft. Naira Marley & Skiibii – “Abracadabra”

Seyi Vibez – “Chance (Na Ham)”

Asake – “Joha”

Zlatan Ft. Young Jonn – “Astalavista”

Poco Lee & Hotkid – “Otilo” 

Mohbad – “Peace”


Afrobeats Single Of The Year

“Last Last” – Burna Boy 

“Rush” – Ayra Starr

“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno 

“Finesse” – Pheelz ft Bnxn

“Who’s Your Guy?” – Spyro 

“Asiwaju” – Ruger


Headies’ Viewers’ Choice

Ruger – “Asiwaju”

Victony & Tempoe – “Soweto” 

Fireboy Dml & Asake – “Bandana”

Ayra Star – “Rush”

Asake – “Terminator”

Mavins – “Overloading (Overdose)” 

Crayon – “Ijo (Laba Laba)”

Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa” 

Kizz Daniel & Tekno – “Buga” 

Pheelz & Davido – “Electricity’’


Best West African Artiste Of The Year

Gyakie (Ghana)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

The Therapist (Liberia)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

Zuchu

Diamond Platinumz

Rayvanny

Eddy Kenzo

Hewan Gebreworld


Best North African Artiste Of The Year

Marwa Loud – Morocco

Wegz – Egypt

El Grande Toto – Morocco

Soolking – Algeria


Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

Aka (South Africa)

Nasty C – South Africa

Costa Titch – South Africa

Uncle Waffles – South Africa

Focalistic – South Africa

Dj Tarico – Mozambique


Best Central African Artiste Of The Year

Fally Ipupa – Democratic Republic Of Congo

Gaz Mawete – Democratic Republic Of Congo

Matias Damasio – Angola

Emma’a – Gabon

Libianca – Cameroon


Best R&B Album

Home – Johnny Drille

The Brother’s Keeper – Chike 

Reckless – Praiz

Waje 2.0 – Waje 

Matter Of Time – Dami Oniru 

To Be Honest (Tbh) – Simi


Best Alternative Album

Horoscopes – Basketmouth

Gbagada Express – Boj

Some Nights I Dream Of Doors – Obongjayar

Subaru Boys: Final Heaven – Cruel Santino 

Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable – Somadina

Fly Talk Only – Payper Corleone

Palmwine Music Vol 3 – Show Dem Camp 

Young Preacher – Blaqbonez

Ypszn3 – Psychoyp

Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me – Vector

Billion Dollar Dream – Jeriq


Album Of The Year

Love, Damini – Burna Boy

Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake 

Rave And Roses – Rema

Boy Alone – Omah Lay

Outlaw – Victony 

Timeless – Davido


Song Of The Year

“Calm Down” – Rema

“Last Last” – Burna Boy 

“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade


Best Female Artiste

Tems

Simi

Ayra Starr

Tiwa Savage


Best Male Artiste

Asake

Rema 

Kizz Daniel 

Ruger

Omah Lay

Burna Boy


Next Rated

Young Jonn

Seyi Vibez

Asake

Victony 

Spyro 


Rookie of the Year

Odumodu Blvck 

Bloody Civilian 

Bayyani

Guchi

Eltee Skillz 

Khaid 


African Artiste Of The Year

Rema (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Marwa Loud (Morocco) 

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 


Lyricist On The Roll

Ladipoe – “Clowns”

Vector – “Clowns” 

Payper Corleone – “Fly Talk Only” 

Alpha Ojini – “Vigilante Bop”


International Artiste Recognition

Sean ‘love’ Combs


Hall Of Fame

Youssou N’dour


Best Inspirational Single

“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir

“Jireh (My Provider)” – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music

“This Year” – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘d’ Greatest 

Eze Ebube” – Neon Adejo

“Tobechukwu” – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo 

“I Get Backing” – Victoria Orenze


Digital Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy 

Ayra Starr

Rema

Omah Lay

Kizz Daniel

Asake 


Special Recognition

Sound Sultan


International Artist Of The Year

Drake 

Future 

Selena Gomez 

Don Toliver 

Ed Sheeran 




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