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FULL LIST: 2023 Headies Award Winners

The 16th edition of the biggest award ceremony that celebrates Afrobeats and African culture took place on Sunday…



2023 Headies Award Winners

The 16th edition of the biggest award ceremony that celebrates Afrobeats and African culture took place on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.

The show, tagged ‘Celebrating African Renaissance,’ saw A-list artistes from the continent of Africa converge to celebrate the creativity of Pan-African talent and the event honors the best in Afrobeats.


Here is the full list of nominees and winners on the night:

Best Recording of The Year

  • Burna Boy – Alone
  • Victony, Tempoe – Soweto
  • Omah Lay – I’m a mess
  • Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
  • Davido, SSC – Stand Strong
  • Tems – No Woman, No Cry

Album Of The Year

  • Asake – Mr. Money With The Vibe

Song of The Year

  • Burna Boy – Last Last

Best Male Artiste

  • Rema

Best Female Artiste

  • Tems
  • Simi
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Ayra Starr

Next Rated

  • Asake

Songwriter of The Year

  • Simi – Loyal
  • Omah Lay – I’m a mess
  • Tems – Lift me Up
  • Burna Boy – Alone
  • BNXN – In my mind
  • Wizard Chan – Earth Song

Producer of The Year

  • Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix

Afrobeats Single of The Year

  • Burna Boy – Last Last
  • Ayra Starr – Rush
  • Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
  • Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
  • Spyro – Who’s Your Guy
  • Ruger – Asiwaju

Best RnB Single

  • Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind
  • Ckay – Mmadu
  • Dami Oniru – Just 4 U
  • Preye – Red Wine
  • Chike, Flavour – Hard to find
  • Simi, Fave – Loyal

Best Rap Single

  • OdumoduBlvck – Declan Rice (WINNER)

Best Alternative Song

  • Obongjayar – Tinko Tinko

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

  • Wande Coal – Kpe Paso – Winner

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

  • Niniola – Memories
  • Simi – Loyal
  • Liya – Adua Remix
  • Waje – In Between
  • Preye – Red wine
  • Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

Best Music Video

  • Director K – Calm Down

Best Collaboration

  • Spyro, Tiwa Savage – Who’s Your Guy Remix

Best Street-Hop Artiste

  • Seyi Vibez – Chance (Na Ham)

Headies Viewers’ Choice

  • Ruger – Asiwaju
  • Victony, Tempoe – Soweto
  • Fireboy DML, Asake – Bandana
  • Ayra Starr – 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

  • Black Sherif (Ghana)

Best East African artiste of the year

  • Zuchu (Tanzania)
  • Hewan Gebreworld (Ethiopia)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Rayvanny (Tanzania)

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 (Eswatini)
  • Focalistic (South Africa)
  • DJ Tarico (Mozambique)

Best Central African Artiste of The Year

  • Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
  • Gaz Mawete (DR Congo)
  • Matias Damiaso (Angola)
  • Emma’A (Gabon)
  • Libianca (Cameroon)

African Artiste Of The Year

  • Rema (Nigeria)

Digital Artiste Of The Year

  • Rema – –WINNER

International Artiste Of The Year

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Selena Gomez
  • Don Toliver
  • Ed Sheeran

Lyricist On The Roll

  • Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only

Best Rap Album

  • Blaqbonez – Young Preacher

Best Alternative Album

  • Basketmouth – Horoscopes
  • BOJ – Gbagada Express
  • Obongjayar – Some Nights I Dream of Doors
  • Cruel Santino – Subaru Boys: Final Heaven
  • Somadina – Heart of The Heavenly Undeniable
  • Native Sound System – Native World

Best RnB Album

  • Johnny Drille – Home
  • Chike – The Brother’s Keeper
  • Praiz – Reckless
  • Waje – Waje 2.0
  • Dami Oniru – Matter of Time
  • Simi – To Be Honest

Special Recognition Award

  • Sound Sultan

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