Simi, Mayorkun, Wizkid, Davido win Big at the #12thHeadies

Simi, Mayorkun, Wizkid, Davido win Big at the #12thHeadies

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…. Nigerian Entertainers Earn Their Accolades As the 12th edition of  the Headies Returned With A Bang

Last night, Africa’s forement Entertainment awards platform, the Headies returned to continue its rich tradition of celebrating the very best in the Nigerian entertainment scene. From the opening performance by Falz to the final performance by Davido, the headies set out to create a rare experience.

Major highlights of the night included Mr. Real’s performance to the street hop jam “Legbegbe”, an amazing throwback performance by “Danfo Drivers” which got everyone off their feet and an epic speech by Davido on accepting his Artiste of the year award.

Bovi on making a return to hosting duties, masterfully compered the show alongside the ever delightful Seyi Shay. Their quips and jabs at various pop culture issues made for some of the greatest laughs of the night.

With Simi, Wizkid and Davido winning big on the night, the headies didn’t disappoint in giving the much deserved accolades to these entertainers who have worked to deliver amazing musical content over the course of the year in review.

In the award categories, four new categories were introduced and they include; ‘Headies Viewer’s Choice’, ‘Industry Brand Supporter’, ‘Best Performer’, and ‘Best Songwriter of the year’. These categories further celebrated some previously unsung heroes in Nigerian entertainment scene.


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

Album of the Year

Simisola – Simi

Artiste of the Year


Special Recognition Award


Headies Hall of Fame

Chris Ubosi

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Globacom, MTN, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Pepsi and Hennessy were awarded the Industry Brand supporters of the year.

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