The Headies 2023: A Comprehensive List of Nominations Unveiled

July 15, 2023 0 Posted By Kaptain Kush

The Headies Unveils 16th Edition Nominations: A Melodic Celebration.

The long-awaited moment has arrived as The Headies, Nigeria’s illustrious music award show, proudly reveals the nominations for its 16th edition. This highly anticipated list pays homage to the finest, homegrown and international talents who have left an indelible mark on the music scene over the past year.

One name that resonates powerfully throughout the nominations is the Grammy award-winning virtuoso Damini Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy. With an astounding 11 nominations, his musical prowess takes centre stage, reflecting his unmatched contribution to the industry.

The race for Album of the Year is a captivating showdown featuring a star-studded lineup. Davido, Rema, Asake, Omah Lay, and Victony all contend for this prestigious honour, showcasing their artistry and captivating the hearts of listeners worldwide.

In a nod to the global impact of Nigerian music, The Headies embraces international artists who have woven their way into the fabric of our nation’s music industry. The International Artiste of the Year category showcases the talents of Drake, Future, Selena Gomez, Don Toliver, and Ed Sheeran, who have embraced the Nigerian sound and left an indelible imprint on the hearts of music enthusiasts.

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

Best Recording Of The Year

Producer Of The Year

Songwriter Of The Year

Best R&B Single

Best Rap Single

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)

Best Alternative Song

Best Music Video

Best Collaboration

Best Street-Hop Artiste

Afrobeats Single Of The Year

Headies’ Viewers’ Choice

Best West African Artiste Of The Year

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

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

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
  • Native World – Native Sound System

Best Rap Album

  • 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

Song Of The Year

Best Female Artiste

Best Male Artiste

Next Rated

Rookie of the Year

African Artiste Of The Year

Lyricist On The Roll

International Artiste Recognition

Hall Of Fame

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 & Mercy Chinwo
  • I Get Backing – Victoria Orenze

Digital Artiste Of The Year

Special Recognition

  • Sound Sultan

International Artist Of The Year

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