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Full list of nominees for The Headies Awards 2023



Headies 2023

It is officially award season in Nigeria as the organizers of the Headies Awards have confirmed the full list of nominees for the awards scheduled for 2023.

Although an official date for the award ceremony itself has not been confirmed, the organizers of one of Nigeria’s most prestigious music awards, The Headies award, have been confirmed in the early hours of today, Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

Here is the full list of nominees:

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Alone” by Burna Boy

“Soweto” by Victony and Tempoe

“I’m a Mess” by Omah Lay

“Ku lo sa” By Oxlade

“Stand Strong” by Davido

“No Woman, No Cry” by 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 fka Buju

“Earth Song” Wizard Chan

BEST R&B SINGLE

“For My Hand” by Bruna Boy ft ED Sheeran

“Mmadu” by CKay

“Just 4 u” by Dami Oniru

“Red Wine” By Preye

“Hard to Find” by Chike ft Flavour

“Loyal” by Simi ft Fave

BEST RAP SINGLE

“Hustle” by Reminisce ft BNXN

“Big Energy” by Ladi Poe

“Back in Uni” by Blaq Bonez

“Bando Diaries” by Psycho YP ft Odumodublvck

“Declan Rice” by Odumodublvck

“My Bro” by 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” by Wizard Chan

“Final Champion” by Cruel Santino

“The Traveller” by Basket Mouth and The Cavemen

“In a Loop” By BOJ ft Mellissa

“Game Changer” by Flavour

“Tinko Tinko” by Obongjayar

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“Back in Uni” by Blaq Bonez Perliks

“PBUY” By TG Omori

“Spell (Remix)” by Director Pink

“Common Person” By Director K

“Bandana” by TG Omori

“Calm Down (Remix)” by Director K

BEST COLLABORATION

ASAKE FT. BURNA BOY – “SUNGBA REMIX”

BNXN FT KIZZ DANIEL & SEYI VIBEZ – “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

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

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

“BUGA” – KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO

“FINESSE” – PHEELZ FT. BNXN

“SUNGBA REMIX” – ASAKE FT. BURNA BOY

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

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

REMA (NIGERIA)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

MARWA LOUD (MOROCCO)

BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)


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