Check out the complete winner's lineup from the 2023 Headies Awards

Check out the complete winner's lineup from the 2023 Headies Awards






The 16th edition of the prestigious Headies Award took place on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This marked the event’s second consecutive year in the United States. Since its inception in 2006, the Headies Awards have consistently served as a vital platform for documenting the remarkable achievements and milestones within the Nigerian music industry.


This renowned accolade has evolved to become the most sought-after recognition in the Nigerian music arena, celebrating exceptional talent, creativity, and excellence within the industry.


Here’s a glimpse of the victors in various categories:


Best Alternative Song: ‘Tinko Tinko’ by Obong Jayar


Best Video Director: ‘Calm Down’ by Director K (Rema)


Best Rap Single:

‘Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK


Best Male Vocal Performance:

‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal


Best Rap Album:

‘Young Preacher’ by Blaqbonez


Lyricist on the Roll:

‘Flytalk Only’ by Payper Corleone


Producer of the Year:

‘Abracadabra’ by Rexxie


Best Male Artist:



Best Inspirational Song:

‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo


Afrobeats Single of the Year:

‘Last Last’ by Burna


 BoyRookie of the Year:



Special Recognition:

Sound Sultan


Digital Artist of the Year:

‘Calm Down’ by Rema


Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste:

‘Chance (Na Ham)’ by Seyi Vibez





Album of the Year:

‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ by Asake


Best Collaboration: ‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’ by Spyro, Tiwa Savage


African Artiste of the Year:

Rema (Nigeria)


Best West African Artiste of the Year:

Black Sherif (Ghana)


International Artiste of the Year:

Selena Gomez


Best Recording of the Year:

‘Soweto’ by Victony, Tempoe


Best Vocal Performance (Female):

‘In Between’ by Waje


Best Central African Artiste of the Year:

Libianca (Cameroon)


Best R&B Album:

‘The Brother’s Keeper’ by Chike


Headies Viewers’ Choice: ‘Soweto’ by Victony


Best East African Artiste of the Year:

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)


Best North African Artiste of the Year:

El Grande Toto (Morocco)


Songwriter of the Year: ‘Loyal’ by Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata


Best R&B Single:

‘For my hand’ by Burna Boy


Best Female Artiste:

Ayra Starr


Best Southern African Artiste of the Year:

Focalistic (South Africa)



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