Headies Awards Winners List: 2006 – Present
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Headies Awards Winners List: 2006 – Present

Friday, September 2, 2022

by  David Olayiwola  David Olayiwola

The Headies is undoubtedly the Nigerian Grammy – the most prestigious and widely accepted award show recognizing outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. Formerly called the ‘HipHop World Awards’, it was established in 2006 by Ayo Animashaun’s HipHop World Magazine. Since its inception, it has had a fair share of controversies and drama, however with 14 editions in 16 years, it remains Nigeria’s foremost music award show.

This is a complete list of all winners across all categories of the Headies Awards from 2006 – Present

2006
  • Next Rated: ASA
  • Revelation of the Year: D-BANJ
  • Best Rap Album: MODENINE – MALCOLM IX
  • Best RnB/Pop Album: P SQUARE – GET SQUARED
  • Best Collaboration: 2 SHOTZ & BIG LO – DELICIOS
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): EGO
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): FAZE
  • Song of the Year: PSQUARE – BUSY BODY
  • Lyricist on the Roll: Modenine
  • Best Music Video: JUDE OKOYE
  • Album of the Year: PSQUARE – GET SQUARED
  • Producer of the Year: DON JAZZY
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Album: MARVELLOUS BENJI: TAKE CONTROL
  • Hip Hop World of Fame: DJ JIMMY JATT, KEKE & D1
  • African Act of the Year: V.I.P (GH)
  • Recording of the Year: LAGBAJA & EGO – NEVER FAR AWAY
  • Best Rap Single: THOROUGHBREDS – STREET HOP
2007
  • Next Rated: Overdose
  • HipHop World Revelation: Soul E
  • Best Rap Album: Freestyle – Free at last
  • Best Collaboration: Jazzman Olofin & Storm All Stars – Eko Ile
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Obiwon
  • Song of the Year: D’banj – Why Me
  • Lyricist on the roll: Modenine
  • Best Music Video: JUDE OKOYE – Temptation
  • Album of the Year: Paul Play – Hitsville
  • Producer of the Year: Cobhams Asuquo
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Album: Baba Dee – Versatile
  • HipHop World of Fame: Eddie Lawani & Ben Bruce
  • African Act of the Year: V.I.P (GH)
  • Recording of the Year: Paul Play – Forever
  • Best Pop Album: Weird MC – After The Storm
  • Best RnB Album: Paul Play – Hitsville
  • Artiste of the Year: Paul Play
  • Best Rap Single: Modenine – Cry
  • Best Special Effects: Dbanj – Why Me
2008
  • Next Rated – Wande Coal
  • Hip Hop World Revelation – 9ice
  • Best Rnb/Pop Album – 2face Idibia – Grass to Grace
  • Best Collaboration – Dj Jimmy Jatt – Stylee
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Asa
  • Best Vocal Performance (Music) – 9ice
  • Song of the Year – Olu Maintain – Yahooze
  • Lyricist on the Roll – Modenine
  • Best Music Video – Dj Tee – Stylee
  • Album of the Year – Asa – Asa
  • Producer of the Year – Cobhams Asuquo
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Album- Timaya – True Story
  • HipHop World of Fame – Obi Asika & Olisa Adibua
  •  African Act of the Year – Batman Samini(GH)
  • Recording of the Year – Asa – Bibanke
  • Artiste of the Year – Dbanj
  • Best Rap Single – MI Abaga – Crowd Mentality
  • Best Rap Album – Ruggedman – Ruggedy Baba
2009
  • Next Rated – Omawunmi
  • Hip Hop World Revelation – MI Abaga
  • Best Rap Album – MI Abaga – Talk About It
  • Best Rnb/Pop Album – 9ice – Street Credibility
  • Best Collaboration – J Martins, Timaya, PSquare – Good or Bad
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Omawunmi
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) Banky W
  • Song of the Year – 9ice – Gongo Aso
  • Lyricist on the roll – Modenine
  • Best Music Video – Jude Okoye – Roll It
  • Album of the Year – 9ice – Street Credibility
  • Producer of the Year – ID Cabasa
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Album – Timaya – Gift & Grace
  • HipHop World of Fame – Philip Trimnell
  • African Act of the Year – The Dogg (TZ)
  • Recording of the Year – Etcetera – For Mitchelle
  • Artiste of the Year – 9ice
  • Best Rap Single – Naeto C – Kini Big Deal
  • Best StreetHop Artiste – Dj Zeez – 4 ka si be
2010
  • Next Rated – Skuki
  • HipHop World Revelation – Wande Coal
  • Best Rap Album – Dagrin – C.E.O
  • Best RnB/Pop Album: Wande Coal – Mushin 2 Mohits
  • Best Collaboration – Kefee, Timaya – Kokoroko
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) -Lara George
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Darey
  • Song of the Year – Bracket – Yori Yori
  • Lyricist on the Roll – Modenine
  • Best Music Video – Clarence Peters – Finest
  • Album of the Year -/Wande Coal – Mushin 2 Mohits
  • Producer of the Year – DON JAZZY
  • HipHop World Of Fame – Femi Akinyemi Johnson & Grand Master Lee
  • Recording of the Year – Timi Dakolo – Heaven Please
  • Artiste of the Year – Wande Coal
  • Best Rap Single – Terry Tha Rapman – Sample Remix
  • Best StreetHop Artiste – Terry G – Free Madness
  • Best RnB Single – Banky W – Strong Tinz
  • Best Pop Single – Wande Coal, Dbanj – You Bad
2011
  • Next Rated – Wizkid
  • Hip Hop World Revelation – Dr. Sid
  • Best Rap Album – MI Abaga – MI2
  • Best RnB/Pop Album – 2face Idibia – Unstoppable
  • Best Collaboration – MI ft. Flavour – Number One
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Waje
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Capital F.E.M.I
  • Song of the Year – Iceprince, Brymo – Oleku
  • Lyricist on the Roll – Modenine
  • Best Music Video – Dj Tee – Eniduro
  • Album of the Year – 2face Idibia – Unstoppable
  • Producer of the Year – DON JAZZY
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame – Shina Peters
  • African Act of the Year – Cabo Snoop (ANG)
  • Recording of the Year – Darey – The Way You Are
  • Artiste of the Year – 2face Idibia
  • Best Rap SIngle – Ice Prince, Brymo – Oleku
  • Best StreetHop Artiste – Jahbless –  Joor Remix
  • Best RnB Single – Darey – The Way You Are
  • Best Pop Single – Dr. Sid – Pop Something
  • Best Conscious Single – Eldee – One Day
2012
  • Next Rated – Davido
  • HipHop World Revelation -Wizkid
  • Best Rap Album – Ice Prince – E.L.I
  • Best RnB/Pop Album -Psquare – The Invasion Sound
  • Best Collaboration – Sultan, Excel, Flavour – Orobo
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Tiwa Savage
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Wande Coal
  • Song of the Year – Dbanj – Oliver Twist
  • Lyricist on the Roll – Vector
  • Best Music Video -/Jude Okoye – Chop My Money
  • Album of the Year – Psquare – The Invasion
  • Producer of the Year – TY MIX
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame – Femi Kuti
  • African Act of the Year – Sarkodie (GH)
  • Recording of the Year – Brymo – Ara
  • Artiste of the Year – Wizkid
  • Best Rap Single – Vector, 9ice – Angeli
  • Best StreetHop Artiste – Chuddy K – Gaga Crazy
  • Best RnB Single – May D – Soundtrack
  • Best Pop Single – Iyanya – Kukere
  • Rookie of the Year – Dammy Krane & Burna Boy
  • Best Label Head -Banky W
2013
  • Next Rated – Sean Tizzle
  • HipHop World Revelation – Davido
  • Best Rap Album – Olamide – YBNL
  • Best RnB/Pop Album – Davido – O.B.O
  • Best Collaboration – Phyno, Olamide – Ghost Mode
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Nikki Laoye
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Praiz
  • Song of the Year – Kcee – Limpopo
  • Lyricist on the Roll – Modenine
  • Best Music Video – Jude Okoye & Clarence Peters – Alingo
  • Album of the Year – Olamide – YBNL
  • Producer of the Year – Dee Tunes
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame – Kwam 1
  • Recording of the Year – Jaywon – This Year
  • Artiste of the Year- Iyanya
  • Best Rap Single – Phyno – Man Of The Year
  • Best StreetHop Artiste – Olamide – Durosoke
  • Best RnB SIngle – Banky W – Good Good Loving
  • Best Pop Single – 2face – Ihe Ne Me
  • Most Downloaded Callertunes – Harry Song – Mandela
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single – Waje – I Wish
  • Best Alternative Single – Blackmagic – Repete
2014
  • Next Rated – Patoranking
  • HipHop World Revelation – Kcee
  • Best Rap Album – Olamide – BGEL
  • Best RnB/Pop Album – Sean Tizzle – The Journey
  • Best Collaboration – Wizzypro, Skales, Runtown, Patoranking – Emergency
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female) -Niyola
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) Timi Dakolo
  • Song of the Year : Davido – Aye
  • Lyricist on the Roll : Jesse Jagz
  • Best Music Video : Clarence Peters – Ada Ada
  • Album of the Year: Olamide – BGEL
  • Producer of the Year: Don JAZZY
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame: Sir Victor Uwaifo
  • African Act of the Year: Sarkodie (GH)
  • Recording of the Year: Cobhams Asuquo – Ordinary People
  • Artiste of the Year: Davido
  • Best Rap Single: Phyno – Parcel
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Oritsefemi – Double Wahala
  • Best RnB Single: 2face Idibia – Let Somebody Love You
  • Best Pop Single: Mavins – Dorobucci
  • Rookie of the Year: Reekado Banks
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: Patoranking – Girlie O
  • Best Alternative Single: BOJ – Bolaji
2015
  • Next Rated: Reekado Banks
  • HipHop World Revelation of the Year: Yemi Alade
  • Best Rap Album: MI Abaga – Chairman
  • Best RnB/Pop Album; Wizkid – Ayo
  • Best Collaboration: Reminisce, Olamide, Phyno – Local Rappers
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): Aramide
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Timi Dakolo
  • Song of the Year: Wizkid – Ojuelegba
  • Lyricist on the Roll: Vector
  • Best Music Video: Unlimited L.A – Katapot
  • Album of the Year: Olamide – Street OT
  • Producer of the Year: Legendury Beatz
  • HipHop World of Fame: 2face Idibia
  • African Act of the Year: Sarkodie (GH)
  • Recording of the Year: Timi Dakolo
  • Artiste of the Year: Olamide
  • Best Rap Single: Vector – King Kong
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Olamide – Bobo
  • Best RnB Single: Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well
  • Best Pop Single: Korede Bello – Godwin
  • Rookie of the Year: Ycee
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: Cynthia Morgan – German Juice
  • Best Alternative Single: Adekunle Gold – Sade
  • Special Recognition: Don Jazzy
2016
  • Next Rated: Mr. Eazi
  • HipHop World Revelation: Kizz Daniel
  • Best Rap Album: Illbliss – Powerful
  • Best RnB/Pop Album: Kizz Daniel – New Era
  • Best Collaboration: Falz, Simi – Soldier
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): Simi
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Shaydee
  • Song of the Year: Phyno, Olamide – Fada Fada
  • Lyricist on the Roll: Illbliss
  • Best Music Video: Clarence Peters – Mama
  • Album of the Year: Kizz Daniel – New Era
  • Producer of the Year: Young Jonn
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame: Laolu ‘Akin’ Akintobi
  • Recording of the Year: Darey – Pray For Me
  • Artiste of the Year: Wizkid
  • Best Rap Single: Olamide – Eyan Mayweather
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Olamide – Who You Epp
  • Best RnB Single: Darey – Pray For Me
  • Best Pop Single: Harrysong – Reggae Blues
  • Rookie of the Year: Mayorkun
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: Patoranking, Sarkodie – No Kissing Baby
  • Best Alternative Single: Bez – You Suppose Know
  • Special Recognition: Flavour
2018
  • Next Rated: Mayorkun
  • HipHop World Revelation: Reekado Banks
  • Best Rap Album: Reminisce – El Hadj
  • Best RnB/Pop Album: Wizkid – Sounds From The Other Side
  • Best Collaboration: Tiwa Savage, Wizkid – Ma Lo
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): Omawunmi
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Praiz
  • Song of the Year: Davido – If
  • Lyricist on the Roll: MI Abaga
  • Best Music Video: Daps – Come Closer
  • Album of the Year: Simi – Simisola
  • Producer of the Year: Kiddominant
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame: Chris Ubosi
  • African Act of the Year: Nasty C (SA)
  • Recording of the Year: Simi – Joromi
  • Artiste of the Year: Davido
  • Best Rap Single: MI Abaga – You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Small Doctor – Penalty
  • Best RnB Single: Simi – Smile For Me
  • Best Pop Single: Davido – If
  • Rookie of the year: Teni
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: 2face Idibia – Holy Holy
  • Best Alternative Single: Aramide, Sound Sultan, Koker – Funmi Lowo Remix
  • Special Recognition: Kaffy
  • Best Performer: Yemi Alade
  • Viewer’s Choice: Wizkid, Drake – Come Closer
2019
  • Next Rated: Rema
  • HipHop World Revelation of the Year: Mayorkun
  • Best Rap Album: Falz – Moral Instruction
  • Best RnB/Pop Album: Mayorkun – The Mayor of Lagos
  • Best Collaboration: Burna Boy, Zlatan – Killin Dem
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): Teni
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Wurld
  • Song of the Year: Burna Boy – Ye
  • Lyricist on the Roll: A-Q
  • Best Music Video: Clarence Peters – Ye
  • Album of the Year: Falz – Moral Instruction
  • Producer of the Year: Killertunes
  • African Act of the Year: King Promise (GH)
  • Recording of the Year: Teni – Uyo Meyo
  • Artiste of the Year: Burna Boy
  • Best Rap Single: Falz – Talk
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Chinko Ekun – Able God
  • Best RnB Single: Seyi Shay, Runtown – Gimme Love
  • Best Pop Single: Teni – Case
  • Rookie of the Year: Barry Jhay
  • Best Alternative Single: Johnny Drille – Finding Efe
  • Special Recognition: Paul Okoye
  • Best Performance: Yemi Alade
  • Viewer’s Choice: Teni – Uyo Meyo
2020
  • Next Rated: Omah Lay
  • HipHop World Revelation of the Year: Fireboy DML
  • Best Rap Album: A-Q – God’s Engineering
  • Best Collaboration: Ladipoe, Simi – Know You
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female): Niniola
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male): Praiz
  • Song of the Year: DJ Neptune – Nobody
  • Lyricist on the Roll: Illbliss
  • Best Music Video: Dir. K – 1 Milli
  • Album of the Year: Fireboy DML – Apollo
  • Producer of the Year: Pheelz
  • HipHop World Hall of Fame: King Sunny Ade
  • African Act of the Year: Master KG (SA)
  • Recording of the Year: Brymo – Ozymandias
  • Best Pop Album: Fireboy DML – Apollo
  • Best RnB Album: Fireboy DML – Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps
  • Artiste of the Year: Wizkid
  • Best Rap Single: Falz, Ms Banks – Bop Daddy
  • Best StreetHop Artiste: Mayorkun – Geng
  • Best RnB Single: Fireboy DML – Tattoo
  • Best Pop Single: DJ Neptune – Nobody
  • Rookie of the Year: Bad Boy Timz
  • Best Alternative Single: Moelogo – I Wonder
  • Special Recognition: Eedris Abdulkareem & Timaya
  • Viewer’s Choice: Wizkid
  • Best Alternative Album: The Cavemen – Roots
  • Songwriter of the Year: Simi

The 15th edition of the Headies will be held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 4 September 2022. This will be the first edition hosted outside Nigeria.

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