This year’s Headies award has come and gone, with the likes of Davido and Wizkid the usual suspects carting home the key awards in the categories they were nominated for. But the most important award in the history of the Headies, which is the ‘Next Rated Award’ was won by Mayorkun from the camp of Davido.
For the ladies, Simi was also there to represent the ladies, as she was also one of the top winners at last night’s event, which is not a surprise, given all her work this year. Also, Tiwa Savage got herself an award for her collaborations this year.
The award night which started with a short documentary on how the Headies started with Ayo Animashaun and his crew, to the nominee’s party in Abuja, before the award proper, which was hosted by the likes of Ebuka, Bovi and Sheyi Shay, was much better organised, unlike the previous ones.
The sound and live band did it for me. Though there was some minor drama here and there, which is ‘normal’ in such big award nights, in all, it was a huge success and kudos to the organisers. Here is the list of winners:
Song of the year – Davido
Album of the year – Simi
Artist of the year – Davido
Rookie Award – Teni
Best Single Rap award – Mi Abaga
Best Street Hip Hop Artist – Small Doctor
Best Pop Single of the year – Davido
Best R&B single – Simi
Best Recording of the year- Simi
Hip Hop World – Reekado Banks
Next Rated Award – Mayokun
Best Collabo of the year – Tiwa Savage
Best Alternative Song – Aramide
African Artist of the year – Nasty C
Viewers Choice – Wizkid
Best Music Video – Wizkid
Best R&B and PoP album – Wizkid
Best Female Vocal Performance – Omawunmi
Best Vocal Performance male- Praiz
Best Rap Album – Reminisce