2016 Headies Winners List

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in the year under review.

• EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
• PRAY FOR ME – DAREY – WINNER
• LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
• ORENTE – ADEKUNLE GOLD
• SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO

 

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

• DJ COUBLON ‘GOOD TIME & RABA’
• PHEELS – ‘PICK UP & LAGOS BOYS’ – OLAMIDE
• LEGENDURY BEATS – ‘FINAL – BABA NLA’ WIZKID
• YOUNG JOHN – ‘MAMA’ – KISS DANIEL – WINNER
• MASTAKRAFT – ‘FADA FADA’, ‘CONNECT’ – PHYNO
• OSCAR HERMAN-ACKAH – ‘PRAY FOR ME’ – DAREY

 

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

• EMERGENCY (D’BANJ) – UNLIMITED LA
• MARY (SEYI SHAY) – MEJI ALABI
• SOLDIER (FALZ THA BAD GUY) – CLARENCE PETERS – WINNER
• MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
• BAD – TIWA SAVAGE FEAT. WIZKID – SESAN

 

 

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

• NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL – WINNER
• WANTED – WANDE COAL
• KLITORIS – BRYMO
• NAKED – DAREY
• SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

 

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best R&B single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

• LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
• MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
• SUPER WOMAN – WANDE COAL
• PRAY FOR ME – DAREY – WINNER
• ADUKE – TJAN
• SMILE – SHAYDEE

 

 

BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

• MAMA – KISS DANIEL
• FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
• PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
• OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
• REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE – WINNER
• EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
• FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE
• MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

 

 

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in the year under review (by single individual or group).

• ‘NO KISSING’ – PATORANKING FT SARKODIE – WINNER
• BODY HOT – PRAIZ FT. JESSE JAGZ & STONE BWOY
• JAGA LOVE – JESSE JAGZ
• OLOWO – CYNTHIA MORGAN
• PAM PAM – KETCHUP
• TIMAYA – I LIKE THE WAY

 

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

• EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
• POWERFUL – ILL BLISS – WINNER
• STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
• LIL’ KESH – YAGI

 

 

BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

• SOLDIER – FALZ FEAT. SIMI – WINNER
• REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
• OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
• WAIT – SOLIDSTAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE
• NO KISSING – PATORANKING FEAT. SARKODIE
• MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

 

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.

• EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE – WINNER
• ASAMALEKUN – REMINISCE
• JAGABAN – YCEE
• CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI – ILL BLISS
• AGU JI NDI MEN – A-Q
• SHOW YOU SOMETHING – BOOGEY

 

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

• BRYMO – SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING
• DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR – PRAY FOR ME
• SHAYDEE – ‘SMILE’ – WINNER
• WANDE COAL – SUPER WOMAN
• RIC HASSANI – GENTLEMAN

 

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

• SIMI – LOVE DON’T CARE – WINNER
• SEYI SHAY – RIGHT NOW
• ARAMIDE FEAT. ADEKUNLE GOLD – LOVE ME
• OMAWUMI FEAT. ANGELIE KIDJO – PLAY NA PLAY

 

 

NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming act in the year under review.

• YCEE
• MR. EAZI – WINNER
• HUMBLESMITH
• ARAMIDE

 

 

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

• KISS DANIEL – NEW ERA – WINNER
• SEYI SHAY – SEYI OR SHAY
• LIL’ KESH – YAGI
• RUNTOWN – GHETTO UNIVERSITY

 

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

• ILL BLISS – CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI – WINNER
• REMINSCE – ASALAMALEKU
• YCEE – JAGABAN
• BOOGEY – SHOW YOU SOMETHING
• A-Q – AGU JI NDI MEN’
• MODENINE – NO MATTER WHAT

 

 

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

• OLAMIDE – ‘WHO YOU EPP’ -WINNER
• AJEBUTTER FEAT. FALZ – BAD GANG
• KOKER – KO LE WERK
• YCEE – JAGABAN
• SMALL DOKTA – GBERA
• 2T BOYS – CUSTOMER DADA NI

 

 

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

• PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
• SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO
• YOU SUPPOSE KNOW – BEZ – WINNER
• WAIT FOR ME – JOHNNY DRILLE
• GENTLEMAN – RIC HASSANI

 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

• STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
• NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL – WINNER
• WANTED – WANDE COAL
• SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

 

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

• WIZKID – WINNER
• TIWA SAVAGE
• FALZ
• YEMI ALADE
• OLAMIDE

 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

• FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
• OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
• PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
• REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
• FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE – WINNER

 

 

HALL OF FAME

• Music producer, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

• Flavour

 

 

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