Find us on Facebook

- Advertisement -

The Full List of Winners at the 2023 Headies Awards

The 16th annual Headies Awards ceremony took place on September 3, 2023, celebrating the biggest and brightest stars in the Nigerian music industry. Since 2006, the Headies have honored the top achievements and contributions of Afrobeats artists, producers, and directors.

The prestigious show was held in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the second straight year it transpired in the United States. The glamorous event recognized Nigerian musical excellence across a range of categories including Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Album of the Year, Best Music Video, and more.

Leading the pack of nominees was breakout star Rema with 12 nominations. Fan favorites like Asake, Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Tems were also up for major awards. The Headies continue to play an integral role in Nigerian pop culture, providing a platform to highlight rising talent and honor veteran hitmakers.

Headies Awards Winners 2023

Below is the full list of winners from the landmark 16th edition of the Headies Awards:

Best Alternative Song

Winner: Obong Jayar for “Tinko Tinko”

Best Music Video Director

Winner: Director K for “Calm Down” (Rema)

Best Rap Single

Winner: ODUMODUBLVCK for “Declan Rice”

Best Male Vocal Performance

Winner: Wande Coal for “Kpe Paso”

Best Rap Album

Winner: Blaqbonez for “Young Preacher”

Lyricist on the Roll

Winner: Payper Corleone for “Flytalk Only”

Producer of the Year

Winner: Rexxie for “Abracadabra”

Best Male Artist

Winner: Rema

Best Inspirational Song

Winner: Neon Adejo for “Eze Ebube”

Afrobeats Single of the Year

Winner: Burna Boy for “Last Last”

Rookie of the Year


Special Recognition

Winner: Sound Sultan

Digital Artist of the Year

Winner: Rema for “Calm Down”

Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste

Winner: Seyi Vibez for “Chance (Na Ham)”

Next Rated

Winner: Asake

Album of the Year

Winner: Asake for “Mr. Money With The Vibe”

Best Collaboration

Winners: Spyro and Tiwa Savage for “Who’s Your Guy Remix”

African Artist of the Year

Winner: Rema (Nigeria)

Best West African Artist

Winner: Black Sherif (Ghana)

International Artist of the Year

Winner: Selena Gomez

Best Recording of the Year

Winners: Victony and Tempoe for “Soweto”

Best Female Vocal Performance

Winner: Waje for “In Between”

Best Central African Artist

Winner: Libianca (Cameroon)

Best R&B Album

Winner: Chike for “The Brother’s Keeper”

Headies Viewers’ Choice

Winner: Victony for “Soweto”

Best East African Artist

Winner: Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)

Best North African Artist

Winner: El Grande Toto (Morocco)

Songwriter of the Year

Winners: Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata for “Loyal”

Best R&B Single

Winner: Burna Boy for “For My Hand”

Best Female Artist

Winner: Ayra Starr

Best Southern African Artist

Winner: Focalistic (South Africa)

Best Alternative Album

Winner: BOJ for “Gbagada Express”

Hall of Fame

Winner: Youssou N’DourCopyRetry

The 2023 Headies celebrated the vibrant Nigerian music scene, with winners spanning multiple genres, regions, and generations. Rema, Asake, and Burna Boy were among the top honorees of the night. Congratulations to all the talented artists recognized at this year’s show.