Nigeria’s prestigious music awards, The Headies, which held Thursday 26th December 2013, saw Yoruba hip-hop rap artiste, Olamide, emerge as the biggest winner of the night.
Olamide took home four awards: Best Rap Album, Street Pop Song of the Year, Album of the Year and a joint award for Phyno’s Ghost mode which won Best Collabo Of The Year award.
Sean Tizzle, a debutante on the big scene in 2013, beat Phyno, Burna Boy, Dammy Kranne and Seyi Shay for the highly contested next rated category which also comes with a Hyundai automobile prize.
There were a few surprises at the event, which was hosted by Tiwa Savage and Dr Sid. Waje won Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year ahead of Orezi and General Pype, while Mode 9 emerged winner despite Vector and budding rapper, Boogie’s seemingly close grip in this genre.
Missing at the 2013 Headies held at the Oriental hotel were Tuface, D’banj, Psquare, and Wizkid amongst others.
Full winners’ list:
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
1. I WISH – WAJE
2. GOOD MORNING – BRYMO
3. NATURAL SOMETHING – SOUND SULTAN
4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON WINNER
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
1. PHEELZ – DUROSOKE
2. DTUNES – SHO LEE WINNER
3. DEL B – LIMPOPO
4. LERIQ – LIKE TO PARTY
5. LEGENDURY BEATS – EMI NI BALLER
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.
1. ALINGO – JUDE OKOYE/CLARENCE PETERS WINNER
2. OLIVER TWIST – SESAN
3. GAGA CRAZY – AJE FILM WORKS
4. AZONTO– MOE MUSA
5. YES/NO – CLARENCE PETERS
BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE – IYANYA
2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO WINNER
3. R&BW – BANKYW
4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR
5. AWAY & BEYOND – 2FACE
BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
1. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
2. GOOD GOOD LOVING – BANKYW WINNER
3. LIKE TO PARTY – BURNA BOY
4. RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ
5. OMOTE – ESE PETERS
BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
1. IHE NE ME – 2FACE WINNER
2. The KICK – WANDE COAL FT DON JAZZY
3. GOBE – DAVIDO
4. CATCHING COLD – TUNDE EDNUT
5. UR WAIST – IYANYA
6. GOODY BAG – D’PRINCE
BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
1. I WISH – WAJE WINNER
2. RIHANNA – OREZI
3. GIVE IT TO ME – GENERAL PYPE
4. GO DOWN – BABA DEE
BEST RAP ALBUM
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.
1. OGA BOSS – ILL BLISS
2. THE SECOND COMING – VECTOR
3. YBNL – OLAMIDE WINNER
4. BOOK OF RAP STORIES – REMINISCE
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
1. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT. OLAMIDE
2. TONY MONTANA (REMIX) – NAETO C FT. D’BANJ
3. BADDEST BOY – EME FT. WIZKID, SKALES & BANKYW
4. EZIOKU – LYNXXX FT. IKECHUWKU, ILL BLISS & PHYNO
5. EMI NI BALLER – CHIDINMA FT. SUSPECT & ILL BLISS
6. BABY MI DA (REMIX) – DR. VICTOR OLAIYA FT. 2FACE
BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.
1. MAN OF THE YEAR – PHYNO WINNER
2. ANAM ACHI KWANU – ILL BLISS FT. PHYNO
3. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
4. 2 MUSSHH – REMINISCE
5. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT OLAMIDE
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.
1. RICH AND FAMOUS – PRAIZ WINNER
2. OMOTE – ESE PETERS
3. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
4. YES/NO – BANKYW
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
1. I WISH – WAJE
2. TOH BAD – NIYOLA
3. IRAWO – SEYI SHAY
4. TOTALLY YOURS – ZAINA
5. ONLY YOU – NIKKI LAOYE WINNER
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
1. SEAN TIZZLE WINNER
2. DAMMY KRANE
3. BURNA BOY
4. SEYI SHAY
HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
1. W.A.J.E – WAJE
2. OMO BABA OLOWO – DAVIDO WINNER
3. FRENZY – D’PRINCE
4. THE YEAR OF R’N’B – CAPITAL FEMI
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.
1. OLAMIDE – VOICE OF THE STREETS
2. BOOGEY – SANCTUM
3. MODE 9 – LET IT GO WINNER
4. PHYNO – MAN OF THE YEAR
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.
1. TERRY G – RUN MAD
2. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE WINNER
3. MY DEAR – DAMMY KRANE
4. SKIBO – SOLID STAR
5. ALAYE – LKT
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.
1. REPETE – BLACKMAGIC WINNER
2. OMO PASTOR – AJEBUTTER FT. BOJ
3. FEEL ALRIGHT – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. BOJ & POE
4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales and popularity).
1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE– IYANYA
2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO
3. R&BW – BANKYW
4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR
5. YBNL – OLAMIDE WINNER
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
1. IYANYA WINNER
6. ICE PRINCE
SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
1. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
2. UR WAIST – IYANYA
3. ALINGO – P-SQUARE
4. SHO LEE – SEAN TIZZLE
5. LIMPOPO – KCEE WINNEROlamide,Sean Tizzle emerge biggest winners at HEADIES 2013.