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Simi and Davido Shine Brightest At The Headies

The much awaited 12th edition of the Headies, Nigeria’s longest running and biggest music awards ceremony, held over the weekend at Eko Hotels and Suites.

It was by far the best organized edition in recent times as everything, from adherence to time to transitions and performances, was superb. This coming after a one-year hiatus speaks volumes.

Stellar performances

There were outstanding performances by various artistes from the old and the new school, they included stellar performances by Falz, Mr Real, Mad Melon & Mountain Black, and Simi.

Simi and Davido were the biggest winners of the evening as they carted home the most plaques; 3 each.

Wins

Simi won in the Best RnB Single category for the song “Smile for Me”, Best Recording of the Year category for “Joromi”, and won the Album of the Year for her album – “Simisola”.

Davido’s song “IF” won the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year categories. He was also named the Artiste of the Year. The singer dedicated his award to his “Assurance”, his girlfriend with whom he has been in the news all week.

Wizkid and M.I got two awards each, Awards were also presented to the Lagos state government Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), telecom giants Globacom and MTN, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Hennessy and Pepsi for their support in the growth of the Nigerian music industry.

Below is a full list of winners in each award category.

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  1. Butterflies – Omawumi
  2. Halleluyah – Funbi
  3. Ponmile – Reminisce
  4. Heaven – Banky W
  5. Joromi – Simi (Winner)

BEST POP SINGLE

  1. Mad Over You – Runtown
  2. All Over – Tiwa Savage
  3. Yeba – Kiss Daniel
  4. Iskaba – Wande Coal And Dj Tunez
  5. If– Davido (Winner)
  6. Fia – Davido

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  1. (Fall, Mama) –  Kidominant (Winner)
  2. (Iskaba, Malo) – Spellz
  3. (If) – Tekno
  4. (Rara) – Selebobo
  5. (Maradona, Come Closer) –  Sarz
  6. (Butterflies, Virtuous Woman)- Cobhams
  7. (Yawa, Augment) – Masterkraft

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

  1. Love You Die – Patoranking Ft. Diamond Platnumz
  2. Dance – Timaya Ft. Rudeboy
  3. Holy Holy – 2baba (Winner)
  4. Rock Your Body – Burna Boy
  5. Come Closer – Wizkid
  6. Sofa – Kiss Daniel

BEST RAP ALBUM

  1. 27 – Falz
  2. Trip To The South – Erigga
  3. El Hadj – Reminisce (Winner)
  4. The Playmaker – Phyno
  5. The Glory – Olamide
  6. Rose – Aq

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

  1. Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid (Winner)
  2. Timeless – Omawumi
  3. Simisola – Simi
  4. Gold – Adekunle Gold
  5. Ijele The Traveller – Flavor
  6. This Is Me – Niniola

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  1. Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid (Meji Alabi)
  2. Focus- Humble Smith (Clarence Peters)
  3. Come Closer – Wizkid (Daps) (Winner)
  4. Been Calling – Maleek Berry (Meji Alabi)
  5. Yolo – Seyi Shay (Meji Alabi)
  6. Like Dat – Davido (Daps)

BEST R&B SINGLE

  1. Folashade – Praiz
  2. Let Me Know – Maleek Berry
  3. Romeo & Juliet – Johhny Drille
  4. Love You Baby – Banky W
  5. Smile For Me – Simi (Winner)

BEST COLLABO

  1. Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid (Winner)
  2. Temper Remix – Skales Ft Burna Boy
  3. Juice – Ycee Ft Maleekberry
  4. No Forget – Adekunle Gold Ft. Simi
  5. Come Closer – Wizkid Ft. Drake

BEST RAP SINGLE

  1. You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi (Winner)
  2. Something Lite – Falz Ft Ycee
  3. Link Up – Phyno Ft. Burna Boy, M.I.
  4. Up To You – Show Dem Camp Ft Funbi
  5. Me Versus Me – Ice Prince

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

  1. Perfect Woman – Faze
  2. Folashade – Praiz (Winner)
  3. Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
  4. Love You Baby – Banky W

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

  1. In The Air – Waje
  2. Gone For Good – Simi
  3. Jowo – Aramide
  4. Saro – Niniola
  5. Where’s The Love – Niyola Ft. Adekunle Gold
  6. Butterflies – Omawumi (Winner)

NEXT RATED

  1. Maleek Berry
  2. Mayorkun (Winner)
  3. Dice Ailes
  4. Johnny Drille
  5. Zoro

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

  1. Niniola
  2. Adekunle Gold
  3. Eazi
  4. Reekado Banks (Winner)

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

  1. You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi (Winner)
  2. Political Science – Aq
  3. Liquor Night – Boogey
  4. Industry Nite – Erigga

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

  1. Penalty – Small Doctor (Winner)
  2. Wo – Olamide
  3. Sai Baba – Cdq
  4. Shepeteri – Idowest Ft. Dammy Krane, Slim Case
  5. Pass The Agbara – Skuki
  6. Legbegbe – Mr Real Ft. Idowest, Kelvin Chuks, Obadice

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

  1. Money – Adekunle Gold
  2. Radio – Nonso Amadi
  3. Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
  4. Ponmile – Reminisce
  5. Fun Mi Lowo Mi – Aramide Ft. Sound Sultan £& Koker (Winner)
  6. Lagos Barbie – Bantu

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Simisola – Simi (Winner)
  2. Gold – Adekunle Gold
  3. Klitoris – Brymo
  4. Ijele The Traveler – Flavour
  5. Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid
  6. The Playmaker – Phyno

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  1. Davido (Winner)
  2. Wizkid
  3. Olamide
  4. Simi
  5. Tiwa Savage

SONG OF THE YEAR

  1. Penalty – Small Doctor
  2. Wo – Olamide
  3. If- Davido
  4. Yeba – Kiss Daniel
  5. Mad Over You – Runtown
  6. Fia – Davido (Winner)

AFRICAN ARTISTE

  1. Sarkodie
  2. Casper Nyovest
  3. Nasty C (Winner)
  4. Sauti Sol
  5. Vanessa Mdee

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

  1. Come Closer- Wizkid (Winner)
  2. If- Davido
  3. Wo -Olamide
  4. Mad Over You – Runtown
  5. Yeba- Kiss Daniel
  6. Yawa -Tekno

BEST PERFORMER

  1. Flavour
  2. Falz
  3. I.
  4. 2baba
  5. Yemi Alade (Winner)
  6. Tiwa Savage

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Air Boy

Teni (Winner)

Junior Boy

Peruzzi

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Kaffy

HALL OF FAME

Chris Ubosi

 

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Akwaowo Willie

Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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