#16thHeadies: Asake Wins Next Rated Award | Full List Of Winners

The 16th Headies Awards was held in Atlanta, United States, on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

The Headies is a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to viewers across Nigeria.

YBNL Singer-songwriter Asake has won the Next Rated Award over Young JonnSeyi VibezVictony, and Spyro at the 16th Headies Awards – the award given to a promising act with the most successful EP/Album in the year under review

Asake also went home with the “Album of the Year” award and achieved this feat owing to two successful albums within a year; “Mr. Money With The Vibe” and his recently released “Work Of Art

Here is the full winners list:

BEST RAP SINGLE

Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK

BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE

‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

‘Tinko Tinko’ by Obong Jayar

BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR

Calm Down’ by Director K (Rema)

BEST RAP ALBUM

Young Preacher‘ by Blaqbonez

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Flytalk Only’ by Payper Corleone

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

‘Abracadabra’by Rexxie

BEST MALE ARTIST

Rema

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

ODUMODUBLVCK

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

‘Eze Ebube’ by Neon Adejo

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy

SPECIAL RECOGNITION’

Sound Sultan

DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

‘Calm Down’ by Rema 

BEST STREET HIP-HOP ARTISTE

‘Chance (Na Ham)’ by Seyi Vibez

NEXT-RATED

Asake

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ by Asake

BEST COLLABORATION

‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’  by Spyro, Tiwa Savage

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR  

Rema (Nigeria)

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

Black Sherif (Ghana)

BEST R&B Album

‘The Brother’s Keeper’ by Chike 

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Selena Gomez

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

‘Soweto’ by Victony, Tempoe

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

In Between by Waje

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Libianca (Cameroon)

HEADIES VIEWERS’ CHOICE

‘Soweto’ by Victony

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

El Grande Toto (Morocco)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

‘Loyal’ by Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata

BEST R&B SINGLE

“For my hand’ by Burna Boy 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

Ayra Starr

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Focalistic (South Africa)

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

‘Gbagada Express’ by BOJ 

HALL OF FAME

Youssou N’dour

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