The Headies Awards 2023 is here! The Headies Awards, one of the most respected music awards in Nigeria, have announced the nominees for the 2023 edition. The award ceremony date is yet to be revealed, but the organizers shared the nomination list on their social media platforms today, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. The Headies Awards 2023 will celebrate songs that were released between January 2022 and March 2023. 

With 11 nominations, Burna Boy is the top contender for the awards, while Asake comes second with 8 nominations.

The nominees for the Headies Awards 2023 are listed below.

Next Rated Award:

Young Jonn

Seyi Vibez




Best Recording of The Year:

Burna Boy – Alone Victony,

Tempoe – Soweto

Omah Lay – I’m a mess

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Davido, SSC – Stand Strong

Tems – No Woman, No Cry

Producer of The Year :

Magicsticks – Sungba Remix

Pheelz – Electricity

Andre Vibez, London – Calm Down

Tempoe – Soweto

Kel P – Kpe Paso

Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix

Songwriter of The Year:

Simi – Royal

Omah Lay – I’m a mess

Tems – Lift me Up

Burna Boy – Alone

BNXN – In my mind

Wizard Chan – Earth Song

Best RnB Single:

Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind

Ckay – Mmadu

Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

Preye – Red Wine Chike,

Flavour – Hard to find

Simi, Fave – Loyal

Best Rap Single:

Reminisce – Hustle

Ladipoe – Big Energy

Blaqbonez – Back in Uni

Psycho YP – Bando Diaries

OdumoduBlvck – Declan Rice

Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro

Best Alternative Song:

Wizard Chan – Earth song

Cruel Santino – Final champion

Basketmouth, The Cavemen – The Traveller

Boj, Moliy, Mellissa – In a loop

Flavour – Game Changer (Dike)

Obongjayar – Tinko Tinko

Best Vocal Performance (Female):

Niniola – Memories Simi – Loyal

Liya – Adua Remix

Waje – In Between

Preye – Red wine

Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

Best Vocal Performance (Male):

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Ric Hassani – My only baby

Magixx – Love Don’t Cost A Dime

Chike – Spell Remix

Praiz – Reckless

Wande Coal – Kpe Paso

Best Music Video:

Blaqbonez, Perliks – Back in Uni

TG Omori – PBUY

Director Pink – Spell Remix

Director K – Common Person

TG Omori – Bandana

Director K – Calm Down

Best Collaboration :

Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix

BNXN, Kizz Daniel, Seyi Vibez – Gwagwalada

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Spyro, Tiwa Savage – Who’s Your Guy Remix

Pheelz, Davido – Electricity

Wande Coal, Olamide – Kpe Paso

Best Street-Hop Artiste:

Rexxie, Naira Marley, Skiibii – Abracadabra

Seyi Vibez – Chance (Na Ham)

Asake – Joha

Poco Lee, HotKid – Otilo Zlatan,

Young Jonn – Astalavista

Mohbad – Peace

Afrobeats Single of The Year The nominees:

Burna Boy – Last Last

Ayra Starr – Rush

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Spyro – Who’s Your Guy

Ruger – Asiwaju

Headies Viewers’ Choice:

Ruger – Asiwaju

Victony, Tempoe – Soweto

Fireboy DML, Asake – Bandana

Ayra Starr – Rush

Asake – Terminator

Mavins – Overloading (Overdose)

Crayon – Ijo (Laba Laba)

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, Davido – Electricity

Best West African Artiste of The Year :  

Gyakie (Ghana)  

Black Sherif (Ghana)  

The Therapist (Liberia)  

Camidoh (Ghana)

Best East African artiste of the year:


Diamond Platnumz


Eddy Kenzo



Best North African Artiste of The Year:  

Marwa Loud (Morocco)  

Wegz (Egypt)  

El Grande Toto (Morocco)  

Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste of The Year:  

AKA (South Africa)

Nasty C (South Africa)  

Costa Titch (South Africa)

Uncle Waffles (South Africa)  

Focalistic (South Africa)  

DJ Tarico (Mozambique)

Best Central African Artiste of The Year:  

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)  

Gaz Mawete (DR Congo)  

Matias Damiaso (Angola)

Emma’A (Gabon)  

Libianca (Cameroon)

Best RnB Album:

Johnny Drille – Home

Chike – The Brother’s Keeper

Praiz – Reckless

Waje – Waje 2.0

Dami Oniru – Matter of Time

Simi – To Be Honest

Best Alternative Album:

Basketmouth – Horoscopes

BOJ – Gbagada Express

Obongjayar – Some Nights I Dream of Doors

Cruel Santino – Subaru Boys: Final Heaven

Somadina – Heart of The Heavenly Undeniable

Native Sound System – Native World

Best Rap Album:

Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only

Show Dem Camp – Palmwine Music Vol. 3

Blaqbonez – Young Preacher

Psycho YP – YPSZN3

Vector – TESLIM

Jeriq – Billion Dollar Dream

Album of The Year:

Burna Boy – Love, Damini

Asake – Mr. Money With The Vibe

Rema – Rave & Roses

Omah Lay – Boy Alone

Victony – Outlaw

Davido – Timeless

Song of The Year:

Rema – Calm Down

Burna Boy – Last Last

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix

Best Female Artiste:



Tiwa Savage

Ayra Starr

Best Male Artiste:



Kizz Daniel


Omah Lay

Burna Boy

African Artiste of The Year:  

Rema (Nigeria)  

Burna Boy (Nigeria)  

Marwa Loud (Morocco)  

Black Sherif (Ghana)  

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Lyricist on The Roll:

Ladipoe – Clowns

Vector – Clowns

Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only

Alpha Ojini – Vigilante Bop

A-Q – Family First

Tec (Show Dem Camp) – Live Life

Best Inspirational Single:

Davido, SSC – Stand Strong

Limoblaze, Lecrae, Happi Music – Jireh (My Provider)

Victor Thompson, Ehiz D Greatest – This Year

Neon Adejo – Eze Ebube

Nathaniel Bassey, Mercy Chinwo – Tobechukwu

Victoria Orenze – I Get Backing

Digital Artiste of The Year:

Burna Boy

Ayra Starr


Omah Lay

Kizz Daniel


International Artiste of The year :



Selena Gomez

Don Toliver

Ed Sheeran

Special Recognition – Sound Sultan

Hall of Fame – Youssou N’Dour 

International Artiste Recognition – Sean ‘Love’ Combs

Now that you’ve seen all the nominees, who are you rooting for? 


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