Discover the complete list of 2023 Headies Award winners, including the best in music, artists, and achievements. Stay updated with the most prestigious awards in the music industry.
The Headies, founded in 2006, made significant contributions to the Nigerian music industry for the second year in a row at the 16th Headies Awards held in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
On the night, Mavin star, Rema became the biggest winner, returning home with three hours left. His speech about the renaissance of Nigerian music was also a highlight of the event.
Other notable winners included Asake, who also won special Next Rated awards in two hours; Burna Boy takes home Afrobeat Single of the Year and Best R&B Song.
Headies Award Winners Full List 2023
- Best Rap Single ‘Declan Rice’ – ODUMODUBLVCK
- Best Male Vocal Performance ‘Keppe Paso’ – Vande Kol
- Best Alternative Song ‘Tinko Tinko’ – Obong Jayar
- Best Video Director ‘Calm Down’ – Director (Rema)
- Best Rap Album ‘Young Preacher’ – Blakbonez
- Songwriter on Roll ‘Only Flytalk’ – Pepper Corleone
- Producer of the Year ‘Abracadabra’ – Rexi
- Best Male Artist ‘Rema’
- Rookie of the Year ODUMODUBLVCK
- Best Inspirational Song ‘Eze Ebub’ – Neon Adejo
- Afrobeats Single of the Year ‘Last Last’ – Burna Boy
- Special Recognition “Mr. Money with the Vibe” – Asake
- Sonic Sultan ‘Calm Down’ – Rema
- Best Street Hip-Hop Artist ‘Chance (Na Ham)’ – Sei Vibez
- Next-Rated ‘His’
- Best Collaboration ‘Who’s Your Guy Remix’ – Spiro, Tiwa Savage
- African Artist of the Year Rema (Nigeria)
- West African Artist of the Year Black Sheriff (Ghana)
- Best R&B Album “The Brother’s Keeper” – Chick
- International Artist of the Year Selena Gomez
- Recording of the Year ‘Soweto’ – Victoni, Tempo
- Best Vocal Performance (Female) ‘Beech Mein Vaaje’ – Vaaje
- Central African Artist of the Year ‘Libyanka’ (Cameroon)
- Hall of FameDiamond Platinumz ‘Gbagada Express’ – BOJ (Tanzania)
- North African Artist of the Year ‘El Grande Toto’ (Morocco)
- Songwriter of the Year ‘Loyal’ – Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavor Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata
- Best R&B Single “For My Hand” – Burna Boy
With reference to the full list of 2023 Headies Awards winners, we can see how eminent and distinguished singers and musicians have shone in the field of excellence in the Nigerian music industry. These awards not only make music important but also encourage all those artists who have set new dimensions in the music field with their efforts and commitment. Reflecting the power and importance of this honor, the list of Headies Awards winners for 2023 represents a new milestone for the music industry and makes us proud.