Rema and Burna Boy every obtained three awards on the 2023 Headies Awards. The present, which celebrates Pan-African and Afrobeats expertise, was held on Sunday (Sept. 3) at Cobb Vitality Performing Arts Middle in Atlanta.

Rema received greatest male artist, digital artiste of the yr and African artiste of the yr. As well as, Selena Gomez, who teamed with Rema on the worldwide hit “Calm Down,” received worldwide artiste of the yr, whereas Director Okay, who directed the music video for the “Calm Down” remix, received greatest music video.

Burna Boy took Afrobeats single of the yr and track of the yr, each for “Last Last” in addition to greatest R&B single for “For My Hand,” that includes Ed Sheeran.

Three artists received two awards every — Odumodublvck, Asake, Victony & Tempoe.

The eligibility interval for the awards was January 2022 to March 2023.

Actor and host Terrence J. Nigerian and actress Osas Ighodaro hosted the present, which was streamed dwell on YouTube (U.S.) and HipTV (Africa) Community.

Bayanni, Khaid, Guchi, Bloody Civilian, Odumodublvck and Eltee Skhillz competed for rookie of the yr. The winner, Odumodublvck, will obtain not solely glory, but in addition additionally a solar-powered, two-bedroom, totally furnished home.

Sean “Love” Combs was beforehand introduced because the recipient of the worldwide artiste recognition award. He was not current on the present, however organizers say his plaque shall be delivered.

The Headies Awards, initially referred to as the Hip Hop World Awards, have been established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Journal of Nigeria to acknowledge excellent achievements within the Nigerian music trade.

This marked the present’s second yr on the Cobb Vitality Performing Arts Centre. It was held in Lagos or Nigeria yearly from 2006 to 2021 (besides 2017 and 2020, when there was no ceremony).

Up to now yr, three main, all-genre music awards exhibits have launched Afrobeats or African music classes. The American Music Awards have been the primary main music awards present so as to add such a class. They added favourite Afrobeats artist on the present that aired Nov. 20, 2022. Wizkid was the inaugural winner, beating Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML and Tems.

The MTV Video Music Awards added a brand new class this yr — greatest Afrobeats. The front-runner is Rema & Gomez’s “Calm Down,” which is nominated in two different classes, greatest track and greatest collaboration.

The Grammys added an analogous class, greatest African music efficiency, this yr (for the awards that shall be offered on Feb. 4, 2024). Grammy nominations shall be introduced on Nov. 10.

Right here is the complete listing of winners for the 2023 Headies Awards. For extra particulars, go to

­Corridor of Fame

WINNER: Youssou N’dour

Particular Recognition

WINNER: Sound Sultan

Worldwide Artiste Recognition Award

WINNER: Sean “Love” Combs

Worldwide Artist of the 12 months



WINNER: Selena Gomez

Don Toliver

Ed Sheeran

Album of the 12 months

Love, Damini – Burna Boy

WINNER: Mr Cash With the Vibe – Asake

Rave And Roses – Rema

Boy Alone – Omah Lay

Outlaw – Victony

Timeless – Davido

Track of the 12 months

“Calm Down” – Rema

WINNER: “Last Last” – Burna Boy

“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade

“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno

“Finesse” – Pheelz Ft. Bnxn

“Sungba Remix” – Asake Ft. Burna Boy

Finest Feminine Artiste



WINNER: Ayra Starr

Tiwa Savage

Finest Male Artiste



Kizz Daniel


Omah Lay

Burna Boy

Rookie of the 12 months




Bloody Civilian

WINNER: Odumodublvck

Eltee Skhillz

Finest Recording of the 12 months

“Alone” – Burna Boy

WINNER: “Soweto” – Victony & Tempoe

“I’m A Mess” – Omah Lay

“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade

“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft. Sunday Service Choir

“No Woman, No Cry” – Tems

Producer of the 12 months

Magicsticks – “Sungba Remix” (Asake)

P.Prime, Tmxo & Pheelz – “Electricty” (Pheelz Ft Davido)

Andre Vibez & London – “Calm Down” (Rema)

Tempoe – “Soweto” (Victony & Tempoe)

Kel-P – “Kpe Paso” (Wande Coal & Olamide)

WINNER: Rexxie – “Abracadabra” (Rexxie, Naira Marley, Skiibii & Wizkid)

Songwriter of the 12 months

WINNER: Simi Kosoko, Godsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata – “Loyal” (Simi)

Stanley Didia, Adebajo Adebanjo – “I’m A Mess” (Omah Lay)

Tems, Ludwig Goransson, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Ryan Coogler – “Lift Me Up” (Rihanna)

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Austin Jnr Iornongu Iwar, Peace Oredope, Ludwig Goransson – “Alone” (Burna Boy)

Daniel Benson “In My Mind” (Bnxn)

Fuayefika Maxwell – Earth Track (Wizard Chan)

Finest R&B Single

WINNER: “For My Hand” – Burna Boy Ft. Ed Sheeran

“Mmadu” – Ckay

“Just 4 U” – Dami Oniru

“Red Wine” – Preye

“Hard To Find” – Chike – Ft. Flavour

“Loyal” – Simi Ft. Fave

Finest Rap Single

“Hustle” – Reminisce

“Big Energy” – Ladipoe

“Back In Uni” – Blaqbonez

“Bando Diaries” – Psychoyp

WINNER: “Declan Rice” – Odumodublvck

“My Bro” – Jeriq Ft. Phyno

Finest Different Track

WINNER: “Earth Song” – Wizard Chan

“Final Champion” – Merciless Santino

“The Traveller” – Basketmouth Ft The Cavemen

“In A Loop” – Boj Ft Moliy & Mellissa

“Game Changer” (Dike) – Flavour

“Tinko Tinko” – Obongjayar

Finest Vocal Efficiency (Feminine)

Niniola – “Memories”

Simi –  “Loyal”

WINNER: Waje – “In Between“

Liya – “Adua Remix”

Preye – “Red Wine”

Dami Oniru – “Just 4 U”

Finest Vocal Efficiency (Male)

Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa”

Ric Hassani – “My Only Baby”

Magixx – “Love Don’t Cost A Dime”

Chike – “Spell Remix”

Praiz – “Reckless”

WINNER: Wande Coal – “Kpe Paso”

Finest Music Video

Blaqbonez & Perliks – “Back In Uni” (Blaqbonez)

Tg Omori – “Pbuy” (Asake)

Director Pink– “Spell Remix” (Chike & Oxlade)

Tg Omori – “Bandana” (Fireboy & Asake)

Director Okay – “Common Person” (Burna Boy)

WINNER: Director Okay – “Calm Down” (Rema)

Finest Collaboration

Asake Ft. Burna Boy – “Sungba Remix”

Bnxn Ft. Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez – “Gwagwalada”

Pheelz Ft. Bnxn – “Finesse”

WINNER: Spyro Ft. Tiwa Savage – “Who’s Your Guy Remix”

Pheelz Ft. Davido – “Electricity”

Wande Coal Ft. Olamide – “Kpe Paso”

Finest Avenue-Hop Artiste

Rexxie Ft. Naira Marley & Skiibii – “Abracadabra”

WINNER: Seyi Vibez – “Chance (Na Ham)”

Asake – “Joha”

Zlatan Ft. Younger Jonn – “Astalavista”

Poco Lee & Hotkid – “Otilo”

Mohbad – “Peace”

Afrobeats Single of the 12 months

WINNER: “Last Last” – Burna Boy

“Rush” – Ayra Starr

“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno

“Finesse” – Pheelz Ft Bnxn

“Who’s Your Guy?” – Spyro

“Asiwaju” – Ruger

Headies’ Viewers’ Selection

Ruger – “Asiwaju”

WINNER: Victony & Tempoe – “Soweto”

Fireboy Dml & Asake – “Bandana”

Ayra Star – “Rush”

Asake – “Terminator”

Mavins – “Overloading (Overdose)”

Crayon – “Ijo (Laba Laba)”

Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa”

Kizz Daniel & Tekno – “Buga”

Pheelz & Davido – “Electricity”

Finest West African Artiste of the 12 months

­Gyakie (Ghana)

WINNER: Black Sherif (Ghana)

The Therapist (Liberia)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Finest East African Artiste of the 12 months


WINNER: Diamond Platinumz


Eddy Kenzo

Hewan Gebreworld

Finest North African Artiste of the 12 months

Marwa Loud – Morocco

Wegz – Egypt

WINNER: El Grande Toto – Morocco

Soolking – Algeria

Finest Southern African Artiste of the 12 months

Aka (South Africa)

Nasty C – South Africa

Costa Titch – South Africa

Uncle Waffles – South Africa

WINNER: Focalistic – South Africa

Dj Tarico – Mozambique

Finest Central African Artiste of the 12 months

Fally Ipupa – Democratic Republic of Congo

Gaz Mawete – Democratic Republic of Congo

Matias Damasio – Angola

Emma’a – Gabon

WINNER: Libianca – Cameroon

Finest R&B Album

Dwelling – Johnny Drille

WINNER: The Brother’s Keeper – Chike

Reckless – Praiz

Waje 2.0 – Waje

Matter of Time – Dami Oniru

To Be Sincere (Tbh) – Simi

Finest Different Album

Horoscopes – Basketmouth

WINNER: Gbagada Categorical – BOJ

Some Nights I Dream of Doorways – Obongjayar

Subaru Boys: Closing Heaven – Merciless Santino

Coronary heart of the Heavenly Plain – Somadina

Native World – Native Sound System

Finest Rap Album

Fly Speak Solely – Payper Corleone

Palmwine Music Vol 3 – Present Dem Camp

WINNER: Younger Preacher – Blaqbonez

Ypszn3 – Psychoyp

Teslim: The Vitality Nonetheless Lives in Me – Vector

Billion Greenback Dream – Jeriq

Subsequent Rated

Younger Jonn

Seyi Vibez




African Artiste of the 12 months

WINNER: Rema (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Marwa Loud (Morocco)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Lyricist on the Roll

Ladipoe – “Clowns”

Vector – “Clowns”

WINNER: Payper Corleone – “Fly Talk Only”

Alpha Ojini – “Vigilante Bop”

A-Q – “Family First”

Tec (Sdc) – “Live Life”

Finest Inspirational Single

“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir

“Jireh (My Provider)” – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music

“This Year” – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘D’ Biggest

WINNER: “Eze Ebube” – Neon Adejo

“Tobechukwu” – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo

“I Get Backing” – Victoria Orenze

Digital Artiste of the 12 months

Burna Boy

Ayra Starr


Omah Lay

Kizz Daniel