Headies 2021 – All The Winners At The 14th Edition Of The Headies

The 14th edition of the Headies tagged Headies 2021 was held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, hosted by TV personality and actress Nancy Isime and comedian Bovi.

The event, which was supposed to be held in December last year, was shifted to February because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the 2020 challenges, the organizers of the event still deemed fit to hold the show. Fireboy DML led list of nominees with nine nominations, while Davido and Wurld followed with seven nominations each, and Burna boy, the previous year’s Artiste of the Year, secured six nominations.

In addition to previous years, Songwriter of the Year category was included in this year edition, as DJ Neptune, Fireboy, and The Cavemen performed at the event to spice up the show.

Below is the list of nominees for each category and the winners:

Best R&B Album

Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps – Fireboy DML – Winner
I like girls with trobul – Sarz (featuringWurld)
King – Praiz
Boo of the Booless – Chike
Celia – Tiwa Savage


Best Rap Album

God’s Engineering – A-Q – Winner
Illy Chapo X – Illbliss
YPSZN2 – Psycho YP
Cult! – Paybac Iboro
The Erigma 2 – Erigga


Best R&B Single

Under the sky – Praiz
Duduke – Simi
Bad Influence – Omah Lay
Dangerous love – Tiwa Savage
Fireboy – Tattoo- Winner


Best Pop Single

Billionaire – Teni
Nobody – DJ Neptune (featuring Joeboy, Mr Eazi)- Winner
Lady – Rema
FEM – Davido
Joro – Wizkid
Skeletun – Tekno


Best Pop Album

Fireboydml – Apollo- Winner
Davido – A Good Time
Yemi Alade- Woman of Steel
Burna Boy – African Giant
Adekunle GOLD- Afro Pop Vol. 1


Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Wurld – “Ghost Town”
Chike – “Forgive”
Praiz – “Under the sky”- Winner
Cobhams – “We plenti”
Nonso Amadi – “What makes you sure”
Johnny Drille – “Count on you”


Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Simi – “No longer beneficial”
Lindsey Abudei – “One on the outside”
Niniola – “Addicted”- Winner
J’dess – “Chi Efo”
Yemi Alade – “Lai Lai”
Imanse – “Ajala”


Best Rap Single

“OGB4IG” – Reminisce
“Shut Up” – Blaqbonez
“Country” – Illbliss
“Get the Info” – Phyno (featuring Falz,Phenom)
“Bop daddy” – Falz (featuring Ms Banks)- Winner


Best Street Hop Artiste

“Mafo” –   Naira Marley & Young John
“Geng” –   Mayorkun  – Winner
“Instagram” –  Reminisce (featuring Olamide, Naira Marley)
“Audio Money” –  Rudeboy
“Bolanle”  –  IVD & Zlatan
“Pawon”   –  Olamide


Best Collabo

“Know You” – Ladipoe(featuring Simi)- Winner
“Nobody” – DJ Neptune(featuring Joeboy, Mr Eazi)
“Sweet in the middle” – Davido(featuring Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld)
“Totori” – ID Cabasa(featuring Wizkid, Olamide)
“Get the Info” – Phyno(featuring Phenom, Falz)


Lyricist on the Roll

“Eunice”  –  A-Q
“Define Rap 2”  – Blaqbonez
“Trinity”  –  M.I Abaga
“Country” –   Illbliss – Winner
“Get the Info”  –  Phenom
“Speak Life”  –  Phyno


Song of the Year

“FEM” – Davido
“Nobody” – DJ Neptune (featuring Joeboy, Mr Eazi)
“Joro” – Wizkid
“Mafo” – Naira Marley
“Duduke” – Simi- Winner


Best Recording of the Year

“Ozymandias”– Brymo- Winner
“Smile” – Wizkid (featuring H.E.R.)
“Wonderful” – Burna Boy
“Dreamer” – Fireboy DML
“Ghost Town” – Wurld

Album of the Year

African Giant – Burna Boy
Apollo – Fireboy DML- Winner
Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold
Yellow – Brymo
Boo of the Booless – Chike


Artiste of the Year

Burna Boy
Wizkid- Winner
Tiwa Savage


Producer of the Year

Pheelz – “Billionaire” by Teni- Winner
SPAX – “Away” by Oxlade
Kel P – “Pull Up” by Burna Boy
Sarz – “Mad” by Sarz, Wurld


Best Music Video

“Eli” by Fireboy DML – Clarence Peters
“1 Milli” by Davido – Director K- Winner
“Smile” by Wizkid – Meji Alabi
“Billionaire” by Teni – TG Omori
“Shekere” by Yemi Alade – Ovie Etseyatse

Next Rated

Omah Lay- Winner
Bella Shmurda

African Artiste Recognition

South Africa Master KG- Winner
Ghana Kuami Eugene
Kenya Sauti Sol
Ghana Shatta Wale
Ghana Stonebwoy


Viewer’s Choice

Omah Lay
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
DJ Neptune
Wizkid- Winner


Songwriter of the Year

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye – “Duduke” by Simi– Winner
Adedamola Adefolahan – “Dreamer” by Fireboy DML
Damini Ogulu – “Way too big” by Burna Boy
Stanley Omah Didia – “Bad Influence” by Omah Lay
Sadiq Onifade – “Ghost Town” by Wurld
Adekunle Kosoko – “1 Milli” by Davido


Best Alternative Album

Yellow – Brymo
Lucid – Aṣa
The Light – Bez
Pioneers – DRB LasGidi
Roots – The Cavemen- Winner

Best Alternative Song

“Corner” – Lady Donli (featuring VanJess, The Cavemen)
“I wonder” – Moelogo- Winner
“Bitter” – Deena Ade
“Anita” – The Cavemen
“Money Devotion” – Gbasky
“God Save The Queen” – Olu


Rookie of the Year

Alpha P
Bad Boy Timz- Winner


Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year

Victor AD
Fireboy DML- Winner


Special Recognition Award Headies Hall of Fame

Eedris Abdulkareem- Winner


Headies Hall of Fame

Chief Ebenezer Obey
King Sunny Ade



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