The 16th Headies Award occurred on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the second consecutive year in this location.
Since its establishment in 2006, the Headies has played a significant role in documenting the achievements within the Nigerian music industry through its awards, which have now become the most prestigious honors in Nigerian music.
During the event, Rema, a prominent Mavin artist, emerged as the top recipient, taking home three awards. Notably, his speech on the revival of Nigerian music stole the spotlight of the evening.
Additionally, other notable winners included Asake, who secured two awards, including the highly sought-after Next Rated Award, and Burna Boy, who claimed the titles of Afrobeat Single of the Year and Best R&B Song.
‘Declan Rice’ by ODUMODUBLVCK
In a thrilling turn of events at the 2023 Headies, Odumodublvck’s track titled “Declan Rice” clinched the prestigious award for Best Rap Single. This competitive category featured strong contenders such as “Reminisce – Hustle,” “Ladipoe – Big Energy,” “Blaqbonez – Back in Uni,” “Psycho YP – Bando Diaries,” and “Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro.”
During his acceptance speech, Odumodublvck graciously acknowledged his label boss, Teezee, expressing his gratitude by stating, “He believed in me when nobody did…”
A heartfelt congratulations to Odumodublvck on this well-deserved achievement!
2. BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE
‘Kpe Paso’ by Wande Coal
Wande Coal’s spectacular vocal performance in ‘Kpe Paso’ earned him the Best Male Vocal Performance award.
3. BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG
‘Earth Song’ by Wizard Chan
4. BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR
‘Calm Down’ by Director K (Rema)
BEST RAP ALBUM
‘Young Preacher‘ by Blaqbonez
5. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
‘Flytalk Only’ by Payper Corleone
6. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
7. BEST MALE ARTIST