Asake was the night’s big winner at the 2023 Headies, winning Next Rated Artiste and Album of the Year for his 2022 record, ‘Mr Money with the Vibe’ — the first to clinch both prizes in the same year.
The 16th edition of the prestigious awards held on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta also saw Afrobeats superstar Rema and Afrofusion spearhead Burna Boy clinch the most statues, three apiece.
The 23-year-old Jonzing World signee emerged as the winner in the Male Artiste of the Year, Digital Artiste of the Year, and African Artiste of the Year categories.
For his part, Burna Boy took home the Afrobeats Single of the Year and Song of the Year Headies both for his hit breakup anthem, ‘Last Last’, and Best R&B Single for his Ed Sheeran-featured ballad, ‘For My Hand’.
The Female Artiste of the Year went to Ayra Starr, while Odumodublvk was crowned the Rookie of the Year.
In the Best Collaboration category, Spyro and Tiwa Savage won for the year’s summer hit, ‘Who Is Your Guy? Remix’.
Meanwhile, the Special Recognition award went to the late Sound Sultan with Selena Gomez earning the International Artiste of the Year award, after her beloved appearance on the Calm Down remix.
See the full list of winners below:
Best Rap Single
Odumodublvck – “Declan Rice”
Best Vocal Performance
Wande Coal – “Kpe Paso”
Best Music Video
Director K – “Calm Down” (Remix)
Best Rap Album
Blaqbonez – Young Preacher
Lyricist on the Roll
Payper Corleone – “Fly talk alone”
Producer of the Year
Rexxie – Abracadaba Remix
Best Male Artiste
Rookie of the Year
Best Inspirational Single
Neon Adejo – “Eze Ebube”
Afrobeats Single of the Year
Burna Boy – “Last Last”
Digital Artiste of the Year
Best Street Hop Artiste
Album of the Year
Asake – “Mr Money with the vibe”
Song of the Year
Burna Boy – “Last Last”
Spyro ft Tiwa Savage – “Who is your guy remix”
African Artiste of the Year
Best West African Artiste of the Year
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Best R&B Album
Chike – The Brother’s Keeper
Headies Viewers choice
International Artiste of the Year
Best Recording of the Year
Victony & Tempoe – “Soweto”
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Waje – “In Between”
Best North African Artiste of the Year
El Grande Toto – Morocco
Best East African Artiste of the Year
Best Central African Artiste of the Year
Libianca – Cameroon
Best Female Artiste
Hall of Fame
Songwriter of the Year
Simi Kosoko, Godsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata – “Loyal” (Simi)
Best Alternate Album
BOJ – Gbagada Express
Best Southern African Artiste of the Year
Focalistic – South Africa
Best R&B Single
Burna Boy – “For My Hand”
Best Alternative Song
Wizard Chan – “Earth Song”
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