Full List Of Winners At Headies 2016

Full List Of Winners At Headies 2016The 2016 edition of Nigeria’s top music awards show, The Headies, held on Thursday, December 22 at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Hosted by Rapper, Falz and Actress, Adesua Etomi, the show threw up few exciting moments, mainly coming from artistes’ performances and the great job done by the hosts.

It was, however, a disappointment for many Nigerian music fans who had hoped to see their favourite stars, as many A-list artistes did not attend the event.

YBNL boss Olamide and members of his crew like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh; Don Jazzy and the Mavins team; MI and the Chocolate City family; Davido were all absent.

Others wave-making stars like Tekno, P-Square, Yemi Alade, Ill Bliss, Waje, Omawumi, Cynthia Morgan, Reminisce and several others were also missing on the night.

Due to this, many award winners were not on stage to receive their plaques.

Below is the full list of winners:

  1. Best Recording of the Year: Pray For Me – Darey feat. Soweto Choir
  2. Producer of the Year: Young John – Mama – Kiss Daniel
  3. Best Music Video: Soldier (Falz Tha Bad Guy) – Clarence Peters
  4. Best R&B/Pop Album: New Era – Kiss Daniel
  5. Best R&B Single: Pray For Me – Darey
  6. Best Pop Single: Reggae Blues – Harrysong feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee
  7. Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: No Kissing – Patoranking Ft Sarkodie
  8. Best Rap Album: Powerful – Ill Bliss
  9. Best Collabo: Soldier – Falz feat. Simi
  10. Best Rap Single: Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
  11. Best Vocal Performance (Male): Shaydee – Smile
  12. Best Vocal Performance (Female): Simi – Love Don’t Care
  13. Next Rated: Mr. Eazi
  14. Hip Hop World Revelation: Kiss Daniel – New Era
  15. Lyricist on the Roll: Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi
  16. Best Street-Hop Artiste: Olamide – Who You Epp
  17. Best ‘Alternative’ Song: You Suppose Know – Bez
  18. Album of the Year: New Era – Kiss Daniel
  19. Artiste of the Year: Wizkid
  20. Song of the Year: Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide
  21. Hall of Fame: Music Producer, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi
  22. Special Recognition Award: Flavour

Joke Silva Unveils Debut Stage Musical ‘Heartbeat’

Joke silver, stage musical, heartbeatAn abstract tale of present-day Nigeria, erupted in a musical as actress, Joke Silva, unveiled her debut stage production ‘Heartbeat’, (a story of hope), at the Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The stage play was produced by the Nollywood veteran couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.

Family, friends and supporters came out in numbers to enjoy the night out.

This followed months of intensive rehearsals, as the play director, Najite Dede, laid out a stellar cast, including screen actor, Femi Jacobs, to the delight of guests.

Falz, Adesua Etomi To Host Headies 2016

Falz, Adesua, Headies 2016Organisers of the Headies awards have announced Singer, Falz and Actress, Adesua Etomi as hosts of the 2016 awards show.

Falz the bahd guy and the beautiful Adesua Etomi, both took to Instagram to share a video announcement of the up-coming event.

Also, internationally recognized photographer, Shola Animashaun, once again takes credit for a recently released creative campaign shoot, for the annual hip-hop awards.

Meanwhile, the award has co-host, Falz, nominated for Best Rap Album: ‘Stories That Touch’, ‘Album of the Year ‘Stories That Touch’ , Artiste of the Year, Best Collabo: ‘Soldier’ ft Simi, and Best Music Video ‘Soldier’ ft. Simi

The nominees list has been greeted with much controversy from some aggrieved artists such as Yung6ix, Solidstar, Tekno and Clarence Peters.

Other artists have also expressed their reservations about being omitted from the nomination list altogether.

The Headies addressing the matter, said the artist didn’t submit their entries as at when due.

It would be recalled that the 2015 edition was postponed from December 28 to January 1, 2016 and it was considered as one of the most dramatic editions of the show, with some artists expressing their grievances over some of the award winners whom they felt were undeserving.

Perhaps, organisers are taking time to make arrangements to ensure a hitch-free event this time around; as the date, time and venue for the 2016 event are yet to be announced.

Aramide Opens Her ‘Suitcase’ At Listening Party

aramide1In an event that was well-attended by friends, fans and music lovers, Afro-soul singer, Aramide, has finally opened her ‘suitcase’, at her album listening party that took place at the Fuse Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Explaining the uniqueness of the album title, she said “when you are going on a journey, the first thing you think about is a ‘Suitcase’, and that is why my debut album is titled Suitcase.

According to the artist, “the ‘Suitcase’ is filled with emotions, love, society, appreciation, God, my journey, heartbreak and I want everyone to come with me on this journey”.

With the debut album slated for release on November 22, 2016, Aramide hinted fans that “there is more to come when the album is released”.

Aramide started her music quest in 2006, when she contested in one of Nigeria’s most prestigious talent hunt shows, Star Quest.

Since then, she has slowly carved her own niche and is already being ranked among other industry A-listers such as Tiwa-Savage and Yemi Alade.

She also bagged the honourable Best Female Western Africa Act, at the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 3.0,  which took place on Sunday, November 6, 2016.


Here’s a sneak peak of the album track list, with what has been described as one of the most creative album art of the year.

Singer Blizzy, Shares Concept Behind ‘Mumu’

blizzy Fast rising singer, Blizzy has released the visual representation of his song, ‘Mumu’.

Explaining the concept behind the song, he said it is a song for fun with a mix of reality. In his words, a “jonzing song”.

“If you are a guy or a girl who is in search for love, you might be a victim of that kind of ‘Mumu trip’.

He said he had been a victim of that situation in the past and the idea for the song just came as an inspiration, while he was in the studio one day.

He said it took three days to create the music video and he enjoyed working with the director because of his patience and creativity.

Blizzy also talked about another one of his tracks titled, “tomorrow carry belle”, one he describes as an inspiration for Nigerians in the face of much economic hardship.

He says the song is expected to give Nigerians hope that their tomorrow would be better, regardless of what today brings.

Olamide Moves On From Etisalat

Olamide, EtisalatYBNL boss, Olamide, has moved on from Etisalat after his three-year ambassadorial deal with the company.

The telecommunication giant took to Instagram on November 14, 2016, to wish him well.

“It’s been three amazing years of working with you. All of us @etisalatnigeria wish you the best in your future endeavours.” they said.

In response to this, the artist also thanked them saying, “God bless my @etisalatnigeria family for the love and support all through the years. Thanks for believing in me and for helping me grow”.

The Shakitibobo crooner, who is known for rendering his rap mostly in Yoruba, and classified as Nigeria’s biggest rapper, has swiftly risen to new heights in his music career.

From winning several awards such as the most recent African Muziq Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), in which he bagged the Best Male West Africa, to signing on new artists such as rapper, Davolee, who recently joined the label, Olamide has continued to thrill his fans.

Oritsefemi Trends On Social Media Over Nightclub Assault

oritsefemiNigerian singer, Oritsefemi, was allegedly assaulted by several bouncers at the Quilox club, over the weekend as viral videos of the singer being thrown out of the club began to trend on social media.

The assault was said to have been prompted by the singer’s attack on a bouncer, who restricted some A-list artistes from gaining entry into the VIP section.

A statement released by MSN gang, the label to which the singer is signed, noted that he slapped a bouncer with a wine cup he was holding, only after being shoved while protesting an unjust treatment to fellow singer, Sound Sultan.

Sound Sultan has, however, denied being involved in the scuffle, noting via social media that he was in the VIP section of his “cousin’s club”.

Club Quilox has also issued a statement in the aftermath of the brawl.

The statement by its PR and Marketing Manager, Jessica Ulo Oputa, refuted Oritsefemi’s claim that his jewellery was stolen by the club’s bouncers.

To back their claim, Quilox also attached graphic pictures and a video of the bouncer the musician assaulted.

2016 Has Been Challenging Yet Successful – Harrysong

Harrysong, 2016 successPopular ‘Reggae Blues’ crooner, Harrysong, has made major impact and hit huge success in 2016 despite various economic as well as personal challenges.

The track ‘Reggae Blues’ became an instant hit within the Nigerian Music sphere, and also crossed into some international music scenes.

The man behind the atonal music, Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known by the stage name, Harrysong, confesses that the track catapulted him to yet another level of stardom.

In an interview with Channels Television, he described his career in 2016 as challenging, yet fruitful and interesting because in his words, “we’ve achieved quite a lot”.

He recounted some of the major international shows, including the One Music Fest, that have accounted for the success of his career in the year 2016.

Speaking of his creative journey, he said being a song writer and content producer, he goes along with the flow of the market.

“I try to see where the market is going now, before I produce content. If I can change it, I change it, if I don’t want to, I just play along and still make a difference”, he added.

Harryson who was born as the only child to Ijaw parents in Warri, Delta state, narrated that he went into music after he lost his mother.

He said a strained relationship between him and his step-mother led to him dropping out of school and discovering his new found love for music, which grew while he was still in Port-harcourt.

As his career continued to grow, he took some of his colleagues back to his home state for a peace concert.

Speaking of the concert, he said it was inspired by a land dispute which had occurred in his hometown.

According to him, afterwards, he felt he could be a voice to the community, through the peace concert, which was expected to serve as a re-orientation opportunity for youths and the larger community through the musical platform.

Among other successes the artist highlighted, Harrysong hinted that he is set to release something new for fans in the next two months.

Lights, Camera, Action: Niyi Akinmolayan On Set For ‘Room 315’

Lights, camer, action, niyi akinmolayan, the arbitration Nollywood Film Director, Niyi Akinmolayan is back on set to shoot his latest film, ‘Room 315’.

The project which he describes as a give-back initiative, follows the success of his critically acclaimed, ‘The Arbitration’.

Speaking about his journey through the movie industry, he said he first started a filmmaking blog out of what he considered to be a simple desire to give back information to the internet.

For him, that was a means to reach out to young filmmakers who may not have had the opportunity to attend any film school.

Akinmolayan said he only wanted to give out basic information about film making, and in his words: “I felt that it was time to start telling people some of the things we do in Nollywood” and as time went on, the blog drew significant traffic.

“If we have to move forward, we have to share,” the filmmaker stated.

Explaining further, he said that as the blog grew bigger, he decided to engage everyone, by putting up a sum of money as a prize for whoever is able to come up with a unique script for a film.

This was how the idea for the film, Room 315 was birthed.

He explained that the aim behind the idea was fulfilled because “so many people jumped at it especially as there was money involved”.

He received over 300 entries, which was later narrowed down to “Room 315”.

Lights, camer, action, niyi akinmolayan, the arbitration

The script, according to him, initially drew in a minor controversy as a Lagos-based radio personality said the title as well as the mental health theme, plagiarized her issues-based V-log, titled ‘Room 313’.

Akinmolayan, however, remained indifferent on the matter and went ahead with shooting the film.

He said that the huge support he has gotten so far on the project has helped to douse the financial strain he would have otherwise felt.

2Baba, Others Set To Thrill At Celebrity Fans Challenge

falz, tu face, celebrity fans challengeMusic stars, 2Baba, Falz, and several others are set to headline the 2016 Celebrity Fans Challenge.

The second edition of the event will feature up to 30 celebrities who are expected to thrill their fans on stage as well as compete with them in various football based competitions.

The A-list stars are to battle each other in support of their favourite football clubs before a panel of judges as well as fans.

‘Soft work’ crooner, Falz, was present at a press parley held in Lagos, to unveil the artiste line-up.

He pointed out similarities in music and football, two things that organizers of the event consider a unifying factor for Nigerians.

The showdown which has been slated for December 3, 2016 will hold in Victoria Island Lagos.

Patoranking Releases ‘Money’ Music Video

patoranking, money, music video, phynoDancehall artist, Patoranking, has released a video to one of the tracks off his new album, God Over Everything.

The track titled ‘money’, features rapper, Phyno, and was directed by Sesan.

The Alubarika crooner, who started his career as a dancer, and lover of ghetto music as well as dancehall vibes, appears to now be the rave of the moment.

patoranking, money, music video, phyno
Patoranking, Phyno

With his vocal command and patois flair, he has so far done over 10 collaborations, including that of his ‘Girly o’ remix in which he featured Nigeria’s Biggest Female artist, Tiwa Savage.

Penthauze label member, Phyno, on the other hand, has gained much popularity for his unique rap style usually done in the Igbo language.

With recent collaborations with artists such as YBNL’s Olamide, law graduate turned musician/comedian, Falz, and many others in the industry, the artist appears to have gained even more fan base.

AO Of G.R.A.P Music Drops New Single

AOMeanwhile, G.R.A.P music signee, A.O, has dropped his first official single, ‘Walahi Walahi which features label mate, Vector and rapper, Jesse Jagz.

The highly anticipated track was produced by heavily sought after Producer Licious Crackitt.

Some reviews on the track have already revealed that there seemed to be a lot of refreshing experimentation on the record, most noticeable the relaxed baritone voice singing in the chorus.Falz

With Falz ‘upping’ his rap game with more frequent collaborations as well as music releases, he has yet again featured Ajebutter 22 and Fresh L on a new track titled ‘Regards To Your Mumsy’ which was produced by Oluwasesan.

Tiwa Opens Up: ‘I Knew This Marriage Was Not Going To Work’

Tiwa-Savage-TeebillzA day after the rumour that Tiwa Savage’s husband, Teebillz, attempted suicide, Tiwa gave an account of her troubled marriage, narrating all she had been through.

In an exclusive interview with an online TV, a sober Tiwa said she was apprehensive when she was told what had happened.

“I was in my bedroom when my friend walked into the room, with a couple of other people and woke me up and basically just started narrating what had happened.

“When someone wakes you up from your sleep, the honest truth… I thought maybe they found him dead. And when they said they didn’t know where he was. My thought and everybody’s thought was that we need to find him and make sure he is okay and that he is alive. I couldn’t respond to anything because I did not know the extent what he had said.

“Someone actually took my phone because they didn’t want me to see what was said online.

“I was just scared for his life. I was just panicking.

“At about 10:00/11:00am we got the call that he’s been found on Lekki Bridge and that he was okay,” she said.

According to the popular Nigerian artiste, she had wanted to take her marriage away from public light, with a decision that she would not post anything related to her marriage online.

“My marriage and my relationship has been very public and at one point I decided that I didn’t want to make it public any more.

“I am always nervous when it comes to his birthday because if I post, they read meaning into what I post but if I do not post, it means that we have broken up or there is problem in our relationship.

“I knew that the anniversary was coming and I knew that I was either going to have to post happy anniversary, or not post,” she stated.

On her marriage status, she said: “The honest truth is that TJ and I have not been together and it was something that we were trying to walk through.

“For me I knew that this marriage was not going to work and it has been like that for the past two months”.

“I am done”

Tiwa, who denied allegations of infidelity, said she had covered up for a lot of hurts in her relationship, narrating her ordeal when she lost a second pregnancy and had contacted her husband whom she claimed was with another woman he had an affair with.

“I have covered up for a lot of hurts in our relationship and I was in Jamaica recently and just before I went to Jamaica, I found out that I was pregnant again and we both discussed it and we were just trying to find out how we can manage the situation.

“I have covered up for so long because I wanted people to believe this story of… TJ is the one that takes care of me, TJ is the head of the house, TJ is a loving husband, TJ is the one that made me, took me from nothing to something. I wanted people to believe that and I wanted him to feel like a man,” she stated.

“I am done,” she said.

Tiwa further alleged that she had been the one taking care of the family’s expenses.

On the claims by the husband that she does not cook for him, she said: “I am the same person that works and puts the money in the house. I am the same person that works long hour to make sure that we have a roof over our head”.

“I have never cheated on my husband and I am willing to take a lie detector test on that.

“There is never a time that when I make something that I do not make for TJ. I hired a cook to cook for us because of my tight schedule,” she said, dismissing her husband’s claims in the interview with Pulse Tv.

Tiwa’s husband had earlier denied reports that he attempted suicide on Thursday, saying his Instagram account was hacked.