Headies Awards: Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bad Boy Timz, others Emerge Winners

by Yinka Akanbi

The 14th edition of the highly-anticipated Headies Awards (formerly Hip Hop Word Awards) held on Sunday night as a hybrid event (virtual and physical) for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chief organiser of the award ceremony, Ayo Animasaun, said it was difficult yet interesting producing the show for virtual audiences.

The nominees for the awards were announced in December 2020, with Fireboy DML leading with nine nominations, while Burnaboy, Davido, Wizkid and Wurld followed with six nominations each.

This year’s edition however witnessed fast-rising singers like Fireboy DML, Bad Boy Timz and Omah Lay receive their first plaque at the event that was beamed live in part on Hiptv.
The ceremony was hosted by comedian Bovi and Nancy Isime.

See list of winners below:

Producer of The Year:
Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni

Best Vocal Performance (Female):
Niniola – Addicted

Best Vocal Performance (Male):
Praiz – Under The Sky

Best Street Hop Artiste:
Mayorkun – Geng

Rookie of The Year:
Bad Boy Tims – MJ

Best Pop Single:
Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi

Best Collabo:
Ladipoe and Simi – Know you

Best Alternative song:
Moelogo – I wonder

Best Rap Single:
Falz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks

Best R&B Album:
Fireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps

Best Alternative Album:
Roots – The Cavemen

Next Rated:
Omah -Lay

Viewers Choice Award:
Wizkid

Songwriter of the Year:
Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Award:
Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll:
Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award:
Master KG

Headies Hall of Fame:
King Sunny Ade

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