Headies Award 2023 Nominees Full List: Event holds, USA


, the event will be held in Atlanta, USA. See full nominees list here on Ejes Gist Newspaper.


We have complied the full list of nominees. 



Wizkid, Davido got 2023 Headies nominations.  Buju, Ruger, Zinoleesky and AyraStarr, have been nominated for the Headies 2023 Award. The 2023 edition of the Headies Music Award is set to take place on the 2nd of July at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.


Below is the full list of Headies Award 2023 nominees 


Headies Award 2023 nominees for BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Alone” – Burna Boy
“Soweto” – Victony and Tempoe
“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay
“Ku lo sa” – Oxlade
“Stand Strong” – Davido
“No Woman, No Cry” – Tems



Magicstickz – “Sungba Remix”
Pheelz – “Electricity”
Andrevibez & London – “Calm Down”
Tempoe – “Soweto”
Kel-P – “Kpe Paso”
Rexxie – “Abracadabra”


“Loyal” – Simi
“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay
“Lift Me Up” – Tems
“Alone” – Burna Boy
“In My Mind” – BNXN
“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan

Best R&B Single

“For My Hand” – Burna Boy ft ED Sheeran
“Mmadu” – CKay
“Just 4 u” – Dami Oniru
“Red Wine” – Preye
“Hard to Find” – Chike ft Flavour
“Loyal” – Simi ft Fave


2023 Headies nominations for Best Rap Single

“Hustle” – Reminisce ft BNXN
“Big Energy” – Ladi Poe
“Back in Uni” – Blaq Bonez
“Bando Diaries” – Psycho YP ft Odumodublvck
“Declan Rice” – Odumodublvck
“My Bro” – Jeriq the Hussla ft Phyno

2023 Headies nominations for Best Vocal Performance (Female)

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“Loyal” – Simi
“In Between” – Waje
“Memories” – Niniola
“Adua Remix” – Liya
“Red Wine” – Preye Itams
“Just 4 U” – Dami Oniru


Best Vocal Performance (Male)

“KU LO SA” Oxlade
“My Only Baby” Ric Hassani
“Love Don’t Cost a Dime” Magixx
“Spell Remix” Chike
“Reckless” Praiz
“Kpe Paso” Wande Coal

2023 Headies nominations for Best Alternative Song

“Earth Song” – Wizard Chan
“Final Champion” – Cruel Santino
“The Traveller” – Basketmouth and The Cavemen
“In a Loop” By BOJ – Mellissa
“Game Changer” – Flavour
“Tinko Tinko” – Obongjayar

Headies Award 2023 nominees for Best Music Video

“Back in Uni” –Blaqbonez Perliks
“PBUY” By TG Omori
“Spell (Remix)” – Director Pink
“Common Person” – Director K
“Bandana” by TG Omori
“Calm Down (Remix)” – Director K


Best Collaboration

Asake FT. Burna Boy – “Sungba Remix”
Bnxn ft. Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibes – “Gwagwalada”
Pheelz ft Bnxn – “Finesse”
Spyro ft. Tiwa Savage – “Who’s Your Guy Remix”
Pheelz ft Davido– “Electricity”
Wande Coal ft. Olamide– “Kpe Paso”

Best Street – Hop Artiste

Rexxie Ft. Naira Marley & Skiibii – “Abracadabra”
Seyi Vibez – “Chance (Na Ham)”
Asake – “Joha”
Zlatan Ft. Young Jonn – “Astalavista”
Poco Lee & Hotkid – “Otilo”
Mohbad – “Peace”


Afrobeats Single Of The Year

“Last Last” – Burna Boy
“Rush” – Ayra Starr
“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno
“Finesse” – Pheelz ft Bnxn
“Who’s Your Guy?” – Spyro
“Asiwaju” – Ruger

Headies’ Viewers’ Choice

Ruger – “Asiwaju”
Victony & Tempoe – “Soweto”
Fireboy Dml & Asake – “Bandana”
Ayra Star – “Rush”
Asake – “Terminator”
Mavins – “Overloading (Overdose)”
Crayon – “Ijo (Laba Laba)”
Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa”
Kizz Daniel & Tekno – “Buga”
Pheelz & Davido – “Electricity”


Best West African Artiste Of The Year

Gyakie (Ghana)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
The Therapist (Liberia)
Camidoh (Ghana)
Best East African Artiste Of The Year
Diamond Platinumz
Eddy Kenzo
Hewan Gebreworld

Best North African Artiste Of The Year

Marwa Loud – Morocco
Wegz – Egypt
El Grande Toto – Morocco
Soolking – Algeria

2023 Headies nominations for Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

Aka (South Africa)
Nasty C – South Africa
Costa Titch – South Africa
Uncle Waffles – South Africa
Focalistic – South Africa
Dj Tarico – Mozambique


Headies Award 2023 Nominees for Best Central African Artiste Of The Year

Fally Ipupa – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Gaz Mawete – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Matias Damasio – Angola
Emma’a – Gabon
Libianca – Cameroon

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Headies Award 2023 Nominees for Best R&B Album

Home – Johnny Drille
The Brother’s Keeper – Chike
Reckless – Praiz
Waje 2.0 – Waje
Matter Of Time – Dami Oniru
To Be Honest (Tbh) – Simi


Best Alternative Album

Horoscopes – Basketmouth
Gbagada Express – Boj
Some Nights I Dream Of Doors – Obongjayar
Subaru Boys: Final Heaven – Cruel Santino
Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable – Somadina
Native World – Native Sound System

Best Rap Album  Nominees for Headies Award 2023

Fly Talk Only – Payper Corleone
Palmwine Music Vol 3 – Show Dem Camp
Young Preacher – Blaqbonez
Ypszn3 – Psychoyp
Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me – Vector
Billion Dream – Jeriq

Headies Award 2023 Nominees for Album Of The Year

Love, Damini – Burna Boy
Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake
Rave And Roses – Rema
Boy Alone – Omah Lay
Outlaw – Victony
Timeless – Davido

Song Of The Year

“Calm Down” – Rema
“Last Last” – Burna Boy
“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade
“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno
“Finesse” – Pheelz Ft. Bnxn
“Sungba Remix” – Asake Ft. Burna Boy


Best Female Artiste

Ayra Starr
Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artiste

Kizz Daniel
Omah Lay
Burna Boy

Next Rated

Young Jonn
Seyi Vibez

Rookie of the Year

Odumodu Blvck
Bloody Civilian
Eltee Skillz

African Artiste Of The Year

Rema (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Lyricist On The Roll

Ladipoe – “Clowns”
Vector – “Clowns”
Payper Corleone – “Fly Talk Only”
Alpha Ojini – “Vigilante Bop”
A-Q – “Family First”
Tec (Sdc) – “Live Life”

International Artiste Recognition

Sean ‘love’ Combs

Hall Of Fame

Youssou N’dour

Best Inspirational Single

“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir
“Jireh (My Provider)” – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music
“This Year” – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘d’ Greatest
“Eze Ebube” – Neon Adejo
“Tobechukwu” – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo
“I Get Backing” – Victoria Orenze

Digital Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy
Ayra Starr
Omah Lay
Kizz Daniel

Special Recognition

Sound Sultan

International Artist Of The Year

Selena Gomez
Don Toliver
Ed Sheeran.




Headies Award 2023 Nominees List

BNXN Buju one of the 2022 Headies Music Award nominees
BNXN Buju one of the  Music Award nominees

The most anticipated category for this award is usually the Next Rated Artist award where it is awarded to the set of newest artists who have graced the music industry with their talent and have been able to maintain that level of togetherness in their music. This year’s category has talents like BNXN(Buju), Ruger, Zinoleesky, AyraStarr.

They are artists who have pushed a unique agenda with their beautiful music.

Winner of this Award category will go home with a brand new Bentley Bentayga 2023 car.

Good luck to all the artists in this category.  let us know which of these talented artist is getting to go home with the prize.

Zinoleesky, one of the 2022 Headies Music Award nominees
Zinoleesky, one of Music Award nominees


AyraStarr, Headies Award 2023 Nominees
AyraStarr, one of the  Next Rated Music Award nominees


Ruger, one of the 2022 Headies Next Rated Music Award
Ruger, one of the  Next Rated Music Award

, Nigeria’s much-anticipated music awards show, will take place in the United States of America on Saturday, July 2, 2023.

The show’s creator, Ayo Animashaun, revealed this during The Headies Big Announcement, which aired on HipTV on Tuesday.

The event, which will be hosted by actress Nancy Isime, will feature performances by Kaffy, a dancer, and Goya Menor, a singer.

Notably, the award show, which is usually held in Lagos, will be held for the first time outside of Nigeria’s borders.

The COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, will host the 2023 edition.


The winner of the coveted Next Rated category would also receive a brand new Bently SUV, according to the announcement.

The Headies, formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards, were founded in 2006 to honour artists who have made significant contributions to the Nigerian music industry.



That is all the latest information on Headies award 2023.





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