Headies: Complete list of winners at 14th edition of awards show

Headies: Complete list of winners at 14th edition of awards show

- Omah Lay has emerged winner in the Next Rated category of the Headies award show

- The 14th edition of the show took place on February 21, 2021

- Fireboy, Niniola, Praiz also won awards at the event

- This is the first-ever virtual edition of the award show

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The 14th edition of the Headies award took place on February 21 which saw several guests who were in attendance, observing social distance with many showing up in masks.

A lot of the show had been pre-recorded and the live event, featuring nominees held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The red carpet began at 5pm while the main event commenced at 8 pm.

The show was hosted by comedian Bovi and actress and TV host, Nancy Isime and witnessed brilliant performances from the likes of Chike, Fireboy, Joeboy and Laycon.

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Headies: Complete list of winners at 14th edition of awards show
Omah Lay won the Next Rated award. Photo credit: @omah_lay, @fireboydml, @falzthebahdguy
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Below is the complete list of winners at the award show:

Best R&B Single

Under the Sky – Praiz

Duduke – Simi

Mad – Sarz & Wurld

Bad Influence – Omah Lay

Tattoo – Fireboy DML (Winner)

Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage

Best Recording of the Year

Ozymandias – Brymo (Winner)

Smile – Wizkid ft. H.E.R

Wonderful – Burna Boy

Dreamer – Fireboy DML

Ghost Town – Wurld

Best Music Video

Eli – Fireboy DML

1 Milli – Davido as directed by Dir. K (Winner)

Smile – Wizkid

Billionaire – Teni

Shekere – Yemi Alade

Producer of the Year

Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ by Teni (Winner)

Spax – ‘Away’ by Oxlade

Kel P – ‘Pull Up’ by Burna Boy

Sarz – ‘Mad’ By Sarz and Wurld

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Best Vocal Performance (Female)

No Longer Beneficial – Simi

One on the Outside – Lindsey Abudei

Addicted – Niniola (Winner)

Chi Efo – J-Dess

Lai Lai – Yemi Alade

Ajala – Imanse

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Ghost Town – Wurld

Forgive– Chike

Under the Sky – Praiz (Winner)

Plenti – Cobhams

What Makes You Sure – Nonso Amadi

Count On You – Johnny Drille

Best Street-hop Artist

Naira Marley and Young John - Mafo

Mayorkun – Geng (Winner)

Reminisce ft. Olamide and Naira Marley – Instagram

Rudeboy – Audio Money

IVD and Zlatan – Bolanle

Olamide – Pawon

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Rookie of the Year


Alpha P



Bad Boy Timz (Winner)

Best Pop Single

Billionaire – Teni

Nobody – DJ Neptune Feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi (Winner)

Lady – Rema

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Fem – Davido

Joro – Wizkid

Skeletun – Tekno

Best Collaboration

Know You – Ladipoe ft. Simi (Winner)

Nobody – DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr. Eazi

Sweet In the Middle – Davido ft. Naira Marley, Zlatan and Wurld

Don’t Call Me Back – Joeboy ft. Mayorkun

Totori – ID Cabasa Feat. Wizkid and Olamide

Get the Info – Phyno ft. Phenom and Falz

Best ‘Alternative’ Song

Corner – Lady Donly ft. VanJess & The Cavemen

I Wonder – Moelogo (Winner)

Bitter – Deena Ade

Anita – The Cavemen

Money Devotion – Gbasky

God Save The Queen – Olu

Best Rap Single

OGB4IG – Reminisce

Shut Up – Blaqbonez

Country – Illbliss

Get The Info – Phyno, Falz and Phenom (Winner)

Bop Daddy – Falz ft. Ms. Banks (Winner)

Best R&B Album

Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps – Fireboy DML (Winner)

I Like Girls With Trobul – Sarz & Wurld

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King – Praiz

Boo of the Booless – Chike

Celia – Tiwa Savage

Best Alternative Album

Yellow – Brymo

Lucid – Asa

The Light – Bez

Pioneers – DRB Lasgidi

Roots – The Cavemen (Winner)

Next Rated


Omah Lay (Winner)


Bella Shmurda

Best Rap Album

God’s Engineering – A-Q (Winner)

Illy Chapo X – Illbliss

YPSZN2 – Psycho YP

Cult! – Paybac Iboro

The Erigma II – Erigga

Best Pop Album

Apollo – Fireboy DML (Winner)

African Giant – Burna Boy

A Good Time – Davido

Woman of Steel – Yemi Alade

Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold

Headies Revelation

Victor AD

Fireboy DML (Winner)





Lyricist on the Roll



MI Abaga – Trinity

Illbliss (Winner)



Album of the Year

African Giant – Burna Boy

Apollo – Fireboy DML (Winner)

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Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold

Yellow – Brymo

Boo of the Booless – Chike

Artist of the Year

Burna Boy


Wizkid (Winner)


Tiwa Savage

African Artist Recognition

Master KG (winner)

Kuami Eugene

Sauti Sol

Shatta Wale


Headies’ Viewer’s Choice


Omah Lay

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


DJ Neptune

Wizkid (winner)

Songwriter of the Year

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi – Duduke) (winner)

Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML – Dreamer)

Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy – Way Too Big)

Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay – Bad Influence)

Sadiq Onifade (Wurld – Ghost Town)

Adekunle Kosoko (1 Million – Davido)

Special Recognition

Eedris Abdulkareem


Hall of Fame

King Sunny Ade

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