The 16th edition of the Headies Awards ceremony that celebrates Afrobeats and African culture took place on Sunday, September 4, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.
The show was hosted by American actor, Terrence Jenkins and Nigerian actress Osas Ighodoro. At the 2023 Headies Awards, Rema was the biggest winner, picking three gongs. He won Best Male Artiste, African Artiste Of The Year, and Digital Artiste Of The Year.
Other big winners were Asake with two gongs including the coveted Next Rated Award which comes with a 2022 Bentley Bentayga SUV.
Burna Boy picked up the Afrobeat Single of the Year and the Best R&B Song.
See the full list of winners below.
BEST RAP SINGLED–eclan Rice by ODUMODUBLVCK
BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCEK–pe Paso by Wande Coal
BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG—Tinko Tinko by Obong Jayar
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR—Calm Down by Director K (Rema)
BEST RAP ALBUM–Young Preacher by Blaqbonez
LYRICIST ON THE ROLLF—lytalk Only by Payper Corleone
PRODUCER OF THE YEARA—bracadabraby Rexxie
BEST MALE ARTIST–Rema
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—ODUMODUBLVCK
BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG—Eze Ebube by Neon Adejo
AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR—Last Last by Burna Boy
SPECIAL RECOGNITION—Sound Sultan
DIGITAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR—Calm Down by Rema
BEST STREET HIP-HOP ARTISTE—Chance (Na Ham) by Seyi Vibez
ALBUM OF THE YEAR —Mr. Money With The Vibe by Asake
BEST COLLABORATION—Whos Your Guy Remix by Spyro, Tiwa Savage
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAr— Rema (Nigeria)
BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR Black—Sherif (Ghana)
BEST R&B Album—The Brothers Keeper by Chike
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR—Selena Gomez
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR—-Soweto by Victony, Tempoe
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)In Between by Waje
BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEARLibianca (Cameroon)
HEADIES VIEWERS CHOICE—Soweto by Victony
BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR—–Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR—El Grande Toto (Morocco)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR—Loyal by Simi Kosoko, Goodsfavour Chidozie, Kosoko Adekunle, Marcel Akunwata
BEST R&B SINGLEFor my hand by Burna Boy
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE—Ayra Starr
BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR—Focalistic (South Africa)
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM—Gbagada Express by BOJ
HALL OF FAME—Youssou Ndour