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#14thHeadies: See full list of winners

Following in the footsteps of the 2019 nominations, the 2020 Headies are incredibly inclusive.

On February 21, 2021, Nigeria’s premier music award show held via virtual and live media due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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 year-in-review is between July 2019 and September 2020. It will be the 14th edition of an award heralded by Ayo Animashaun and his company, HipHop World. Fireboy leads the way with nine nominations.

Fireboy DML leads the nominations with nine nods including Best Recording of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best Pop Album, Album of the Year and the Headies Viewer’s Choice Award. Davido and Wurld came in next with seven nominations each, while Burna Boy, the reigning Artist of the Year, secured six nominations.

Other nominees are Simi with five nods, DJ Neptune with four, and Wizkid whose nominations include Best Recording of the Year and Best Song of the Year. Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Shmurda are in the running for the keenly contested Next Rated Award. Previous winners of that trophy include Rema, Davido, Mr Eazi, Wizkid and Asa. Olakira, Alpha P, JomoPyper, Zinoleesky and Bad Boy Timz competed for the Rookie of the Year Award.

See Full List Of The Winners

Best R&B Single

Fireboy DML

Best Recording of The Year


Best Music Video of The Year

1 Milli – Davido By Director K

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


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 Revelation

Fireboy DML

Best Rap Album

God’s Engineering – AQ

Song of The Year

Nobody- DJ Neptune feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi

Artiste of The Year


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