Nigeria: Wizkid, Davido, Others Bag 2018 Headies Awards


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Popular musicians: Innocent Idibia (2face), Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid), David Adeleke (Davido) and some other artistes won the 2018 headies awards in the early hours of Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 12th edition of HEADIES awards took place at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.




NAN also reports that Headies award formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

It usually features performances by established and promising artists.




Wizkid received the best music video award, the best R and B pop album award  and the  viewers’ choice award for his song ”Come closer”.

2face had the best reggae dancehall single award for his song “Holyholy”.




Other winners are: Mayorkun- next rated award, Omawumi- female best vocal performance, Praiz- male best vocal performance, Nasty C- Africa artiste of the year, Aramide- Best Alternative Song.

Simi- Best recording of the year, Yemi Alade- Best Performer, Tiwa Savage- Best collabo, Kidominant- Producer of the year, MI- Lyricist on the roll, Davido- Best Pop single and artist of the year.


Small Doctor- 2018 best street hop artiste, MI- Best rap single, Teni- Rookie of the year, Reminisce- Best rap album.

Lagos State and some companies were recognised as industry brand ambassadors.




They  were: MTN, Globacom, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigerian Breweries, Pepsi, and Hennessey.

 

See full list of winners below:


Rookie of the Year

TENI




Best Rap Single

You Rappers Should Fix up your Life – M.I


Best Street Hop

Penalty – Small Doctor




Best Pop Single

IF – Davido


Best RnB Single

Smile for Me – Simi




Lyricist on the Roll

You Rappers Should Fix up your Lives – M.I


Best Performer

Yemi Alade




Producer of the Year

Kiddominant


Best Collabo

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage feat. Wizkid




Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

Holy Holy – 2Baba


Best Recording of the Year

Joromi – Simi




Hip Hop World Revelation

Reekado Banks


Next Rated

Mayorkun




Best Alternative Song

Fun mi lo wo mi – Aramide feat. Sound Sultan & Koker


African Artiste of the Year

Nasty C




Headies Viewers’ Choice

Come Closer – Wizkid


Best Music Video

Come Closer – Wizkid. Directed by Daps




Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Butterflies – Omawumi


Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Folashade – Praiz




Best RnB/Pop Album

Sounds from the Other Side – Wizkid


Best Rap Album

El Hadj – Reminisce




Song of the Year

IF – Davido


Special Recognition Award

Album of the Year




Simisola – Simi

Artiste of the Year


Davido

Special Recognition Award




Kaffy

Headies Hall of Fame


Chris Ubosi.

(NAN)

 


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