Music lovers throng the Eko Convention Centre for the 2017 Headies Awards
Music lovers throng the Eko Convention Centre for the 2017 Headies Awards

By Andah John and Oladapo Okeowo

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Superstar singer Wizkid edged Tiwa Savage, Olamide and Yemi Alade to emerge Nigeria’s Artiste of the year at the 2016 Headies Awards.

The event, reputed to be Nigeria’s most prestigious entertainment awards, held Thursday at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The 27-year-old Wizkid also won the African Artiste of the year award, beating Ghana’s Sarkodie in the process.

But it was not all about Wizkid at the glamorous event.

Another star artiste Phyno, who has had a year to remember in Nigeria’s entertainment industry, was rewarded for his musical exploits as his famous song ”Fada Fada” was voted Song Of The Year.

The awards, hosted by Falz and Nollyhood actress Adesua Etomi, also saw Kiss Daniel snapping three awards. He won Best R&B Pop Album, Hip-hop World Revelation and the Album Of The Year.

Full list of winners

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Emergency – D’Banj
Pray For Me – Darey Feat. Soweto Choir Winner
Love Don’T Care – Simi
Orente – Adekunle Gold
Something Good Is Happening – Brymo

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Dj Coublon ‘Good Time & Raba’
Pheels – ‘Pick Up & Lagos Boys’ – Olamide
Legendury Beats – ‘Final – Baba Nla’ Wizkid
Young John – ‘Mama’ – Kiss Daniel Winner
Mastakraft – ‘Fada Fada’, ‘Connect’ – Phyno
Oscar Herman-Ackah – ‘Pray For Me’ – Darey

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Emergency (D’Banj) – Unlimited La
Mary (Seyi Shay) – Meji Alabi
Soldier (Falz Tha Bad Guy) – Clarence Peters  Winner
Made For You – Banky W
Bad – Tiwa Savage Feat. Wizkid – Sesan

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
New Era – Kiss Daniel  Winner
Wanted – Wande Coal
Klitoris – Brymo
Unclad – Darey
Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

BEST R&B SINGLE

Love Don’t Care – Simi
Made For You – Banky W
Super Woman – Wande Coal
Pray For Me – Darey Winner
Aduke – Tjan
Smile – Shaydee

BEST POP SINGLE

Mama – Kiss Daniel
Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee  Winner
Emergency – D’Banj
Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide
Money – Timaya Feat. Flavour

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

No Kissing’ – Patoranking Ft Sarkodie  Winner
Body Hot – Praiz Ft. Jesse Jagz & Stone Bwoy
Jaga Love – Jesse Jagz
Olowo – Cynthia Morgan
Pam Pam – Ketchup
Timaya – I Like The Way

BEST RAP ALBUM
Eyan Mayweather – Olamide  Winner
Powerful – Ill Bliss
Stories That Touch – Falz
Lil’ Kesh – Yagi

BEST COLLABO

Soldier – Falz Feat. Simi  Winner

Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee

Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Wait – Solidstar Feat. Tiwa Savage
No Kissing – Patoranking Feat. Sarkodie
Money – Timaya Feat. Flavour

BEST RAP SINGLE

Eyan Mayweather – Olamide  Winner
Asamalekun – Reminisce
Jagaban – Ycee
Chukwu Agozi Gogi – Ill Bliss
Agu Ji Ndi Men – A-Q
Show You Something – Boogey
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

Brymo – Something Good Is Happening
Darey Feat. Soweto Choir – Pray For Me
Shaydee – Smile  Winner
Wande Coal – Super Woman
Ric Hassani – Gentleman
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Simi – Love Don’T Care Winner
Seyi Shay – Right Now
Aramide Feat. Adekunle Gold – Love Me
Omawumi Feat. Angelie Kidjo – Play Na Play

NEXT RATED

Ycee
Eazi Winner
Humblesmith
Aramide

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

Kiss Daniel – New Era Winner
Seyi Shay – Seyi Or Shay
Lil’ Kesh – Yagi
Runtown – Ghetto University

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi Winner
Reminsce – Asalamaleku
Ycee – Jagaban
Boogey – Show You Something
A-Q – Agu Ji Ndi Men’
Modenine – No Matter What

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

Olamide – Who You Epp Winner
Ajebutter Feat. Falz – Bad Gang
Koker – Ko Le Werk
Ycee – Jagaban
Small Dokta – Gbera
2T Boys – Customer Dada Ni

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Something Good Is Happening – Brymo
You Suppose Know – Bez  Winner
Wait For Me – Johnny Drille
Gentleman – Ric Hassani
ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Stories That Touch – Falz
New Era – Kiss Daniel Winner
Wanted – Wande Coal
Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Wizkid Winner
Tiwa Savage
Falz
Yemi Alade
Olamide

SONG OF THE YEAR

Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid
Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat.
Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide Winner

AFRICAN ARTISTE

Sauti Sol
Casper Nyovest
Dj Maphorisa
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie

Wikid  Winner