The 2016 edition of Nigeria’s top music awards show, The Headies, held on Thursday, December 22 at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Hosted by Rapper, Falz and Actress, Adesua Etomi, the show threw up few exciting moments, mainly coming from artistes’ performances and the great job done by the hosts.
It was, however, a disappointment for many Nigerian music fans who had hoped to see their favourite stars, as many A-list artistes did not attend the event.
YBNL boss Olamide and members of his crew like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh; Don Jazzy and the Mavins team; MI and the Chocolate City family; Davido were all absent.
Others wave-making stars like Tekno, P-Square, Yemi Alade, Ill Bliss, Waje, Omawumi, Cynthia Morgan, Reminisce and several others were also missing on the night.
Due to this, many award winners were not on stage to receive their plaques.
Below is the full list of winners:
- Best Recording of the Year: Pray For Me – Darey feat. Soweto Choir
- Producer of the Year: Young John – Mama – Kiss Daniel
- Best Music Video: Soldier (Falz Tha Bad Guy) – Clarence Peters
- Best R&B/Pop Album: New Era – Kiss Daniel
- Best R&B Single: Pray For Me – Darey
- Best Pop Single: Reggae Blues – Harrysong feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Single: No Kissing – Patoranking Ft Sarkodie
- Best Rap Album: Powerful – Ill Bliss
- Best Collabo: Soldier – Falz feat. Simi
- Best Rap Single: Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
- Best Vocal Performance (Male): Shaydee – Smile
- Best Vocal Performance (Female): Simi – Love Don’t Care
- Next Rated: Mr. Eazi
- Hip Hop World Revelation: Kiss Daniel – New Era
- Lyricist on the Roll: Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi
- Best Street-Hop Artiste: Olamide – Who You Epp
- Best ‘Alternative’ Song: You Suppose Know – Bez
- Album of the Year: New Era – Kiss Daniel
- Artiste of the Year: Wizkid
- Song of the Year: Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide
- Hall of Fame: Music Producer, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi
- Special Recognition Award: Flavour