The organizers of the highly anticipated Headies Awards have officially unveiled the nominees for both the voting and non-voting categories of the 16th edition. On Tuesday, the nominees for the “Rookie of the Year” category were released, and today, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, the remaining categories were announced.
The Headies Awards, known for recognizing exceptional talent and achievements in the Nigerian music industry, have listed the nominees across a wide range of categories. Here is the list of nominees in some of the prominent categories:
Best Recording of The Year:
- Burna Boy – Alone
- Victony, Tempoe – Soweto
- Omah Lay – I’m a mess
- Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
- Davido, SSC – Stand Strong
- Tems – No Woman, No Cry
Album Of The Year:
- Burna Boy – Love, Damini
- Asake – Mr. Money With The Vibe
- Rema – Rave & Roses
- Omah Lay – Boy Alone
- Victony – Outlaw
- Davido – Timeless
Best Male Artiste:
- Burna Boy
- Kizz Daniel
- Omah Lay
Best Female Artiste:
- Tiwa Savage
- Ayra Starr
- Seyi Vibez
- Young Jonn
These are just a few of the categories announced, with nominations spanning diverse genres and showcasing exceptional talents within the Nigerian music industry. The complete list includes Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Afrobeats Single of the Year, Best RnB Single, Best Rap Single, Best Alternative Song, Best Vocal Performance (Male and Female), Best Music Video, Best Collaboration, Best Street-Hop Artiste, and many more.
In addition to recognizing Nigerian talent, the Headies Awards also acknowledge artists from other African regions. Categories such as Best West African Artiste, Best East African Artiste, Best North African Artiste, Best Southern African Artiste, Best Central African Artiste, and African Artiste of the Year highlight the continent’s musical diversity.
Special recognition will also be given to the late Sound Sultan, a highly respected figure in the Nigerian music industry.
The Headies Awards ceremony is highly anticipated as music enthusiasts eagerly await the announcement of the winners. The event serves as a platform to celebrate and honor the outstanding contributions made by artists in the Nigerian and African music industry.
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