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Full list: 2023 Headies Nominate Nominated

The Headies, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, released the much anticipated nominations list for its 16th edition on Wednesday.

The list features an array of both local and international artists that have been recognised for their contribution to the music scene in the past year.

Notably, Damini Ogulu, a Grammy award-winner popularly known as Burna Boy, received the most nods on the list with a total of 11 nominations.

He also battles for the Album of the Year with Davido, Rema, Asake, Omah Lay and Victony.
The Headies, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, released the much anticipated nominations list for its This year’s award will also recognise international artistes who have made their mark in the Nigerian music industry. The nominees for the 2023 International Artiste of the Year Category include Drake, Future, Selena Gomez, Don Toliver and Ed Sheeran.

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Below is the full nominations list of the 16th Headies awards

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
“Alone” – Burna Boy
“Soweto” – Victony and Tempoe
“I’m a Mess” – Omah Lay
“Ku lo sa” –  Oxlade
“Stand Strong” – Davido
“No Woman, No Cry” – Tems

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year
Aka (South Africa)
Nasty C – South Africa
Costa Titch – South Africa
Uncle Waffles – South Africa
Focalistic – South Africa
Dj Tarico – Mozambique

Best Central African Artiste Of The Year
Fally Ipupa – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Gaz Mawete – Democratic Republic Of Congo
Matias Damasio – Angola
Emma’a – Gabon
Libianca – Cameroon

Best R&B Album
Home – Johnny Drille
The Brother’s Keeper – Chike
Reckless – Praiz
Waje 2.0 – Waje
Matter Of Time – Dami Oniru
To Be Honest (Tbh) – Simi

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Best Alternative Album
Horoscopes – Basketmouth
Gbagada Express – Boj
Some Nights I Dream Of Doors – Obongjayar
Subaru Boys: Final Heaven – Cruel Santino
Heart Of The Heavenly Undeniable – Somadina
Native World – Native Sound System
Best Rap Album
Fly Talk Only – Payper Corleone
Palmwine Music Vol 3 – Show Dem Camp
Young Preacher – Blaqbonez
Ypszn3 – Psychoyp
Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me – Vector
Billion Dollar Dream – Jeriq

Album Of The Year
Love, Damini – Burna Boy
Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake
Rave And Roses – Rema
Boy Alone – Omah Lay
Outlaw – Victony
Timeless – Davido

Song Of The Year
“Calm Down” – Rema
“Last Last” – Burna Boy
“Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade
“Buga” – Kizz Daniel & Tekno
“Finesse” – Pheelz Ft. Bnxn
“Sungba Remix” – Asake Ft. Burna Boy

Best Female Artiste
Tems
Simi
Ayra Starr
Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artiste
Asake
Rema
Kizz Daniel
Ruger
Omah Lay
Burna Boy

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Next Rated
Young Jonn
Seyi Vibez
Asake
Victony
Spyro

Rookie of the Year
Odumodu Blvck
Bloody Civilian
Bayyani
Guchi
Eltee Skillz
Khaid

African Artiste Of The Year
Rema (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Lyricist On The Roll
Ladipoe – “Clowns”
Vector – “Clowns”
Payper Corleone – “Fly Talk Only”
Alpha Ojini – “Vigilante Bop”
A-Q – “Family First”
Tec (Sdc) – “Live Life”

International Artiste Recognition
Sean ‘love’ Combs

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Hall Of Fame
Youssou N’dour

Best Inspirational Single
“Stand Strong” – Davido Ft Sunday Service Choir
“Jireh (My Provider)” – Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi Music
“This Year” – Victor Thompson & Ehis ‘d’ Greatest
“Eze Ebube” – Neon Adejo
“Tobechukwu” – Nathaniel Bassey And Mercy Chinwo
“I Get Backing” – Victoria Orenze

Digital Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy
Ayra Starr
Rema
Omah Lay
Kizz Daniel
Asake

Special Recognition
Sound Sultan

International Artist Of The Year
Drake
Future
Selena Gomez
Don Toliver
Ed Sheeran 

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