Burna Boy, Davido, Asake lead 2023 Headies award nomination list

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The Organizers of Headies Awards have released the nominees for the voting and non-voting categories of its 16th edition.

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Grammy award-winner,  Burna Boy, received the most nods on the list with a total of 11 nominations. In the Album of the Year category, the singer will battle it out with Davido, Rema, Asake, Omah Lay, and Victony.

This year’s award will also recognize 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.

See full list below.

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

Song of The Year

Rema – Calm Down

Burna Boy – Last Last

Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix

Best Male Artiste



Burna Boy


Kizz Daniel

Omah Lay

Best Female Artiste



Tiwa Savage

Ayra Starr

Next Rated


Seyi Vibez

Young Jonn



Songwriter of The Year

Simi – Royal

Omah Lay – I’m a mess

Tems – Lift me Up

Burna Boy – Alone

BNXN – In my mind

Wizard Chan – Earth Song

Producer of The Year

Magicsticks – Sungba Remix

Pheelz – Electricity

Andre Vibez, London – Calm Down

Tempoe – Soweto

Kel P – Kpe Paso

Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix

Afrobeats Single of The Year

Burna Boy – Last Last

Ayra Starr – Rush

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga

Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse

Spyro – Who’s Your Guy

Ruger – Asiwaju

Best RnB Single

Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind

Ckay – Mmadu

Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

Preye – Red Wine

Chike, Flavour – Hard to find

Simi, Fave – Loyal

Best Rap Single

Reminisce – Hustle

Ladipoe – Big Energy

Blaqbonez – Back in Uni


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