So the almighty 2016 Headies awards have come and gone! The show held yesterday, 23rd December 2016, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites.
Unlike in previous years, there was a low turnout of celebrities, maybe due to the economic state of the country, or most entertainers just didn’t care about attending the award. Their absence was glaring with some nominees and awardees absent at the award.
2016 Headies Awards
The show, which wrapped up in the early hours of today, and was hosted by Adesua Etomi and Falz.
Here is the full list below.
- Best Street Hop – Olamide
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Single – No Kissing Babe | Patoranking feat. Sarkodie
- Best Alternative Song – U Suppose Know | Bez
- Best Vocal Performance Male – Smile | Shaydee
- Best Vocal Performance Female – Love Don’t Care | Simi
- Best Pop Single – Reggae Blues | Harrysong, Kcee, Orezi, Olamide, Iyanya
- Best RnB Single – Pray For Me | Darey
- Producer of the Year – Mama | Young Jonn
- Best Music Video – Soldier | Clarence Peters
- Best Recording of the Year – Pray For Me | Darey
- Lyricist on the Roll – iLLbliss
- Best RnB Pop Album – Kiss Daniel
- Hip Hop World Revelation – Kiss Daniel
- Best Collabo – Soldier | Simi and Falz
- Song of the Year – Fada Fada | Phyno
- Next Rated – Mr. Eazi
- Album of the Year – New Era | Kiss Daniel
- Artiste of the Year – Wizkid
- Special Recognition Award – Flavour
Meanwhile, this year’s Headies had so much controversies even from the release of the nomination list. From Davido’s ranting that his artiste Mayorkun must be recognised to Tekno being disqualified from the awards, and then some big shots artistes we thought would win were disappointed.
The likes of Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Adekunle Gold, Sheyi Shay, unfortunately, didn’t win anything in the 2016 Headies awards.