The Headies 2021: Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bad Boy Timz Win First-ever Award

22 Feb 2021

The 14th edition of the prestigious Headies Awards has gone down for 2021 and will be remembered for a long time being the first virtual experience of the awards little thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was quite difficult but interesting putting this year’s awards together virtually, Ayo Animashaun, the chief organiser of the award ceremony said.

The nominees for the awards were announced in December 2020, with Fireboy DML leading with nine nominations, while Burnaboy, Davido, Wizkid and Wurld followed with six nominations each.

Wizkid bagged the Nigerian artiste of the year at the 14th edition of The Headies award.

Wizkid also won the Headies Viewers’ Choice award at the event which was hosted by comedian, Bovi and Nancy Isime.

This edition witnessed fast-rising singers like Fireboy DML, Bad Boy Timz and Omah Lay receive their first plaque.

See list of winners below:

Producer of The Year

Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Niniola – Addicted

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Praiz – Under The Sky

Best Street Hop Artiste

Mayorkun – Geng

Rookie of The Year

Bad Boy Tims – MJ

Best Pop Single

Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi

Best Collabo

Ladipoe and Simi – Know you

Best Alternative song

Moelogo – I wonder

Best Rap Single

Falz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks

Best R&B Album

Fireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps

Best Alternative Album

Roots – The Cavemen

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Omah -Lay

Viewers Choice Award


Songwriter of the Year

Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Award

Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll

Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award

Master KG

Headies Hall of Fame

King Sunny Ade