Davido, Simi, Headies biggest winners

L-R: Simi and Davido

Singer Davido and vocal powerhouse Simi, were the biggest winners at the 12th Headies Awards on Saturday.

The Headies (previously known as Hip Hop World Awards), since 2006 has been recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement in Nigeria’s music industry.

Simi carted home the Best RnB Single for Smile for Me, the Best Recording of the Year for Joromi, and her album – Simisola – won the Album of the Year.

Davido’s IF won the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year categories, and was also named the Artiste of the Year.

The 12th edition of  HEADIES awards took place at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island,  Lagos.

It usually features performances by established and promising artists.

Wizkid received the best music video award, the  best R and B pop album award  and the  viewers’ choice award for his song ” Come closer”.

2face had the best reggae dancehall single award for his song ” Holyholy”.

Other winners are: Mayorkun- next rated award, Omawumi- female best vocal performance, Praiz- male best vocal performance, Nasty C- Africa artiste of the year, Aramide- Best Alternative Song.

Yemi Alade- Best Performer, Tiwa Savage- Best collabo, Kidominant- Producer of the year, MI- Lyricist on the roll, Small Doctor- 2018 best street hop artiste, MI- Best rap single, Teni- Rookie of the year, Reminisce- Best rap album.

Lagos State and some companies were recognised as industry brand ambassadors.

They  were:MTN, Globacom, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigerian Breweries, Pepsi,  and Hennessey.

See full list of winners below:

Rookie of the Year


Best Rap Single

You Rappers Should Fix up your Life – M.I

Best Street Hop

Penalty – Small Doctor

Best Pop Single

IF – Davido

Best RnB Single

Smile for Me – Simi

Lyricist on the Roll

You Rappers Should Fix up your Lives – M.I

Best Performer

Yemi Alade

Producer of the Year


Best Collabo

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage feat. Wizkid

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

Holy Holy – 2Baba

Best Recording of the Year

Joromi – Simi

Hip Hop World Revelation

Reekado Banks

Next Rated


Best Alternative Song

Fun mi lo wo mi – Aramide feat. Sound Sultan & Koker

African Artiste of the Year

Nasty C

Headies Viewers’ Choice

Come Closer – Wizkid

Best Music Video

Come Closer – Wizkid. Directed by Daps

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Butterflies – Omawumi

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Folashade – Praiz

Best RnB/Pop Album

Sounds from the Other Side – Wizkid

Best Rap Album

El Hadj – Reminisce

Song of the Year

IF – Davido

Special Recognition Award

Album of the Year

Simisola – Simi

Artiste of the Year


Special Recognition Award


Headies Hall of Fame

Chris Ubosi.