#14th Headies: Wizkid Emerges Artiste of the Year as Fireboy, Omah Lay Win Big

Wizkid was awarded as the Artiste of the Year at the 14th edition of the Headies Awards as Fireboy DML won four awards from his total of nine nominations.

The YBNL-signed artiste, Fireboy won an award each for his two albums, “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps” and “Apollo”.

Omah Lay took home the Next Rated Award which is arguably the headline award every year as it comprises new artistes who have earned grand entries into the Nigerian music industry. Omah Lay was nominated alongside Bella Shmurda, Tems and Oxlade.

Wizkid, alongside his Artiste of the Year gong also won the Headies Viewers’ Choice Award.

Nominations for the 14th Headies were released in December 2020 with Fireboy DML picking up most nominations. Wurld, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido were next as they had six nominations each.

The award which was hosted by comedian, Bovi and actress, Nancy Isime sprang up to life when Wizkid surprisingly made his way to the hall to the excitement of his fans.

See Full Winners of the 14th Headies Awards:

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 Single

Fireboy DML – Tatoo

Best R&B Album
Fireboy DML – Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps

Best Alternative Album
Roots – The Cavemen

Next Rated
Omah Lay

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
Wizkid

Songwriter of the Year
Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Album
Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award
Master KG

Headies Hall of Fame
King Sunny Ade

Headies Revelation of the Year

Fireboy DML

Best Rap Album
God’s Engineering – AQ

Artiste of the Year
Wizkid

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