2021 Headies: Fireboy beats Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Simi, others, wins four awards

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Fireboy was the biggest winner at the 14th Headies on Sunday night, snagging four awards — including the ‘Best R&B Single’, ‘Best R&B Album’, ‘Headies revelation’, and ‘Best Pop Album’ categories.

The event, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, was hosted by Bovi, a comedian; and Nancy Isime, an actress.

The Headies 2021 aired from the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other winners include Omah Lay, who snagged the ‘Next Rated’ category.

See the list of winners below:

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Ozymandias – Brymo
Smile- Wizkid Ft. Her
Wonderful – Burna Boy
Dreamer – Fireboy DML
Ghost town – Wurld

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ by Teni 
Spax – ‘Away’ by Oxlade
Kel p – ‘Pull up’ by Burna Boy
Sarz – ‘Mad’ by Sarz & Wurld

BEST RAP ALBUM

‘God’s Engineering’ – Aq
‘Illy Chapo x’ – Illbliss
‘Ypszn2’ – Psycho Yp
‘Cult’ – Paybac Iboro
‘The Erigma II’ – Erigga

BEST R&B ALBUM

‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ – Fireboy DML 
‘I Like Girls with Trobul’ – Sarz & Wurld
‘King’ – Praiz
‘Boo of the Booless’ – Chike
‘Celia’ – Tiwa Savage

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

‘Yellow’ – Brymo
‘Lucid’ – Asa
‘The light’ – Bez
‘Pioneers’ – Drb Lasgidi
‘Roots’ – The Cavemen

BEST POP ALBUM

‘Apollo’ – Fireboy DML 
‘African Giant’ – Burna Boy
‘A Good Time’ – Davido
‘Woman of Steel’ – Yemi Alade
‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’ – Adekunle Gold

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

‘Eli’ (Fireboy) – Clarence Peters
‘1 Milli (Davido) – Director K 
‘Smile’ (Wizkid) – Meji Alabi
‘Billionaire’ (Teni) – TG Omori
‘Shekere’ (Yemi Alade) – Ovie Etseyatse

BEST R&B SINGLE

‘Under the Sky’ – Praiz
‘Duduke’ – Simi
‘Mad’ – Sarz ft. Wurld
‘Bad Influence’ – Omah Lay
‘Tattoo’ – Fireboy DML 
‘Dangerous Love’ – Tiwa Savage

BEST COLLABORATION
‘Know You’ – Ladipoe ft. Simi 
‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
‘Sweet in the Middle’ – Davido ft. Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld
‘Don’t call me back’ – Joeboy ft. Mayorkun
‘Totori’ – ID Cabasa ft. Wizkid & Olamide
‘Get the Info’ – Phyno ft Phenom & Falz

BEST RAP SINGLE

‘OGB4IG’ – Reminisce
‘Shut Up’ – Blaqbonez
‘Country’ – IllBliss
‘Get the Info’ – Phyno ft. Falz & Phenom
‘Bop Daddy’ – Falz ft. Ms. Banks 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wurld – ‘Ghost Town’
Chike – ‘Forgive’
Praiz – ‘Under the Sky’
Cobhams – ‘Plenti’
Nonso Amadi – ‘What makes you sure’
Johnny Drille – ‘Count on You’

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Simi – ‘No longer beneficial
Lindsey Abudei – ‘One on the Outside’
Niniola – ‘Addicted’
J-Dess – ‘Chi Efo’
Yemi Alade – ‘Lai Lai’
Imanse – Ajala’

HEADIES REVELATION
Victor AD
Fireboy DML
Joeboy
Teni
Remi
Chike

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

AQ – ‘Eunice’
BlaqBonez – ‘Define Rap’
MI Abaga – ‘Trinity’
IllBliss – ‘Country’
Phenom – ‘Get the Info’
Phyno – ‘Speak Life

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

Naira Marley ft. Young John – ‘Mafo’
Mayorkun – ‘Geng’ 
Reminisce Ft. Olamide & Naira Marley – ‘Instagram’
Rudeboy – ‘Audio Money’
Ivd & Zlatan – ‘Bolanle’
Olamide – ‘Pawon’

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

‘Corner’ – Lady Donly Ft. Vanjess & The Cavemen
‘I Wonder’ – Moelogo 
‘Bitter’ – Deena Ade
‘Anita’ – The Cavemen
‘Money Devotion’ – Gbasky
‘God Save The Queen’ – Olu

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

‘African Giant’ – Burna Boy
‘Apollo’ – FireBoy DML
‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’ – Adekunle Gold
‘Yellow’ – Brymo
‘Boo of the Booless’ – Chike

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

Master Kg
Kuami Eugene
Sauti Sol
Shatta Wale
StoneBwoy

HEADIES VIEWERS CHOICE

Davido
Omah Lay
Burna Boy
Falz
FireBoy DML
Mayorkun
DJ Neptune
Wizkid

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Olakira
Alpha P
Jamopyper
Zinoleesky
Bad Boy Timz

BEST POP SINGLE

‘Billionaire’ – Teni
‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune Ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
‘Lady’ – Rema
‘Fem’ – Davido
‘Joro’ – Wizkid
‘Skeleton’ – Tekno

SONG OF THE YEAR

‘Fem’ – Davido
‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune Ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
‘Joro’– Wizkid
‘Mafo’ – Naira Marley
‘Duduke’ – Simi

NEXT RATED

Tems
Omah Lay
Oxlade
Bella Shmurda

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Burna Boy
Davido
Wizkid
Mayorkun
Tiwa Savage

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi) – ‘Duduke’
Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML) – ‘Dreamer’
Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) – ‘Way Too Big’
Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay) – ‘Bad Influence’
Sadiq Onifade (Wurld) – ‘Ghost Town’
Adekunle Kosoko (Adekunle Gold) – ‘1 Milli’

HALL OF FAME

King Sunny Ade

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Eedris Abdulkareem
Timaya