List of the Headies 2019 Winners: Music is life and one thing I have learned about life is that we tend to celebrate efforts and good works. The Headies 2019 came as expected, and was held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
The 13th Edition of the renowned awards ceremony kicked off with an amazing red carpet at about 7pm, at the Eko Convention Center on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Nigerian Actress and TV host, Nancy Isime and indigenous rap star, Reminisce hosted the event, which is formerly known as the Hip Hop World Award.
Below are the Winners of the 13th Edition of the Headies;
1. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Barry Jhay (WINNER)
N.B: A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.
‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy featuring Zlatan (WINNER)
‘Amaka’ – 2baba featuring Peruzzi
10. BEST PERFORMER
Yemi Alade (WINNER)
N.B: A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.
11. BEST R&B SINGLE
‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
‘Serenade’ – Funbi
‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown (WINNER)
N.B: A category for the best R&B single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).
12. BEST POP SINGLE
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
‘We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni (WINNER)
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
N.B: A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).
13. BEST R&B / POP ALBUM
rare. – Odunsi (The Engine)
Outside – Burna Boy
No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel
Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun (WINNER)
About 30 – Adekunle Gold
N.B: A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
14. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE
N.B: A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.
15. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters (WINNER)
‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor
N.B: A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.
16. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
N.B: A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.
N.B: A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).
18. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Phantom – ‘Ye’ b Burna Boy
Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty and Wizkid (WINNER)
Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy featuring Zlatan
N.B: An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
19. NEXT RATED
N.B: This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.
20. SONG OF THE YEAR
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy (WINNER)
‘Dumebi’ – Rema
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft. Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni
‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
N.B: A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.
21. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Burna Boy (WINNER)
N.B: Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.
22. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
Waje – ‘Udue’
Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’ (WINNER)
Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
Falana – ‘Repeat’
N.B: A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
23. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION
Master KG – Skeleton Moves [SOUTH AFRICA]
Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) [IVORY COAST]
Sauti Sol – Melanin [KENYA]
King Promise – CCTV [GHANA] (WINNER)
DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara [SOUTH AFRICA]
N.B: A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.
Great kudos and a thousand cheers to all the winners. Well-deserved indeed! And my special congratulations goes to the Next Rated Artiste (whom I very much anticipated as victor), Rema, also to my favorite musician right now, Teni, and finally uncle Falz.