Olamide’s signee, Fireboy DML topped the winners’ list at the 14th HEADIES which held on Sunday night by carting five awards in keenly contested categories.
They are ‘Album of the year’, ‘Best R&B album’, ‘Best Pop Album’, ‘Headies Revealtion’ and ‘Best R&B Single’. For a first-timer, it was quite a feat.
Following the win, he takes over from his boss, Olamide Badoo, who won the ‘Album of The Year’ award for three consecutive albums between 2013 and 2015; YBNL, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, and Street OT.
Fireboy’s second studio album, ‘Apollo’, released in 2020, is the fourth YBNL album to clinch the ‘Album of The Year’ award.
Star Boy, Wizkid also won two awards including ‘Artist of The Year’ while Simi went home with two awards including the newly created ‘Songwriter of The Year’.
Rave of the moment, Omah Lay won the coveted Next Rated award, which comes with a new SUV. Mayorkun, The Cavemen, LadiPoe, Moelogo, and Master KG also went home with one award each.
The nominees for the awards were announced in December 2020, with Fireboy DML leading with nine nominations.
The event was hosted by actress Nancy Isime and comedian Bovi.
See the full list of winners below:
Producer of The YearPheelz – Billionaire by Teni
Best Vocal Performance (Female)Niniola – Addicted
Best Vocal Performance (Male)Praiz – Under The SkyBest Street Hop ArtisteMayorkun – Geng
Rookie of The YearBad Boy Tims – MJ
Best Pop SingleNobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi
Best CollaboLadipoe and Simi – Know you
Best Alternative songMoelogo – I wonder
Best Rap SingleFalz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks
Best R&B AlbumFireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps
Best Alternative AlbumRoots – The Cavemen
Next RatedOmah -Lay
Viewers Choice AwardWizkid
Songwriter of the YearSimi – Duduke
Best Pop AwardFireboy – Apollo
Lyricist on The RollIlbliss Goretti – Country
African Artiste Recognition AwardMaster KG
Headies Hall of FameKing Sunny Ade
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