The Headies 2013

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The Headies 2013
Date26 December 2013 (2013-12-26)
LocationOriental Hotel
Victoria Island, Lagos
Hosted byTiwa Savage and Dr SID
Most awardsOlamide (3)
Most nominationsOlamide (7)
Television/radio coverage

The Headies 2013 was the 8th edition of The Headies. It was held on 26 December 2013, at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. The show was hosted by Tiwa Savage and Dr SID. Olamide was the biggest awardee of the night, winning three awards from seven nominations. Phyno won the Best Rap Single category for his song "Man of the Year". D'Tunes, Praiz, and Blackmagic all won for the first time. Sean Tizzle won the Next Rated category and was later awarded a Hyundai Tucson.[1] Davido took home two awards, including Best R&B/Pop Album for Omo Baba Olowo. Iyanya only received one award from five nominations. Veteran Fuji artist Wasiu Ayinde Marshall was inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame. 2 Face Idibia, Banky W., Waje, Nikki Laoye, Mode 9, Dr SID and Kcee all went home with a plaque. Harrysong's tribute song to Nelson Mandela, titled "Mandela", won the Most Downloaded Callertune award.[2][3][4][5][6]


Burna Boy reportedly exited the Oriental Hotel after Sean Tizzle was announced the winner of the Next Rated category. He allegedly told photographers not to take photos of him.[7][8]


The following artists performed at the ceremony:

Artist(s) Song(s)
Iyanya "Ur Waist"
Olamide "Durosoke"
Phyno "Ghost Mode"
Seyi Shay "Irawo"
Niyola "Toh Bad"
Yemi Alade


Winners and nominees[edit]

Best R&B/Pop Album Best R&B Single
  • "Dont Let It Go" – Capital Femi
  • "Good Good Loving" – Banky W. (Winner)
  • "Like to Party" – Burna Boy
  • "Rich & Famous" – Praiz
  • "Omote" – Ese Peters
Best Vocal Performance (Male) Best Vocal Performance (Female)
  • "Rich & Famous" – Praiz (Winner)
  • "Omote" – Ese Peters
  • "Don’t Let Go" – Capital Femi
  • "Yes/No" – Banky W.
Next Rated Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year
Best Recording Producer of the Year
Best Collabo Best Music Video
Best Pop Single Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
  • "I Wish" – Waje (Winner)
  • "Rihanna" – Orezi
  • "Give it To Me" – General Pype
  • "Go Down" – Baba Dee
Best Rap Album Best Rap Single
Lyricist on the Roll Best Street-Hop Artiste
  • Olamide – "Voice of the Streets"
  • Boogey – "Sanctum"
  • Mode 9 – "Let It Go" (Winner)
  • Phyno – "Man of the Year"
Best Alternative Song Album of the Year
  • "Repete" – Black Magic (Winner)
  • "Omo Pastor" – Ajebutter22 (featuring BOJ)
  • "Feel Alright" – Show Dem Camp (featuring BOJ and POE)
  • "This Year" – Jaywon
Hall of Fame Most Downloaded Callertune
Song of the Year Artiste of the Year
African Artiste of the Year
(winner not announced)
South Africa Mi Casa
Ghana R2Bees
South Africa Liquideep
Ghana Sarkodie
South Africa Mafikizolo


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  2. ^ "Olamide, Phyno, Win Big At The Headies 2013". P.M. News. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
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  4. ^ "Olamide, Phyno win big at The Headies 2013". MSN Entertainment Nigeria. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ "How Olamide, Waje, Iyanya others fared at the Headies 2013 (Full list of winners)". YNaija. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Nigeria: Olamide Wins Big @ Headies 2013 + Full List of Winners". 27 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ Oguntoyinbo, Lanre (29 December 2013). "Burna Boy Angrily Exited The Headies 2013 For Losing Out To Sean Tizzle In The "Next Rated" Category". The Paradigm. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Burna Boy Angrily Exited The Headies 2013 After Losing Out To Sean Tizzle In The "Next Rated" Category". Modern Ghana. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.