The Headies 2018
|Date||5 May 2018|
|Location||Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos|
|Hosted by||Bovi, Seyi Shay|
|Most awards||Simi, Davido, Wizkid (3 each)|
|Most nominations||Simi (7) [note 1]|
The Headies 2018 was the 12th edition of The Headies. It was held on May 5, 2018, at the Eko Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. Nigerian comedian Bovi and singer Seyi Shay hosted the ceremony. After shortlisting thousands of entries submitted during the eligibility period, the organizers of the ceremony announced the nominees in April 2018. They also announced the addition of three categories: Viewer's Choice, Best Performer, and Industry Brand Supporter. Simi led the nominations with 7, followed by Wizkid and Davido with 6 each. The ceremony featured performances from a number of artists, including Falz, Mr Real, Simi, and the Danfo Drivers. Pulse Nigeria praised the award's sound production and stage design. Davido, Wizkid and Simi won the most awards with 3 each. Mayorkun won the Next Rated award, beating Dice Ailes, Maleek Berry and Johnny Drille.
Winners and nominees
|Best R&B/Pop Album||Best Rap Album|
|Best R&B Single||Best Pop Single|
|Best Vocal Performance (Male)||Best Vocal Performance (Female)|
|Best Rap Single||Best Street-Hop Artiste|
|Best Collabo||Lyricist on the Roll|
|Song of the Year||Best Recording of the Year|
|Album of the Year||Artiste of the Year|
|Producer of the Year||Best Music Video|
|Next Rated||African Artiste of the Year|
|Viewer's Choice||Best Performer|
|Rookie of The Year||Best Reggae/Dancehall Single|
|Best Alternative Song||Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year|
|Special Recognition Award||Hall of Fame|
- This count includes songs she was featured on.
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- Ben Bassey (April 13, 2019). "Davido, Wizkid, Simi lead nominees list". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Ayomide Tayo (May 6, 2018). "Nigeria's most prestigious music award ceremony bounces back with a strong showing". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "REVIEW: #Headies2018 Was A Glorious Comeback That Wasn't Without Blemish". TNS. Retrieved March 16, 2019.