The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year

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The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year
Awarded formost critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review
Presented byHip Hop World Magazine
First awarded2006
Last awarded2015

The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards.


Artiste of the Year
Year Nominees Result
2016[1] Wizkid Won
Tiwa Savage Nominated
Falz Nominated
Yemi Alade Nominated
Olamide Nominated
2015[2] Olamide Won
Davido Nominated
P-Square Nominated
Wizkid Nominated
Yemi Alade Nominated
2014[3] Davido Won
Wizkid Nominated
Kcee Nominated
Tiwa Savage Nominated
Olamide Nominated
Phyno Nominated
Flavour N'abania Nominated
2013[4][5] Iyanya Won
Davido Nominated
Wizkid Nominated
Flavour Nominated
Olamide Nominated
Ice Prince Nominated
2012[6][7] Wizkid Won
P-Square Nominated
Ice Prince Nominated
Naeto C Nominated
D'banj Nominated
2011[8][9] 2face Idibia Won
Darey Nominated
M.I Nominated
D'banj Nominated
Duncan Mighty Nominated
2010 Wande Coal Won
Terry G Nominated
Darey Nominated
Bracket Nominated
Da Grin Nominated
2009[10][11] 9ice Won
D'banj Nominated
P-Square Nominated
Timaya Nominated
2008[12] D'banj Won
2face Idibia Nominated
P-Square Nominated
Olu Maintain Nominated
2007 Paul Play Won
D'banj Nominated
Mode 9 Nominated
P-Square Nominated
Weird MC Nominated
2006 P-Square Won

Category records[edit]

Most wins

Rank 1st
Artist 2face Idibia
Wande Coal
Paul Play
Total wins 1 win

Most nominations

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist P-Square D'banj Wizkid Olamide
Ice Prince
Flavour N'abania
Total noms 6 nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations


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