The Headies 2010

The fifth edition of the Hip Hop World Awards took place on May 16, 2009, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. The ceremony was conducted without a host. Wande Coal was the biggest winner of the night with five plaques, including Artiste of the Year. Don Jazzy won the Producer of the Year award. Hip hop duo Skuki won the Next Rated category. Da Grin's C.E.O won for Best Rap Album in a posthumous fashion. He was also honored by General Pype during the singer's performance.[1][2][3]

The Headies 2010
DateMay 29, 2010 (2010-05-29)
LocationEko Hotel and Suites
Victoria Island, Lagos
Hosted byNot applicable
Most awardsWande Coal (5)
Most nominationsWande Coal (7)
Television/radio coverage


Winners and nomineesEdit

Album of the YearEdit

Artiste of the YearEdit

Song of the YearEdit

Recording of the YearEdit

Producer of the YearEdit

Best Music Video DirectorEdit

  • Jude Okoye – "Danger"
  • Wudi Awa – "Kokoroko"
  • Clarence Peters – "Finest" (Winner)
  • Bobby Boulders – "Ako Mi Ti Poju"
  • MEX – "Safe"

Best R&B SingleEdit

  • "Strong Ting" – Banky W. (Winner)
  • "Never Felt A Love" – Capital Femi
  • "I Love You" – P-Square
  • "No Stars" – Darey
  • "Overkillin" – Djinee

Best Pop SingleEdit

Best R&B/Pop AlbumEdit

Best Rap SingleEdit

  • "Ako Mi Ti Poju" – Naeto C
  • "Owo Ati Swagger" – Cartiair
  • "Finest" – Knight House (featuring Sauce Kid and Teeto)
  • "Sample" (Remix) – Terry Tha Rapman (featuring Stereo Man and Pherowshuz) (Winner)
  • "Somebody Wants to Die" – M.I

Best Rap AlbumEdit

  • C.E.ODa Grin (Winner)
  • Dat Ibo BoyIllbliss
  • More Than Rap Music – Cartiair
  • The Investment – Kel

Lyricist on the RollEdit

  • M.I – "Somebody Wants to Die"
  • Mode 9 – "Bad Man" (Winner)
  • OD – "Got to Love Me"
  • Pherowshuz – "Sample" (Remix) – Terry Tha Rapman (featuring Stereo Man and Pherowshuz)

Best CollaborationEdit

  • "Kokoroko" – Kefee (featuring Timaya) (Winner)
  • "Finest" – Knight House (featuring Sauce Kid and Teeto)
  • "Aye Po Gan" – Illbliss (featuring Terry G)
  • "Sample Remix" – Terry Tha Rapman (featuring Stereo Man and Pherowshuz)

Best Male Vocal PerformanceEdit

Best Female Vocal PerformanceEdit

Best Street Hop ArtisteEdit

  • Terry G – "Free Madness Pt.2" (Winner)
  • Klever J (featuring Eedris Abdulkareem) – "Igboro Ti Daru"
  • Jaywon – "File Be"
  • Art Quake – "Alanta"
  • Side One – "One by One"

Next RatedEdit

Hip Hop World Revelation of the YearEdit


  1. ^ "Music, Glamour & Lots of Yellow as Wande Coal & Da Grin dominate the 2010 HipHop World Awards". Bellanaija. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ Lawal, Habeeb (6 April 2010). "Hip Hop Awards 2010 Nominee List!". Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ Fagbule, Nike (10 May 2010). "Hiphopworld Awards To Honour Dagrin". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 16 May 2014.