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. 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.
|The Headies 2013|
|Date||26 December 2013|
|Location||Oriental Hotel |
Victoria Island, Lagos
|Hosted by||Tiwa Savage and Dr SID|
|Most awards||Olamide (3)|
|Most nominations||Olamide (7)|
The following artists performed at the ceremony:
Winners and nomineesEdit
|Best R&B/Pop Album||Best R&B Single|
|Best Vocal Performance (Male)||Best Vocal Performance (Female)|
|Next Rated||Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year|
|Best Recording of the Year||Producer of the Year|
|Best Collabo||Best Music Video|
|Best Pop Single||Best Reggae/Dancehall Single|
|Best Rap Album||Best Rap Single|
|Lyricist on the Roll||Best Street-Hop Artiste|
|Best Alternative Song||Album of the Year|
|Hall of Fame||Most Downloaded Callertune|
|Song of the Year||Artiste of the Year|
|African Artiste of the Year |
(winner not announced)
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