The Headies 2016

The Headies 2016 was the 11th edition of The Headies. It was held on December 22, 2016, at the Eko Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.[1] Themed "Think, Create, Recreate", the event was hosted by Adesua Etomi and Falz. The nominees were announced by the award's organizers in November 2016.[2] Tekno was nominated for the Next Rated award, but ended up being disqualified due to his refusal to honour the category and support the campaign.[3] Jazzman Olofin and Adewale Ayuba jointly performed the song "Raise the Roof". Aramide performed her song "Funmi Lowo" with assistance from Ras Kimono.[4] The ceremony also featured additional performances from Falz, 2Baba, Seyi Shay and Flavour. Olamide received eight nominations and won a total of four, including Best Rap Single for his single "Eyan Mayweather". Mr Eazi won the Next Rated category and was awarded a SUV at a later date. Mayorkun toppled Dice Ailes and Koker for the Rookie of the Year award.[5] Laolu Akins was honored with the Hall of Fame award, while Flavour received the Special Recognition award.[6]

Headies 2016
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Official poster
Date22 December 2016 (2016-12-22)
LocationEko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
Hosted byFalz, Adesua Etomi
Most awardsOlamide (4)
Most nominationsOlamide (8)
Television/radio coverage


Artist(s) Song(s)
Falz "Soft Work"
The Remedies "Sade"
Jazzman Olofin
Adewale Ayuba
"Raise the Roof"
Daddy Showkey "Diana"
Ras Kimono
"Funmi Lowo"
Humblesmith "Osinachi"
2Baba "Searching"
Seyi Shay


Winners and nomineesEdit

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
  •   "Eyan Mayweather" – Olamide
    • "Asamalekun" – Reminisce
    • "Jagaban" – Ycee
    • "Chukwu Agozi Go Gi" – Illbliss
    • "Agu Ji Ndi Men" – A-Q
    • "Show You Something" – Boogey
  •   Olamide – "Who You Epp"
    • Ajebutter22 – "Bad Gang" (featuring Falz)
    • Koker – "Kolewerk"
    • Ycee – "Jagaban"
    • Small Doctor – "Gbera"
    • 2T Boys – "Customer Dada Ni"
Best Collabo Lyricist on the Roll
  •   Illbliss – "Chukwu Agozi Go Gi"
    • Reminisce – "Asamalekun"
    • Ycee – "Jagaban"
    • Boogey – "Show You Something"
    • A-Q – "Agu Ji Ndi Men"
    • Mode 9 – "No Matter What"
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
Rookie of The Year Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Best Alternative Song Special Recognition Award
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Hall of Fame


  1. ^ "Headies 2016 Awards : The winners are…". Punch. December 23, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Oludolapo Adelana (November 9, 2016). "Full list of nominees for the 2016 Headies Awards". YNaija. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Singer disqualified from the Headies 'Next Rated' award category". Pulse Nigeria. December 21, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Live updates from the Nigerian music awards ceremony". Pulse Nigeria. December 22, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Terry Apala, Dremo, Mayorkun, others nominated for Rookie of the year". Pulse Nigeria. December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Full list of Headies 2016 winners". Vanguard. December 23, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2019.