The Headies 2018

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.[1] Nigerian comedian Bovi and singer Seyi Shay hosted the ceremony.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Headies 2018
Date5 May 2018 (2018-05-05)
LocationEko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
Hosted byBovi, Seyi Shay
Most awardsSimi, Davido, Wizkid (3 each)
Most nominationsSimi (7) [note 1]
Television/radio coverage


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
  •   Small Doctor – "Penalty"
    • Olamide – "Wo"
    • CDQ – "Sai Baba"
    • Idowest – "Shepeteri" (featuring Dammy Krane and Slim Case)
    • Skuki – "Pass the Agbara"
    • Mr Real – "Legbegbe" (featuring Idowest, Kelvin Chuks and Obadice)
Best Collabo Lyricist on the Roll
  •   M.I Abaga – "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives"
    • A-Q – "Political Science"
    • Boogey – "Liquor Night"
    • Erigga – "Industry Nite"
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
  •   Chris Ubosi


  1. ^ This count includes songs she was featured on.


  1. ^ Billy Praise (May 5, 2018). "The HEADIES 2018: Full List Of Winners". Guardian Life. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Murtala Abubakar (April 18, 2018). "Bovi and Seyi Shay unveiled as hosts of Headies 2018". The Cable Lifestyle. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Ben Bassey (April 13, 2019). "Davido, Wizkid, Simi lead nominees list". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Ayomide Tayo (May 6, 2018). "Nigeria's most prestigious music award ceremony bounces back with a strong showing". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "REVIEW: #Headies2018 Was A Glorious Comeback That Wasn't Without Blemish". TNS. Retrieved March 16, 2019.