The Headies is a music award show, which started in 2006, organized by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.
The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is always broadcasted live on Hip TV to viewers across Nigeria and beyond.
Below are the top 5 Nigerian artists with the most Headies awards in history:
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most influential artists in Nigeria and across the Africa continent.
Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro” in 2012, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo. He founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). He has done several collaborations with foreign artists like.
Davido has 8 headies awards.
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2Baba is a Nigerian singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist.
2Face is one of the most decorated artists in Africa. In 2019, he collaborated with other artists like Cohbams and Timi Dakolo to release a song for the creation of awareness of the Rights of children.
On 23 June 2020, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) appointed him as the new Regional Goodwill Ambassador for his humanitarian service.
He is an ambassador for several brands including Guinness and Nigerian Breweries. He has won 8 Headies awards.
3. Mode 9
Babatunde Olusegun Adewale popularly known as Mode 9 is an English-born Nigerian rapper. In 2004, Mode 9 released his debut project, Malcolm IX. He had several studio albums to his name.
In 2014, he released a song titled “Super Human” with Jamaican-American rapper Canibus. He has worked as a radio presenter with Rhythm 84.7fm in Abuja, Nigeria. Mode 9 has received 11 headies awards
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly called Wizkid or Starboy. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
One of Africa’s biggest artists, he is arguably the most decorated Nigerian artist ever (the most decorated African artist internationally). Starboy is of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era. He rose to stardom after the release of the lead single from his debut studio album titled “Holla at Your Boy”.
The artist is under an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment RCA Record label. He has 11 headies awards.
Gbenga Adedeji Olamide popularly known as Olamide. He is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist, rapper, and songwriter. He records in Yoruba and English. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.
He is the boss of the YBNL label record. He formed the YBNL label record in 2012. His follow-up album was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. He is a talented musician, who had many studio albums, collaborative albums, and EP to his profile.
Olamide is the most awarded artist in the headies award history with 15 total awards.