Many Nigerian artistes were nominated for the 16th Headies awards.
Some of the nominees would be seeking to receive their first of the prestigious award while some would be looking to add to their already stacked portfolio.
Here’s a list of seven Nigerian artistes with the highest number of Headies Awards:
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid has won the Headies 15 times since his first award in 2011. The singer won five awards at the 15th Headies Award which was held on Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Rapper and singer Olamide has been recognized for his unique rap styles at the Headies, Olamide also won in the Best Rap Album category with his seventh studio Album ‘Carpe Diem’ released in June 2021.
Davido has won the award ten times, he has been on a fast pace in the industry after winning his first headies as the Next Rated artist in 2012.
Babatunde Olusegun Adewale aka Modenine, has won the Headies nine times. Though he isn’t as popular as he used to be, he has curated nine of the prestigious award in his career.
2baba is one of the most awarded Nigerian artistes, winning the Headies eight times, most famously with his solo hit “African Queen.
6. M.I. Abaga:
Nigerian Rapper Jude Lemfani Abaga aka M.I. Abaga, is famous for his rapping techniques. After starting his career in 2003, the rapper has won the headies 8 times since 2008.
7. Wande Coal:
Nigerian singer and songwriter Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, aka Wande Coal is also one of the most decorated headies winners, winning the award seven times since 2010.