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Here Are The 14th Headies Music Awards Winners

Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Joeboy , Niniola, Master KG and more have bagged wins at this year's highly anticipated Headies awards.

The Headies have named the winners for the 14th edition of one of Nigeria's coveted annual music awards. The glamourous award ceremony which took place this past Sunday evening at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria was stunning. The lead nominee Fireboy DML walked away with the most wins. Wizkid, Joeboy, Master KG, Bad Boy Timz and other Nigerian stars scored wins.


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Fireboy DML secured four award wins, including wins for "Best Pop Album" for Apollo and "Best R&B" single for "Tattoo". Nigerian singer Niniola bagged an award for "Best Vocal Performance" for her hit single "Addicted". Wizkid was this year's Headies favourite and snatched both the "Headies' Viewers' Choice" award as well as the "Artiste of the Year". South African DJ, Master KG, secured a notable win taking home the "African Artiste Recognition" award. Young upcoming singer and songwriter, Bad Boy Timz, received the "Rookie of the Year" award.

The Headies included live performances from Fireboy DML which were streamed live to Nigerian audiences, according to Bella Naija. The award show started in 2006 and initially focused on Nigeria's hip-hop scene. The awards have grown to include other music genres and categories including the latest, "Songwriter of The Year". The event was hosted by Nigerian comedian Bovi alongside the gorgeous Nigerian actress and model Nancy Isime.

Below is the full list of winners. A comprehensive list of the winners and nominees can be found here.

Best R&B Single
Fireboy DML

Best Recording of The Year
Ozymandias- Brymo


Best Music Video of The Year

1 Milli - Davido By Director K


Producer of The Year

Pheelz - Billionaire by Teni


Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Niniola - Addicted


Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Praiz - Under The Sky


Best Street Hop Artiste
Mayorkun - Geng


Rookie of The Year
Bad Boy Tims - MJ


Best Pop Single
Nobody - DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi


Best Collabo
Ladipoe and Simi - Know you


Best Alternative song
Moelogo - I wonder


Best Rap Single
Falz - Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks

Best R&B Album
Fireboy DML - Tears, laughter and goosebumps


Best Alternative Album
Roots - The Cavemen


Next Rated
Omah -Lay

Viewers Choice Award
Wizkid


Songwriter of the Year

Simi - Duduke


Best Pop Award
Fireboy - Apollo


Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti - Country


African Artiste Recognition Award
Master KG


Headies Revelation
Fireboy DML


Best Rap Album

God's Engineering - AQ


Song of The Year
Nobody- DJ Neptune feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi


Artiste of The Year
Wizkid

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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