Fireboy leads the way with most awards at the 14th Headies, surpasses Wizkid and Olamide

Fireboy well praised album, ‘Apollo’ becomes the fourth album from the YBNL record label to nab Album of The Year after label owner, Olamide won for three consecutive albums between 2013 and 2015, Wizkid wins big too.

 Nigerian premier award show, The Headies, held its 14th edition yesterday, the 21st of February. It was held via virtual and live media due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Many segments of the show had been pre-recorded and the live event, featuring nominees held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The red carpet began at 5 pm while the main event belatedly commenced around 9:50 pm.


Fireboy led the way with nine nominations, he still led the way with five wins including Album of The Year for his sophomore album, Apollo. By doing so, Fireboy becomes the second YBNL act to win an Album of The Year.

His second album, ‘Apollo’ also becomes the fourth YBNL album to nab Album of The Year after Olamide won for three consecutive albums between 2013 and 2015; YBNL, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, and Street OT.

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Wizkid won two awards including Artist of The Year at the Headies as well. Nigerian heartthrob, Simi also went home with two awards including the newly created Songwriter of The Year.

For his part, Nigerian new-kid-on-the-block, Omah Lay won the coveted Next Rated award, which comes with a new SUV. On the night, Nigerian celebrities like Davido and Burna Boy were snubbed by the Headies.

Mayorkun, The Cavemen, LadiPoe, Moelogo, and Master KG also went home with one award each.

The last Nigerian artist to win five in a night was Wande Coal at the 2010 edition of The Headies.

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