The Headies 2012: And The Winners Are….

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The 2012 edition of The Headies took place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and was hosted by Omawumi and M.I.

The big winners of the night were EME star Wizkid, YSG rapper Vector & Square Records duo P Square who all carted away 2 awards respectively.

Wizkid won the Revelation of the Year and Artiste of the Year awards while V E C won the Best Rap Single award for his single “Angeli” which featured 9ice and also got the Lyricist on the Roll award which was handed to him by 5 time winner –  Mode 9ine.

P Square who received six nominations in this year’s Headies, won Album of the Year and Best R&B-Pop Album awards with their Invasion album.  Jude Okoye also won the Best Music Video awards.

The MAVIN crew members Tiwa Savage & Wande Coal won the Best Vocal Performance in the female and male categories respectively for “Love Me(3x)” and “Private Trips“.

It’s official People! Davido has added another car to his already impressive fleet of cars

Davido won The highly sought after Next Rated award and the special prize of a Hyundai Sonata.

There were beautiful live performances from Timi Dakolo (“Great Nation“); Bez ft Praiz (“Stupid Song“); Burna Boy (“Like To Party“); and Dammy Krane (“My Dear“)

The EME Crew – Banky W, Wizkid, Niyola, Skales, Shaydee and DJ Xclusive gave a brilliant performance to bring down the curtains of the 2012 Headies.

A few of the winners couldn’t attend the Headies, the most notable being African & Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti who was to be inducted as a Headies Hall of Famer and was meant to perform as well.

Below is the full List of Winners at the 2012 Headies

Best RnB Singer – May D – Soundtrack

Best Pop Single – Iyanya – Kukere

Best Rap Single – Angeli -Vector ft 9ice

Best RnB/Pop Album – P Square

Best Street Hop – Chuddy K

Best RnB Pop Album – P-Square

Best Rap Album – Ice Prince – E.L.I

Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Wande Coal – Private Trips

Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Tiwa Savage – Love Me Love Me Love Me

Best Collaboration – Sound Sultan ft Excel and Flavour – Orobo

Revelation of the Year – Wizkid

Recording of the Year – Brymo – Ara

Best Label Head – Banky W

Producer of the Year – TY Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)

Lyricist on the Roll – Vector – Angeli

Next Rated – Davido

African Artist of the Year – Sarkodie (Ghana) Azonto

Artiste of the Year – Wizkid

Album of the Year – Psquare – The Invasion

Best Music Video (Director) – Jude Okoye – Chop My Money

Song of the Year – D’banj – Oliver Twist

Headies Hall of Fame – Femi Kuti

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees (Better luck next time) of the 2012 Headies



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  1. It would have been better if yung6ix was not nominated instead nominating him 4 an award he deserves and giving it to vector. Wat lyrical depth is in vector’s Angeli compared to any of yung6ix’s songs. Just as 6 said OMG..

  2. How come Headies? Psquare won album of the year dat cannot win producer, song,recording or even artist of the year. Yet its album of the year!!??? How did dis happen?

  3. What happened to awards like best raggae album/artist/song, best album/song by a group,best gospel song/album or artist? Instead of giving awards jus to compensate people… My Gosh, what is d meaning of award for the Best label head?? Haahaha.. Naija, abi banky u pay them?

  4. Wia dia no rap albums dis year? How come E.L.I still made d list, tot it was last year? Wat about SDC and even VEC’s album.. Abi those ones no b rap?

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