Budding dancehall artiste, Patoranking, emerged the star of the night at the 2014 edition of the Headies Awards which took place at Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Patoranking, who became well-known in 2014, won three awards: Best Collabo alongside WizzyPro, Skales and Runtown on the hit, Emergency, Best Reggae /Dancehall for his hit, Girlie O, and his biggest award of the night, the Next Rated award.
While receiving his Next Rated award, Patoranking talked about his climb to success, and how he once sold “rat killer” and was a bricklayer.
”Shey una go believe if I tell you say I don sell rat killer before?” he asked. “Shey una go believe if I tell you say I don do bricklayer before? Abeg, hold on to your dreams and ignore those who think u can’t make it.”
Davido won the Song of the Year for Aye, and Artiste of the Year, while Olamide took home two Headies for Best Rap Album, and Album of the Year.
Mavin Records act, Reekado Banks won the Rookie of the Year while the label won Best Pop Single for DoroBucci. The label’s head, producer, Don Jazzy, retained his crown as Nigeria’s Best Music Producer.
Pop duo, Psquare, whose performance ended the show were honoured with the Headies Awards Special Recognition award for their contribution to the music industry.
See full winners list below:
Best R&B Single – Let Somebody Love You by 2face Idibia.
Best Pop Single – Dorobucci by The Mavins
Best Rap Single – Parcel by Phyno
Best Street Hop – Double Wahala by Oritsefemi
Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Iyawo Mi by Timi Dakolo
Best R&B/Pop Album – The Journey by Sean Tizzle
Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Love To Love You by Niyola.
Best Rap Album – Baddest Guy Ever Liveth by Olamide.
Best Reggae/Dancehall – Girlie O by Patoranking
Best Collabo – Emergency byWizzyPro featuring Skales,Runtown and Patoranking
Best Recording of the Year – Ordinary People by Cobhams Asuquo
Best Alternative Song – Bolaji byBOJ.
Producer of the Year – Don Jazzy
Lyricist on the Roll – Jesse Jagz
Next Rated – Patoranking
Hall of Fame – Sir Victor Uwaifo
African Artiste of the Year -Sarkodie
Rookie of the Year – Reekado Banks
Best Music Video – Ada Ada (Flavour) by Clarence Peters
Song of the Year – Aye by Davido
Album of the Year – Baddest Guy Ever Liveth by Olamide.
Artiste of the Year– Davido.