Asisat Oshoala scored six goals in the Super Falcons' group fixtures against Mali, Ghana and Kenya.
Oshoala scored six goals as the Super Falcons win their eighth AWCON title.
The 22-year-old scored four goals in Super Falcons opening 2016 AWCON victory over Mali.
She added a goal each in the 1-1 draw with Ghana and the 4-0 win over Kenya in the group stage.
Oshoala becomes the fourth Nigerian after Mercy Akide, Perpetua Nkwocha and Desire Oparanozie to finish as the top goalscorer in the AWCON.
The Arsenal Ladies star also won the Golden Boot as a Falconets player in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.
The Super Falcons on Saturday, December 3 beat host Cameroon in the final to win their eighth AWCON title.
Desire Oparanozie netted the winner for the Super Falcons in the 85th minute to hand Nigeria the title.