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The Headies Awards 2018, 12th Edition (Full List Of Nominees)

The Headies Awards 2018, 12th Edition (Full List Of Nominees)

Headies Awards is here again, After series of postponement and delay, Nigeria’s number one music award show is back for its 12th edition.

 

HipTV and other organizers of the Headies Awards have released the full list of nominees for the upcoming awards show. The event would be hosted May 5th after the nominees’ party on 28th April.

 

The year in review JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017

 

See Full List Of Nominees Below:

 

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST RECORDING (THAT MEETS THE JUDGES REQUIREMENTS OF EXCELLENCE; SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION) BY AN ARTISTE OR GROUP IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

 

HALLELUYAH – FUNBI

 

PONMILE – REMINISCE

 

HEAVEN – BANKY W

 

JOROMI – SIMI

 

BEST POP SINGLE

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN

 

ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE

 

YEBA – KISS DANIEL

 

ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ

 

IF– DAVIDO

 

FIA – DAVIDO

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

 

AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

(FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT

 

(ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ

 

(IF, RARA) TEKNO

 

(MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ

 

YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTERKRAFT

 

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

LOVE YOU DIE – PATORANKING FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ

 

DANCE – TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOY

 

HOLY HOLY – 2BABA

 

ROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOY

 

COME CLOSER – WIZKID

 

SOFA – KISS DANIEL

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

27 – FALZ

 

TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA

 

EL HADJ – REMINISCE

 

THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

 

THE GLORY – OLAMIDE

 

ROSE – AQ

 

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID

 

TIMELESS – OMAWUMI

 

SIMISOLA – SIMI

 

GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD

 

IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR

 

THIS IS ME – NINIOLA

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST CONCEPTUALIST, BEST DIRECTED AND MOST EXCITING VIDEO IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. THIS AWARD GOES TO THE VIDEO DIRECTOR.

 

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (MEJI ALABI)

 

FOCUS- HUMBLE SMITH (CLARENCE PETERS)

 

COME CLOSER – WIZKID (DAPS)

 

BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI)

 

YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI)

 

LIKE DAT – DAVIDO (DAPS)

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI

 

FOLASHADE – PRAIZ

 

LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY

 

ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE

 

LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W

 

SMILE FOR ME – SIMI

 

BEST COLLABO

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).

 

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID

 

TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY

 

JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY

 

NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI

 

COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG.

 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI

 

SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE

 

LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.

 

UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT FUNBI

 

ME VERSUS ME – ICE PRINCE

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE MALE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.

 

PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE

 

FOLASHADE – PRAIZ

 

ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE

 

TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI

 

LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.

 

IN THE AIR – WAJE

 

GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI

 

JOWO – ARAMIDE

 

SARO – NINIOLA

 

WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD

 

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

 

NEXT RATED

 

THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

MALEEK BERRY

 

MAYORKUN

 

DICE AILES

 

JOHNNY DRILLE

 

ZORO 

 

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST NEW ARTISTE WITH A DEBUT ALBUM ADJUDGED TO BE OUTSTANDING IN TERMS OF ARTISTIC QUALITY AND IMPACT WITHIN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

NINIOLA

 

ADEKUNLE GOLD

 

MR. EAZI

 

REEKADO BANKS

 

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE RAP ARTISTE WITH THE BEST LYRICAL DEPTH AND PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.

 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ

 

LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY

 

INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA

 

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTE WHOSE SONGS ARE INSPIRED BY THE STREETS. SUCH SONG SHOULD CAPTAIN LINGUA, WHICH MAY ALSO BE ORIGINATED BY THE ARTISTE AND POPULAR ON THE STREET.

 

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR

 

WO – OLAMIDE

 

SAI BABA – CDQ

 

SHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT. DAMMY KRANE, SLIM CASE

 

PASS THE AGBARA – SKUKI

 

LEGBEGBE – MR REAL FT. IDOWEST, KELVIN CHUKS, OBADICE

 

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTE WHOSE SONGS REFLECT ANY FORM OR STYLE OF MUSIC WHICH FALLS OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM OF RECENT OR PAST POPULAR MUSICAL TRENDS.

 

MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD

 

RADIO – NONSO AMADI

 

ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE

 

PONMILE – REMINISCE

 

FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKER

 

LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM (SOLO OR GROUP) IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THAT MEETS JUDGES’ REQUIREMENTS OF EXCELLENCE (SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION AND IMPACT).

 

SIMISOLA – SIMI

 

GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD

 

KLITORIS – BRYMO

 

IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR

 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID

 

THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

 

MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

DAVIDO

 

WIZKID

 

OLAMIDE

 

SIMI

 

TIWA SAVAGE

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR

 

WO – OLAMIDE

 

IF- DAVIDO

 

YEBA – KISS DANIEL

 

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN

 

FIA – DAVIDO

 

 

BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

 

A NON-NIGERIAN AWARD CATEGORY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OR GROUP WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, IMPACT AND INFILTRATION INTO THE NIGERIAN MUSIC SCENE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

SARKODIE

 

CASPER NYOVEST

 

NASTY C

 

SAUTI SOL

 

VANESSA MDEE

 

 

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

 

A VOTING CATEGORY TO AWARD THE FAN’S FAVOURITE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST DIGITAL TRACTIONS (DOWNLOADS, VIEWS, STREAMS) IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

COME CLOSER- WIZKID

 

IF- DAVIDO

 

WO -OLAMIDE

 

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN

 

YEBA- KISS DANIEL

 

YAWA -TEKNO

 

INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER

 

THIS IS TO SAY THANK YOU TO BRANDS THAT HAVE MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. AN AWARD TO RECOGNIZE BRANDS WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY AT A TIME WHEN OPPORTUNITIES ARE SCARCE

 

MTN

 

PEPSI

 

GLO

 

HENNESSY

 

FIRS

 

NIGERIA BREWERIES

 

LAGOS STATE

 

BEST PERFORMER

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTES WHOSE STAGECRAFT, SHOWMANSHIP AND PERFORMANCE ROUTINES ARE EXCEPTIONALLY CONCEPTUALIZED AND EXECUTED IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW WITH CONSIDERATION OF LIVE PERFORMANCES.

 

FLAVOUR

 

FALZ

 

M.I.

 

2BABA

 

YEMI ALADE

 

TIWA SAVAGE

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WHO HAS HAD A SUCCESFUL YEAR MUSICALLY, WITH THE ABSENCE OF AN ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

KIDI

 

AIR BOY

 

TENI

 

JUNIOR BOY

 

PERUZZI

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 

KAFFY

 

HALL OF FAME

 

CHRIS UBOSI

 

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