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The organizers of the prestigious Headies Award just announced the nominees for the 12th Edition. The Award will hold on the 5th of May, 2018 at Eko Hotel Suites while the Nominees party will hold in Abuja on April 28th, 2018.

YEAR IN REVIEW

(JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017)

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.

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  • 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

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.

  • KIDIAIR BOYTENI

    JUNIOR BOY

    PERUZZI

    SPECIAL RECOGNITION

    KAFFY

    HALL OF FAME

    CHRIS UBOSI

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The organizers of the prestigious Headies Award just announced the nominees for the 12th Edition. The Award will hold on the 5th of May, 2018 at Eko Hotel Suites while the Nominees party will hold in Abuja on April 28th, 2018. YEAR IN REVIEW (JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017) BEST RECORDING OF...