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14 Apr 2018

12th Headies Awards 2018 Nominees | See Full List

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 – OMAWUMIHALLELUYAH – FUNBIPONMILE – REMINISCEHEAVEN – BANKY WJOROMI – SIMI

BEST POP SINGLE

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

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWNALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGEYEBA – KISS DANIELISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZIF – DAVIDOFIA – 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 PLATNUMZDANCE – TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOYHOLY HOLY – 2BABAROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOYCOME CLOSER – WIZKIDSOFA – KISS DANIEL

BEST RAP ALBUM

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

27 – FALZTRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGAEL HADJ – REMINISCETHE PLAYMAKER – PHYNOTHE GLORY – OLAMIDEROSE – 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 – WIZKIDTIMELESS – OMAWUMISIMISOLA – SIMIGOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLDIJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVORTHIS 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 AMADIFOLASHADE – PRAIZLET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRYROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLELOVE YOU BABY – BANKY WSMILE 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. WIZKIDTEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT. BURNA BOYJUICE – YCEE FT. MALEEK BERRYNO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMICOME 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 – MISOMETHING LIGHT – FALZ FT. YCEELINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. FUNBIME 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 – FAZEFOLASHADE – PRAIZROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLETONIGHT – NONSO AMADILOVE 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 – WAJEGONE FOR GOOD – SIMIJOWO – ARAMIDESARO – NINIOLAWHERE IS THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLDBUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

NEXT RATED

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

MALEEK BERRYMAYORKUNDICE AILESJOHNNY DRILLEZORO 

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.

NINIOLAADEKUNLE GOLDMR. EAZIREEKADO 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 – MIPOLITICAL SCIENCE – AQLIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEYINDUSTRY 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 DOCTORWO – OLAMIDESAI BABA – CDQSHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT. DAMMY KRANE, SLIM CASEPASS THE AGBARA – SKUKILEGBEGBE – 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 GOLDRADIO – NONSO AMADIROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLEPONMILE – REMINISCEFUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKERLAGOS 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 – SIMIGOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLDKLITORIS – BRYMOIJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOURSOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKIDTHE 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.

DAVIDOWIZKIDOLAMIDESIMITIWA SAVAGE

SONG OF THE YEAR

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

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTORWO – OLAMIDEIF – DAVIDOYEBA – KISS DANIELMAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWNFIA – 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.

SARKODIECASPER NYOVESTNASTY CSAUTI SOLVANESSA MDEE

HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE

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

COME CLOSER – WIZKIDIF – DAVIDOWO – OLAMIDEMAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWNYEBA – KISS DANIELYAWA – 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.

MTNPEPSIGLOHENNESSYFIRSNIGERIAN BREWERIESLAGOS 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.

FLAVOURFALZM.I.2BABAYEMI ALADETIWA 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.

KIDIAIRBOYTENIJUNIOR BOYPERUZZI

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

KAFFY

HALL OF FAME

CHRIS UBOSI

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