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Davido And Wizkid Tops 2018 12th Edition Of Headies’ Awards Nomination

Headies Awards is here again, After series of postponement and delay, Nigeria’s number one music award show is back. Now in its 12th edition, The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) is a music award that honours outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry.

The nomination list is out with Davido, Simi, Wizkid and Olamide dominating with multiple nominations.

In a press statement released by the organizers of the Headies, Smooth Promotions, on Friday, April 13, 2018 “the awards academy released the list after short listing thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).”

In the 12th edition of the Headies, there are over 25 categories and 77 nominees. Nigerian pop superstar Davido leads with six nominations. Singer Simi, Wizkid and rapper Olamide follow with five nominations each.

The four singers were, however, nominated for the highly coveted ‘Artiste of the year’ award. Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Simi & Tiwa Savage will slug it out in the Artist of the Year category while the much anticipated Next Rated category includes Mayorkun, Maleek Berry, Dice Ailes, Johnny Drille & Zoro.

There are new categories in this year’s award ceremony. They are ‘The Viewer’s Choice Award’, ‘Best Performer’ and a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry for the past 3 years. There is also a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry.

The 12th edition of The Headies will hold on May 5, 2018 at Eko Hotel & Suites while the nominees party will happen in Abuja on April 28, 2018. The year in review JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017

No information has been released on this year’s host.

See the full list of nominee below;

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
HALLELUYAH – FUNBI
PONMILE – REMINISCE
HEAVEN – BANKY W
JOROMI – SIMI

BEST POP SINGLE

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

(FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT
(ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ
(IF, RARA) TEKNO
(MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ
YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTERKRAFT

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

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

27 – FALZ
TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA
EL HADJ – REMINISCE
THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
THE GLORY – OLAMIDE
ROSE – AQ

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
TIMELESS – OMAWUMI
SIMISOLA – SIMI
GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR
THIS IS ME – NINIOLA

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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

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

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID
TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY
JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEK BERRY
NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI
COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE

BEST RAP SINGLE

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:

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
IN THE AIR – WAJE
GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI
JOWO – ARAMIDE
SARO – NINIOLA
WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD
BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

NEXT RATED

MALEEK BERRY
MAYORKUN
DICE AILES
JOHNNY DRILLE
ZORO

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

NINIOLA
ADEKUNLE GOLD
MR. EAZI
REEKADO BANKS

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ
LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY
INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

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

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

SIMISOLA – SIMI
GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
KLITORIS – BRYMO
IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR
SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO
WIZKID
OLAMIDE
SIMI
TIWA SAVAGE

SONG OF THE YEAR

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
WO – OLAMIDE
IF- DAVIDO
YEBA – KISS DANIEL
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
FIA – DAVIDO

AFRICAN ARTISTE

SARKODIE
CASPER NYOVEST
NASTY C
SAUTI SOL
VANESSA MDEE

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

COME CLOSER- WIZKID
IF- DAVIDO
WO -OLAMIDE
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
YEBA- KISS DANIEL
YAWA -TEKNO

INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER

MTN
PEPSI
GLO
HENNESSY
FIRS
NIGERIA BREWERIES
LAGOS STATE

BEST PERFORMER

FLAVOUR
FALZ
M.I.
2BABA
YEMI ALADE
TIWA SAVAGE

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

UNDER REVIEW.

KIDI
AIR BOY
TENI
JUNIOR BOY
PERUZZI

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

KAFFY
HALL OF FAME
CHRIS UBOSI

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