THE HEADIES 2013: FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

(YEAR IN REVIEW: MARCH 2012 – JUNE 2013)

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
1. I WISH – WAJE
2. GOOD MORNING – BRYMO
3. NATURAL SOMETHING – SOUND SULTAN
4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON

  1. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
    An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
    1. PHEELZ – DUROSOKE
    2. DTUNES – SHO LEE
    3. DEL B – LIMPOPO
    4. LERIQ – LIKE TO PARTY
    5. LEGENDURY BEATS – EMI NI BALLER

 

  1. 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.
    1. ALINGO – JUDE OKOYE/CLARENCE PETERS
    2. OLIVER TWIST – SESAN
    3. GAGA CRAZY – AJE FILM WORKS
    4. AZONTO– MOE MUSA
    5. YES/NO – CLARENCE PETERS

 

  1. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
    A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
    1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE – IYANYA
    2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO
    3. R&BW – BANKYW
    4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR
    5. AWAY & BEYOND – 2FACE

 

  1. BEST R&B SINGLE
    A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
    1. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
    2. GOOD GOOD LOVING – BANKYW
    3. LIKE TO PARTY – BURNA BOY
    4. RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ
    5. OMOTE – ESE PETERS

 

  1. BEST POP SINGLE
    A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
    1. IHE NE ME – 2FACE
    2. The KICK – WANDE COAL FT DON JAZZY
    3. GOBE – DAVIDO
    4. CATCHING COLD – TUNDE EDNUT
    5. UR WAIST – IYANYA
    6. GOODY BAG – D’PRINCE

 

  1. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
    A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
    1. I WISH – WAJE
    2. RIHANNA – OREZI
    3. GIVE IT TO ME – GENERAL PYPE
    4. GO DOWN – BABA DEE

 

  1. BEST RAP ALBUM
    A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
    1. OGA BOSS – ILL BLISS
    2. THE SECOND COMING – VECTOR
    3. YBNL – OLAMIDE
    4. BOOK OF RAP STORIES – REMINISCE

 

  1. BEST COLLABO
    A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
    1. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT. OLAMIDE
    2. TONY MONTANA (REMIX) – NAETO C FT. D’BANJ
    3. BADDEST BOY – EME FT. WIZKID, SKALES & BANKYW
    4. EZIOKU – LYNXXX FT. IKECHUWKU, ILL BLISS & PHYNO
    5. EMI NI BALLER – CHIDINMA FT. SUSPECT & ILL BLISS
    6. BABY MI DA (REMIX) – DR. VICTOR OLAIYA FT. 2FACE

 

  1. BEST RAP SINGLE
    A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.
    1. MAN OF THE YEAR – PHYNO
    2. ANAM ACHI KWANU – ILL BLISS FT. PHYNO
    3. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
    4. 2 MUSSHH – REMINISCE
    5. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT OLAMIDE

 

  1. 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.
    1. RICH AND FAMOUS – PRAIZ
    2. OMOTE – ESE PETERS
    3. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
    4. YES/NO – BANKYW

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
    A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
    1. I WISH – WAJE
    2. TOH BAD – NIYOLA
    3. IRAWO – SEYI SHAY
    4. TOTALLY YOURS – ZAINA
    5. ONLY YOU – NIKKI LAOYE

 

  1. NEXT RATED
    This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
    1. SEAN TIZZLE
    2. DAMMY KRANE
    3. BURNA BOY
    4. SEYI SHAY
    5. PHYNO

 

  1. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
    A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
    1. W.A.J.E – WAJE
    2. OMO BABA OLOWO – DAVIDO
    3. FRENZY – D’PRINCE
    4. THE YEAR OF R’N’B – CAPITAL FEMI

 

  1. 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.
    1. OLAMIDE – VOICE OF THE STREETS
    2. BOOGEY – SANCTUM
    3. MODE 9 – LET IT GO
    4. PHYNO – MAN OF THE YEAR

 

  1. 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.
    1. TERRY G – RUN MAD
    2. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
    3. MY DEAR – DAMMY KRANE
    4. SKIBO – SOLID STAR
    5. ALAYE – LKT

 

  1. 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.
    1. REPETE – BLACKMAGIC
    2. OMO PASTOR – AJEBUTTER FT. BOJ
    3. FEEL ALRIGHT – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. BOJ & POE
    4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON

 

  1. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).
    1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE– IYANYA
    2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO
    3. R&BW – BANKYW
    4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR
    5. YBNL – OLAMIDE

 

  1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
    Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
    1. IYANYA
    2. DAVIDO
    3. WIZKID
    4. FLAVOUR
    5. OLAMIDE
    6. ICE PRINCE

 

  1. SONG OF THE YEAR
    A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
    1. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
    2. UR WAIST – IYANYA
    3. ALINGO – P-SQUARE
    4. SHO LEE – SEAN TIZZLE
    5. LIMPOPO – KCEE

 

  1. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
    A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review.
    1. R2BEES
    2. MAFIKIZOLO
    3. LIQUID DEEP
    4. SARKODIE
    5. MICASA

 

  1. HALL OF FAME
    Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
    ONYEKA ONWENU

FULL NOMINEES LIST OF THE HEADIES 2012

  1. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince

The Invasion – P-Square

Superstar – Wizkid

Super C Season – Naeto C

 

  1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

P-Square

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Naeto C

D’Banj.

 

  1. SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D

Dami Duro – Davido

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Kukere – Iyanya

 

  1. RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

Stupid Song – Bez

Private Trips – Wande Coal

Ara – Brymo

I Love You – Praiz

 

  1. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top-notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)

Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)

Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)

Jay Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)

Jesse Jagz – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

 

  1. BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

Best conceptualized, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters

Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye

Ara (Brymo) – Aje Filmworks

Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex

 

  1. BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Private Trips – Wande Coal

Stupid Song – Bez

Nawti – Olu Maintain

Soundtrack – May D

Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage

 

  1. BEST POP SINGLE

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Dami Duro – Davido

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Chop My Money – P-Square

Kukere – Iyanya

 

  1. BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

Superstar – Wizkid

Super Sun – Bez

Versus – 9ice

The Invasion – P-Square

 

  1. BEST RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim

Shutdown – Phyno

Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice

Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix

Young Erikina – Olamide

 

  1. BEST RAP ALBUM

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

E.L.I – Ice Prince

The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp

Rapsodi – Olamide

Super C Season – Naeto C

 

  1. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

Vector – Angeli

Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh

Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money

Phyno – Shutdown

Erigga – Mo Street Gan

 

  1. BEST COLLABO

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

Chop My Money remix – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D

Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice

Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido

Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz

Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Wande Coal – Private trips

Banky W – Low Key

Praiz – I Love You

Brymo – Ara

Bez – Stupid Song

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me

Chidinma – Kedike

Ijeoma – Oloomi

Waje – Na The Way

 

  1. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Non Nigerian category

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto

Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain

D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor

Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe

 

  1. BEST STREET HOP

The most popular street-hop single in year under review

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Akpako – Terry G

Roll – Rayce

Mo Street Gan – Erigga

 

  1. NEXT RATED

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

Davido

Eva Alordiah

Praiz

Chuddy K

 

  1. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Bez

Timi Dakolo

Olamide

 

  1. HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

Femi Kuti.

 

HIPHOP WORLD AWARDS 2010: COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

C.E.O – DAGRIN

MUSHIN 2 MO HITS – WANDE COAL

UN-DAREY-TED – DAREY

DANGER – PSQUARE

LEAST EXPECTED – BRACKET

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

WANDE COAL
TERRY G
DAREY
BRACKET
DAGRIN

SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

“YORI YORI” – BRACKET
“KOKOROKO” – KEFEE
“YOU BAD” – WANDE COAL
“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2” – TERRY G
“ALANTA” – ART QUAKE

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential
“STRONG TING” – BANKY W
“I LOVE U” – PSQUARE
“HEAVEN PLEASE” – TIMI DAKOLO
“KEEPER OF MY DREAMS” – LARA GEORGE

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.
TEE-Y MIX – “MORE” by DAREY ART ALADE , “LOVE TRULY” by IYANYA

COBHAMS – “STRONG TIN” by Banky W, “NO STARS” by DAREY ART ALADE

DON JAZZY – “U BAD”  by WANDE COAL

SOSSICK – “IGBORO” by DAGRIN

DOKTA FRABZ – THANK GOD by DAGRIN, “AKO MI TI POJU” by NAETO C

BEST MUSIC VIDEO(AWARDS GOES TO DIRECTOR)

Best conceptualised, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.
JUDE OKOYE – “DANGER” by PSQUARE

WUDI AWA – “KOKOROKO” – KEFFE

CLARENCE PETERS – “FINEST” – KNIGHT HOUSE ft. SAUCE KID & TEETO
BOBBY BOULDERS – “AKO MI TI POJU” – NAETO C

MEX – “SAFE” by M.I

BEST R&B SINGLE

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
“STRONG TING” – BANKY W
“NEVER FELT A LOVE” – FEMI
I LOVE YOU” – PSQUARE
NO STARS” – DAREY ART ALADE
“OVERKILLIN” – DJINEE

BEST POP SINGLE

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
“YORI YORI” – BRACKET
“U BAD” – WANDE COAL
KOKOROKO” – KEFFE
“DANGER” – PSQUARE
HOTTER THAN FIRE” – DR. PAT and SHEYMAN

BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)
MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS – WANDE COAL
DANGER – PSQUARE
LEAST EXPECTED – BRACKET
UN.DAREY.TED – DAREY ART ALADE

BEST RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
“AKO MI TI POJU” – NAETO C
OWO ATI SWAGGER” – CATIAIR
“FINEST” – KNIGHT HOUSE ft. SAUCE KID & TEETO
SAMPLE” Remix – TERRY THA RAPMAN ft. STEREO MAN & PHEROWSHUZ
SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE” – M.I

BEST RAP ALBUM

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review
CEO – DAGRIN
DAT IBO BOY – ILLBLISS
MORE THAN RAP MUSIC – CARTIAIR
THE INVESTMENT – KEL

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL 
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
M.I – SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE
MODENINE – BAD MAN
OD – GOT TO LOVE ME
PHEROWSHUZ – SAMPLE remix (Featured by TERRY THAT RAPMAN)

BEST COLLABO

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review
“KOKOROKO” – KEFEE ft. TIMAYA
FINEST” – KNIGHT HOUSE ft. SAUCE KID & TEETO
AYE PO GAN” – ILL BLISS ft. TERRY G
SAMPLE Remix” – TERRY THA RAPMAN ft. STEREO MAN & PHEROWSHUZ

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
DARE ART ALADE – “NO STARS”
BANKY W – “STRONG TING”
WANDE COAL – “BANANA”
GT THE GUITARMAN – “KINIMATISE”
TIMI DAKOLO – “HEAVEN PLEASE”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
IBIYEMI – “DON’T LEAVE ME”
KEFEE – “KOKOROKO”
LARA GEORGE – “KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”
WAJE – “KOLO”
EVA – “NO CRY”

BEST STREETHOP

The most popular street-hop single in year under review
“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2” – TERRY G
IGBORO TI DARU” – KLEVER J ft. EEDRIS ABDUL KAREEM
FILE BE” – JAYWON
ALANTA” – ART QUAKE
ONE BY ONE” – SIDE ONE

NEXT RATED

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
GENERAL PYPE – “CHAMPION”
MO CHEDDAH – “IF YOU WANT ME”
JESSE JAGZ – “WETIN DEY”
D’PRINCE – “OMOBA”
SKUKI – “BANGER”
HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review
WANDE COAL
KEL
DJINEE
ILL BLISS
OMAWUMI

HIPHOP WORLD AWARDS 2009 NOMINEES LIST

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best album (solo or group) in year under review that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realm: songwriting, production, rendition, promotion and acceptability (sales, popularity)

ENTERTAINER – D’BANJ
GONGO ASO – 9ICE
PARADIGM SHIFT – MODE 9
TALK ABOUT IT – M.I
UNSTOPPABLE – 2FACE
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

D’BANJ
PSQUARE
TIMAYA
9ICE
 SONG OF THE YEAR
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

FALL IN LOVE” – D’BANJ
“INCASE U NEVER KNOW” – 2SHOTZ ft. TIMAYA
“GONGO ASO” – 9ICE
“GOOD OR BAD” – J MARTINS ft. TIMAYA and PSQUARE
RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

“STREET CREDIBILITY” – 9ICE ft. 2FACE
“NOT THE GIRL” – DARE ART ALADE
“MITCHELL” – ETCETERA
“CAN’T DO WITHOUT YOU” – TUFACE ft. MELISSA BRIGGS
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

TEE-Y MIX – “KI NI BIG DEAL”
DON JAZZY – “FALL IN LOVE”
ID CABASA – “GONGO ASO”
TERRY G – “INCASE YOU NEVER KNOW”
JESSE JAGZ –“SHORT BALCK BOY”
BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)
Best conceptualist, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

ALFONSO DORMUN – “BO SI GBAN GBA”
JUDE OKOYE – “ROLL IT”
DJ TEE – “PERE”
IGHO – “NAIJA BOY”
BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL ALBUM
Best reggae or dancehall album in year under review

GIFT AND GRACE – TIMAYA
ME MUSIQ AND I – BLACKFACE
ICHIBAN – CHAKKA DA’SOULJAH
MY SHINE – BLACK SOLO
BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM
Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

ENTERTAINER – D’BANJ
UNSTOPPABLE – 2FACE
ETCETERA – ETCETERA
GONGO ASO – ID CABASA ft. PUFFY T.
MR CAPABLE – BANKY W
BEST RAP ALBUM
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

TALK ABOUT IT – M.I
PARADIGM SHIFT – MODE 9
SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT – LORD OF AJASA
YOU KNOW MY P – NAETO C
BEST COLLABO
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

“STREET CREDIBILITY” – 9ICE ft. 2FACE
“LE FENU SO” – LORD OF AJASA ft. 9ICE
“GOOD OR BAD – J MARTINS ft. and PSQUARE
“E FI MI SILE” – YQ ft. DA GRIN
“BUSH MEAT” – SOUND SULTAN ft. 2FACE & W4
BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

“SAFE” – M.I ft. DJINEE
“TALKING TO YOU”- MODE 9 ft. BANKY W
“WA WA ALRIGHT” – KEL
“KINI BIG DEAL” – NAETO C
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

DARE ART ALADE – “NOT THE GIRL”
BANKY W – “DON’T BREAK MY HEART”
ETCETERA – “MICHELLE”
WANDE COAL – “TABOO”
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

OMAWUNMI – “IN THE MUSIC”

NIKKI LAOYE – “NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE”
WAJE – “SOMEWHERE”
NEXT RATED
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

YQ – “E FI MI LE”
MP – “PASA PASA”

KEL – “WA WA ALRIGHT”
D’JINEE – “LADE”
OMAWUNMI – “IN THE MUSIC”
HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Best new artiste in the year under review

BANKY W
NAETO C
NIKKI LAOYE
M.I

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (NON NIGERIAN CATEGORY)
Special award for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review

BUFFALO – “BUBBLE YOUR BUMZ”
TINNY – “I DEY KOLO”
DOGG – “CAN YOU FEEL IT”
WITNESS – “ZERO”
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

MODE 9 – NINE
Album Title- PARADIGM SHIFT
M.I – TALK ABOUT IT
Album Title – TALK ABOUT IT
LORD OF AJASA – ESA LO BA DE
Album Title – SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT
DAGRIN – PON PON PON
Album Title – CEO (Unreleased)
BEST STREET HOP
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

“E SA LO BA DE” – Lord Of Ajasa
“PON PON PON” – Da Grin
“04 KA SI BE” – DJ Zeez
“E FI MI LE” -YQ
“COLLABO”- DeeBee
HIPHOP WORLD HALL OF FAME
Non competitive category

GRAND MASTER LEE
PHILLIP TRIMNELL