A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).
‘Ye’ - Burna Boy‘Wetin We Gain’ - Victor AD‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid‘Case’ - Teni‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML‘Baby’ - Joeboy

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
Phantom - ‘Ye’ by Burna BoyOzedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by RemaSpellz – ‘Askamaya’ by TeniKillertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and WizkidKel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)‘Outside’ – Burna Boy‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun‘About 30’ - Adekunle Gold

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.
‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters‘Available’ (Patoranking) - Clarence Peters‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) - Aje Films‘Talk’ (Falz) - Prodigeezy‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) - 88 Factor

A category for the best R&B single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).
‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE‘Serenade’ - Funbi‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni‘Wishes and Butterflies’ - Wurld‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

A voting category for the best R&B, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
‘Like’ - Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid‘Killin’ Dem - Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
‘Talk’ - Falz‘We Don't Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide‘Sacrifice’ - Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.
RemaJoeboyFireboy DMLVictor ADLytaZlatan

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.
OdunsiMayorkunWurldHumblesmith

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.
Erigga – ‘Motivation’Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’Lyta – ‘Time’

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.
‘Cash’ – Lady Donli‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille‘Heya’ – Brymo‘Ire’ - Adekunle Gold

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).
‘About 30’ - Adekunle Gold‘Outside’ – Burna Boy‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.
Burna BoyWizkidDavidoTiwa SavageFalz

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.
‘Ye’ - Burna Boy‘Dumebi’ - Rema‘Wetin We Gain’ - Victor AD‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid‘Case’ - Teni‘Leg work’ - Zlatan‘Baby’ – Joeboy‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

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.
Master KG - Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)Afro B - Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)DJ Maphoriza - iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.
Mr EaziBurna BoyTeniFireboy DMLRemaJoe BoyWizkidDavido

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.
CrayonBujuBarry JhayOxlade