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 – DJ TUNEZ FT. WANDE COALFIA – DAVIDOIF – DAVIDO

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) SARZYAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTER KRAFT

A category for the best reggae/dancehall single in the year under review (by single individual or group).
LOVE YOU DIE – P ATORANKING FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZDANCE - TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOYHOLY HOLY - 2BABAROCK YOUR BODY - BURNA BOYCOME CLOSER – WIZKIDSOFA – KISS DANIEL

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 TRAVLER - FLAVORTHIS IS ME - NINIOLA

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)COME CLOSER – WIZKID (OLADAPO “DAPS” FAGBENLE)BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI)YOLO YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI)LIKE DAT – DAVIDO (OLADAPO “DAPS” FAGBENLE)FOCUS – HUMBLESMITH (CLARENCE PETERS)

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

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 MALEEKBERRYSOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT. YCEENO FORGET - ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMICOME CLOSER - WIZKID FT. DRAKE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIFE – MISOMETHING LITE – FALZLINK UP - PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.UP TO YOU - SDCME VERSUS ME - ICE PRINCE

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.
MALEEK BERRYMAYORKUNDICE AILESJOHNNY DRILLEZORO

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

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

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 DRILEPONMILE - REMINSCEFUN MI LOWO MI - ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTANLAGOS BARBIE - ADE BANTU

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

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

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.
PENALTY – SMALL DOCTORWO – OLAMIDEIF - DAVIDOYEBA – KISS DANIELMAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWNFIA – DAVIDO

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.
SARKODIECASSPER NYOVESTNASTY CSAUTI SOLVANESSA MDEE

A voting category to award the fan’s favourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.
RUNTOWN - MAD OVER YOUDAVIDO – IFWIZKID – COME CLOSERTEKNO – YAWAOLAMIDE – WOKISS DANIEL – YEBA

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
AIR BOYTENIJUNIOR BOYPERUZZI