THE HEADIES 2018: CHECK OUT 2018 HEADIES AWARDS LIST OF NOMINEES

THE HEADIES 2018: CHECK OUT 2018 HEADIES AWARDS LIST OF NOMINEES
 HipTV and other orgnizers of the Headies Awards have released the full list of nominees for the upcoming awards show . The event would be hosted May 5 th after the nominees ’ party on 28 th April.
The year in review JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017
Some of the biggest nominees are Wizkid,
Davido, Tiwa Savage , Olamide , Simi.

See list below …


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 .
1 BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
2 HALLELUYAH – FUNBI
3 PONMILE – REMINISCE
4 HEAVEN – BANKY W
5 JOROMI – SIMI

BEST POP SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW ( BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP ) .
1 MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
2 ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE
3 YEBA – KISS DANIEL
4 ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ
5 IF – DAVIDO
6 FIA – DAVIDO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW .
1 (FALL , MAMA) KIDOMINANT
2 (ISKABA , MALO) SPELLZ
3 (IF , RARA ) TEKNO
4 (MARADONA , COME CLOSER ) SARZ
5 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 ).
1 LOVE YOU DIE – PATORANKING FT . DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
2 DANCE – TIMAYA FT . RUDEBOY
3 HOLY HOLY – 2 BABA
4 ROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOY
5 COME CLOSER – WIZKID
6 SOFA – KISS DANIEL

BEST RAP ALBUM
A NON -VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW .
1 27 – FALZ
2 TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA
3 EL HADJ – REMINISCE
4 THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
5 THE GLORY – OLAMIDE
6 ROSE – 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) .
1 SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
2 TIMELESS – OMAWUMI
3 SIMISOLA – SIMI
4 GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
5 IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR
6 THIS 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.
1 MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (MEJI ALABI )
2 FOCUS – HUMBLE SMITH (CLARENCE PETERS )
3 COME CLOSER – WIZKID (DAPS )
4 BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI )
5 YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI )
6 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) .
1 TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
2 FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
3 LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY
4 ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE
5 LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W
6 SMILE FOR ME – SIMI

BEST COLLABO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R & B , POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK ( INCLUDING CAMEOS ).
1 MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID
2 TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY
3 JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY
4 NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT . SIMI
5 COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT . DRAKE

BEST RAP SINGLE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE ( RELEASED ON -AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG .
1 YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
2 SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE
3 LINK UP – PHYNO FT . BURNA BOY , M . I .
4 UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT FUNBI
5 ME 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 .
1 PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE
2 FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
3 ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
4 TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
5 LOVE 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 .
1 IN THE AIR – WAJE
2 GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI
3 JOWO – ARAMIDE
4 SARO – NINIOLA
5 WHERE’ S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT . ADEKUNLE GOLD
6 BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

NEXT RATED
THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW .
1 MALEEK BERRY
2 MAYORKUN
3 DICE AILES
4 JOHNNY DRILLE
5 ZORO

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 .
1 NINIOLA
2 ADEKUNLE GOLD
3 MR. EAZI
4 REEKADO 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 .
1 YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
2 POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ
3 LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY
4 INDUSTRY 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.
1 PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
2 WO – OLAMIDE
3 SAI BABA – CDQ
4 SHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT . DAMMY KRANE , SLIM CASE
5 PASS THE AGBARA – SKUKI
6 LEGBEGBE – 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.
1 MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD
2 RADIO – NONSO AMADI
3 ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
4 PONMILE – REMINISCE
5 FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT . SOUND SULTAN £ & KOKER
6 LAGOS 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 ).
1 SIMISOLA – SIMI
2 GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
3 KLITORIS – BRYMO
4 IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR
5 SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
6 THE 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 .
1 DAVIDO
2 WIZKID
3 OLAMIDE
4 SIMI
5 TIWA SAVAGE

SONG OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW .
1 PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
2 WO – OLAMIDE
3 IF – DAVIDO
4 YEBA – KISS DANIEL
5 MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
6 FIA – 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 .
1 SARKODIE
2 CASPER NYOVEST
3 NASTY C
4 SAUTI SOL
5 VANESSA MDEE

HEADIES ’ VIEWER ’S CHOICE
A VOTING CATEGORY TO AWARD THE FAN ’ S FAVOURITE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST DIGITAL TRACTIONS ( DOWNLOADS, VIEWS , STREAMS ) IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW .
1 COME CLOSER – WIZKID
2 IF – DAVIDO
3 WO – OLAMIDE
4 MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
5 YEBA – KISS DANIEL
6 YAWA -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
1 MTN
2 PEPSI
3 GLO
4 HENNESSY
5 FIRS
6 NIGERIA BREWERIES
7 LAGOS 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 .
1 FLAVOUR
2 FALZ
3 M . I .
4 2 BABA
5 YEMI ALADE
6 TIWA 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 .
KIDI
AIR BOY
TENI
JUNIOR BOY
PERUZZI

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
KAFFY
TAG