Davido, Wizkid, Simi Top 2018 Headies Nominee’s List

The 12th edition of the Headies nominees list was released on Friday with Davido, Wizkid, Simi, and Olamide dominating with multiple nominations. The list after thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017). The 2018 Headies Award have over 25 categories and 77 nominees. Hip Hop superstar Davido leads with six nominations while sonorous singer Simi, Starboy Wizkid and rapper Olamide follow with five nominations each. The award ceremony is set to hold on May 5, 2018 at Eko Hotel and Suites while the nominees party will happen in Abuja on April 28, 2018.

 

See the full 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.

 

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

HALLELUYAH – FUNBI

PONMILE – REMINISCE

HEAVEN – BANKY W

JOROMI – SIMI

 

BEST POP SINGLE

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

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

 

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) SARZ

YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTER KRAFT

 

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

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

 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

27 – FALZ

TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA

EL HADJ – REMINISCE

THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

THE GLORY – OLAMIDE

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).

 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID

TIMELESS – OMAWUMI

SIMISOLA – SIMI

GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD

IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR

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.

 

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

 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

 

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

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).

 

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

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG.

 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI

SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE

LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.

UP TO YOU – SDC FT FUNBI

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.

 

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 WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.

 

IN THE AIR – WAJE

GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI

JOWO – ARAMIDE

SARO – NINIOLA

WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUNMI

 

NEXT RATED

 

THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

MALEEK BERRY

MAYORKUN

DICE AILES

JOHNNY DRILLE

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.

 

NINIOLA

ADEKUNLE GOLD

MR. EAZI

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.

 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI

POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ

LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY

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.

 

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

 

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 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

 

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 – SIMI

GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD

KLITORIS – BRYMO

IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID

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.

DAVIDO

WIZKID

OLAMIDE

SIMI

TIWA SAVAGE

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR

WO – OLAMIDE

IF- DAVIDO

YEBA – KISS DANIEL

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN

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.

 

SARKODIE

CASSPER

NYOVEST

NASTY C

SAUTI SOL

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.

 

COME CLOSER- WIZKID

IF- DAVIDO

WO -OLAMIDE

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN

YEBA- KISS DANIEL

YAWA -TEKNO

 

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.

FLAVOUR

FALZ

M.I

. 2BABA

YEMI ALADE

TIWA SAVAGE

 

ROOKIE:

KIDI

AIR BOY

TENI

JUNIOR BOY

PERUZZI

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

KAFFY

 

HALL OF FAME

CHRIS UBOSI

NAIJAXTREME, MD, USA

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