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Headies 2019 Full Nominees List

Headies 2019

The organisers have revealed there are 23 unique categories of awards that would be reviewing the musical efforts of African artistes between January 2018 & June 2019.

The 13th edition which has been themed; ‘Power of A Dream’ would be held on the 19th of October, 2019.

See full list of nominees below:

THE 13TH HEADIES NOMINEES LIST
Year In Review: January 2018 – June 2019

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.

Ire – Adekunle Gold
Heal D World – Patoranking
Olanrewaju – Brymo
Uyo Meyo – Teni
Ye – Burna Boy

BEST POP SINGLE
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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

Phantom – Ye by Burna Boy
Ozedikus – Dumebi by Rema
Spellz – Askamaya by Teni
Killertunes – Fake Love by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
Kel-P Vibes – Killin Dem by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

BEST RAP ALBUM
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artist or group in year under review.

Moral Instruction – Falz
Crown – AQ and Loose Kaynon
A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl – M.I Abaga
Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times) – Show Dem Camp

BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM
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

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.

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

BEST R&B SINGLE
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

BEST COLLABO
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

BEST RAP SINGLE
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

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.

Tay Iwar – Utero
Johnny Drille – Finding Efe
Nonso Bassey – 411
Funbi – Serenade
Wurld – Wishes & Butterfly

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

GoodGirl LA – Bless me
Waje – Udue
Teni – Uyo Meyo
Tems – Mr Rebel
Falana – Repeat

NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

Rema
Joeboy
Fireboy DML
Victor AD
Lyta
Zlatan

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.

Odunsi
Mayorkun
Wurld
Humblesmith

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.

YCEE – Balance
Boogey – Implode
Paybac – Implode
Ghost – Crown
Tec – Crown
AQ – Crown

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artist 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

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.

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

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).

About 30 – Adekunle Gold
Outside – Burna Boy
Moral Instruction – Falz
No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

Burna Boy
Wizkid
Davido
Tiwa Savage
Falz

SONG OF THE YEAR
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

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION
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 Move (SOUTH AFRICA)
Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)
Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)
King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)
DJ Maphorisa – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE
A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

Mr Eazi
Burna Boy
Teni
Fireboy DML
Rema
Joe Boy
Wizkid
Davido

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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.

Falz
Tiwa Savage
Brymo
Yemi Alade
Adekunle Gold

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
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.

Crayon
Buju
Barry Jhay
Oxlade

 

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