Full list of nominees #13thheadies

On September 24, 2019, Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show, The Headies, opened its doors to receive entries for its 13th music award with this year’s edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’.

 

 

 

The year in review was announced as January 2018 and June 2019. The award show is scheduled to hold October 19th, 2019.  Running for over a decade, the 13th Headies award will feature 29 unique categories in recognition of Africa’s finest artiste.

 

 

 

The last edition saw Nigeria’s sensational artiste, Olamide, with the highest number of nominations (10). He was closely followed by Tuface (7), Wizkid (6), Davido (4), and Clarence Peters (4).

 

 

 

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.

 

Adekunle Gold – IreHeal D World – PatorankingOlanrewaju – BrymoUyoMeyo – TeniYe – 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 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

 

 

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

 

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

 

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon‘A Study On Self Worth: YxngDxnzl’ – M.I Abaga‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem CampBEST 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’(BurnaBoy) – 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‘UyoMeyo’ – 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 – ‘UyoMeyo’Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’Falana – ‘Repeat’

 

 

 

NEXT RATED

 

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

 

RemaJoeboyFireboy DMLVictor ADLytaZlatan

 

 

 

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.

 

OdunsiMayorkunWurldHumblesmith

 

 

 

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 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’ChinkoEkun – ‘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 BoyWizkidDavidoTiwa SavageFalz

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

MrEaziBurna BoyTeniFireboy DMLRemaJoe BoyWizkidDavido

 

 

 

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.

 

FalzTiwa SavageBrymoYemi AladeAdekunle 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.

 

CrayonBujuBarry JhayOxlade

 

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 

Paul Okoye (Upfront & Personal)

 

 

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