THE HEADIES AWARDS 2016 (NIGERIA) : LIST OF NOMINEES

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The Headies 2016 will be the 11th edition of The Headies Awards. Here are the complete nominees.

LIST OF NOMINEES:

(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2015 – JUNE 2016)

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

This category is for best single/group recording in the year under review.

  1. EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
  2. PRAY FOR ME – DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR
  3. LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
  4. ORENTE – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  5. SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

This category is for music producer of Single/Album in the year under review.

  1. DJ COUBLON ‘GOOD TIME & RABA’
  2. PHEELS – ‘PICK UP & LAGOS BOYS’ – OLAMIDE
  3. LEGENDURY BEATS – ‘FINAL – BABA NLA’ WIZKID
  4. YOUNG JOHN – ‘MAMA’ – KISS DANIEL
  5. MASTAKRAFT – ‘FADA FADA’, ‘CONNECT’ – PHYNO
  6. OSCAR HERMAN-ACKAH – ‘PRAY FOR ME’ – DAREY

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

This category is for best directed and most exciting video in the year under review.

  1. EMERGENCY (D’BANJ) – UNLIMITED LA
  2. MARY (SEYI SHAY) – MEJI ALABI
  3. SOLDIER (FALZ THA BAD GUY) – CLARENCE PETERS
  4. MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
  5. BAD – TIWA SAVAGE FEAT. WIZKID – SESAN

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

This category is for best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review

  1. NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
  2. WANTED – WANDE COAL
  3. KLITORIS – BRYMO
  4. 4. NAKED – DAREY
  5. SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

BEST R&B SINGLE

This category is for best R&B single in the year under review.

  1. LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI
  2. MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W
  3. SUPER WOMAN – WANDE COAL
  4. PRAY FOR ME – DAREY
  5. ADUKE – TJAN
  6. SMILE – SHAYDEE

BEST POP SINGLE

This category is for best pop single in year under review

  1. MAMA – KISS DANIEL
  2. FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
  3. PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  4. OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
  5. REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
  6. EMERGENCY – D’BANJ
  7. FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE
  8. MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

This category is for best Reggae/Dancehall single in the year under review

  1. 1. NO KISSING’ – PATORANKING FT SARKODIE
  2. BODY HOT – PRAIZ FT. JESSE JAGZ & STONE BWOY
  3. JAGA LOVE – JESSE JAGZ
  4. OLOWO – CYNTHIA MORGAN
  5. PAM PAM – KETCHUP
  6. TIMAYA – I LIKE THE WAY

BEST RAP ALBUM

This category is for Best Album By A Rap Artistes In Year Under Review.

  1. EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
  2. POWERFUL – ILL BLISS
  3. STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
  4. LIL’ KESH – YAGI

BEST COLLABO

This category is for best collaboration R&B, Pop or Hip-hop

  1. SOLDIER – FALZ FEAT. SIMI
  2. REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE
  3. OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
  4. WAIT – SOLIDSTAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE
  5. NO KISSING – PATORANKING FEAT. SARKODIE
  6. MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR

BEST RAP SINGLE

This category is for single released Rap Artistes.

  1. EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
  2. ASAMALEKUN – REMINISCE
  3. JAGABAN – YCEE
  4. CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI – ILL BLISS
  5. AGU JI NDI MEN – A-Q
  6. SHOW YOU SOMETHING – BOOGEY

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

This category is for single male artiste with the most outstanding performance on a single song or album.

  1. BRYMO – SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING
  2. DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR – PRAY FOR ME
  3. SHAYDEE – SMILE
  4. WANDE COAL – SUPER WOMAN
  5. RIC HASSANI – GENTLEMAN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

This category is for single female artiste with most outstanding performances on a single song or album.

  1. SIMI – LOVE DON’T CARE
  2. SEYI SHAY – RIGHT NOW
  3. ARAMIDE FEAT. ADEKUNLE GOLD – LOVE ME
  4. OMAWUMI FEAT. ANGELIE KIDJO – PLAY NA PLAY

NEXT RATED

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

  1. YCEE
  2. TEKNO
  3. MR. EAZI
  4. HUMBLESMITH
  5. ARAMIDE

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

This category is for best new artiste in the year under review.

  1. KISS DANIEL – NEW ERA
  2. SEYI SHAY – SEYI OR SHAY
  3. LIL’ KESH – YAGI
  4. RUNTOWN – GHETTO UNIVERSITY

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

This category is for Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth on single/album song.

  1. ILL BLISS – CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI
  2. REMINSCE – ASALAMALEKU
  3. YCEE – JAGABAN
  4. BOOGEY – SHOW YOU SOMETHING
  5. A-Q – AGU JI NDI MEN’
  6. MODENINE – NO MATTER WHAT

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

This category is for artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. (popular on the street.) #Street Anthem

  1. OLAMIDE – WHO YOU EPP
  2. AJEBUTTER FEAT. FALZ – BAD GANG
  3. KOKER – KO LE WERK
  4. YCEE – JAGABAN
  5. SMALL DOKTA – GBERA
  6. 2T BOYS – CUSTOMER DADA NI

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

This category is for artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music.

  1. PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  2. SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO
  3. YOU SUPPOSE KNOW – BEZ
  4. WAIT FOR ME – JOHNNY DRILLE
  5. GENTLEMAN – RIC HASSANI

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

This category is for best album (solo or group) in year under review.

  1. STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
  2. NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
  3. WANTED – WANDE COAL
  4. SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

This category is for the overall best and most successful artiste for the year under review.

  1. WIZKID
  2. TIWA SAVAGE
  3. FALZ
  4. YEMI ALADE
  5. OLAMIDE

SONG OF THE YEAR

This category is for most popular song in the year under review.

  1. FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
  2. OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
  3. PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  4. REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT.
  5. FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE

AFRICAN ARTISTE

This category is a non-Nigerian award for individual/group Artiste from other africa countries with the most outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

  1. SAUTI SOL
  2. CASPER NYOVEST
  3. DJ MAPHORISA
  4. STONEBWOY
  5. SARKODIE