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    Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, others Bag 2019 Headies Nomination

    This year’s edition is tagged ‘The Power Of  A Dream’ and it will feature 29 unique categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artists in different categories.

    Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, others Bag 2019 Headies Nomination

    The categories include: Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Reggae/ Dance-hall Single; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Alternative Album; Best R&B Single; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rate; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.

    Davido, Teni, Wizkid, Rema, Burna Boy, Joeboy, Mr Eazi and Fireboy DML will battle for viewers choice award this year alongside song of the year category.

    1. 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 artist or group in the year under review.

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

    2. 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

    3. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

    An individual is 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 – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

    4. 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: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
    ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

    5. 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. ‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
    ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
    ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
    ‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun
    ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. BEST RAP SINGLE

    A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

    1. ‘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

    10. 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’

    11. 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’

    12. 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

    13. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

    A voting category for the best new artist with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

    Odunsi
    Mayorkun
    Wurld
    Humblesmith

    14. 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

    15. 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’
    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 the 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 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 traction (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

    Mr Eazi
    Burna Boy
    Teni
    Fireboy DML
    Rema
    JoeBoy
    Wizkid
    Davido

    22 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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