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April 14, 2018 ( Post 1 )

The organizers of the prestigious Headies Award just announced the nominees for the 12th Edition. The Award will hold on the 5th of May, 2018 at Eko Hotel & Suites while the Nominees party will hold in Abuja on April 28th, 2018.
YEAR IN REVIEW

(JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017)
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.
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[*]BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
[*]HALLELUYAH – FUNBI
[*]PONMILE – REMINISCE
[*]HEAVEN – BANKY W
[*]JOROMI – SIMI
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BEST POP SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
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[*]MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
[*]ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE
[*]YEBA – KISS DANIEL
[*]ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ
[*]IF – DAVIDO
[*]FIA – DAVIDO
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
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[*](FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT
[*](ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ
[*](IF, RARA) TEKNO
[*](MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ
[*](YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN) MASTERKRAFT
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BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
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[*]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
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BEST RAP ALBUM
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
[ol]
[*]27 – FALZ
[*]TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA
[*]EL HADJ – REMINISCE
[*]THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
[*]THE GLORY – OLAMIDE
[*]ROSE – AQ
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BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
[ol]
[*]SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
[*]TIMELESS – OMAWUMI
[*]SIMISOLA – SIMI
[*]GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
[*]IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOR
[*]THIS IS ME – NINIOLA
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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.
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[*]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)
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BEST R&B SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
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[*]TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
[*]FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
[*]LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY
[*]ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE
[*]LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W
[*]SMILE FOR ME – SIMI
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BEST COLLABO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).
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[*]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
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BEST RAP SINGLE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG.
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[*]YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
[*]SOMETHING LIGHT – FALZ FT. YCEE
[*]LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.
[*]UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. FUNBI
[*]ME VERSUS ME – ICE PRINCE
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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.
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[*]PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE
[*]FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
[*]ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
[*]TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
[*]LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W
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BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.
[ol]
[*]IN THE AIR – WAJE
[*]GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI
[*]JOWO – ARAMIDE
[*]SARO – NINIOLA
[*]WHERE IS THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD
[*]BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
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NEXT RATED
THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

[ol]
[*]MALEEK BERRY
[*]MAYORKUN
[*]DICE AILES
[*]JOHNNY DRILLE
[*]ZORO 
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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.
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[*]NINIOLA
[*]ADEKUNLE GOLD
[*]MR. EAZI
[*]REEKADO BANKS
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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.
[ol]
[*]YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
[*]POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ
[*]LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY
[*]INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA
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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.
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[*]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
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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.
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[*]MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD
[*]RADIO – NONSO AMADI
[*]ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
[*]PONMILE – REMINISCE
[*]FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKER
[*]LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU
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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).
[ol]
[*]SIMISOLA – SIMI
[*]GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
[*]KLITORIS – BRYMO
[*]IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR
[*]SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
[*]THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
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ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
[ol]
[*]DAVIDO
[*]WIZKID
[*]OLAMIDE
[*]SIMI
[*]TIWA SAVAGE
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SONG OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
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[*]PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
[*]WO – OLAMIDE
[*]IF – DAVIDO
[*]YEBA – KISS DANIEL
[*]MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
[*]FIA – DAVIDO
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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.
[ol]
[*]SARKODIE
[*]CASPER NYOVEST
[*]NASTY C
[*]SAUTI SOL
[*]VANESSA MDEE
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HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE
A VOTING CATEGORY TO AWARD THE FANS’ FAVOURITE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST DIGITAL TRACTIONS (DOWNLOADS, VIEWS, STREAMS) IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
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[*]COME CLOSER – WIZKID
[*]IF – DAVIDO
[*]WO – OLAMIDE
[*]MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
[*]YEBA – KISS DANIEL
[*]YAWA – TEKNO
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INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER
THIS IS TO SAY THANK YOU TO BRANDS THAT HAVE MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. AN AWARD TO RECOGNIZE BRANDS WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY AT A TIME WHEN OPPORTUNITIES ARE SCARCE.
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[*]MTN
[*]PEPSI
[*]GLO
[*]HENNESSY
[*]FIRS
[*]NIGERIAN BREWERIES
[*]LAGOS STATE
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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.
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[*]FLAVOUR
[*]FALZ
[*]M.I.
[*]2BABA
[*]YEMI ALADE
[*]TIWA SAVAGE
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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WHO HAS HAD A SUCCESFUL YEAR MUSICALLY, WITH THE ABSENCE OF AN ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
[ol]
[*]KIDI
[*]AIRBOY
[*]TENI
[*]JUNIOR BOY
[*]PERUZZI
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SPECIAL RECOGNITION
KAFFY
HALL OF FAME
CHRIS UBOSI


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