All Roads To The Headies 12th Edition. #headies2018.

April 13, 2018

Source: IG.


2018 Headies Awards have got Davido and his crew counting their blessings with multiple nominations.

Davido has been nominated twice for "Song of the year" and "Best Pop Song" Categories for "If" and "Fia" other categories includes "Artiste Of The Year" and "Viewers Choice" making it a total of (6) nominations.

Other Artiste with multiple nominations are WizKid, Olamide and Adekunle Gold with (5) nominations, Tiwa Savage, Dice Ailes and Johnny Drille got (4) nominations, while Flavour, Reminisce, Banky W, Niniola, Nonso Amadi, Runtown, Phyno and DJ Cuppy got (3) nominations respectively.

The new awards categories this year includes 

"The Viewers Choice Award" - 
A voting category to award the fans favourite Artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review."

"Best Performer Category" - 
A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualised and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

"Industry Brand Supporter Category"
"A Category to recognise brands who are supporting the industry at a time when opportunities are scarce".

Also this year The Headies will honour Kaffy with "Special Recognition Award" and Chris Ubosi to bag "Hall Of Fame Award"

The Headies Awards 12th edition nominees party has been scheduled to hold in Abuja on April 29th while the main award event will take place at Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.


See full nomination list below.

12TH HEADIES NOMINEES LIST 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. 

BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI 
HALLELUYAH – FUNBI 
PONMILE – REMINISCE 
HEAVEN – BANKY W 
JOROMI – SIMI

BEST POP SINGLE
 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). 

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN 
ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE 
YEBA – KISS DANIEL 
ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ
IF– DAVIDO 
FIA – DAVIDO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
 

AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 (FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT
 (ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ
 (IF, RARA) TEKNO
 (MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTERKRAFT 

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). 

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

BEST RAP ALBUM
 

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

 27 – FALZ 
TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA 
EL HADJ – REMINISCE 
THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO 
THE GLORY – OLAMIDE 
ROSE – AQ

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID 
TIMELESS – OMAWUMI 
SIMISOLA  – SIMI 
GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD 
IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR 
THIS IS ME – NINIOLA

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. 

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)

BEST R&B SINGLE
 

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). 

TONIGHTT– NONSO AMADI 
FOLASHADE – PRAIZ 
LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY 
ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE 
LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W 
SMILE FOR ME – SIMI

BEST COLLABO
 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS). 

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID 
TEMPERRREMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY 
JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY 
NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI 
COMEECLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE

BEST RAP SINGLE
 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG. 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI 
SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE 
LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I. 
UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT FUNBI 
ME VERSUS ME – ICE PRINCE

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. 

PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE 
FOLASHADE – PRAIZ 
ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE 
TONIGHTT– NONSO AMADI 
LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE


A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM. 

IN THE AIR – WAJE 
GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI 
JOWO – ARAMIDE 
SARO  – NINIOLA
 WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD 
BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

NEXT RATED
 

THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. 

MALEEK  BERRY 
MAYORKUN 
DICE AILES 
JOHNNY DRILLE 
ZORO   

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. 

NINIOLA 
ADEKUNLE GOLD
MR. EAZI 
REEKADO BANKS

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. 

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI 
POLITICAL  SCIENCE – AQ 
LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY 
INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA

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. 

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

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. 

MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD 
RADIO – NONSO AMADI 
ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE 
PONMILE – REMINISCE 
FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN & KOKER 
LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU

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). 

SIMISOLA – SIMI 
GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD 
KLITORIS – BRYMO 
IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR 
SOUNDSFROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID 
THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. 

DAVIDO O
WIZKID 
OLAMIDE 
SIMI 
TIWA SAVAGE

SONG OF THE YEAR
 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. 

PENALTY– SMALL DOCTOR 
WO – OLAMIDE 
IF- DAVIDO 
YEBA – KISS DANIEL 
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN 
FIA – DAVIDO

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. 


SARKODIE 
CASPER NYOVEST 
NASTY C 
SAUTI SOL 
VANESSA MDEE

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.

COME CLOSER- WIZKID 
IF- DAVIDO 
WO -OLAMIDE 
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN 
YEBA- KISS DANIEL 
YAWA -TEKNO

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 

MTN 
PEPSI 
GLO 
HENNESSY 
FIRS 
NIGERIA BREWERIES 
LAGOS STATE

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. 

FLAVOUR 
FALZ
M.I.
 2BABA
YEMI ALADE 
TIWA SAVAGE

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. 

KIDI 
AIR BOY 
TENI 
JUNIOR BOY 
PERUZZI 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

KAFFY

HALL OF FAME 

CHRIS UBOSI

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