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2018 Headies Awards: See The Hosts, Nominees, New Date, Venue & Ticket

2018 Headies Awards: See The Hosts, Nominees, New Date, Venue & Ticket

The 2018 edition of the prestigious HEADIES Awards have been announced and the nominees as well as the hosts for the highly revered event already revealed.

The new edition which represent the annual entertainment award ceremony twelfth (12th) edition was earlier announced to hold last month March, precisely on 24th, but due to unresolved circumstances at the time, couldn’t take place.

The organizers recently, after reaching a conceivable boost, have announced a new date for the event which will now be on May 5th, 2018.

They have went on to release the nominees for the hotly anticipated award gala as well as names of those that will stir the ship on that very day, i mean the event hosts.

One of Africa’s biggest comedy exports, Abovi Ugboma, identified by his stage name Bovi, and controversial songstress, Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, better known by her stage name Seyi Shay, are the two celebrity stars to host the event that have attracted lots of critics and generated controversial scenes in recent editions.

While the nominees for the contestable 25 of the total 27 categories of the award have been published, a party will be held on their behalf in Abuja tomorrow being April 28th.

Among notable nominees for the award includes Wizkid, Davido, Kiss Daniel, Tiwa Savage and lots more. For the award of Next Rated, the likes of Maleek Berry, Mayorkun, Dice Ailes, Zoro and Johnny Drille will fight it out – hope it becomes an upturn of last edition.

The award will hold at the usual venue, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and ticket to the event is on sale at Ariiya Tickets Hub. For further information please call: 08055556525 / 09086787099.

Awards’ Year in review: JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017
Theme for the award night: CREATE A RARE EXPERIENCE

See below for the award full nominees list:

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.

  1. BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
  2. HALLELUYAH – FUNBI
  3. PONMILE – REMINISCE
  4. HEAVEN – BANKY W
  5. JOROMI – SIMI

BEST POP SINGLE

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

  1. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  2. ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE
  3. YEBA – KISS DANIEL
  4. ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ
  5. IF – DAVIDO
  6. FIA – DAVIDO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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

  1. (FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT
  2. (ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ
  3. (IF, RARA) TEKNO
  4. (MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ
  5. (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).

  1. LOVE YOU DIE – PATORANKING FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
  2. DANCE – TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOY
  3. HOLY HOLY – 2BABA
  4. ROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOY
  5. COME CLOSER – WIZKID
  6. SOFA – KISS DANIEL

BEST RAP ALBUM

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

  1. 27 – FALZ
  2. TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA
  3. EL HADJ – REMINISCE
  4. THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
  5. THE GLORY – OLAMIDE
  6. 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).

  1. SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
  2. TIMELESS – OMAWUMI
  3. SIMISOLA – SIMI
  4. GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  5. IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOR
  6. 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.

  1. MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT. WIZKID (MEJI ALABI)
  2. FOCUS – HUMBLE SMITH (CLARENCE PETERS)
  3. COME CLOSER – WIZKID (DAPS)
  4. BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI)
  5. YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI)
  6. 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).

  1. TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
  2. FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
  3. LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY
  4. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE
  5. LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W
  6. SMILE FOR ME – SIMI

BEST COLLABO

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

  1. MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT. WIZKID
  2. TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT. BURNA BOY
  3. JUICE – YCEE FT. MALEEK BERRY
  4. NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI
  5. COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE

BEST RAP SINGLE

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

  1. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
  2. SOMETHING LIGHT – FALZ FT. YCEE
  3. LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.
  4. UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. FUNBI
  5. 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.

  1. PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE
  2. FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
  3. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
  4. TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
  5. 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.

  1. IN THE AIR – WAJE
  2. GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI
  3. JOWO – ARAMIDE
  4. SARO – NINIOLA
  5. WHERE IS THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD
  6. BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI

NEXT RATED

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

  1. MALEEK BERRY
  2. MAYORKUN
  3. DICE AILES
  4. JOHNNY DRILLE
  5. 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.

  1. NINIOLA
  2. ADEKUNLE GOLD
  3. MR. EAZI
  4. 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.

  1. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
  2. POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ
  3. LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY
  4. 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.

  1. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
  2. WO – OLAMIDE
  3. SAI BABA – CDQ
  4. SHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT. DAMMY KRANE, SLIM CASE
  5. PASS THE AGBARA – SKUKI
  6. 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.

  1. MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  2. RADIO – NONSO AMADI
  3. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
  4. PONMILE – REMINISCE
  5. FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKER
  6. 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).

  1. SIMISOLA – SIMI
  2. GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  3. KLITORIS – BRYMO
  4. IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR
  5. SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
  6. 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.

  1. DAVIDO
  2. WIZKID
  3. OLAMIDE
  4. SIMI
  5. TIWA SAVAGE

SONG OF THE YEAR

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

  1. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
  2. WO – OLAMIDE
  3. IF – DAVIDO
  4. YEBA – KISS DANIEL
  5. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  6. 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.

  1. SARKODIE
  2. CASPER NYOVEST
  3. NASTY C
  4. SAUTI SOL
  5. 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.

  1. COME CLOSER – WIZKID
  2. IF – DAVIDO
  3. WO – OLAMIDE
  4. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  5. YEBA – KISS DANIEL
  6. 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.

  1. MTN
  2. PEPSI
  3. GLO
  4. HENNESSY
  5. FIRS
  6. NIGERIAN BREWERIES
  7. 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.

  1. FLAVOUR
  2. FALZ
  3. M.I.
  4. 2BABA
  5. YEMI ALADE
  6. 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.

  1. KIDI
  2. AIRBOY
  3. TENI
  4. JUNIOR BOY
  5. PERUZZI

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
KAFFY

HALL OF FAME
CHRIS UBOSI

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