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Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa, others nominated for 2019 Headies ( full list)



The 13th edition of the Headies Award aimed at honouring musicians, performers, producers, writers, and other professionals for their exploits will be held on October 19th, 2019.

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.

The categories are: Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Reggae/ Dancehall 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.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; Best ‘Alternative’ Song; Album of The Year; Artiste of The Year; Song of The Year; African Artiste Recognition; Headies’ Viewer’s Choice; Industry Brand Supporter; Best Performer; Songwriter of The Year; Rookie of The Year; Special Recognition; Hall of Fame.

See full nomination list:

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR : Adekunle Gold – Ire, Heal D World – Patoranking, Olanrewaju – Brymo, Uyo Meyo – Teni, Ye – Burna Boy

2. BEST POP SINGLE :  ‘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: 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:  ‘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: ‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine), ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy, ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel, ‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun, ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

6. BEST MUSIC VIDEO: ‘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: ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE,‘Serenade’ – Funbi, ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni, ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld, ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

8. BEST COLLABO:  ‘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: ‘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): Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’, Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’, Nonso Bassey – ‘411’, Funbi – ‘Serenade’, Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE):GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’, Waje – ‘Udue’, Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’, Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’, Falana – ‘Repeat’

12. NEXT RATED: Rema- Joeboy, Fireboy DML, Victor AD,Lyta, Zlatan

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION: Odunsi, Mayorkun, Wurld, Humblesmith

14. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL: YCEE – ‘Balance’, Boogey – ‘Implode’, Paybac – ‘Implode’, Ghost – ‘Crown’, Tec – ‘Crown’, AQ – ‘Crown’

15. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE: Erigga – ‘Motivation’, Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’, Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’, Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’, Lyta – ‘Time’

16. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG:  ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli, ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems, ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille, ‘Heya’ – Brymo, ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

17. ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold, ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy, ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz, ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

18. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz

19. SONG OF THE YEAR: ‘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

20. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION: 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)

21. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE: Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Teni, Fireboy DML, Rema, Joe Boy, Wizkid, Davido

22 BEST PERFORMER: Falz, Tiwa Savage, Brymo, Yemi Alade, Adekunle Gold

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Crayon, Buju, Barry Jhay, Oxlade