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Headies Award 2019 Nominees – Full List

Headies Award 2019 Nominees – Full List


The Headies has officially unveiled the nominees for the 13th edition of the music award tagged ‘The Power of A Dream’.

Following this announcement, the year in review was between January 2018 – June 2019; the event is scheduled to hold October 19th, 2019 at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos.

In all 23 categories were announced and all nominees in each category were also revealed. As expected some of the top names in the music industry like Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Wizkid made the list.

A category to watch out for would be the ‘Next Rated’ category with buzzing new talents like Rema, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Lyta etc will go against each other to clinch the award.

Check out the full list of Headies Award 2019 nominees below:

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

13.  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

23.  ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Crayon
Buju
Barry Jhay
Oxlade