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HEADIES 2018: Davido, Wizkid, Simi, Olamide lead nominees list

The quartet of Davido, Wizkid, Simi and Olamide lead the nominees list for the 2018 edition of the Headies following the screening of thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017) by the organisers of the music awards.

 HKN co-founder Davido leads the pack with nominations in six different categories while Wizkid, Simi, and Olamide, are all following behind with five nominations each across different categories. 

Other artistes who had more than one nomination include; Tiwa Savage, Kiss Daniel, and Johnny Drille who got four (4) nominations each, while Flavour, Nonso Amadi, Banky W, Niniola, Runtown, Phyno and Reminisce each bagged three (3) nominations.

The organisers have also announced the addition of three new categories including The Viewer’s Choice Award, Best Performer category and a special category to recognize the efforts of brands to this year’s event which will mark its 12th edition.

 Reports say the Headies 2018 Nominees’ party will hold on the 29th of April in Abuja while the main event is scheduled for 5th of May 2018 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 This year’s edition will witness 77 nominees compete across 25 categories for the prestigious Headie plaque.

See the full list of nominees below… 

 YEAR IN REVIEW (JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017)

 Best Recording Of The Year
 Butterflies – Omawumi Halleluyah – Funbi Ponmile – Reminisce Heaven – Banky W Joromi – Simi 

Best Pop Single. 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: - (Fall, Mama) Kidominant (Iskaba, Malo) Spellz (If, Rara) Tekno (Maradona, Come Closer) Sarz Yawa, Virtuous Woman- Masterkraft 

Best Reggae/Dancehall: - Single 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: N- 27 – Falz Trip To The South – Erigga El Hadj – Reminisce The Playmaker – Phyno The Glory – Olamide Rose – Aq

 BEST R&B/POP ALBUM: - Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid Timeless – Omawumi Simisola – Simi Gold – Adekunle Gold Ijele The Traveller – Flavor This Is Me – Niniola

Best Music Video: - 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: -  Tonight – Nonso Amadi Folashade – Praiz Let Me Know – Maleek Berry Romeo & Juliet – Johhny Drille Love You Baby – Banky W Smile For Me – Simi Best Collabo Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid Temper Remix – Skales Ft Burna Boy Juice – Ycee Ft Maleekberry No Forget – Adekunle Gold Ft. Simi Come Closer – Wizkid Ft. Drake Best Rap Single 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): -  Perfect Woman – Faze Folashade – Praiz Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille Tonight – Nonso Amadi Love You Baby – Banky W

 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE): -  In The Air – Waje Gone For Good – Simi Jowo – Aramide Saro – Niniola Where’s The Love – Niyola Ft. Adekunle Gold Butterflies – Omawumi

 NEXT RATED: -  Maleek Berry Mayorkun Dice Ailes Johnny Drille Zoro

 HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION: -  Niniola Adekunle Gold Mr. Eazi Reekado Banks

 LYRICIST ON THE ROLL: -  You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi Political Science – Aq Liquor Night – Boogey Industry Nite – Erigga

 BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE: -  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: -  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: -  Simisola – Simi Gold – Adekunle Gold Klitoris – Brymo Ijele The Traveler – Flavour Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid The Playmaker – Phyno

 ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: - Davido Wizkid Olamide Simi Tiwa Savage Song Of The Year Penalty – Small Doctor Wo – Olamide If- Davido Yeba – Kiss Daniel Mad Over You – Runtown Fia – Davido 

AFRICAN ARTISTE: -  Sarkodie Casper Nyovest Nasty C Sauti Sol Vanessa Mdee

 HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE: -  Come Closer- Wizkid If- Davido Wo -Olamide Mad Over You – Runtown Yeba- Kiss Daniel Yawa –Tekno

 INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER: -  Mtn Pepsi Glo Hennessy Firs Nigeria Breweries Lagos State 

BEST PERFORMER: -  Flavour Falz M.I. 2baba Yemi Alade Tiwa Savage 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: -  Kidi Air Boy Teni Junior Boy Peruzzi

 SPECIAL RECOGNITION: -  Kaffy

 HALL OF FAME: -  Chris Ubosi

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