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2019 Headies Awards Nominees

Here Are All The Nominees For The 2019 Headies Awards

The 2019 Headies Awards aimed at honouring professionals in the Nigerian music scene will hold on 19th October 2019, and we will be giving you a list of the nominees.

 

This year’s edition, tagged ‘The Power Of A Dream’, will feature 29 unique categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artists in different categories.

 

Davido, Teni, Wizkid, Rema, Burna Boy, Joeboy, Mr Eazi, and Fireboy DML will battle for viewers’ choice award this year alongside song of the year category.

 

Best Recording Of The Year

2019 Headies Awards nominees

 

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artist or group in the year under review.

 

  • “Ire” by Adekunle Gold
  • “Heal D World” by Patoranking
  • “Olanrewaju” by Brymo
  • “Uyo Meyo” by Teni
  • “Ye” by Burna Boy

 

Best Pop Single

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

  • “Ye” by Burna Boy
  • “Wetin We Gain” by Victor AD
  • “Fake Love” by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  • “Case” by Teni
  • “Jealous” by Fireboy DML
  • “Baby” by Joeboy

 

Producer Of The Year

An individual is responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  • 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

 

Best Rap Album

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

  • “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

 

Best Pop Album

A category for the best Pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  • “rare.” – Odunsi (The Engine)
  • “Outside” – Burna Boy
  • “No Bad Songz” – Kizz Daniel
  • “Mayor of Lagos” – Mayorkun
  • “About 30” – Adekunle Gold

 

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.

  • “Dangote” (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
  • “Available” (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
  • “Ire” (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
  • “Talk” (Falz) – Prodigeezy
  • “Jaiye” (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

 

 

Best R&B Single

A category for the best R&B single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  • “Tipsy” – Odunsi ft. RAYE
  • “Serenade” – Funbi
  • “Uyo Meyo” – Teni
  • “Wishes and Butterflies” – Wurld
  • “Gimme Love” – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

 

Best Collaboration

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hipbyhop collaborative track (including cameos).

  • “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

 

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

 

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

  • Tay Iwar – “Utero”
  • Johnny Drille – “Finding Efe”
  • Nonso Bassey – “411”
  • Funbi – “Serenade”
  • Wurld – “Wishes & Butterfly”

 

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  • GoodGirl LA – “Bless me”
  • Waje – “Udue”
  • Teni – “Uyo Meyo”
  • Tems – “Mr Rebel”
  • Falana – “Repeat”

 

Next Rated

2019 Headies Awards nominees

 

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

  • Rema
  • Joeboy
  • Fireboy DML
  • Victor AD
  • Lyta
  • Zlatan

 

Hip Hop World Revelation

A voting category for the best new artist with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

  • Odunsi
  • Mayorkun
  • Wurld
  • Humblesmith

 

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.

  • “Balance” by YCEE
  • “Crown” by Tec
  • “Implode” by Paybac
  • “Crown” by Ghost
  • “Implode” by Boogey
  • “Crown” by AQ

 

Best Street-Hop Artiste

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such a song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

  • “Motivation” by Erigga
  • “Able God” by Chinko Ekun
  • “Leg Work” by Zlatan
  • “Aiye” by Barry Jhay
  • “Time” by Lyta

 

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.

  • “Cash” by Lady Donli
  • “Mr Rebel” by Tems
  • “Finding Efe” by Johnny Drille
  • “Heya” by Brymo
  • “Ire” by Adekunle Gold

 

Album Of The Year

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in the year under review, that meets judges” requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition, and impact).

  • “About 30” by Adekunle Gold
  • “Outside” by Burna Boy
  • “Moral Instruction” by Falz
  • “No Bad Songz” by Kizz Daniel

 

Artiste Of The Year

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review. The 2019 nominees for the Headies Award in this category are quite competitive.

  • Burna Boy
  • Wizkid
  • Davido
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Falz

 

Song Of The Year

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  • “Ye” by Burna Boy
  • “Dumebi” by Rema
  • “Wetin We Gain” by Victor AD
  • “Fake Love” by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  • “Case” by Teni
  • “Leg work” by Zlatan
  • “Baby” by Joeboy
  • “Jealous” by Fireboy DML

 

African Artiste Recognition

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.

  • Master KG – Skeleton Moves (South Africa)
  • Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Sauti Sol – Melanin (Kenya)
  • King Promise – CCTV (Ghana)
  • DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (South Africa)

 

Headies Viewers’ Choice

A voting category to award the fan’s favourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

  • Mr Eazi
  • Burna Boy
  • Teni
  • Fireboy DML
  • Rema
  • Joeboy
  • Wizkid
  • Davido

 

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.

 

Rookie Of The Year

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

  • Crayon
  • Buju
  • Barry Jhay
  • Oxlade

 

Vote for your favourite nominees for the 2019 Headies Awards here. You can predict your winners on our Twitter page @Plat4omLive.

 

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