2019 Headies Award nomination list has been released

The full list of nominees for the 13th Headies Award slated for October 19 has been released.

The initiative which is from HIP TV is Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show.

The list was released after opening its doors to receive entries for nominations into respective categories and the list comes with some surprises. Some Nigerian artist did not make the cut.

With over a decade of celebrating Nigeria’s music geniuses, the 13th Headies award will feature 23 unique categories. The categories include Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Best Rap Album; Next Rated; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Producer of The Year; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Hip Hop World Revelation; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); and Lyricist on The Roll.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; 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.

Nigeriatunes gathered that 29 categories were announced when nominations were opened. After the compilation, only 23 categories were announced. Categories removed are Best Reggae/Dancehall, Best Alternative Album, Best R&B Single, Best Songwriter and two others.

See the list of 2019 Headies Award nominations below.

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Adekunle Gold – Ire

Patoranking – Heal D World

Brymo – Olanrewaju

Teni – Uyo Meyo

Burna Boy – Ye

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Phantom – ‘Ye’ b 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
‘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 R&B/ POP ALBUM
rare. – Odunsi (The Engine)

Outside – Burna Boy

No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun

About 30 – Adekunle Gold

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
‘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
‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

‘Serenade’ – Funbi

‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

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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

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)
GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

Waje – ‘Udue’

Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

Falana – ‘Repeat’

NEXT RATED
Rema

Joeboy

Fireboy DML

Victor AD

Lyta

Zlatan

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Odunsi

Mayorkun

Wurld

Humblesmith

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
YCEE – ‘Balance’

Boogey – ‘Implode’

Paybac – ‘Implode’

Ghost – ‘Crown’

Tec – ‘Crown’

AQ – ‘Crown’

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
Erigga – ‘Motivation’

Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

Lyta – ‘Time’

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

‘Heya’ – Brymo

‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
About 30 – Adekunle Gold

Outside – Burna Boy

Moral Instruction – Falz

No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Burna Boy

Wizkid

Davido

Tiwa Savage

Falz

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

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)

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE
Mr Eazi

Burna Boy

Teni

Fireboy DML

Rema

Joe Boy

Wizkid

Davido

BEST PERFORMER
Falz

Tiwa Savage

Brymo

Yemi Alade

Adekunle Gold

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Crayon

Buju

Barry Jhay

Oxlade

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