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Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, The Headies, has released this year’s nominee’s list.

The year in review, July 2019 – September 2020 has unarguably been one of the most interesting times for the Nigerian music industry, most especially with the world’s attention on Nigerian music, specifically Afrobeats.

For this year’s Headies award, Burna Boy, Fire boy DML and Tiwa Savage lead the pack. Also this year, we see Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade, Bella Shmurda vying for one of the most coveted spots; Next Rated.

After years of consideration, the Organizer of the Awards will be including one new nomination categories – “Songwriter of the year”. The aim is to shine a spotlight on hardworking individuals who have all significantly supported the creation of quality music.

Also, Fuji legend King Sunny Ade will be inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame while Eedris Abdulkareem and Timaya will both earn special recognition. See the 14th Headies nominees list below.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Pheelz: Billionaire by Teni
  • Spax: Away by Oxlade
  • Kel P: Pull Up by Burna Boy
  • Sarz: Mad by Sarz & Wurld

BEST RAP ALBUM

  • A-Q – God’s Engineering
  • YP – YPSZN2
  • illBliss – Illy
  • Chapo X Paybac – Cult!
  • Erigga – The Erigma 2

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  •  Brymo – Yellow
  • Asa – Lucid
  • Bez – The Light
  • DRB LasGidi – Pioneers
  • The Cavemen – Roots

BEST POP ALBUM

  • Fireboy – Apollo
  • Davido – A Good Time
  • Yemi Alade – Woman of Steel
  • Burna Boy – African Giant
  • Adekunle Gold – Afro Pop Vol. 1

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Brymo – Ozymandias
  • Burna Boy – Wonderful
  • Fireboy – Dreamer
  • Wizkid – Smile
  • Wurld D – Ghost Town

BEST POP SINGLE

  • Billionaire – Teni
  • Nobody – DJ Neptune feat. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
  • Lady – Rema
  • Fem – Davido
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Skeletun – Tekno

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Fem – Davido
  • Nobody – Dj Neptune feat. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Mafo – Naira Marley
  • Duduke – Simi

BEST R&B ALBUM

  • Laughter, Tears And Goosebumps – Fireboy Dml
  • I Like Girls With Trobul – Sarz & Wurld
  • King – Praiz
  • Boo Of The Booless – Chike
  • Celia – Tiwa Savage

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • Eli – Fireboy Dml by Clarence Peters
  • 1 Milli – Davido by Director K
  • Smile – Wizkid by Meji Alabi
  • Billionaire – Teni by Tg Omori
  • Shekere – Yemi Alade by Ovie Etseyatse

BEST R&B SINGLE

  • Under The Sky – Praiz
  • Duduke – Simi
  • Mad – Sarz & Wurld
  • Bad Influence – Omah Lay
  • Tattoo – Fireboy Dml
  • Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Know You – Ladipoe Ft. Simi
  • Nobody – Neptune Ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
  • Sweet In The Middle – Davido Ft. Naira, Zlatan & Wurld
  • Don’t Call Me Back – Joeboy Ft. Mayorkun
  • Totori – Id Cabasa Ft. Wizkid & Olamide
  • Get The Info – Phyno Ft. Phenom & Falz

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

  • Wurld – Ghost Town
  • Chike – Forgive
  • Praiz – Under The Sky
  • Cohbams – Plenti
  • Nonso Amadi – What Makes You Sure
  • Johnny Drille – Count On You

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

  • Simi – No Longer Beneficial
  • Lindsey Abudei – One On The Outside
  • Niniola – Addicted
  • J-Dess – Chi Efo
  • Yemi Alade – Lai Lai
  • Imanse – Ajala

NEXT RATED

  • Tems
  • Omah Lay
  • Oxlade
  • Bella Shmurda

HEADIES REVELATION

  • Victor AD
  • Fireboy Dml
  • Joeboy
  • Teni
  • Rema
  • Chike

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

  • Aq – Eunice
  • Blaqbonez – Define Rap 2
  • Mi Abaga – Trinity
  • Illbliss – Country
  • Phenom – Get The Info
  • Phyno – Speak Life

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

  • Naira Marley & Young John – Mafo
  • Mayorkun – Geng
  • Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Naira Marley – Instagram
  • Rudeboy – Audio Money
  • Ivd & Zlatan – Bolanle
  • Olamide – Pawon

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

  • Corner – Lady Donli Feat. Vanjess & The Cavemen
  • I Wonder – Moelogo
  • Bitter – Deena Ade
  • Anita – The Cavemen
  • Money Devotion – Gbasky
  • God Save The Queen – Olu

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi – Duduke)
  • Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy – Dreamer)
  • Damini Ogulu (Burna – Way Too Big)
  • Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay – Bad Influence)
  • Sadiq Onifade (Wurld – Ghost Town
  • Adekunle Kosoko (1 Million – Davido)

HALL OF FAME

  • King Sunny Ade

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Timaya

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • Apollo – Fireboy Dml
  • Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold
  • Yellow – Brymo
  • Boo Of The Booless – Chike

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Burna Boy
  • Davido
  • Wizkid
  • Mayorkun
  • Tiwa Savage

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

  • Master Kg
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Sauti Sol
  • Shaata Wale
  • Stonebwoy

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

  • Davido
  • Omah Lay
  • Burna Boy
  • Falz
  • Fireboy DML
  • Mayorkun
  • Dj Neptune
  • Wizkid

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • Olakira
  • Alpha P
  • Jamopyper
  • Zinoleesky
  • Bad Boy Timz

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