Headies 2018 Full list of Nominees: 2018 Nominations

Headies 2018: Full list of nominees

Did you know that the organizers of the Headies, Smooth Promotions, has finally released the long awaited list of The Headies 2018 Nominees. This publication was released by Smooth Promotions, on Friday, April 13, 2018 and it contain the complete list of nominees for the 2018 Headies Awards .

The full list of this year’s nomination for The Headies 2018 was released by The music awards academy via it Instagram page . This came after shortlisting thousands of entries submitted for careful observation and review (It started from July 2016 to December 2017). According to our research on this award nomination, it reveals that this is the 12th edition of the award and has over twenty five (25) categories and seventy seven (77) nominees.

As we all expected the Nigerian musicians that took the lead is Nigerian pop superstar Davido with six nominations. Then followed by his hustle mate and close substitute Wizkid . Simi and Olamide Baddo follow with five nominations each. Don’t get it twisted , Simi, Wizkid and rapper Olamide has 5 nominations each which makes us a little bit skeptical on who is gonna own the day. We are not very sure on who is going to win big in the show and we are going to keep our fingers crossed till the deal day.

There is something out of the norm in this year’s Headies award, a new category has been introduced in this year’s award ceremony. They include ‘The Viewer’s Choice Award’, ‘Best Performer’ and a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry for the past 3 years.

The Headies award was established by the Hip Hop World Magazine many years ago and it is being managed and organized by Smooth Promotions. It is an annual awards ceremony – arguably the most prestigious in the country today– set up to recognize and acknowledge outstanding talent and achievement in the Nigerian music industry.

This event is know to normally takes place in December but this year’s edition of The Headies will hold on May 5, 2018 at Eko Hotel & Suites while the nominees party will happen in Abuja on April 28, 2018. We don’t intent to keep you waiting for so long, here is the full list of Headies 2018: Full list of nominees.

Headies 2018: Full list of nominees

Best Recording Of The Year

  1. Butterflies – Omawumi
  2. Halleluyah – Funbi
  3. Ponmile – Reminisce
  4. Heaven – Banky W
  5. Joromi – Simi

Best Pop Single

  1. Mad Over You – Runtown
  2. All Over – Tiwa Savage
  3. Yeba – Kiss Daniel
  4. Iskaba – Wande Coal And Dj Tunez
  5. If– Davido
  6. Fia – Davido

Producer Of The Year

  1. (Fall, Mama) Kidominant
  2. (Iskaba, Malo) Spellz
  3. (If, Rara) Tekno
  4. (Maradona, Come Closer) Sarz
  5. Yawa, Virtuous Woman- Masterkraft

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

  1. Love You Die – Patoranking Ft. Diamond Platnumz
  2. Dance – Timaya Ft. Rudeboy
  3. Holy Holy – 2baba
  4. Rock Your Body – Burna Boy
  5. Come Closer – Wizkid
  6. Sofa – Kiss Daniel

Best Rap Album

  1. 27 – Falz
  2. Trip To The South – Erigga
  3. El Hadj – Reminisce
  4. The Playmaker – Phyno
  5. The Glory – Olamide
  6. Rose – Aq

Best R&B/Pop Album

  1. Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid
  2. Timeless – Omawumi
  3. Simisola – Simi
  4. Gold – Adekunle Gold
  5. Ijele The Traveller – Flavor
  6. This Is Me – Niniola

Best Music Video

  1. Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid (Meji Alabi)
  2. Focus- Humble Smith (Clarence Peters)
  3. Come Closer – Wizkid (Daps)
  4. Been Calling – Maleek Berry (Meji Alabi)
  5. Yolo – Seyi Shay (Meji Alabi)
  6. Like Dat – Davido (Daps)

Best R&B Single

  1. Tonight – Nonso Amadi
  2. Folashade – Praiz
  3. Let Me Know – Maleek Berry
  4. Romeo & Juliet – Johhny Drille
  5. Love You Baby – Banky W
  6. Smile For Me – Simi

Best Collabo

  1. Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid
  2. Temper Remix – Skales Ft Burna Boy
  3. Juice – Ycee Ft Maleekberry
  4. No Forget – Adekunle Gold Ft. Simi
  5. Come Closer – Wizkid Ft. Drake

Best Rap Single

  1. You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi
  2. Something Lite – Falz Ft Ycee
  3. Link Up – Phyno Ft. Burna Boy, M.I.
  4. Up To You – Show Dem Camp Ft Funbi
  5. Me Versus Me – Ice Prince

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

  1. Perfect Woman – Faze
  2. Folashade – Praiz
  3. Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
  4. Tonight – Nonso Amadi
  5. Love You Baby – Banky W

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

  1. In The Air – Waje
  2. Gone For Good – Simi
  3. Jowo – Aramide
  4. Saro – Niniola
  5. Where’s The Love – Niyola Ft. Adekunle Gold
  6. Butterflies – Omawumi

Next Rated

  1. Maleek Berry
  2. Mayorkun
  3. Dice Ailes
  4. Johnny Drille
  5. Zoro

Hip-Hop World Revelation

  1. Niniola
  2. Adekunle Gold
  3. Eazi
  4. Reekado Banks

Lyricist On The Roll

  1. You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – M.I
  2. Political Science – Aq
  3. Liquor Night – Boogey
  4. Industry Nite – Erigga

Best Street-Hop Artiste

  1. Penalty – Small Doctor
  2. Wo – Olamide
  3. Sai Baba – Cdq
  4. Shepeteri – Idowest Ft. Dammy Krane, Slim Case
  5. Pass The Agbara – Skuki
  6. Legbegbe – Mr Real Ft. Idowest, Kelvin Chuks, Obadice

Best Alternative Song

  1. Money – Adekunle Gold
  2. Radio – Nonso Amadi
  3. Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
  4. Ponmile – Reminisce
  5. Fun Mi Lowo Mi – Aramide Ft. Sound Sultan £& Koker
  6. Lagos Barbie – Bantu

Album Of The Year

  1. Simisola – Simi
  2. Gold – Adekunle Gold
  3. Klitoris – Brymo
  4. Ijele The Traveler – Flavour
  5. Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid
  6. The Playmaker – Phyno

Artiste Of The Year

  1. Davido
  2. Wizkid
  3. Olamide
  4. Simi
  5. Tiwa Savage

Song Of The Year

  1. Penalty – Small Doctor
  2. Wo – Olamide
  3. If- Davido
  4. Yeba – Kiss Daniel
  5. Mad Over You – Runtown
  6. Fia – Davido

African Artiste

  1. Sarkodie
  2. Casper Nyovest
  3. Nasty C
  4. Sauti Sol
  5. Vanessa Mdee

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

  1. Come Closer — Wizkid
  2. If — Davido
  3. Wo — Olamide
  4. Mad Over You – Runtown
  5. Yeba — Kiss Daniel
  6. Yawa — Tekno

Industry Brand Supporter

  1. Mtn
  2. Pepsi
  3. Glo
  4. Hennessy
  5. FIRS
  6. Nigeria Breweries
  7. Lagos State

Best Performer

  1. Flavour
  2. Falz
  3. M.I.
  4. 2baba
  5. Yemi Alade
  6. Tiwa Savage

Rookie Of The Year

  1. Kidi
  2. Air Boy
  3. Teni
  4. Junior Boy
  5. Peruzzi

Special Recognition

  1. Kaffy

Hall Of Fame

  1. Chris Ubosi

What do you think about this award and who do you think will be the biggest winner of the day?

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