The Headies 2018 Nominations! Who Are You Rooting For?

The Headies 2018 Nominations

It may have seemed like the 12th edition of the Headies Awards was never going to come through following the incessant delays by the organizers. The annual award ceremony which recognizes outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry and features performances by established and promising artists is set to hold on May 5 at Eko Hotel.

This year’s nomination list is quite competitive with the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Simi and Olamide who were outstanding last year, making most of the nominations.

Its a good feeling seeing the new wave community been represented even if it’s not on a large scale, with acts like Funbi, Nonso Amadi, and Johnny Drille.

Which of your favorite artist are you rooting for to win the coveted award? Drop your comments.

See full winners list below:

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