Tuesday, 28 August 2012

HEADIES NOMINEE'S LIST TOPPED BY P SQUARE, WIZ KID, D BANJ...



Pop stars Psquare and alternative signer Bez have emerged the highest nominees for this year’s edition of The Headies, Nigeria’s leading awards for urbane music and hip hop/pop culture. Psquare, who have had an interesting year musically, with groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping videos, and bestselling concerts, packed six big nominations, including nods for album of the year, artiste of the year, and song of the year.

Bez, a rapidly rising singer-musician, who is winning accolades from fans and critics, is this year’s other major contender, with six nominations, also. Bez is up for Revelation of the year, best vocal performance (male) and best collabo; as well as best R&B/Pop single and Best R&B/Pop album.

Psquare and Bez are closely followed by A-listers Wizkid, Davido and Ice Prince who grabbed four nominations each. Praiz, who continues to grow steadily as a singer to court, also got four nods from the awards committee. The popular ‘Next Rated’ category will have Davido, Eva Alordia, Praiz and Chuddy K competing for the prize, which comes with a brand new car.

This year’s Headies (also known as Hip hop world awards) is rewarding deserving works released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012.

 Some other nominees include Naeto C (3), Chuddy K (3), D’Banj (3), Wande Coal (3), Tiwa Savage (2), Iyanya (2), Brymo (2), Terry G (1), Waje (1) and Cobhams (2).

The full list and table of nominees, which was made available by the awards committee, covers a diverse range of talents, from pop to R&B, hip hop, soul and several emerging Nigerian sounds.

The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012. Iconic hip-hop act M.I and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event.

HEADIES 2012 NOMINEES LIST

As released by the screening committee on Tuesday August 28, 2012. Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group)

Everybody Loves Ice Prince - Ice Prince

The Invasion - P-Square

Superstar - Wizkid

Super C Season – Naeto C

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

P-Square

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Naeto C

D’Banj

SONG OF THE YEAR

Chop My Money - P-Square ft. Akon & May-D

Dami Duro - Davido

Oliver Twist - D’Banj

Gaga Crazy - Chuddy K

Kukere - Iyanya

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Stupid Song - Bez

Private Trips - Wande Coal

Ara - Brymo

I Love You - Praiz

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)

Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)

Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)

J Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)

Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

5 & 6 (Naeto C) - Clarence Peters

Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) - Jude Okoye

Ara (Brymo) - Ajeh

Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) - Mex

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Private Trips - Wande Coal

Stupid Song - Bez

Nawti - Olu Maintain

Soundtrack - May D

Love Me (3X) - Tiwa Savage

BEST POP SINGLE

Dami Duro - Davido

Oliver Twist - D’Banj

Gaga Crazy - Chuddy K

Chop My Money - P-Square

Kukere - Iyanya

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Superstar - Wizkid

Super Sun - Bez

Versus - 9ice

The Invasion - P-Square

BEST RAP SINGLE

Too Much Money - Iceberg Slim

Shutdown - Phyno

Angeli - Vector ft. 9ice

Oh My Gosh - Yung6ix

Young Erikina - Olamide

BEST RAP ALBUM

E.L.I – Ice Prince

The Dreamer Project - Show Dem Camp

Rapsodi - Olamide

Super C Season – Naeto C

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Vector - Angeli

Yung6ix - Oh My Gosh

Iceberg Slim - Too Much Money

Phyno - Shutdown

Erigga - Mo Street Gan

BEST COLLABO

Chop My Money remix - P-Square ft. Akon and May-D

Angeli - Vector Ft. 9ice

Carolina - Sauce Kid Ft. Davido

Stupid Song - Bez Ft. Praiz

Orobo - Sound Sultan Ft. Excel and Flavour

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wande Coal - Private trips Banky W - Low Key Praiz - I Love You Brymo - Ara Bez – Stupid Song

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me

Chidinma - Kedike

Ijeoma - Oloomi

Waje - Na The Way

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (Ghana) - Azonto

Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain

D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor

Zahara (South Africa) - Loliwe

BEST STREET HOP

Kako Bi Chicken - Reminisce

Gaga Crazy - Chuddy K

Akpako - Terry G

Roll - Rayce

Mo Street Gan - Erigga

NEXT RATED

Davido

Eva (Alordia)

Praiz

Chuddy K

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Bez

Timi Dakolo

Olamide

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

Femi Kuti
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