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14th Headies Awards: Full list of nominees

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14th Headies Awards: Full list of nominees

The organizers of Headies awards have released the full list of nominees for the 2020 award show.

The 14th edition of the award show aimed at rewarding excellence in the Nigerian music and creative industry, reviews songs from July 2019 to September 2020.

In addition to the existing 29 categories, the organisers have introduced the Songwriter of the Year category to “bring to the limelight hardworking individuals who have all significantly supported the creation of quality music.”

Fireboy DML leads the nominations with nine nods including Best Recordingof the Year, Best R&B Album, Best Pop Album, Album of the Year and the Headies Viewer’s Choice Award. 

Wizkid and Davido came in next with seven nominations each, while Burna Boy, the reigning Artist of the Year, secured six nominations.

The Headies Awards will be held virtually. The date for the main event is expected to be released soon.

See full list:

Best Recording of the Year

  • Ozymandias – Brymo
  • Smile – Wizkid ft. H.E.R
  • Wonderful – Burna Boy
  • Dreamer – Fireboy DML
  • Ghost Town – Wurld

Best Pop Single

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

Song of the Year

  • Fem – Davido
  • Nobody – DJ Neptune Feat. Joeboy and Mr Eazi
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Mafo – Naira Marley
  • Duduke – Simi

Producer of the Year

  • Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ by Teni
  • Spax – ‘Away’ by Oxlade
  • Kel P – ‘Pull Up’ by Burna Boy
  • Sarz – ‘Mad’ By Sarz and Wurld

Best Rap Album

  • God’s Engineering – A-Q
  • Illy Chapo X – Illbliss
  • YPSZN2 – Psycho YP
  • Cult! – Paybac Iboro
  • The Erigma II – Erigga

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 Alternative Album

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

Best Pop Album

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

Best Music Video

  • Eli – Fireboy DML
  • 1 Milli – Davido
  • Smile – Wizkid
  • Billionaire – Teni
  • Shekere – Yemi Alade

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 – DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr. Eazi
  • Sweet In the Middle – Davido ft. Naira Marley, Zlatan and Wurld
  • Don’t Call Me Back – Joeboy ft. Mayorkun
  • Totori – ID Cabasa Feat. Wizkid and Olamide
  • Get the Info – Phyno ft. Phenom and Falz

Best Rap Single

  • OGB4IG – Reminisce
  • Shut Up – Blaqbonez
  • Country – Illbliss
  • Get The Info – Phyno, Falz and Phenom
  • Bop Daddy – Falz ft. Ms. Banks

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

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

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

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

Next Rated

  • Tems
  • Omah Lay
  • Oxlade
  • Bella Shmurda

Headies Revelation

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

Lyricist on the Roll

  • A-Q
  • Blaqbonez
  • MI Abaga – Trinity
  • Illbliss
  • Phenom
  • Phyno

Best Street-hop Artist

  • Naira Marley and Young John Mayorkun – Geng
  • Reminisce ft. Olamide and Naira Marley – Instagram
  • Rudeboy – Audio Money
  • IVD and Zlatan – Bolanle
  • Olamide – Pawon

Best ‘Alternative’ Song

  • Corner – Lady Donly ft. VanJess & The Cavemen
  • I Wonder – Moelogo
  • Bitter – Deena Ade
  • Anita – The Cavemen
  • Money Devotion – Gbasky
  • God Save The Queen – Olu

Album of the Year

  • African Giant – Burna Boy
  • Apollo – Fireboy DML
  • Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold
  • Yellow – Brymo
  • Boo of the Booless – Chike

Artist of the Year

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

African Artist Recognition

  • Master KG
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Sauti Sol
  • Shatta 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

Songwriter of the Year

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

Special Recognition

  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Timaya

Hall of Fame

King Sunny Ade

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