This year, The Headies jury announce music material eligible for review and nomination and they are only works and submitted entries which fall between July 2014 to June 2015. Fine the Nominees List after the cut…

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST SINGLE RECORDING BY AN ARTISTE OR GROUP IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    OJUELEGBA – WIZKID
    EYO – ASA
    WISH ME WELL – TIMI DAKOLO
    BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE
    COBHAMS – DO THE RIGHT THING

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    DON JAZZY – GODWIN (KOREDE BELLO)
    MASTAKRAFT – WISER (FLAVOUR)
    YOUNG JOHN – BOBO (OLAMIDE)
    SHIZZI – FANS MI (DAVIDO)
    LEGENDURY BEATZ – OJUELEGBA
    COBHAMS – THERE’S A FIRE (BEZ)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST CONCEPTUALIZED, BEST DIRECTED AND MOST EXCITING VIDEO IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.THIS AWARD GOES TO THE VIDEO DIRECTOR.

    JAMB QUESTION (SIMI) – MEX
    CRAZY (SEYI SHAY) – MEJI ALABI
    THE SOUND (DAVIDO FEAT. UHURU & DJ BUCKZ) – SESAN
    KATAPOT (REEKADO BANKS) – UNLIMITED LA
    BABY JOLLOF (SOLID STAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE) – CLARENCE PETERS

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

    BED OF STONE – ASA
    A.Y.O. – WIZKID
    KING OF QUEENS – YEMI ALADE
    RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ
    DOUBLE TROUBLE – PSQUARE

BEST R&B SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

    1. HEARTBEAT – PRAIZ
    2. BABY DADDY – IYANYA
    3. SAY YOU LOVE ME – LERIQ FT. WIZKID
    4. DO THE RIGHT THING – COBHAMS FT. BEZ
    5. WISH ME WELL – TIMI DAKOLO

BEST POP SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)

    OJUELEGBA – WIZKID
    COLLABO – P-SQUARE FEAT. DON JAZZY
    MY WOMAN, MY EVERYTHING – PATORANKING FEAT. WANDE COAL
    WOJU – KISS DANIEL
    GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
    BOBO – OLAMIDE

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

    GERMAN JUICE – CYNTHIA MORGAN
    SANKO – TIMAYA
    MY BODY – SOLID STAR FEAT. TIMAYA
    DANIELLA WHYNE – PATORANKING
    CHEQUES AND BALANCE – BURNA BOY
    BAD GIRL SPECIAL (REMIX) – MR. 2KAY FEAT. CYNTHIA MORGAN & SEYI SHAY

BEST RAP ALBUM
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    BABA HAFUSA – REMINISCE
    STREET OT – OLAMIDE
    CHAIRMAN – M.I.
    ABOVE GROUND LEVEL – MODENINE

BEST COLLABO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).

    LOCAL RAPPER – REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE & PHYNO
    HOLD ON – JOE EL FEAT. 2FACE IDIBIA
    BAD GIRL SPECIAL (REMIX) – MR. 2KAY FEAT. CYNTHIA MORGAN & SEYI SHAY
    SHOKI (REMIX) – LIL’KESH FEAT. OLAMIDE & DAVID O
    DO THE RIGHT THING – COBHAMS FT. BEZ
    SISI – PRAIZ FT. WIZKID

BEST RAP SINGLE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP.

    KING KONG – VECTOR
    BAD BELLE – M.I
    BANK ALERT – ILL BLISS
    LOCAL RAPPER – REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE, PHYNO & STOMREX
    G.O.D – T.R

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE MALE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.

    PRAIZ – IF I FALL
    SHAYDEE – HIGH
    TIMI DAKOLO – WISH ME WELL
    COBHAMS – DO THE RIGHT THING
    BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.

    WAJE – COCO BABY
    ARAMIDE – IWO NIKAN
    ASA – BED OF STONE
    SIMI – TIFF
    YEMI ALADE – DURO TIMI

NEXT RATED
THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING UPCOMING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    REEKADO BANKZ
    KISS DANIEL
    CYNTHIA MORGAN
    KOREDE BELLO
    LIL’ KESH

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST NEW ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    PRAIZ – RICH N FAMOUS
    YEMI ALADE – KING OF QUEENS
    SKALES – MAN OF THE YEAR

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE RAP ARTISTE WITH THE BEST LYRICAL DEPTH AND PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.

    ILL BLISS – BANK ALERT (REMIX) FEAT. ICE PRINCE, EVA ALORDIAH & PHYNO
    VECTOR – KING KONG
    REMINISCE – BABA HAFUSA
    G.O.D – T.R

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTE WHOSE SONGS ARE INSPIRED BY THE STREETS. SUCH SONG SHOULD CAPTURE LINGUAL, WHICH MAY ALSO BE ORIGINATED BY THE ARTISTE AND POPULAR ON THE STREET.

    REMINISCE – SKILLASHI
    OLAMIDE – BOBO
    SMALL DOCTOR – MOSQUITO KILLER
    MASTAKRAFT FEAT. OLAMIDE, CDQ AND DAVID O – INDOMIE
    FALZ THE BAD GUY FEAT. YEMI ALADE & POE – HELLO BAE

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTE WHOSE SONGS REFLECT ANY FORM OR STYLE OF MUSIC WHICH FALLS OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM OF RECENT OR PAST POPULAR MUSICAL TRENDS.

    DI’JA – AWWWWWW
    BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE
    ASA – SATAN BE GONE
    ADEKUNLE GOLD – SADE
    UGOVINNA – RAIN ON ME
    SIMI – TIFF

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM (SOLO OR GROUP) IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THAT MEETS JUDGES REQUIREMENTS BASED ON EXCELLENCE SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION, PROMOTION AND ACCEPTABILITY IN TERMS OF SALES AND POPULARITY.

    RICH N FAMOUS – PRAIZ
    KING OF QUEENS – YEMI ALADE
    STREET OT – OLAMIDE
    CHAIRMAN – M.I.
    A.Y.O. – WIZKID
    DOUBLE TROUBLE – P SQUARE

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    OLAMIDE
    DAVID O
    WIZKID
    YEMI ALADE
    P-SQUARE

SONG OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    OJUELEGBA – WIZKID
    GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
    KISS DANIEL – WOJU
    OLAMIDE – BOBO

AFRICAN ARTISTE
A NON-NIGERIAN AWARD CATEGORY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OR GROUP WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, IMPACT AND INFILTRATION INTO THE NIGERIAN MUSIC SCENE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

    DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
    CASSPER NYOVEST
    SARKODIE
    UHURU
    AKA

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