2015 Headies Awards – Full Nominees List

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Here is the full nominees list for Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music awards…

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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 conceptualist, 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 LABaby 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 single 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 a single individual or group).

Heartbeat – Praiz
Baby Daddy – Iyanya
Say You Love Me – Leriq ft. Wizkid
Do the Right Thing – Cobhams Ft. Bez
Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo

BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single 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 single 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 ODo 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 song 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 song 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 song 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 captain lingua, 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 Davido –
Indomie
Falz The Bad Guy Feat. Yemi Alade & Poe- Marry me

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 of excellence (Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (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
Davido
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

HALL OF FAME

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

2Face Idibia