SEE THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS OF THE HEADIES 2013

THE HEADIES 2013 – NOMINEES LIST
(YEAR IN REVIEW: MARCH 2012 – JUNE 2013)

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.

I WISH – WAJE
GOOD MORNING – BRYMO
NATURAL SOMETHING – SOUND SULTAN
THIS YEAR – JAYWON – WINNER

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

PHEELZ – DUROSOKE
DTUNES – SHO LEE – WINNER
DEL B – LIMPOPO
LERIQ – LIKE TO PARTY
LEGENDURY BEATS – EMI NI BALLER
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.

ALINGO – JUDE OKOYE/CLARENCE PETERS – WINNER
OLIVER TWIST – SESAN
GAGA CRAZY – AJE FILM WORKS
AZONTO– MOE MUSA
YES/NO – 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).

IYANYA VS. DESIRE – IYANYA
O.B.O. – DAVIDO – WINNER
R&BW – BANKYW
BLESSED – FLAVOUR
AWAY & BEYOND – 2FACE

BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).

DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
GOOD GOOD LOVING – BANKYW – WINNER
LIKE TO PARTY – BURNA BOY
RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ
OMOTE – ESE PETERS

BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

IHE NE ME – 2FACE – WINNER
The KICK – WANDE COAL FT DON JAZZY
GOBE – DAVIDO
CATCHING COLD – TUNDE EDNUT
UR WAIST  – IYANYA
GOODY BAG – D’PRINCE

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).

I WISH – WAJE – WINNER
RIHANNA – OREZI
GIVE IT TO ME – GENERAL PYPE
GO DOWN – BABA DEE

BEST RAP ALBUM
A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

OGA BOSS – ILL BLISS
THE SECOND COMING – VECTOR
YBNL – OLAMIDE – WINNER
BOOK OF RAP STORIES – REMINISCE

BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT. OLAMIDE – WINNER
TONY MONTANA (REMIX) – NAETO C FT. D’BANJ
BADDEST BOY – EME FT. WIZKID, SKALES & BANKYW
EZIOKU – LYNXXX FT.  IKECHUWKU, ILL BLISS & PHYNO
EMI NI BALLER – CHIDINMA FT. SUSPECT & ILL BLISS
BABY MI DA (REMIX) – DR. VICTOR OLAIYA FT. 2FACE

BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.

MAN OF THE YEAR – PHYNO – WINNER
ANAM ACHI KWANU – ILL BLISS FT. PHYNO
DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
2 MUSSHH – REMINISCE
GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT OLAMIDE

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.

RICH AND FAMOUS – PRAIZ – WINNER
OMOTE – ESE PETERS
DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI
YES/NO – BANKYW

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

I WISH – WAJE
TOH BAD – NIYOLA
IRAWO –  SEYI SHAY
TOTALLY YOURS – ZAINA
ONLY YOU – NIKKI LAOYE – WINNER

NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.

SEAN TIZZLE – WINNER
DAMMY KRANE
BURNA BOY
SEYI SHAY
PHYNO

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

W.A.J.E – WAJE
OMO BABA OLOWO – DAVIDO – WINNER
FRENZY – D’PRINCE
THE YEAR OF R’N’B – CAPITAL FEMI

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.

OLAMIDE – VOICE OF THE STREETS
BOOGEY – SANCTUM
MODE 9 – LET IT GO – WINNER
PHYNO – MAN OF THE YEAR

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.

TERRY G – RUN MAD
DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE – WINNER
MY DEAR – DAMMY KRANE
SKIBO – SOLID STAR
ALAYE – LKT

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.

REPETE – BLACKMAGIC – WINNER
OMO PASTOR – AJEBUTTER FT. BOJ
FEEL ALRIGHT – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. BOJ & POE
THIS YEAR – JAYWON

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

IYANYA VS. DESIRE– IYANYA
O.B.O. – DAVIDO
R&BW – BANKYW
BLESSED – FLAVOUR
YBNL – OLAMIDE – WINNER

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

IYANYA – WINNER
DAVIDO
WIZKID
FLAVOUR
OLAMIDE
ICE PRINCE

SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.

DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE
UR WAIST – IYANYA
ALINGO – P-SQUARE
SHO LEE – SEAN TIZZLE
LIMPOPO – KCEE – WINNER
BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review.

R2BEES
MAFIKIZOLO
LIQUID DEEP
SARKODIE
MICASA

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

ONYEKA ONWENU
KWAM 1