Davido, Burna boy, Wizkid battle for best artiste as Headies releases 2020 nominations

Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Mayorkun have been nominated as best artiste for 2020 Headies Award, a ceremony that recognises outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

The organisers on Friday released the list of the 14th music award.

The nominees were released after a short listing of thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2019 – September 2020)

Davido’s ‘Fem’ alongside, ‘Nobody, Joro, Mafo and Duduke were nominated for best song of the year.

While Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Schmuda will battle for the next rated award this year.

Here is a list of nominees;

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

1.OZYMANDIAS – BRYMO
2.SMILE – WIZKID FEAT. HER
3.WONDERFUL – BURNA BOY
4.DREAMER – FIREBOY DML
5.GHOST TOWN – WURLD

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1.PHEELZ – ‘BILLIONAIRE’ BY TENI
2.SPAX – ‘AWAY’ BY OXLADE
3.KEL P – ‘PULL UP’ BY BURNA BOY
4.SARZ – ‘MAD’ BY SARZ & WURLD

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BEST R&B ALBUM

1.LAUGHTER, TEARS AND GOOSEBUMPS – FIREBOY DML
2.I LIKE GIRLS WITH TROBUL – SARZ & WURLD
3.KING – PRAIZ
4.BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE
5.CELIA – TIWA SAVAGE

Best Alternative Album

1.YELLOW – BRYMO
2.LUCID – ASA
3.THE LIGHT – BEZ
4.PIONEERS – DRB LASGIDI
5.ROOTS – THE CAVEMEN

Best Pop Album

1.APOLLO – FIREBOY DML
2.AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY
3.A GOOD TIME – DAVIDO
4.WOMAN OF STEEL – YEMI ALADE
5.AFRO POP VOL. 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD

Best Music Video

1. ELI – FIREBOY BY CLARENCE PETERS
2.1 MILLI – DAVIDO BY DIRECTOR K
3.SMILE – WIZKID BY MEJI ALABI
4.BILLIONAIRE – TENI BY TG OMORI
5.SHEKERE – YEMI ALADE BY OVIE ETSEYATSE

Best R&B SINGLE

1.UNDER THE SKY – PRAIZ
2.DUDUKE – SIMI
3.MAD – SARZ & WURLD
4.BAD INFLUENCE – OMAH LAY
5.TATTOO – FIREBOY DML
6.DANGEROUS LOVE – TIWA SAVAGE

Best Collabo

1.KNOW YOU – LADIPOE FEAT. SIMI
2.NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI
3.SWEET IN THE MIDDLE – DAVIDO FEAT. NAIRA MARLEY, ZLATAN & WURLD
4.DON’T CALL ME BACK – JOEBOY FEAT. MAYORKUN
5.TOTORI – ID CABASA FEAT. WIZKID & OLAMIDE
6.GET THE INFO – PHYNO FT

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Best Rap Single

1.OGB4IG – REMINISCE
2.SHUT UP – BLAQBONEZ
3.COUNTRY – ILLBLISS
4.GET THE INFO – PHYNO, FALZ & PHENOM
5.BOP DADDY – FALZ FEAT. MS. BANKS

Headies Revelation

1.VICTOR AD
2.FIREBOY DML
3.JOEBOY
4.TENI
5.REMA
6.CHIKE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1.AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY
2.APOLLO – FIREBOY DML
3.AFRO POP VOL. 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD
4.YELLOW – BRYMO
5.BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

1.DAVIDO
2.OMAH LAY
3.BURNA BOY
4.FALZ
5.FIREBOY DML
6.MAYORKUN
7.DJ NEPTUNE
8.WIZKID

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

1.OLAKIRA
2.ALPHA P
3.JAMOPYPER
4.ZINOLEESKY
5.BAD BOY TIMZ

BEST POP SINGLE

1.BILLIONAIRE – TENI
2.NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI.
3.LADY – REMA
4.FEM – DAVIDO
5.JORO – WIZKID
6.SKELETUN – TEKNO

SONG OF THE YEAR

1.FEM – DAVIDO
2.NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI
3.JORO – WIZKID
4.MAFO – NAIRA MARLEY
5.DUDUKE – SIMI

NEXT RATED

1.TEMS
2.OMAH LAY
3.OXLADE
4.BELLA SHMURDA

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ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1.BURNA BOY
2.DAVIDO
3.WIZKID
4.MAYORKUN
5.TIWA SAVAGE

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

1.SIMISOLA BOLATITO OGUNLEYE (SIMI – DUDUKE)
2.ADEDAMOLA ADEFOLAHAN (FIREBOY DML DML – DREAMER)
3.DAMINI OGULU (BURNA BOY – WAY TOO BIG)
4.STANLEY OMAH DIDIA (OMAH LAY – BAD INFLUENCE)
5.SADIQ ONIFADE (WURLD – GHOST TOWN)
6.ADEKUNLE KOSOKO (1 MILLI)

HALL OF FAME: KING SUNNY ADE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM, TIMAYA

Busta K.

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