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Headies 2018: Davido, Wizkid, Simi lead nominees list



The nominee list for the Headies 2018 awards is out with over 25 categories and 77 nominees, and leading the list is pop superstar Davido with six nominations. Simi, Wizkid and rapper Olamide follows with five nominations each.

A press statement released by Smooth Promotions, organisers of the award yesterday read: “the awards academy released the list after short listing thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).”

There are new categories in this year’s award ceremony. They are: The Viewer’s Choice Award, Best Performer and a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry for the past three years.


Schedule to hold May 5, at Eko Hotel & Suites, the nominees party will hold in Abuja on April 28, 2018. No information has been released on this year’s host.
Full list of nominee;
Best Recording Of The Year
Butterflies – Omawumi
Halleluyah — Funbi
Ponmile – Reminisce
Heaven – Banky W
Joromi — Simi
Best Pop Single
Mad Over You – Runtown
All Over – Tiwa Savage
Yeba – Kiss Daniel
Iskaba – Wande Coal And Dj Tunez
If– Davido
Fia – Davido
Producer Of The Year
(Fall, Mama) Kidominant  
(Iskaba, Malo) Spellz
(If, Rara) Tekno
(Maradona, Come Closer) Sarz
Yawa, Virtuous Woman- Master Kraft
Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Love You Die – Patoranking Ft. Diamond Platnumz
Dance – Timaya Ft. Rudeboy
Holy Holy – 2baba
Rock Your Body – Burna Boy
Come Closer – Wizkid
Sofa – Kiss Daniel
Best Rap Album
27 – Falz
Trip To The South – Erigga
El Hadj – Reminisce
The Playmaker – Phyno
The Glory – Olamide
Rose – AQ
Best R&B/Pop Album
Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid
Timeless – Omawumi
Simisola – Simi
Gold – Adekunle Gold
Ijele The Traveller – Flavor
This Is Me – Niniola
Best Music Video
Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid (Meji Alabi)
Focus- Humble Smith (Clarence Peters)
Come Closer – Wizkid (Daps)
Been Calling – Maleek Berry (Meji Alabi)
Yolo – Seyi Shay (Meji Alabi)
Like Dat – Davido (Daps)
Best R&B Single
Tonight – Nonso Amadi
Folashade – Praiz
Let Me Know – Maleek Berry
Romeo & Juliet – Johhny Drille
Love You Baby – Banky W
Smile For Me – Simi
Best Collabo
Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid
Temper Remix – Skales Ft Burna Boy
Juice – Ycee Ft Maleek Berry
No Forget – Adekunle Gold Ft. Simi
Come Closer – Wizkid Ft. Drake
Best Rap Single
You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi
Something Lite – Falz Ft Ycee
Link Up — Phyno Ft. Burna Boy, M.I.
Up To You – Sdc Ft Funbi
Me Versus Me – Ice Prince
Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Perfect Woman – Faze
Folashade – Praiz
Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
Tonight – Nonso Amadi
Love You Baby – Banky W
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
In The Air – Waje
Gone For Good – Simi
Jowo – Aramide
Saro – Niniola
Where’s The Love – Niyola Ft. Adekunle Gold
Butterflies – Omawunmi

Next Rated
Maleek Berry
Dice Ailes
Johnny Drille
Hip Hop World Revelation
Adekunle Gold
Mr. Eazi
Reekado Banks
Lyricist On The Roll
You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi
Political Science – Aq
Liquor Night – Boogey
Industry Nite – Erigga 
Best Street-Hop Artiste
Penalty – Small Doctor
Wo – Olamide
Sai Baba – Cdq
Shepeteri – Idowest Ft. Dammy Krane, Slim Case 
Pass The Agbara – Skuki
Legbegbe – Mr Real Ft. Idowest, Kelvin Chuks, Obadice   
Best ‘Alternative’ Song
Money – Adekunle Gold
Radio – Nonso Amadi
Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille
Ponmile – Reminisce
Fun Mi Lowo Mi – Aramide Ft. Sound Sultan & Koker
Lagos Barbie – Bantu
Album Of The Year
Simisola – Simi
Gold – Adekunle Gold
Klitoris – Brymo
Ijele The Traveler – Flavour
Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid
The Playmaker – Phyno
 Artiste Of The Year
Tiwa Savage
Song Of The Year
Penalty – Small Doctor
Wo – Olamide
If- Davido
Yeba – Kiss Daniel
Mad Over You – Runtown
Fia – Davido
African Artiste
Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Sauti Sol
Vanessa Mdee
Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
Come Closer- Wizkid
If- Davido
Wo –Olamide
Mad Over You – Runtown
Yeba- Kiss Daniel
Yawa -Tekno
Industry Brand Supporter
Nigeria Breweries
Lagos State

Best Performer
Yemi Alade
Tiwa Savage

Air Boy
Junior Boy

Special Recognition

Hall of Fame
Chris Ubosi

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