Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido Lead 2020 Headies Nominations

Nigeria’s premier music award show, The Headies on December 4, 2020 announced the nominees with the likes of Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid and more leading the nominations.

This will be the 14th edition of the award and according to the awarding body, the year in review is for all works released from July 2019 to September 2020.

This year will see new the new category, ‘Songwriter of The Year’. Album categories of Pop/R&B have also been split into two different categories. There will also be a new category for ‘Best Alternative Album’.

Fireboy DML, a YBNL records-signed artist, got eight nominations including for categories like ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Headies Viewers Choice’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’.

Burna Boy followed closely with seven nominations while Davido and Wizkid had six and five nominations respectively.

Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mayorkun, and Tiwa Savage are to compete for the ‘Artist of the Year’ category while ‘Next Rated’ category includes Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade, and Bella Shmurda.

Check out full list below:

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Ozymandias – Brymo
  • Smile- Wizkid Ft. Her
  • Wonderful – Burna Boy
  • Dreamer – Fireboy DML
  • Ghost town – Wurld

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ by Teni
  • Spax – ‘Away’ by Oxlade
  • Kel p – ‘Pull up’ by Burna Boy
  • Sarz – ‘Mad’ by Sarz & Wurld

BEST RAP ALBUM

  • ‘God’s Engineering’ – Aq
  • ‘Illy Chapo x’ – Illbliss
  • ‘Ypszn2’ – Psycho Yp
  • ‘Cult’ – Paybac Iboro
  • ‘The Erigma II’ – Erigga

BEST R&B ALBUM

  • ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ – Fireboy DML
  • ‘I Like Girls with Trobul’ – Sarz & Wurld
  • ‘King’ – Praiz
  • ‘Boo of the Booless’ – Chike
  • ‘Celia’ – Tiwa Savage

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

  • ‘Yellow’ – Brymo
  • ‘Lucid’ – Asa
  • ‘The light’ – Bez
  • ‘Pioneers’ – Drb Lasgidi
  • ‘Roots’ – The Cavemen

BEST POP ALBUM

  • ‘Apollo’ – Fireboy DML
  • ‘African Giant’ – Burna Boy
  • ‘A Good Time’ – Davido
  • ‘Woman of Steel’ – Yemi Alade
  • ‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’ – Adekunle Gold

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • ‘Eli’ (Fireboy) – Clarence Peters
  • ‘1 Milli (Davido) – Director K
  • ‘Smile’ (Wizkid) – Meji Alabi
  • ‘Billionaire’ (Teni) – TG Omori
  • ‘Shekere’ (Yemi Alade) – Ovie Etseyatse

BEST R&B SINGLE

  • ‘Under the Sky’ – Praiz
  • ‘Duduke’ – Simi
  • ‘Mad’ – Sarz ft. Wurld
  • ‘Bad Influence’ – Omah Lay
  • ‘Tattoo’ – Fireboy DML
  • ‘Dangerous Love’ – Tiwa Savage

BEST COLLABORATION

  • ‘Know You’ – Ladipoe ft. Simi
  • ‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
  • ‘Sweet in the Middle’ – Davido ft. Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld
  • ‘Don’t call me back’ – Joeboy ft. Mayorkun
  • ‘Totori’ – ID Cabasa ft. Wizkid & Olamide
  • ‘Get the Info’ – Phyno ft Phenom & Falz

BEST RAP SINGLE

  • ‘OGB4IG’ – Reminisce
  • ‘Shut Up’ – Blaqbonez
  • ‘Country’ – IllBliss
  • ‘Get the Info’ – Phyno ft. Falz & Phenom
  • ‘Bop Daddy’ – Falz ft. Ms. Banks

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

  • Wurld – ‘Ghost Town’
  • Chike – ‘Forgive’
  • Praiz – ‘Under the Sky’
  • Cobhams – ‘Plenti’
  • Nonso Amadi – ‘What makes you sure’
  • Johnny Drille – ‘Count on You’

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

  • Simi – ‘No longer beneficial
  • Lindsey Abudei – ‘One on the Outside’
  • Niniola – ‘Addicted’
  • J-Dess – ‘Chi Efo’
  • Yemi Alade – ‘Lai Lai’
  • Imanse – Ajala’

HEADIES REVELATION

  • Victor AD
  • Fireboy DML
  • Joeboy
  • Teni
  • Remi
  • Chike

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

  • AQ – ‘Eunice’
  • BlaqBonez – ‘Define Rap’
  • MI Abaga – ‘Trinity’
  • IllBliss – ‘Country’
  • Phenom – ‘Get the Info’
  • Phyno – ‘Speak Life

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

  • Naira Marley ft. Young John – ‘Mafo’
  • Mayorkun – ‘Geng’
  • Reminisce Ft. Olamide & Naira Marley – ‘Instagram’
  • Rudeboy – ‘Audio Money’
  • Ivd & Zlatan – ‘Bolanle’
  • Olamide – ‘Pawon’

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

  • ‘Corner’ – Lady Donly Ft. Vanjess & The Cavemen
  • ‘I Wonder’ – Moelogo
  • ‘Bitter’ – Deena Ade
  • ‘Anita’ – The Cavemen
  • ‘Money Devotion’ – Gbasky
  • ‘God Save The Queen’ – Olu

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • ‘African Giant’ – Burna Boy
  • ‘Apollo’ – FireBoy DML
  • ‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’ – Adekunle Gold
  • ‘Yellow’ – Brymo
  • ‘Boo of the Booless’ – Chike

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

  • Master Kg
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Sauti Sol
  • Shatta Wale
  • StoneBwoy

HEADIES VIEWERS CHOICE

  • Davido
  • Omah Lay
  • Burna Boy
  • Falz
  • FireBoy DML
  • Mayorkun
  • DJ Neptune
  • Wizkid

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • Olakira
  • Alpha P
  • Jamopyper
  • Zinoleesky
  • Bad Boy Timz

BEST POP SINGLE

  • ‘Billionaire’ – Teni
  • ‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune Ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi.
  • ‘Lady’ – Rema
  • ‘Fem’ – Davido
  • ‘Joro’ – Wizkid
  • ‘Skeleton’ – Tekno

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • ‘Fem’ – Davido
  • ‘Nobody’ – Dj Neptune Ft. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
  • ‘Joro’– Wizkid
  • ‘Mafo’ – Naira Marley
  • ‘Duduke’ – Simi

NEXT RATED

  • Tems
  • Omah Lay
  • Oxlade
  • Bella Shmurda

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

  • Burna Boy
  • Davido
  • Wizkid
  • Mayorkun
  • Tiwa Savage

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi) – ‘Duduke’
  • Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy DML) – ‘Dreamer’
  • Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) – ‘Way Too Big’
  • Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay) – ‘Bad Influence’
  • Sadiq Onifade (Wurld) – ‘Ghost Town’
  • Adekunle Kosoko (Adekunle Gold) – ‘1 Milli’

HALL OF FAME

  • King Sunny Ade

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Timaya

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