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

Singers from Nigeria, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Mayorkun have been named best artist for the 2020 Headies Award, a concert that recognizes outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

Organizers on Friday released the list of the 14th music award.

The applicants were released following a shortlist of thousands of applications submitted in the year under review (from July 2019 – September 2020)

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

While Tems, Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Schmuda battle it out for the next considered prize this year.

Here is a list of nominees;

BEST REGISTRATION OF THE YEAR:

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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

ALBUM R&B IS FEARR

1.LAUGHTER, TEARS AND GOOSEBUMPS – FIREBOY DML
2.I RELATED TROUBLE – SARZ & WURLD
3.KING – PRAIZ
4.BOO OF BOOLESS – CHIKE
5.CELIA – TIWA SAFETY

The other best album

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

The best pop album

1.APOLLO – FIREBOY DML
2.AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY
3.A AM FEAR – 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 LEADS K.
3.SMILE – WIZKID BY MEJI ALABI
4.BILLIONAIRE – TENI LE TG OMORI
5.SHEKERE – YEMI ALADE BY OVIE ETSEYATSE

THE BEST SINGLE R&B

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

Best Collabo

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

Best single rap

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

Headies display

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
VOL POP 3.AFRO. 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD
4.YELLOW – BRYMO
5.BOO THE BOOLESS – CHIKE

NATIVES HEAD AT THE HEAD

1.DAVIDO
LAOIDH 2.OMAH
BOY 3.BURNA
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
TIMZ BOY 5.BAD

ANY BEST PHOP

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

GOVERNANCE ITSELF

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

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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

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)

GALAR FAME: KING SUNNY ADE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM, TIMAYA

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