2016 Headies Awards Nomination List is Out: Nigerians Lament Over the Compilation

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The organizers of the 2016 Headies Award have just released the list of artistes nominated for different categories and Nigerians are concerned about the criteria used for the compilation.

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The 2015 Headies, which was held this year January did not end without a fight [Olamide over Reekado Bank’s win]. Seems like this year’s awards will attract more fracas from both fans and artistes who think the organizers are a lil bit shady with their choice.

Before we get to the complaints, here’s the 2016 Headies nomination list.

Year in Review: July 2015 – June 2016

Best Recording Of The Year:
A Non-Voting Category For The Best Single Recording By An Artiste Or Group.

Emergency – D’banj
Pray For Me – Darey Feat. Soweto Choir
Love Don’t Care – Simi
Orente – Adekunle Gold
Something Good Is Happening – Brymo

Producer Of The Year
An Individual Responsible For Producing The Most Acclaimed Song Or Album

DJ Coublon ‘Good Time & Raba’
Pheels – ‘Pick Up & Lagos Boys’ – Olamide
Legendury Beats – ‘Final – Baba Nla’ Wizkid
Young John – ‘Mama’ – Kiss Daniel
Mastakraft – ‘Fada Fada’, ‘Connect’ – Phyno
Oscar Herman-Ackah – ‘Pray For Me’ – Darey

Best Music Video
A Voting Category For The Best Conceptualist, Best Directed And Most Exciting Video. This Award Goes To The Video Director.

Emergency (D’banj) – Unlimited La
Mary (Seyi Shay) – Meji Alabi
Soldier (Falz Tha Bad Guy) – Clarence Peters
Made For You – Banky W
Bad – Tiwa Savage Feat. Wizkid – Sesan

Best R&B/Pop Album
A Category For The Best R&B/Pop Album (By Single Individual Or Group).

New Era – Kiss Daniel
Wanted – Wande Coal
Klitoris – Brymo
Nak3d – Darey
Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

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Best R&B Single
A Category For The Best R&B Single (By A Single Individual Or Group).

Love Don’t Care – Simi
Made For You – Banky W
Super Woman – Wande Coal
Pray For Me – Darey
Aduke – Tjan
Smile – Shaydee

Best Pop Single
A Category For The Best Pop Single (By Single Individual Or Group)

Mama – Kiss Daniel
Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee
Emergency – D’banj
Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide
Money – Timaya Feat. Flavour

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
A Category For The Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (By Single Individual Or Group).

No Kissing’ – Patoranking Ft Sarkodie
Body Hot – Praiz Ft. Jesse Jagz & Stone Bwoy
Jaga Love – Jesse Jagz
Olowo – Cynthia Morgan
Pam Pam – Ketchup
Timaya – I Like The Way

Best Rap Album
A Non-Voting Category For The Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group.

Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
Powerful – Ill Bliss
Stories That Touch – Falz
Lil’ Kesh – Yagi

Best Collabo
A Voting Category For The Best R&B, Pop Or Hip-Hop Collaborative Track (Including Cameos).

Soldier – Falz Feat. Simi
Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee
Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Wait – Solidstar Feat. Tiwa Savage
No Kissing – Patoranking Feat. Sarkodie
Money – Timaya Feat. Flavour

Best Rap Single
A Voting Category For A Single (Released On-Air) Recording Of A Rap.

Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
Asamalekun – Reminisce
Jagaban – Ycee
Chukwu Agozi Gogi – Ill Bliss
Agu Ji Ndi Men – A-Q
Show You Something – Boogey

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.

Brymo – Something Good Is Happening
Darey Feat. Soweto Choir – Pray For Me
Shaydee – Smile
Wande Coal – Super Woman
Ric Hassani – Gentleman

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
A Non-Voting Category For The Single Female Artiste With Most Outstanding Vocal Performances On A Single Song Or Album.

Simi – Love Don’t Care
Seyi Shay – Right Now
Aramide Feat. Adekunle Gold – Love Me
Omawumi Feat. Angelie Kidjo – Play Na Play

Next Rated
This Category Is A Voting Category For The Most Promising Upcoming Act.



Ycee
Tekno
Mr. Eazi
Humblesmith
Aramide

Hip Hop World Revelation
A Voting Category For The Best New Artiste.

Kiss Daniel – New Era
Seyi Shay – Seyi Or Shay
Lil’ Kesh – Yagi
Runtown – Ghetto University

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.

Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi
Reminsce – Asalamaleku
Ycee – Jagaban
Boogey – Show You Something
A-Q – Agu Ji Ndi Men’
Modenine – No Matter What

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.

Olamide – Who You Epp
Ajebutter Feat. Falz – Bad Gang
Koker – Ko Le Werk
Ycee – Jagaban
Small Dokta – Gbera
2t Boys – Customer Dada Ni

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.

Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Something Good Is Happening – Brymo
You Suppose Know – Bez
Wait For Me – Johnny Drille
Gentleman – Ric Hassani

Album Of The Year
A Voting Category For The Best Album (Solo Or Group), that Meets Judges Requirements Of Excellence (Songwriting, Production, Rendition And Promotion) And Acceptability (Sales And Popularity).

Stories That Touch – Falz
New Era – Kiss Daniel
Wanted – Wande Coal
Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

Artiste Of The Year
Most Critically And Commercially Adjudged Artiste.

Wizkid
Tiwa Savage
Falz
Yemi Alade
Olamide

Song Of The Year
A Voting Category For The Most Popular Song.

Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid
Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat. Olamide, Orezi & Kcee
Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide

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African Artiste
A Non-Nigerian Award Category For An Individual African Artiste Or Group With The Most Outstanding Achievement, Impact And Infiltration Into The Nigerian Music Scene.

Sauti Sol
Casper Nyovest
DJ Maphorisa
Stonebwoy
Sarkodie

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Now here is what some Nigerians have to say about the above list:

“If Brymo don’t win a Headies this year, i’ll finally accept that the Award is not based on Good Music.”

“HipTV should use the money they’re spending on Headies to improve their picture quality first.”

“Tiwa Savage ‘Bad’ video was released outside the year in review. Yep. Check YouTube to confirm. July 29.”

“Lmao, Jagaban is among the nominees for “Lyricist on the roll”?  Which lyrics? I can’t take Headies awards serious at all,”

“Why will headies nominate tekno on next rated category, I have known Tekno since 2011 I guess when he featured Davido.”

“It’s funny how Tekno made the Headies Next Rated List, but failed to have any of his hit singles nominated.”

“Falz and Adekunle Gold should be nominated for next rates not tekno..headies is full of shit.”

“Headies list is out and it is shit! How’ll you put Tekno under Next rated with the likes of Ycee, Eazi, Humblesmith, Aramide?”

“Tekno for next rated? I need to know the weed supplier for headies.”

“Now Headies is back again every body shouting Kiss Daniel must win. Fam if y’all social media wailers don’t vote,then watch it go elsewhere.”

The last comment just hit the bottom line, its whoever the people vote in that will go home with the 2016 Headies awards.

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