Headies Award 2016: Complete List of Nominees

Headies 2016 Nominees – The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) are an accolade established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists.

Headies 2016 Nominees

The highly-anticipated list of nominees of The Headies 2016 has been released.

The list of nominees comprises of 21 categories which covers different genre of Nigerian music culture.

You can still recall the events of last year, when Olamide flipped the script after Reekado Banks was announced as the next rated. The later events that went down kept the Month of January 2016 fun as the twitfight between YBNL and Mavin raged.

News has it that the beef was settled by Nigerian Billionaire, Aliko Dangote and both groups have been doing club banging songs ever since.

We can only wonder what drama the Headies 2016 would bring to us.

While we await the drama, below is a complete list of the Headies 2016 Award Nominees:

Headies 2016 Nominees: Complete List of Award Nominees

Year In Review

July 2015 – June 2016

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Recording Of The Year

A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in the year under review.

  1. Emergency – D’Banj
  2. Pray For Me – Darey Feat. Soweto Choir
  3. Love Don’t Care – Simi
  4. Orente – Adekunle Gold
  5. Something Good Is Happening – Brymo

Headies 2016 Nominees: Producer Of The Year

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Music Video

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best R&B/Pop Album

A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. New Era – Kiss Daniel
  2. Wanted – Wande Coal
  3. Klitoris – Brymo
  4. Naked – Darey
  5. Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best R&B Single

A category for the best R&B single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1. Love Don’t Care – Simi
  2. Made For You – Banky W
  3. Super Woman – Wande Coal
  4. Pray For Me – Darey
  5. Aduke – Tjan
  6. Smile – Shaydee

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Pop Single

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in the year under review (by single individual or group).

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Rap Album

A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

  1. Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
  2. Powerful – Ill Bliss
  3. Stories That Touch – Falz
  4. Lil’ Kesh – Yagi

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Collabo

A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Rap Single

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.

  1. Eyan Mayweather – Olamide
  2. Asamalekun – Reminisce
  3. Jagaban – Ycee
  4. Chukwu Agozi Gogi – Ill Bliss
  5. Agu Ji Ndi Men – A-Q
  6. Show You Something – Boogey

Headies 2016 Nominees: 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.

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Best Vocal Performance (Female)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

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

Headies 2016 Nominees: Next Rated

This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming act in the year under review.

  1. Ycee
  2. Tekno
  3. Eazi
  4. Humblesmith
  5. Aramide

Headies 2016 Nominees: Hip Hop World Revelation     

A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

  1. Kiss Daniel – New Era
  2. Seyi Shay – Seyi Or Shay
  3. Lil’ Kesh – Yagi
  4. Runtown – Ghetto University

Headies 2016 Nominees: 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.

  1. Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi
  2. Reminsce – Asalamaleku
  3. Ycee – Jagaban
  4. Boogey – Show You Something
  5. A-Q – Agu Ji Ndi Men’
  6. Modenine – No Matter What

Headies 2016 Nominees: 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.

  1. Olamide – Who You Epp
  2. Ajebutter Feat. Falz – Bad Gang
  3. Koker – Ko Le Werk
  4. Ycee – Jagaban
  5. Small Dokta – Gbera
  6. 2t Boys – Customer Dada Ni

Headies 2016 Nominees: 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.

  1. Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
  2. Something Good Is Happening – Brymo
  3. You Suppose Know – Bez
  4. Wait For Me – Johnny Drille
  5. Gentleman – Ric Hassani

Headies 2016 Nominees: Album Of The Year

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

  1. Stories That Touch – Falz
  2. New Era – Kiss Daniel
  3. Wanted – Wande Coal
  4. Seyi Or Shay – Seyi Shay

Headies 2016 Nominees: Artiste Of The Year

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

  1. Wizkid
  2. Tiwa Savage
  3. Falz
  4. Yemi Alade
  5. Olamide

Headies 2016 Nominees: Song Of The Year

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  1. Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid
  2. Osinachi – Humblesmith Feat. Davido
  3. Pick Up – Adekunle Gold
  4. Reggae Blues – Harrysong Feat.
  5. Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide

Headies 2016 Nominees: 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 in the year under review.

  1. Sauti Sol
  2. Casper Nyovest
  3. Dj Maphorisa
  4. Stonebwoy
  5. Sarkodie

Who do you think would win in the various categories? You’re free to drop your comments in the box below.

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