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Headies Awards 2020 nomination list: Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid takeover
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Headies Awards 2020 nomination list: Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid takeover

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The 14th edition of the Headies Awards is around the corner. Therefore, the Headies Awards organizers have put out the list of the nominated Artists for the year 2020 via it’s official website. The list which features top Nigerian artists. The likes of Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Omalay, Tems, Mayorkun and many more contesting for different categories.

Despite the rivalries between top Nigerian artists, the awards nomination list is dominated by Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid. With Burna Boy nominated in more than 4 categories. The fast-rising Afropop singer, Omalay also bagged 4 nominations for himself, the result of which was from his potential performances in year 2020.

There are so many other nominees, making their debuts to the list of the Headies awards this year. The likes of Jamopyper, Zinoleesky, Olakira and Alpha P contending for the “Rookies Of The Year”, their first appearance on the Headies Awards nomination list. While Tems, Oxylade and Bella Shmurda are contending for the “Next Rated” category.

Here is a breakdown of the Headies Awards 14th edition nomination list. The event which usually holds at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island in Lagos.

Announcement made via twitter @the_headies

See the full list of the Headies awards nominees below:

HEADIES AWARDS NEXT RATED

  1. TEMS

2. OMAH LAY

3. OXLADE

4. BELLA SHMURDA

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. BURNA BOY

2. DAVIDO

3. WIZKID

4. MAYORKUN

5. TIWA SAVAGE

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

1. NAIRA MARLEY & YOUNG JOHN – MAFO

2. MAYORKUN – GENG

3. REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE & NAIRA MARLEY – INSTAGRAM

4. RUDEBOY – AUDIO MONEY

5. IVD & ZLATAN – BOLANLE

6. OLAMIDE – PAWON

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. OLAKIRA

2. ALPHA P

3. JAMOPYPER

4. ZINOLEESKY

5. BAD BOY TIMZ

HEADIES REVELATION

1.VICTOR AD

2. FIREBOY DML

3. JOEBOY

4. TENI

5. REMA

6. CHIKE

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

BEST POP SINGLE

1. BILLIONAIRE – TENI

2. NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI.

3. LADY – REMA

4. FEM – DAVIDO

5. JORO – WIZKID

6. SKELETUN – TEKNO

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

1. CORNER – LADY DONLY FEAT. VANJESS & THE CAVEMEN

2. I WONDER – MOELOGO

3. BITTER – DEENA ADE

4. ANITA – THE CAVEMEN

5. MONEY DEVOTION – GBASKY

6. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – OLU

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY

2. APOLLO – FIREBOY DML

3. AFRO POP VOL. 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD 

4. YELLOW – BRYMO

5. BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE

BEST POP ALBUM

1. APOLLO – FIREBOY DML

2. AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY

3. A GOOD TIME – DAVIDO

4. WOMAN OF STEEL – YEMI ALADE

5. AFRO POP VOL. 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM 

1. YELLOW – BRYMO

2. LUCID – ASA

3. THE LIGHT – BEZ

4. PIONEERS – DRB LASGIDI

5. ROOTS – THE CAVEMEN

BEST R&B ALBUM

1. LAUGHTER, TEARS AND GOOSEBUMPS – FIREBOY DML

2. I LIKE GIRLS WITH TROBUL – SARZ & WURLD

3. KING – PRAIZ

4. BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE

5. CELIA – TIWA SAVAGE

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

1. YELLOW – BRYMO

2. LUCID – ASA

3. THE LIGHT – BEZ

4. PIONEERS – DRB LASGIDI

5. ROOTS – THE CAVEMEN

BEST RAP ALBUM

1. GOD’S ENGINEERING – AQ

2. ILLY CHAPO X – ILLBLISS

3. YPSZN2 – PSYCHO YP

4. CULT! – PAYBAC IBORO

5. THE ERIGMA II – ERIGGA

BEST RAP SINGLE

1. OGB4IG – REMINISCE

2. SHUT UP – BLAQBONEZ

3. COUNTRY – ILLBLISS

4. GET THE INFO – PHYNO, FALZ & PHENOM

5. BOP DADDY – FALZ FEAT. MS. BANKS

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

1. AQ – EUNICE

2. BLAQBONEZ – DEFINE RAP 2

3. MI ABAGA – TRINITY

4. ILLBLISS – COUNTRY

5. PHENOM – GET THE INFO

6. PHYNO – SPEAK LIFE

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. PHEELZ – ‘BILLIONAIRE’ BY TENI

2. SPAX – ‘AWAY’ BY OXLADE

3. KEL P – ‘PULL UP’ BY BURNA BOY

4. SARZ – ‘MAD’ BY SARZ & WURLD

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (Female)

1. SIMI – NO LONGER BENEFICIAL

2. LINDSEY ABUDEI – ONE ON THE OUTSIDE

3. NINIOLA – ADDICTED

4. J-DESS – CHI EFO

5. YEMI ALADE – LAI LAI

6. IMANSE – AJALA

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (Male)

1. WURLD – GHOST TOWN

2.CHIKE – FORGIVE

See Also

3.PRAIZ – UNDER THE SKY

4.COHBAMS – PLENTI

5.NONSO AMADI – WHAT MAKES YOU SURE

6.JOHNNY DRILLE – COUNT ON YOU

Best R&B SINGLE

1. UNDER THE SKY – PRAIZ

2. DUDUKE – SIMI

3. MAD – SARZ & WURLD

4. BAD INFLUENCE – OMAH LAY

5. TATTOO – FIREBOY DML

6. DANGEROUS LOVE – TIWA SAVAGE

Best Collabo

1. KNOW YOU – LADIPOE FEAT. SIMI

2. NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI

3. SWEET IN THE MIDDLE – DAVIDO FEAT. NAIRA MARLEY, ZLATAN & WURLD 

4. DON’T CALL ME BACK – JOEBOY FEAT. MAYORKUN

5. TOTORI – ID CABASA FEAT. WIZKID & OLAMIDE

6. GET THE INFO – PHYNO, FALZ & PHENOM

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

1. DAVIDO

2. OMAH LAY

3. BURNA BOY

4. FALZ

5. FIREBOY DML 

6. MAYORKUN

7. DJ NEPTUNE

8. WIZKID

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)

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

1.OZYMANDIAS – BRYMO

2. SMILE – WIZKID FEAT. HER

3.WONDERFUL – BURNA BOY

4.DREAMER – FIREBOY DML

5.GHOST TOWN – WURLD

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1. ELI – FIREBOY BY CLARENCE PETERS

2 .1 MILLI – DAVIDO BY DIRECTOR K

3. SMILE – WIZKID BY MEJI ALABI

4. BILLIONAIRE – TENI  BY TG OMORI

5. SHEKERE – YEMI ALADE BY OVIE ETSEYATSE

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

1. MASTER KG

2. KUAMI EUGENE

3. SAUTI SOL

4. SHAATA WALE

5. STONEBWOY

HALL OF FAME

KING SUNNY ADE

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM

TIMAYA

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