P-Square Leads 2012 Headies Nominees List, Mode 9 Loses Out For The First Time

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Yesterday, the organisers of the 2012 Headies released the nominees’ list for this year’s coveted awards ceremony. P-Square, Bez were the artiste that got most nominations. 

Surprisingly, Mode 9 lost out in the ‘Lyricist on the Roll’ category he has always got nominated in and also won. Afro-Beat guru, Femi Kuti was nominated for the Hall of Fame. Here is the full nomination list.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales,

popularity)

 

Everybody Loves Ice Prince- Ice Prince Zamani

The Invasion- PSquare

Super Star- Wizkid

Super C Season- Naeto C

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

 

Psquare

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Naeto C

DBanj

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

 

Chop My Money- Psquare feat. Akon & May D

Dami Duro- Davido

Oliver Twist- Dbanj

Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K

Kukere- Iyanya

 

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

 

Stupid Song- Bez

Private Trips- Wande Coal

I Love You- Praiz

Ara- Brymo

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top-notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

 

Cobhams Asuquo- Stupid Song (Bez)

Tee Y Mix- Super C Season (Naeto C)

Shizzy- Dami Duro (Davido)

J Sleek- Private Trips (Wande Coal)

Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince Zamani)

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

Best conceptualised, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

 

5 & 6 (Naeto C)- Clarence Peters

Chop My Money Remix (Psquare feat May D & Akon)- Jude Engees Okoye

Ara (Brymo)- Aje

Kosorombe (DIPP feat Da Grin)- MEX

 

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

 

Private Trips- Wande Coal

Stupid Song- Bez

N.A.W.T.I- Olu Maintain

Sound Track- May D

Love Me (3x)- Tiwa Savage

 

BEST POP SINGLE

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

 

Dami Duro- Davido

Oliver Twist- Dbanj

Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K

Chop My Money- Psquare

Kukere- Iyanya

 

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

 

Superstar- Wizkid

Super Sun- Bez

Versus- 9ice

The Invasion- Psquare

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

 

Too Much Money- Iceberg Slim

Shutdown- Phyno

Angeli- Vector feat. 9ice

OMG (Oh My Gosh)- Yung6ix

Young Erikina- Olamide

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

 

E.L.I- Ice Prince

The Dreamer Project- Show Dem Camp (SDC)

Rapsodi- Olamide

Super C Season- Naeto C

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Rap Artist with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

 

Vector- Angeli

Yung6ix- OMG (Oh My Gosh)

Iceberg Slim- Too Much Money

Phyno- Shutdown

Erigga- Mo Street Gan

 

BEST COLLABO

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

 

Chop My Money remix- Psquare feat. Akon & May D

Angeli- Vector feat. 9ice

Carolina- Sinzu feat. Davido

Stupid Song- Bez feat. Praiz

Orobo- Sound Sultan feat. Excel & Flavour

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

 

Wande Coal- Private Trips

Banky W- Low Key

Praiz- Love You

Brymo- Ara

Bez- Stupid Song

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANC (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

 

Tiwa Savage- Love Me (3x)

Chidinma- Kedike

Ijeoma- Oloomi

Waje- Na The Way

 

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Non Nigerian category

 

Sarkodie (Ghana)- Azonto

Camp Mulla (Kenya)- Feel No Pain

D-Black (Ghana)- Get On The Dancefloor

Zahara (South Africa)- Loliwe

 

BEST STREET HOP

The most popular street-hop single in year under review

 

Kaoko Bi Chicken- Reminisce

Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K

Akpako- Terry G

Roll- Rayce

Mo Street Gan- Erigga

 

NEXT RATED

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

 

Davido

Eva (Alordiah)

Praiz

Chuddy K

 

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review

 

Wizkid

Ice Prince Zamani

Bez

Timi Dakolo

Olamide

 

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry

 

Femi Kuti

 

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