The 2016 Headies nomination list
The list is made up of 21 categories covering the different genres of Nigerian pop music culture.
See the complete list of nominees below:

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
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
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
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
NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
WANTED – WANDE COAL
KLITORIS – BRYMO
NAKED – DAREY
SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

BEST R&B SINGLE
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
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

1. 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
EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE
POWERFUL – ILL BLISS
STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
LIL’ KESH – YAGI

BEST COLLABO
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
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)
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)
SIMI – LOVE DON’T CARE
SEYI SHAY – RIGHT NOW
ARAMIDE FEAT. ADEKUNLE GOLD – LOVE ME
OMAWUMI FEAT. ANGELIE KIDJO – PLAY NA PLAY

NEXT RATED
YCEE
TEKNO
MR. EAZI
HUMBLESMITH
ARAMIDE

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
KISS DANIEL – NEW ERA
SEYI SHAY – SEYI OR SHAY
LIL’ KESH – YAGI
RUNTOWN – GHETTO UNIVERSITY

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
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
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
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
STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ
NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL
WANTED – WANDE COAL
SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
WIZKID
TIWA SAVAGE
FALZ
YEMI ALADE
OLAMIDE

SONG OF THE YEAR
FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID
OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO
PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD
REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT.
FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT OLAMIDE

AFRICAN ARTISTE

SAUTI SOL

CASPER NYOVEST

DJ MAPHORISA

STONEBWOY

SARKODIE

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