The 2013 Headies: P-Square, Waje, Phyno, Iyanya, Kcee, Banky W & Clarence Peters Lead the Nominees List

The full nominees list for the 2013 Headies was just announced a few minutes ago. The annual music awards ceremony will take place on Boxing Day – Thursday 26th December 2013 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The 2013 list cuts across all genres of music including R&B, Hip Hop and Soul, all from March 2012 to June 2013. Leading the nominations list are Phyno, Waje, Banky W, 2Face Idibia, Clarence Peters and P-Square.

Veteran musician Onyeka Onwenu will be honoured for her achievements in music with the Hall of Fame award.

The 2013 Headies Full Nominees List

Best Recording of the Year – A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review
I Wish – Waje
Good Morning – Brymo
Natural Something – Sound Sultan
This Year – Jaywon

Producer of the Year -An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review
Pheelz – Durosoke
DTunes – Sho Lee
Del B – Limpopo
Leriq – Like to Party
Legendury Beatz – Emi Ni Baller

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)
Alingo – Jude Okoye/Clarence Peters
Oliver Twist – Sesan
Gaga Crazy – Aje Filmworks
Azonto – Moe Musa
Yes/No – Clarence Peters

Best R&B/Pop Album A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group)
Iyanya Vs. Desire – Iyanya
O.B.O. – Davido
R&BW – Banky W
Blessed– Flavour
Away & Beyond – 2Face Idibia

Best R&B Single A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Don’t Let Go – Capital Femi
Good Good Loving – Banky W
Like to Party – Burna Boy
Rich & Famous – Praiz
Omote – Ese Peters

Best Pop Single -A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Ihe Ne Me – 2Face Idibia
The Kick – Wande Coal Feat. Don Jazzy
Gobe – Davido
Catching Cold – Tunde Ednut
Ur Waist – Iyanya
Goody Bag – D’Prince

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single – A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group)
I Wish – Waje
Rihanna – Orezi
Give it To Me – General Pype
Go Down – Baba Dee

Best Rap Album – A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
Oga Boss – Ill Bliss
The Second Coming – Vector
YBNL – Olamide
Book of Rap Stories – Reminisce

Best Collabo – A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos)
Ghost Mode – Phyno Feat. Olamide
Tony Montana (Remix) – Naeto C Feat. D’banj
Baddest Boy – EME Feat, Wizkid, Skales & Banky W
Ezioku – Lynxxx Feat. Ikechukwu, Ill Bliss & Phyno
Emi Ni Baller – Chidinma Feat. Suspect & Ill Bliss
Baby Mi Da (Remix) – DR. Victor Olaiya Feat. 2Face Idibia

Best Rap Single – A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap
Man of the Year – Phyno
Anam Achi Kwanu – Ill Bliss Feat. Phyno
Durosoke – Olamide
2 Musshh – Reminisce
Ghost Mode – Phyno Feat. Olamide

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
Rich & Famous – Praiz
Omote – Ese Peters
Don’t Let Go – Capital Femi
Yes/No – Banky W

Best Vocal Performance (Female) – A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
I Wish – Waje
Toh Bad – Niyola
Irawo – Seyi Shay
Totally Yours – Zaina
Only You – Nikki Laoye

Next Rated – This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review
Sean Tizzle
Dammy Krane
Burna Boy
Seyi Shay
Phyno

Hip Hop World Revelation – A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
W.A.J.E – Waje
Omo Baba Olowo – Davido
Frenzy – D’Prince
The Year of R&B – Capital Femi

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.
Olamide – Voice of the Streets
Boogey – Sanctum
Mode 9 – Let It Go
Phyno – Man of the Year

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
Terry G – Run Mad
Durosoke – Olamide
My Dear – Dammy Krane
Skibo – Solid Star
Alaye – LKT

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
Repete – Black Magic
Omo Pastor – Ajebutter 22 Feat. BOJ
Feel Alright – Show Dem Camp Feat. BOJ & POE
This Year – Jaywon

ALbum of the Year – A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity)
Iyanya Vs. Desire – Iyanya
O.B.O. – Davido
R&BW – Banky W
Blessed – Flavour
YBNL – Olamide

Artiste of the Year – Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review
Iyanya
Davido
Wizkid
Flavour
Olamide
Ice Prince

Song of the Year – A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting
Durosoke – Olamide
Ur Waist – Iyanya
Alingo – P-Square
Sho Lee – Sean Tizzle
Limpopo – Kcee

Best African Artiste – A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review
R2Bees
Mafikizolo
Liquid Deep
Sarkodie
Micasa

Hall of Fame – Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry
Onyeka Onwenu

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