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Psquare, D’Banj, Bez, Wizkid, Davido, Ice Prince Nominated for Headies 2012


















Pop stars Psquare and alternative signer Bez have emerged the highest nominees for this year’s edition of The Headies, Nigeria’s leading awards for urbane music and hip hop/pop culture.

Psquare, who have had an interesting year musically, with groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping videos, and bestselling concerts, packed six big nominations, including nods for album of the year, artiste of the year, and song of the year. Bez, a rapidly rising singer-musician, who is winning accolades from fans and critics, is this year’s other major contender, with six nominations, also. Bez is up for Revelation of the year, best vocal performance (male) and best collabo; as well as best R&B/Pop single and Best R&B/Pop album.

Psquare and Bez are closely followed by A-listers Wizkid, Davido and Ice Prince who grabbed four nominations each. Praiz, who continues to grow steadily as a singer to court, also got four nods from the awards committee.

The popular ‘Next Rated’ category will have Davido, Eva Alordia, Praiz and Chuddy K competing for the prize, which comes with a brand new car.


This year’s Headies (also known as Hip hop world awards) is rewarding deserving works released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012.

Some other nominees include Naeto C (3), Chuddy K (3), D’Banj (3), Wande Coal (3),
Tiwa Savage (2), Iyanya (2), Brymo (2), Terry G (1), Waje (1) and Cobhams (2).

The full list and table of nominees, which was made available by the awards committee, covers a diverse range of talents, from pop to R&B, hip hop, soul and several emerging Nigerian sounds.

The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012. Iconic hip-hop act M.I and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event


PLEASE SEE FULL NOMINEES LIST BELOW…

HEADIES 2012 NOMINEES LIST
As released by the screening committee on Tuesday August 28, 2012. Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.
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
The Invasion                                                 – P-Square
Superstar                                                 – 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.
P-Square
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                         – P-Square ft. 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
Ara                                                 – Brymo
I Love You                                     – Praiz

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                                      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)
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 (P-Square)            – Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo)                                                 – Ajeh
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. 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
Nawti                                                 – Olu Maintain
Soundtrack                                     – 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                         – P-Square
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                         – P-Square
BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
Too Much Money             – Iceberg Slim
Shutdown                         – Phyno
Angeli                                     – Vector ft. 9ice
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
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                        – 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             – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli                                                 – Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina                                     – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song                                     – Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo                                                 – Sound Sultan Ft. 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                                     – I Love You
Brymo                                     – Ara
Bez                                      Stupid Song
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
Tiwa Savage                                      Love Me, Love, Love Me
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
Kako 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 (Alordia)
Praiz
Chuddy K
HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Best New artiste in the year under review
Wizkid
Ice Prince
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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