Sarkodie nominated for 2018 Headies #12thheadies

The highly anticipated list of nominees for one of Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show, The Headies is finally out and Sarkodie has been nominated in the Best African act category alongside Cassper Nyovest, Vanessa Mdee, Nasty C and Sauti Sol. The awards academy released the list after shortlisting thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017). In this 12th edition of the award show, we have various acts compete for the ultimate prize with over 25 categories and 77 nominees. This edition has, Davido leading with the highest number of nomination, having been nominated in 6 different categories while Wizkid, Simi, and Olamide, followed in this win as they all have 5 nominations each. To further celebrate and reward excellence, the Headies is introducing new categories to this year’s edition of the award show. These new categories include The Viewer’s Choice Award, Best Performer category and a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry for the past 3 years. This category is a way of saying “thank you” to these brands. See the full list of nominees below… YEAR IN REVIEW (JULY 2016 – DECEMBER 2017) BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST RECORDING (THAT MEETS THE JUDGES REQUIREMENTS OF EXCELLENCE; SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION) BY AN ARTISTE OR GROUP IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI HALLELUYAH – FUNBI PONMILE – REMINISCE HEAVEN – BANKY W JOROMI – SIMI BEST POP SINGLE A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE YEBA – KISS DANIEL ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ IF– DAVIDO FIA – DAVIDO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. (FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT (ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ (IF, RARA) TEKNO (MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTERKRAFT BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). LOVE YOU DIE – PATORANKING FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ DANCE – TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOY HOLY HOLY – 2BABA ROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOY COME CLOSER – WIZKID SOFA – KISS DANIEL BEST RAP ALBUM A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW. 27 – FALZ TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA EL HADJ – REMINISCE THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO THE GLORY – OLAMIDE ROSE – AQ BEST R&B/POP ALBUM A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID TIMELESS – OMAWUMI SIMISOLA – SIMI GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR THIS IS ME – NINIOLA 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. MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (MEJI ALABI) FOCUS- HUMBLE SMITH (CLARENCE PETERS) COME CLOSER – WIZKID (DAPS) BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI) YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI) LIKE DAT – DAVIDO (DAPS) BEST R&B SINGLE A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP). TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI FOLASHADE – PRAIZ LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W SMILE FOR ME – SIMI BEST COLLABO A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS). MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE BEST RAP SINGLE A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I. UP TO YOU – SHOW DEM CAMP FT FUNBI ME VERSUS ME – ICE PRINCE 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. PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE FOLASHADE – PRAIZ ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI LOVE YOU BABY – 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. IN THE AIR – WAJE GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI JOWO – ARAMIDE SARO – NINIOLA WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI NEXT RATED THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. MALEEK BERRY MAYORKUN DICE AILES JOHNNY DRILLE ZORO HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST NEW ARTISTE WITH A DEBUT ALBUM ADJUDGED TO BE OUTSTANDING IN TERMS OF ARTISTIC QUALITY AND IMPACT WITHIN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. NINIOLA ADEKUNLE GOLD MR. EAZI REEKADO BANKS 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. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA 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. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR WO – OLAMIDE SAI BABA – CDQ SHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT. DAMMY KRANE, SLIM CASE PASS THE AGBARA – SKUKI LEGBEGBE – MR REAL FT. IDOWEST, KELVIN CHUKS, OBADICE 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. MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD RADIO – NONSO AMADI ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE PONMILE – REMINISCE FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKER LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU ALBUM OF THE YEAR A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM (SOLO OR GROUP) IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THAT MEETS JUDGES’ REQUIREMENTS OF EXCELLENCE (SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION AND IMPACT). SIMISOLA – SIMI GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD KLITORIS – BRYMO IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO ARTISTE OF THE YEAR MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. DAVIDO WIZKID OLAMIDE SIMI TIWA SAVAGE SONG OF THE YEAR A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR WO – OLAMIDE IF- DAVIDO YEBA – KISS DANIEL MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN FIA – DAVIDO AFRICAN ARTISTE A NON-NIGERIAN AWARD CATEGORY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OR GROUP WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, IMPACT AND INFILTRATION INTO THE NIGERIAN MUSIC SCENE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. SARKODIE CASPER NYOVEST NASTY C SAUTI SOL VANESSA MDEE HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE A VOTING CATEGORY TO AWARD THE FAN’S FAVOURITE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST DIGITAL TRACTIONS (DOWNLOADS, VIEWS, STREAMS) IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. COME CLOSER- WIZKID IF- DAVIDO WO -OLAMIDE MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN YEBA- KISS DANIEL YAWA -TEKNO INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER THIS IS TO SAY THANK YOU TO BRANDS THAT HAVE MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. AN AWARD TO RECOGNIZE BRANDS WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY AT A TIME WHEN OPPORTUNITIES ARE SCARCE MTN PEPSI GLO HENNESSY FIRS NIGERIA BREWERIES LAGOS STATE BEST PERFORMER A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTES WHOSE STAGECRAFT, SHOWMANSHIP AND PERFORMANCE ROUTINES ARE EXCEPTIONALLY CONCEPTUALIZED AND EXECUTED IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW WITH CONSIDERATION OF LIVE PERFORMANCES. FLAVOUR FALZ M.I. 2BABA YEMI ALADE TIWA SAVAGE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WHO HAS HAD A SUCCESFUL YEAR MUSICALLY, WITH THE ABSENCE OF AN ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. KIDI AIR BOY TENI JUNIOR BOY PERUZZI SPECIAL RECOGNITION KAFFY HALL OF FAME CHRIS UBOSI]]>

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