On December 4, 2020, Nigeria’s Premier Award show announced nominations for their upcoming event. The year-in-review is between July 2019 and September 2020.
This will be the 14th edition of an award organized by Ayo Animashaun and his company, HipHop World. Nigerian Stars like Burna Boy, Fireboy, and Wizkid lad nominations.
There is no segmentation of nominations to just the superstars. Meanwhile, the award itself wil be held virtually very soon.
Here is the full list of nominations,
Best Recording of the Year.
A non-voting category for the best recording (thatmeets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by and artiste or group in the year under review.
1. OZYMANDIAS – BRYMO
2. SMILE- WIZKID FT. HER
3. WONDERFUL – BURNA BOY
4. DREAMER – FIREBOY DML
5. GHOST TOWN –WURLD
Best Pop Single.
A voting category for the best pop single in year under review (by singe individual or group)
1. BILLIONAIRE – TENI
2. NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI
3. LADY – REMA
4. FEM – DAVIDO
5. JORO – WIZKID
5. SKELETUN – TEKNO
Song of the Year.
1. FEM – DAVIDO
2. NOBODY- DJ NEPTUNE FT. JOEBOY & NR. EAZI
3. JORO – WIZKID
4. MAFO – NAIRA MARLEY
5. DUDUKE – SIMI
Producer of the Year.
An individual responsibe for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
1. PHEELZ – BILLIONAIRE BY TENI
2. SPAX – AWAY BY OXLADE
3. KEL P – PULL UP BY BURNA BOY
4. SARZ – MAD BY SARZ & WURLD
Best Rap Album.
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in a year under review.
1. GOD’S ENGINEERING – AQ
2. ILLY CHAPO X – ILLBLISS
3. YPSZN2 – PSYCHO YP
4. CULT! – PAYBAC IBORO
5. THE ERIGMA II – ERIGGA
Best R&B Album.
A category for the best R&B album in the year under review 9 by singleindividual or group).
1. LAUGHTER, TEARS AND GOOSEBUMPS – FIREBOY DML
2. I LIKE GIRLS WITH TROBUL – SARZ & WURLD.
3. KING – PRAIZ
4. BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE
5. CELIA – TIWA SAVAGE
Best Alternative Album.
A category for the best Alternative album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
1. YELLOW – BRYMO
2. LUCID – ASA
3. THE LIGHT – BEZ
4. PIONEERS – DRB LASGIDI
5. ROOTS – THE CAVEMEN
Best Pop Album.
A category for the best pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group)
1. APOLLO – FIREBOY DML
2. AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY
3. A GOOD TIME – DAVIDO
4. WOMAN OF STEEL – YEMI ALADE
5. AFR POP VOL 1 – ADEKUNE GOLD.
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.
1. ELI – FIREBOYDML BY CLARENCE PETERS
2. 1 MILLI – DAVIDO BY DIRECTOR K
3. SMILE – WIZKID BY MEJI ALABI
4. BILLIONAIRE – TENI BY TG OMORI
5. SHEKERE – YEMI ALADE BY OVIE ETSEYATSE
Best R&B Single.
A category for the best R&B Single in the year under review (by a single individual or group)
1. UNDER THE SKY – PRAIZ
2. DUDUKE – SIMI
3. MAD – SARZ & WURLD
4. BAD INFLUENCE – OMAH LAY
5. TATTOO – FIREBOY DML
6. DANGEROUS LOVE – TIWA SAVAGE
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-Hop collaborative track (including cameos).
1. KNOW YOU – LASIPOE FT. SIMI
2. NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FT. JOEBOY & MR EAZI.
3. SWEET IN THE MIDDLE – DAVIDO FT. NAIRA MARLEY, ZLATAN & WORLD.
4. DON’T CALL ME BACK – JOEBOY FT. MAYORKUN
5. TOTORI – ID CABASA FT. WIZKID & OLAMIDE
6. GET THE INFO – PHYNO FT. PHENOM & FALZ.
Best Rap Single.
A voting recording for a single (released-on-air) recording of a rap song.
1. OGB4IG – REMINISCE
2. SHUT UP – BLAQBONEZ
3. COUNTRY – ILLBLISS
4. GET THE INFO – PHYNO, FALZ & PHENOM
5. BOP DADDY – FALZ FT. MS BANKS
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.
1. WURLD – GHOST TOWN
2. CHIKE – FORGIVE
3. PRAIZ – UNDER THE SKY
4. COHBAMS – PLENTI
5. NONSO AMADI – WHAT MAKES YOU SURE
6. JOHNNY DRILLE – COUNT ON YOU
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.
1. SIMI – NO LONGER BENEFICIAL
2. LINDSEY ABUDEI – ONE ON THE OUTSIDE
3. NINIOLA – ADDICTED
4. J-DESS – CHI EFO
5. YEMI ALADE – LAI LAI
6. IMANSE – AJALA
This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.
2. OMAH LAY
4. BELLA SHNURDA
A voting catergory 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.
1. VICTOR AD
2. FIREBOY DML
Lyricist on the Roll
A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single son or album.
1. AQ- EUNICE
2. BLAQBONEZ – DEFINE RAP 2
3. MI ABAGA – TRINITY
4. ILLBLISS – COUNTRY
5. PHENOM – GET THE INFO
6. PHYNO – SPEAK LIFE
Best Street-Hop Artiste.
A voting category for the artist whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should contain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.
1. NAIRA MARLEY & YOUNG JOHN – MAFO
2. MAYORKUN – GENG
3. REMINISCE FT. OLAMIDE & NAIRA MARLEY – INSTAGRAM
4. RUDEBOY – AUDIO MONEY
5. IVD & ZLATAN – BOLANLE
6. OLAMIDE – PAWON
Best Alternative Song.
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falss outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.
1. CORNER – LADY DONLY FT. VANJESS & THE CAVEMEN
2. I WONDER – MOELOGO
3. BITTER – DEENA ADE
4. ANITA – THE CAVEMEN
5. MONEY DEVOTION – GBASKY
6. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – OLU
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).
1. AFRICAN GIANT – BURNA BOY
2. APOLLO – FIREBOY DML
3. AFRO POP VOL 1 – ADEKUNLE GOLD
4. YELLOW – BRYMO
5. BOO OF THE BOOLESS – CHIKE
Artiste of the Year.
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.
1. BURNA BOY
5. TIWA SAVAGE
Headies Viewer’s Choice.
A voting category to award the fan’s faourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.
2. OMAH LAY
3. BURNA BOY
5. FIREBOY DML
7. DJ NEPTUNE
Rookie of the Year.
A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful career musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.
2. ALPHA P
5. BAD BOY TIMZ
This was an exclusive piece from the desk of Pulse.