Breaking News: Psquare, Bez lead nominations for The Headies 2012!

Posted on August 28 2012 , at 02:22 pm
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By Osagie Alonge

Psquare and Bez lead the list with six nominations

As another edition of one of the most prestigious music awards in Nigeria, The Headies draws nearer, the nominees for this year’s awards have been revealed!

Pop giants Psquare, Soul-Jazz singer Bez Idakula lead the nominees list with six nods each.

The twin pop duo released their fifth album last year with the smash hit singles ‘Chop my money’ and ‘Beautiful Onyinye’ both garnering international remixes from US acts Akon and Rick Ross respectively. They received nods in the ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Artiste of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Pop single’, ‘Best R&B-Pop Album’ and ‘Best Collabo’ categories.

Bez who is signed to Cobhams Asuquo’s C.A.M.P is nominated in the ‘Recording of The Year’, ‘Recording Of The Year’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B Single’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B/ Pop Album’, ‘Best Collabo’, and ‘Best Vocal Performance’ categories. The 28-year-old released his debut ‘Super Sun’ mid-2011.

The likes of ‘Superstar’ rapper Ice Prince, pop sensations Wizkid, Davido and Soul singer Praiz follow closely with four nods each.

Pop giants D’banj and Wande Coal, rappers Naeto C, Vector, Olamide and pop singer Chuddy K trail with three nominations.

A keenly contested category is as expected the ‘Artiste of the Year’ which is occupied by P-Square, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Naeto C and D’Banj. All five acts have had a brilliant run in the last year.

Another interesting category is the ‘Producer of the year’ slot which will see the likes of Cobhams (Stupid Song by Bez), Tee-Y Mix (Super C Season album by Naeto C), Shizzi (Dami duro by Davido), Jesse Jagz (E.L.I by Ice Prince) and J Sleek (Private Trips by Wande Coal) slug it out for the coveted prize.

Modenine for the first time in the last five years is missing from the ‘Lyricist on the Roll’ categories. Those nominated include – rappers Vector, Yung6ix, Iceberg Slim, Phyno and South-South rapper Erigga.

The Headies 2012 will hold on Sunday October 20, at the Eko Hotels in Lagos

Check out the full list below…

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
D’Banj

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 – D’Banj
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 – D’Banj
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 (Alordiah)
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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Comments (21)

  • RUBBISH LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!1 9ICE BROUGHT DOUBLE EVERGREEN ALBUMS WHY ISNT HE NOMINATED FOR ARTISTE OF THE YEAR AND ALBUM OF THE YEAR.WHAT IS ICE PRINCE NAME LOOKIN FOR THERE,HE BROUGHT OUT AN ALBUM AND ONLY HAS ON EHIT SONG OLEKU THE REST WAS TRASH!! DBANJ HAD ONE SINGLE DOES THAT QUALIFIES U AS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR.HOW CAN ICEPRINCE EVEN BE NOMINATED AS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND NAETO C WHER WERE D HITS IN THEIR ALBUM.HEADIES BETTER CHECK UR SELVES U PPLE RE LOOSIN CREDIBILITY.THIS IS NT ABT FAME BUT REAL MUSIC COS IT LOOKS LIKE U PUT FAMOUS PPLE FOR THE PROMINE
    NT AWARD.GO CHECK GRAMMYS ND CHECK THE KINDA PPLE WHO HAVE ONE,PPLE WITH REAL MUSIC DAT ARENT EVEN FAMOUS.THERE IS CORRUPTIO IN EVRY PART OF 9JA EVEN COMMON AWARD AGAI I BOW O.9ICE WAS CHEATED FACT!!

    • One more thing exactly what was 9ice nominated for best rnb pop album.Does 9ice music look like RnB and pop to u pple,see life.You better out himf or best al
      bum of the year

  • I support u, 9ice was so dope, he brought two ‘Beautiful’ Albums, tho didnt go comercial..

    I tink Bez deserv, d glory, Yung6ix too,

    and am hoping Bez, Yung6ix and Chobams wins their respective categories..

    Howeva d organisers tryd their best, but stop being sentimental or whateva. Cus 9ice deserv a Head

  • @ANON , waka shege lmao *kiding*

    plz , y’al,, am sory for being myopic today..

    @Anon swayd me, i didnt’… , read the full list, he he he am glad 9ice is up for a head

    • Lol my guy nor be about beig nominated lasan but for a prominet award.You no read d award dem ominate am ni for RnB abeg 9ice dey sing RNB? The best award there is album of the year nd he wasnt nominated in d category u na him i dey yarn.How dem go nominated iceprince with his wack album for album of d year and naetoc wey bring hin album 2 years ago nd like baba 9ice? abeg d other caterogy nor be my own.I am talking abt a prominet on
      e befittin of 9ice status

    • Lol my guy nor be about being nominated lasan but for a prominent award.You no read d award dem nominate am ni for RnB abeg 9ice dey sing RNB? The best award there is album of the year nd he wasnt nominated in d category na him i dey yarn.How dem go nominated iceprince with his wack album for album of d year and naetoc wey bring hin album 2 years ago nd nt baba 9ice? abeg d other caterogy nor be my own.I am talking abt a prominet on
      e befittin of 9ice status.NET post the comment,i made lotta mistakes in d other one

  • Its abt tym we strt takim tins seriously in ds country.ds headies ppl fink we r daft.wat a wack list full of old songs.d nominations ar fuckin wrong 4real.wen did iceberg bcom a lyricist.dnt u knw wat dat word mins.u pikin d famous ones n nt d talented n in d end d highest bidder wins d award cos I knw ds awards ar actually sold…f**k it.ds s shit

  • Truely 9ice was cheated,the guy released two dope albums and he was not even nominated for artist of the year or album of the year.those albums had hits like loni ni ft dagrin,everything ft tiwa savage and adigun ojuwonlo.I just wonder what was the organizers criteria of nominating ELI in album of the year.that album was wack with no single hit apart from oleku.in terms of sales only invasion could be said to have sold as much as versus and bashorun gaa.I understand that journalists do not like 9ice but let them throw sentiment aside and do what is right.As far as i am concerned albums that were viable in the time under review are super star by wizkid,invasion by P square and bashorun gaa and versus by 9ice.SO HEADIES TRY TO GET YOUR NOMINATIONS RIGHT NEXT TIME.

  • Mhen, 9ice album is whack, ice prince album is not it also, the only problem with headies is dat, dey dont acknowledgereal talent and Nigerian musician are full of crap.. Leggo joor

  • Guyz,pls tk it easy..if ur favourite artiste wasn’t mentioned as one of d winners dat dosen’t mean he shud be thr @ all cost! U guyz are all shouting 9ice dis,9ice dat..but i can firmly tell u dat over here in d eastern part of naija his kinda music’s accepted by very few. Am a music lover no matter d genre,but i dn’t hv any of 9ice’s current album in ma stores right nw..u guyz are probably in lagos n mind u dat 9ice’s album sold very wella in lag dosen’t mk it compulsory 4 it 2 replicate d same feat down here.. I think d album of d year dat’s worth are Ice prince’s,Psquare’s,Wizkid’s etc.. (Remember d duration at which d albums are rated) 2 d guy dat said dat Ice prince’s album’s a trash..well,hv u listened 2 ‘i remember,’juju’,magician’,wats up’,sombdy lied’ etc.. So bro,speak 4 ur self coz u dn’t knw d preference of odas which may supercede dat of peeps in ur category.. Phyno’s a very gud guy.he has many hits though has no album yet.. One luv peeps.

  • Gosh… I can imagine why an artist ℓi̶̲̥̅ke̶̲̥̅ modeee can’t be found on lyrist list..that’s Ω̶̣̣̥̇̊​oτ̣̣̥​ ryt

  • @terry 2face’s album wil be up 4 nxt yr’s
    Wow! Im apy 2 see dt 9ce hs got lotta peepz on hs bak.Bt rily i fink there shuld b a reason behind d headies decision.2 my own point of viewin fins i fink ice prince worth bin on d lists as wel as 9ce bt d’banj,i fink shuld av no place in any of d lists,since we’ve nt bin sin mch 4rm him,i min hw can he b nominated 4 d song n artist of d yr in regards of jst a single song…abah! i feel 9ce shuld convienently take hs place on d list it’s jst too obvious

  • Well, I think that 9ice has a lot of fans.The fact is
    that this shows that he is a very good Artist whether
    or not headies nominated him.I was also surprised why
    his name was missing in the main categories.Lets just
    keep our hands crossed and see how everything unfolds.

  • You guys comments are interesting, but what i know is that in issues like this sentiment plays part nomatter what, especially in a country like ours where we have lot of people with low mentality.

  • Why is 2face not in that list? Dropping 2 gud abulm in a year is not an easy task so 9nice should even win the albulm of the year , 9nice is a record breaker just like dmx who did the same in usa , headies pleasea use ur head oo

  • Looks like the nominated acts/albums are for songs for the year 2011. Tuface released his album in 2012. Sp he’ll be up for nomination next year.

    Wish all the nominees the best!

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