The 2013 Headies Awards have been made public, and Indigenous rapper, Olamide, leads the nomination count with mentions in 8 categories. The indigenous rapper is followed by Pop singer, Davido, with 5 nominations, while Iyanya has 4.

New comers, Seyi Shay, Orezi, and Sean Tizzle are also in the running for the awards, with Burna Boy looking the favorite for the ‘Next Rated Artiste’.

As with most Nomination Lists, this year’s Headies has thrown up its controversial omission, as Pop diva, Tiwa Savage, who has had a stellar year (with the success of her ‘Once Upon A Time’ album), totally ignored. The Mavin Records’ singer didn’t make the cut in any of the categories.

See the complete nomination list below.

Year in view March 2012 – June 2013

Best Recording of the year

Waje – I Wish

Brymo – Good Morning

Soundsultan – Natural Something

Jay Won – This Year

Producer Of The Year

Pheelz – Durosoke

D’tunes – Shoo Lee

Del B – Limpopo

Leriq – Like To Part

Legendury Beatz – Emi Ni Baller

Best Music Video

Clarence Peters/Jude Engees – Alingo

Sesan/Oliver Twist

Aje /Gaga Cracy

Moe Musa / Azonto

Clarence Peters/ Yes No

Best R&B/Pop Album

Iyanya – Desire

Davido – Obo

Banky W – R&Bw

2face -  Away & Beyond

Flavour -Blessed

Best R&B Single

Capital Femi – Don’t Let Go

Banky W – Good Good Loving

Burna Boy – Like To Party

Praiz – Rich And Famous

Ese Peters – Omote

Best Pop Single

2face – Ihe Neme/ Dance Floor

Wande Coal ft Don Jazzy – The Kick

Davido – Gobe

Tunde Ednut – Catching Cold

Iyanya – Ur Waist

D’prince – Goody Bag

Best Raggae Dancehall

Waje – I Wish

Orezi – Rihanna

General Pype – Give It To Me

Baba Dee  – Go Down

Best Rap Album

Illbliss – Oga Boss

Vector – The Second Coming

Olamide – Ybnl

Remininsce – Book Of Rap Stories

Best Rap Single

Phyno – Man Of The Year

Illbliss X Phyno – Anam Achi Kwanu

Olamide – Durosoke

Reminisce – 2mussh

Phyno – Ghost Mode

Best  Collabo

Phyno X Olamide- Ghost Mode

Naeto C X D’banj – Tony Montana

Lynxxx X Phyno X Illbliss X Ikechukwu- Eziokwu

Chidinma X Tha Suspect X Ill Bliss – Emi Ni Baller

Wizkid, Skales, Banky W – Baddest Boy

2face X Sir Victor Olaiya – Baby Jowo

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Praiz – Rich And Famous

Ese Peters – Omote

Capital Femi – Don’t Let Go

Banky W – Yes No

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Waje – I Wish

Niyola – Toh Bad

Seyi Shay – Itawo

Zaina – Totally Yours

Nikki Laoye – Only You

Next Rated

Sean Tizzle

Burna Boy


Seyi Shay

Dammy Krane

Revelation Of The Year

D’prince – Frenzy

Davido – Obo

Capital Femi – The Year Of R&B

Lyricist On The Roll

Olamide – Voice Of The Street

Boogey – Sanctum

Phyno – Man Of The Year

Best Alternative

Blackmagic – Repete

Ajebutter22 – Omo Pastor

Sdc – Feel Alright

Jay Won – This Year

Album Of Year

Flavour – Blessed

Olamide – Ybnl

Davido – Obo

Artiste Of The Year





Ice Prince

Song Of The Year

Olamide – Durosoke

Kcee – Limpopo

P Square – Alingo

Iyanya – Ur Waist

Sean Tizzle – Shoo Lee

African Artiste Of The Year


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