On September 24, 2019, Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show, The Headies, opened its doors to receive entries for its 13th music award with this year’s edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’.
The year in review was announced as January 2018 and June 2019. The award show is scheduled to hold October 19th, 2019. Running for over a decade, the 13th Headies award will feature 29 unique categories in recognition of Africa’s finest artiste.
The last edition saw Nigeria’s sensational artiste, Olamide, with the highest number of nominations (10). He was closely followed by Tuface (7), Wizkid (6), Davido (4), and Clarence Peters (4).
THE 13TH HEADIES NOMINEES LIST
Year In Review: January 2018 – June 2019
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.
Adekunle Gold – IreHeal D World – PatorankingOlanrewaju – BrymoUyoMeyo – TeniYe – Burna Boy
BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD‘Fake Love’ –Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid‘Case’ – Teni‘Jealous’ –Fireboy DML‘Baby’ – Joeboy
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna BoyOzedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by RemaSpellz – ‘Askamaya’ by TeniKillertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and WizkidKel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan
BEST RAP ALBUM
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon‘A Study On Self Worth: YxngDxnzl’ – M.I Abaga‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem CampBEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
‘rare.’ – Odunsi(The Engine)‘Outside’ – Burna Boy‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun‘About 30’ – Adekunle 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.
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.
FalzTiwa SavageBrymoYemi AladeAdekunle Gold
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.