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Industry News: The Headies 2012 Nominees List, Plus Omawumi and M.I Abaga to Host Prestigious Event

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One of Nigeria’s most prestigious music event releases its 2012 Nominees list. Congratulations to all AML nominees who made the cut i.e. all of you guys!

Extra congrats to Omawumi and M.I who will be hosting this year’s  award event.

-Uduak
@uduaklaw

IROKTV covered the red carpet event last year. Watch it below.

HEADIES 2012 NOMINEES LIST

As released by the screening committee on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.

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

 

ARTISTE 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)

Jay 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)                                       – Aje Filmworks

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 Artiste 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 ARTISTE 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

Flowssick

 

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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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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