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News:- Headies Award 2019 Full Nomination List

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On October 1, 2019, The Headies released it’s full nomination list for the 13th edition of the award show.

This year’s edition which will be held on October 19th 2019 features 23 categories. Which includes,

1. 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.

  1. Adekunle Gold – Ire
  2. Heal D World – Patoranking
  3. Olanrewaju – Brymo
  4. Uyo Meyo – Teni
  5. Ye – Burna Boy

2. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
  2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4. ‘Case’ – Teni
  5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
  6. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

3. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  1. Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
  2. Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
  3. Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
  4. Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
  5. Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

4. BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

  1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
  2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
  3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
  4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

5. BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
  2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
  3. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
  4. ‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun
  5. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

6. 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. ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
  2. ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
  3. ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
  4. ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
  5. ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

7. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1. ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
  2. ‘Serenade’ – Funbi
  3. ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
  4. ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
  5. ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

8. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

  1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
  2. ‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
  3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4. ‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan
  5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

9. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

  1. ‘Talk’ – Falz
  2. ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
  3. ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
  4. ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
  5. ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

10. 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. Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
  2. Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
  3. Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
  4. Funbi – ‘Serenade’
  5. Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  1. GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
  2. Waje – ‘Udue’
  3. Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’
  4. Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
  5. Falana – ‘Repeat’

12. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

  1. Rema
  2. Joeboy
  3. Fireboy DML
  4. Victor AD
  5. Lyta
  6. Zlatan

13. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category 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. Odunsi
  2. Mayorkun
  3. Wurld
  4. Humblesmith

14. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

  1. Ycee – ‘Balance’
  2. Boogey – ‘Implode’
  3. Paybac – ‘Implode’
  4. Ghost – ‘Crown’
  5. Tec – ‘Crown’
  6. AQ – ‘Crown’

15. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

  1. Erigga – ‘Motivation’
  2. Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
  3. Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
  4. Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
  5. Lyta – ‘Time’

16. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

  1. ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
  2. ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
  3. ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille
  4. ‘Heya’ – Brymo
  5. ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

17. 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. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
  2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
  3. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
  4. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

18. 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
  2. Wizkid
  3. Davido
  4. Tiwa Savage
  5. Falz

19. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy 
  2. ‘Dumebi’ – Rema
  3. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  4. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  5. ‘Case’ – Teni
  6. ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
  7. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy
  8. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

20. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

  1. Master Kg – Skeleton Moves (South Africa)
  2. Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (Ivory Coast)
  3. Sauti Sol – Melanin (Kenya)
  4. King Promise – CCTV (Ghana)
  5. DJ Maphoriza – Iwalk Ye Phara (South Africa)

21. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

  1. Mr Eazi
  2. Burna Boy
  3. Teni
  4. Fireboy DML
  5. Rema
  6. Joe Boy
  7. Wizkid
  8. Davido

22. BEST PERFORMER

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.

  1. Falz
  2. Tiwa Savage
  3. Brymo
  4. Yemi Alade
  5. Adekunle Gold

23. 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.

  1. Crayon
  2. Buju
  3. Barry Jhay
  4. Oxlade

 

Retro Sounds:- Majek Fashek – I’m Not Afraid

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Today on Retro Sounds Tuesday we bring you “I’m Not Afraid” by multiple award winning Nigerian reggae legend, Majek Fashek.

“I’m Not Afraid” is a mid tempo reggae tune with great message from the “Little Patience” album.

 

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News:- PrettyboyDO Accuses Blaqbonez Of Stealing His Style On ‘Shut Up’

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100 Crowns rapper, Blaqbonez released his latest single ‘Shut Up’ on Friday 20th September 2019, Nigerian artiste PrettyBoy D-O accuses him of stealing his style.

Pretty Boy D-O took to twitter few hours after blaqbonez released the single across digital platforms, to make the allegation, tagging blaqbonez’s twitter handle. Asking the 100 Crowns rapper to feature him if he wants to sound like him.

“Tell a man shut up? If you want to sound like PRETTYBOY, make you feature PRETTYBOY @BlaqBonez”, he wrote.

Blaqbonez hasn’t responded so far to the issue.

The 100 Crowns rapper has been in the centre of attacks from different rappers since he christened himself the best rapper in Africa. Riding on the buzz around him to keep amassing fans and breaking grounds.

Video:- Willie X.O – Early In The Morning Featuring Ashanti

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Nigerian Afrobeats star Willie X.O recently released the video for his new single, “Early in the Morning,” featuring Ashanti.

The song is not to be confused with Ashanti’s own 2014 single featuring French Montana, “Early in the Morning,” from the singer’s album Braveheart.

The picturesque video was shot in Thailand, and features gorgeous shots of the beach, where Willie X.O. and Ashanti share a romantic meal.

In the video, Ashanti rocks a myriad of outfits adorned in sparkly jewels and a free-flowing yellow dress, while Willie X.O. is dripping in Gucci.

Audio:- GMK – Part Time Featuring T’Neeya & Odunsi

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Aristokrat Records has put together a sublime blend of musical craft to produce Part Time. The record features T’neeya who is signed to Aristokrat Records, Odunsi (The Engine) who has created a cult following in a short period and GMK seamlessly cooked up the instrumentals.

 

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Audio:- Shaydee – Badman

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To celebrate his birthday (September 21st) afrobeats/R&B vocal powerhouse, Shaydee, teams up with legendary producer, Masterkraft, for the release of his new hit single entitled ‘BADMAN’. On this record, Shaydee has taken on more of a “bad boy” persona. This appears to be a transformation from his previous lover-boy ways.

Masterkraft delivers with his infectious percussion and hard hitting synths, while Shaydee’s smooth vocals and vibe, mesh perfectly; and the result is an irresistible club smash.

After being in hibernation since his monster hit single – Make Sense ft Wizkid, Shaydee remerges. He has stated that he plans to flood the market with new music to fill our speakers, until the end of the year. If this is just the beginning we can’t wait to hear what more he has in store.

Listen and enjoy this bouncy bop

 

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Video:- Ijobadanku – Ijoba Federal Featuring Oluwaseun & Dan Marlic

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Lagos based record label CEO and budding musician Ijoba Danku is back on NS with a brand new music video for his recently released single Ijoba Federal, which was released earlier this year and features two of his artistes Oluwaseun and Dan Marlic. The video for the uptempo street-pop acts was shot and directed by Frizzle N Bizzle Films. Check it out below.

 

Audio:- Black Beatz – Love Me Featuring Peruzzi

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Producer/Artiste, Black Beatz has carved a niche for himself with consistent delivery of bangers, this time he has come to tickle our eardrums with the amazing track ‘Love Me’ featuring pop sensation Peruzzi.

On the production, Black Beatz’ evokes the spirit of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti utilizing a collection of plush live instruments to create a contemporary Afrobeat record that satisfies a wide range of musical tastes.

It was only a matter of time before Black Beatz linked up with Peruzzi the DMW singer and songwriting machine reputable for dominating features and the combination is ‘mad’.

Also, check out ‘Black Beatz’ verse, its up there with best of 2019.

Enjoy Love Me.

 

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Audio + Video:- Sexy Steel – Mariba

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As you all know Sexy Steel takes his time to deliver evergreen music to all his fans. This right here is another spectacular love song titled “MARIBA“. This masterpiece will surely blow your minds!!! With it’s great melody and rhythm, it will definitely be one of your favourites, guaranteed! Please download, listen, comment and share! Available on all streaming platforms. Ishe Kana Nii. Produced by P. Prime and the video was directed by Tunji Lanre. Enjoy!

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Audio:- Dexter – Ole Featuring TROD

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3:16 Entertainment Newly signed act DexterMiles Drops His Debut Single “OLE” Featuring TROD. Its is a throwback to a time when socially conscious music was fearless and spoke About the ills that has gained common ground in the Society.

Dexter Miles focuses on the irregularities that have gotten commonplace in our society as he expands from the security issue to calling out lecturers who exploit students sexually and corrupt politicians. His mocking hook, chanting “Ole” and drawing out each syllable would make Fela proud. OLE Is produced by Dawie

Listen and Enjoy!

 

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