Full List of The Headies 2020 Nominees: Simi, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Davido, Wizkid Among Those Nominated

Photo: Some of the top Nigeria artists nominated for various categories at the Headies 2020 awards. Photo Source: Premium Times Nigeria

By Khisa CJ

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The Headies, a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry on December 4, 2020, announced nominees for their 14th edition.

In this year’s edition, as it has been recently, several top Nigerian artists will be up against each other in a number of categories.

Projects that were considered for nomination are those released between July 2019 and August 2020.

Top on the list of the hotly contested categories in the Headies 2020 is the Artist of the Year that will see three of the biggest Nigerian acts – Davido, Burna Boy and Davido battle it out alongside Mayorkun and Tiwa Savage.

Davido and Wizkid will also be facing each other in the Song of the Year category after their hit singles ‘Fem’ and ‘Joro’ respectively were nominated alongside Simi’s ‘Duduke’, DJ Neptune’s ‘Nobody’ featuring Mr Eazi and Joeboy as well as ‘Mafo’ by Naira Marley.

In the Album of the Year category, Burna Boy leads the way with his ‘Twice As Tall’ that has also got nominated for the World Album category at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
Other albums nominated in the category are Fireboy DML’s ‘Apollo’, ‘Afro Pop Vol 1 (Adekunle Gold), ‘Yellow’ (Brymo) and Chike’s ‘Boo of the Booless’.

The Next Rated category will also witness a tight race as Nigerian alt-R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Tems will be up against Omah Lay, Oxlade and Bella Shmurda.

Here is the full list of the Headies 2020 nominees;

Artiste of the year
1.Burna boy
5.Tiwa savage

Song Of The Year
1.Fem - Davido
2.Nobody - Dj Neptune Feat. Joeboy & Mr Eazi
3.Joro - Wizkid
4.Mafo - Naira Marley
5.Duduke - Simi

Album Of The Year
1.African Giant - Burna Boy
2.Apollo - Fireboy Dml
3.Afro Pop Vol. 1 - Adekunle Gold
4.Yellow - Brymo
5.Boo Of The Booless - Chike
Best Rap Album
1.God's Engineering - Aq
2.Illy Chapo X - Illbliss
3.Ypszn2 - Psycho Yp
4.Cult! - Paybac Iboro
5.The Erigma Ii - Erigga

Producer Of The Year
1.Pheelz - 'Billionaire' By Teni
2.Spax - 'Away' By Oxlade
3.Kel P - 'Pull Up' By Burna Boy
4.Sarz - 'Mad' By Sarz & Wurld

Best R&B Album
1.Laughter, Tears And Goosebumps - Fireboy Dml
2.I Like Girls With Trobul - Sarz & Wurld
3.King - Praiz
4.Boo Of The Booless - Chike
5.Celia - Tiwa Savage

Best Alternative Album
1.Yellow - Brymo
2.Lucid - Asa
3.The Light - Bez
4.Pioneers - Drb Lasgidi
5.Roots - The Cavemen

Best Pop Album
1.Apollo - Fireboy Dml
2.African Giant - Burna Boy
3.A Good Time - Davido
4.Woman Of Steel - Yemi Alade
5.Afro Pop Vol. 1 - Adekunle Gold

Next Rated
2.Omah Lay
4.Bella Shmurda

Best Street-Hop Artiste
1.Naira Marley & Young John - Mafo
2.Mayorkun - Geng
3.Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Naira Marley - Instagram
4.Rudeboy - Audio Money
5.Ivd & Zlatan - Bolanle
6.Olamide - Pawon

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
1.Simi - No Longer Beneficial
2.Lindsey Abudei - One On The Outside
3.Niniola - Addicted
4.J-Dess - Chi Efo
5.Yemi Alade - Lai Lai
6.Imanse - Ajala

Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Wurld - Ghost Town
2.Chike - Forgive
3.Praiz - Under The Sky
4.Cohbams - Plenti
5.Nonso Amadi - What Makes You Sure
6.Johnny Drille - Count On You

Best Music Video
1. Eli - Fireboy By Clarence Peters
2.1 Milli - Davido By Director K
3.Smile - Wizkid By Meji Alabi
4.Billionaire - Teni By Tg Omori
5.Shekere - Yemi Alade By Ovie Etseyatse

Best R&B Single
1.Under The Sky - Praiz
2.Duduke - Simi
3.Mad - Sarz & Wurld
4.Bad Influence - Omah Lay
5.Tattoo - Fireboy Dml
6.Dangerous Love - Tiwa Savage

Best Rap Single
1.Ogb4ig - Reminisce

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