Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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The HEADIES Awards 2015 Nominees List and a Review.



The HEADIES 2015 nomination List is finally out! 
Looks like this period is the one of lists,Nigerians have been eagerly awaiting the Ministerial list of President Muhammadu Buhari.But thankfully while the list is pending,here is one list that is finally out.The categories for this year is vast and we have as usual the usual suspects in the Headies 2015 awards.
Now lets take a look at some of the favourites and some of the surprise packages.
Best recording of the year is the big one and frankly i am very disappointed in the songs that have been nominated.What the jury has done here is try to be credible by going for obscure songs and artists that have respectability.I'm afraid that stinks and the jury of The Headies
award 2015 should hang their heads in embarrassment!

(Click here for the Full winners list of Headies awards 2015)

The best recording of the year in any country should be a song that anybody on the streets can sing,it should not be a song that we are all struggling to guess what song is playing,and
frankly nominating Asa who i love with her song Eyo is very poor,others are Tim Dakolo with Wish me Well,Bez with There's a fire and Cobhams do the right thing,the only song that deserves this list in my opinion is Ojuelegba by Wizkid and i hope he wins it.
This is a pretty embarrassing list.It is self indulgence by the jury of The Headies award 2015 in my opinion.


OJUELEGBA - WIZKID

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST SINGLE RECORDING BY AN ARTISTE OR GROUP IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
OJUELEGBA - WIZKID
EYO – ASA
WISH ME WELL – TIMI DAKOLO
BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE
COBHAMS – DO THE RIGHT THING


Don JAZZY  Producer of the year headies nominee-Godwin

The jury managed to redeem their selves with the nominations in the Producer of the year field,its a very tough field but i think it will be between Don Jazzy for Godwin and Legendury Beatz for Ojuelegba.I favour Don Jazzy ...just,its a very tight one.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
DON JAZZY - GODWIN (KOREDE BELLO)
MASTAKRAFT - WISER (FLAVOUR)
YOUNG JOHN - BOBO (OLAMIDE)
SHIZZI - FANS MI (DAVIDO)
LEGENDURY BEATZ – OJUELEGBA
COBHAMS – THERE’S A FIRE (BEZ)



Reekado Banks Nominated for Video of the year Headies

I'm not too crazy about the nominees in the list of best video either,maybe i will give it to Reekado Banks for Katapot.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST CONCEPTUALIZED, BEST DIRECTED AND MOST EXCITING VIDEO IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.THIS AWARD GOES TO THE VIDEO DIRECTOR.
JAMB QUESTION (SIMI) - MEX
CRAZY (SEYI SHAY) - MEJI ALABI
THE SOUND (DAVIDO FEAT. UHURU & DJ BUCKZ) – SESAN
KATAPOT (REEKADO BANKS) – UNLIMITED LA
BABY JOLLOF (SOLID STAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE) – CLARENCE PETERS


The best pop and R and B album nominees are strong but nothing sticks out,maybe Wizkid or Yemi Alade will win this.Unfortunately,this has been P Squares weakest album in my opinion.


The gorgeous Yemi Alade up for best r and b pop album headies award.

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
BED OF STONE – ASA
A.Y.O. – WIZKID
KING OF QUEENS – YEMI ALADE
RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ
DOUBLE TROUBLE – PSQUARE

Headies Best R and B album,i have no clue who should win this,i guess the jury of The Headies award have a big job on their hands here.


Iyanya nominated for best R and B single in headies awards.

BEST R&B SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
1. HEARTBEAT – PRAIZ
2. BABY DADDY – IYANYA
3. SAY YOU LOVE ME – LERIQ FT. WIZKID
4. DO THE RIGHT THING – COBHAMS FT. BEZ
5. WISH ME WELL – TIMI DAKOLO


Damn this is another tough one,Ojuelegba,Woju,Godwin,Bobo..Oh my gosh this is a killer group! This is the  The Headies award group of death! lol Any of those 4 i mentioned could easily win it.Any of the losers will be pained because they are all strong popular anthems not just in Nigeria but internationally.I think the jury of the Headies might just give this to Woju by Kiss Daniel.


Kiss Daniel nominated for Woju in best Pop single in Headies awards 2015.

BEST POP SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP)
OJUELEGBA – WIZKID
COLLABO – P-SQUARE FEAT. DON JAZZY
MY WOMAN, MY EVERYTHING – PATORANKING FEAT. WANDE COAL
WOJU - KISS DANIEL
GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
BOBO – OLAMIDE


BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).
GERMAN JUICE - CYNTHIA MORGAN
SANKO - TIMAYA
MY BODY - SOLID STAR FEAT. TIMAYA
DANIELLA WHYNE – PATORANKING
CHEQUES AND BALANCE – BURNA BOY
BAD GIRL SPECIAL (REMIX) – MR. 2KAY FEAT. CYNTHIA MORGAN & SEYI SHAY


Reminisce for best rap album headies.

BEST RAP ALBUM
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
BABA HAFUSA – REMINISCE
STREET OT – OLAMIDE
CHAIRMAN – M.I.
ABOVE GROUND LEVEL – MODENINE


Best collabo,i think Shoki remix should win this hands down,that was a killer collabo.

BEST COLLABO
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).
LOCAL RAPPER – REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE & PHYNO
HOLD ON – JOE EL FEAT. 2FACE IDIBIA
BAD GIRL SPECIAL (REMIX) – MR. 2KAY FEAT. CYNTHIA MORGAN & SEYI SHAY
SHOKI (REMIX) – LIL’KESH FEAT. OLAMIDE & DAVID O
DO THE RIGHT THING – COBHAMS FT. BEZ
SISI – PRAIZ FT. WIZKID

My winner here will be the Local rapper song with REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE, PHYNO & STOMREX.

BEST RAP SINGLE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP.
KING KONG - VECTOR
BAD BELLE - M.I
BANK ALERT - ILL BLISS
LOCAL RAPPER – REMINISCE FEAT. OLAMIDE, PHYNO & STOMREX
G.O.D – T.R

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE MALE ARTISTE WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.
PRAIZ – IF I FALL
SHAYDEE – HIGH
TIMI DAKOLO – WISH ME WELL
COBHAMS – DO THE RIGHT THING
BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE


This is going to be a fight to finish between Waje and Yemi Alade,two immensely gifted vocalists.I love Asa,i mean who doesn't? But i don't think she warrants an award this year with the songs she has released.If the Headies awards decides to give her,it will be nothing but a PR exercise.


ASA is for best vocal performance female Headies with Bed of Stone.

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.
WAJE – COCO BABY
ARAMIDE – IWO NIKAN
ASA – BED OF STONE
SIMI – TIFF
YEMI ALADE – DURO TIMI

Wow the next rated award is one of the most popular awards in the HEADIES award.The winner always goes home with a brand new car and over the years it has seen acts like Sean Tizzle,Davido,Wizkid win this award.This year is probably one of the toughest i  have ever seen.Kiss Daniel,Korede Bello and Lil Kesh,those 3 deserve this Headies award for Next rated.But who is gonna take the headies home?
Will God win or will the jury Woju BEFORE THEY GIVE THE HEADIES OUT? Hmmmm

NEXT RATED
THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING UPCOMING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
REEKADO BANKZ
KISS DANIEL
CYNTHIA MORGAN
KOREDE BELLO
LIL’ KESH


Skales is up Hip Hop world revelation at the 2015 headies awards.

I think this headies should go to Yemi Alade and in fact i am pretty much sure it will go to her.

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST NEW ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
PRAIZ – RICH N FAMOUS
YEMI ALADE – KING OF QUEENS
SKALES – MAN OF THE YEAR


This Lyricist on the roll Headies award will go to Vector or Reminisce,i bet they are all glad Mode 9 is not nominated.For like 7 years or so,Mode 9 made the award his personal possession. 
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE RAP ARTISTE WITH THE BEST LYRICAL DEPTH AND PERFORMANCE ON A SINGLE OR ALBUM.
ILL BLISS – BANK ALERT (REMIX) FEAT. ICE PRINCE, EVA ALORDIAH & PHYNO
VECTOR – KING KONG
REMINISCE – BABA HAFUSA
G.O.D – T.R


The very fact that this award has the word streets in it as one of its requirements for consideration,means it can only go to Olamide for Bobo.The song has been an ever present on Nigerian streets.

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE ARTISTE WHOSE SONGS ARE INSPIRED BY THE STREETS. SUCH SONG SHOULD CAPTURE LINGUAL, WHICH MAY ALSO BE ORIGINATED BY THE ARTISTE AND POPULAR ON THE STREET.
REMINISCE – SKILLASHI
OLAMIDE – BOBO
SMALL DOCTOR – MOSQUITO KILLER
MASTAKRAFT FEAT. OLAMIDE, CDQ AND DAVID O – INDOMIE
FALZ THE BAD GUY FEAT. YEMI ALADE & POE – HELLO BAE


I will give this headies award to Di'Ja anyday! Why isn't she nominated more? I think every place where Asa was nominated should have been taken by Asa really.Asa has stayed away from the country and its pretty obvious that all the songs were not tailored for Naija ,so why not give those who are home the opportunity to shine ?EYO is the only song Asa has done for the Nigerian market in ages.Di'Ja should have been more represented.She is an immense talent.


Di'ja nominated as best alternative song in Headies 2015.
Di'ja nominated as best alternative song in Headies 2015.
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.
DI’JA – AWWWWWW
BEZ – THERE’S A FIRE
ASA – SATAN BE GONE
ADEKUNLE GOLD – SADE
UGOVINNA – RAIN ON ME
SIMI – TIFF

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM (SOLO OR GROUP) IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THAT MEETS JUDGES REQUIREMENTS BASED ON EXCELLENCE SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION,  PROMOTION AND ACCEPTABILITY IN TERMS OF SALES AND POPULARITY.


Album of the eyar headies should go to Wizkid,but i doubt he will get it.My second man for the headies will be Olamide.P Square have been disappointing by their own standards!

RICH N FAMOUS - PRAIZ
KING OF QUEENS - YEMI ALADE
STREET OT – OLAMIDE
CHAIRMAN - M.I.
A.Y.O  – WIZKID
DOUBLE TROUBLE – P SQUARE


Artist of the year is a war between Wizkid and Davido abi who else?So who gets the coveted 2015 Headies for Artist of the year? Tough one,I don't envy the headies jury on this one.


ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
OLAMIDE
DAVID O
WIZKID
YEMI ALADE
P-SQUARE

Song of the year and as tough as it is can only go to one person.Its the song that the whole of Nigeria is singing as well as Africa and probably the caribbean too.It is a song that has guaranteed that the artist who sang it will still be doing shows and performing in 20 years time,based on that one single song! Guess who the Headies for song of the year 2015 goes to? GODWIN Korede Bello!

SONG OF THE YEAR
A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.
OJUELEGBA - WIZKID
GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
KISS DANIEL – WOJU
OLAMIDE – BOBO


Diamond Platinumz up for Best African Artiste in the headies
Diamond Platinumz up for Best African Artiste in the headies 
AFRICAN ARTISTE
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.
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
CASSPER NYOVEST
SARKODIE
UHURU
AKA


So there you have it guys,my review for the Headies Awards 2015,in case you didn't find some of your favourite songs or artistes in the nominees,its probably because of the time the songs were released. A song has to be released  at a certain time of the last 12 months to qualify for the headies nomination.The headies 2015 date is Wednesday 30th December  at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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4 comments:

  1. Wizkid will certainly do well at the headies.

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  2. falope anuoluwapo26 November 2015 at 21:31

    Olamide for artist of d year .ola is talented and hardworking,Ola is d best always d best and d best that ll ever be .......baba after you na you o lol

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