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Organisers Announce Nominees For 2023 Headies Awards

Organisers have released a list of nominees for the 2023 Headies Awards.

The organisers of the biggest music award event in Nigeria unveiled the nomination list in the early hours of Wednesday, July 12.

The 2023 Headies will feature twenty categories and nominees are made up regular faces.

  1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Alone” by Burna Boy

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“I’m a Mess” by Omah Lay

“Ku lo sa” By Oxlade

“Stand Strong” by Davido

“No Woman, No Cry” by Tems

  1. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Magicstickz (Sungba Remix)

Pheelz (Electricity)

Andrevibez & London (Calm Down)

Tempoe (Soweto)

Kel-P (Kpe Paso)

Rexxie (Abracadabra)

  1. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

“Loyal” Simi

“I’m a Mess” Omah Lay

“Lift Me Up” Tems

“Alone” Burna Boy

“In My Mind” BNXN fka Buju

“Earth Song” Wizard Chan

  1. BEST R&B SINGLE

“For My Hand” by Bruna Boy ft ED Sheeran

“Mmadu” by CKay

“Just 4 u” by Dami Oniru

“Red Wine” By Preye

“Hard to Find” by Chike ft Flavour

“Loyal” by Simi ft Fave

  1. BEST RAP SINGLE

“Hustle” by Reminisce ft BNXN

“Big Energy” by Ladi Poe

“Back in Uni” by Blaq Bonez

“Bando Diaries” by Psycho YP ft Odumodublvck

“Declan Rice” by Odumodublvck

“My Bro” by Jeriq the Hussla ft Phyno

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

“Loyal” Simi

“In Between” Waje

“Memories” Niniola

“Adua Remix” Liya

“Red Wine” Preye Itams

“Just 4 U” Dami Oniru

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

“KU LO SA” Oxlade

“My Only Baby” Ric Hassani

“Love Don’t Cost a Dime” Magixx

“Spell Remix” Chike

“Reckless” Praiz

“Kpe Paso” Wande Coal

  1. BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

“Earth Song” by Wizard Chan

“Final Champion” by Cruel Santino

“The Traveller” by Basket Mouth and The Cavemen

“In a Loop” By BOJ ft Mellissa

“Game Changer” by Flavour

“Tinko Tinko” by Obongjayar

  1. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“Back in Uni” by Blaq Bonez Perliks

“PBUY” By TG Omori

“Spell (Remix)” by Director Pink

“Common Person” By Director K

“Bandana” by TG Omori

“Calm Down (Remix)” by Director K

  1. BEST COLLABORATION

ASAKE FT. BURNA BOY – “SUNGBA REMIX”

BNXN FT KIZZ DANIEL & SEYI VIBEZ – “GWAGWALADA”

PHEELZ FT BNXN – “FINESSE”

SPYRO FT. TIWA SAVAGE – “WHO’S YOUR GUY REMIX”

PHEELZ FT DAVIDO – “ELECTRICITY”

WANDE COAL FT. OLAMIDE – “KPE PASO”

  1. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

REXXIE FT. NAIRA MARLEY & SKIIBII – “ABRACADABRA”

SEYI VIBEZ – “CHANCE (NA HAM)”

ASAKE – “JOHA”

ZLATAN FT. YOUNG JONN – “ASTALAVISTA”

POCO LEE & HOTKID – “OTILO”
MOHBAD – “PEACE”

  1. AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“LAST LAST” – BURNA BOY

“RUSH” – AYRA STARR

“BUGA” – KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO

“FINESSE” – PHEELZ FT BNXN

“WHO’S YOUR GUY?” – SPYRO

“ASIWAJU” – RUGER

  1. HEADIES’ VIEWERS’ CHOICE

RUGER – “ASIWAJU”

VICTONY & TEMPOE – “SOWETO”

FIREBOY DML & ASAKE – “BANDANA”

AYRA STAR – “RUSH”

ASAKE – “TERMINATOR”

MAVINS – “OVERLOADING (OVERDOSE)”

CRAYON – “IJO (LABA LABA)”

OXLADE – “KU LO SA”

KIZZ DANIEL & TEKNO – “BUGA”

PHEELZ & DAVIDO – “ELECTRICITY”

  1. BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

GYAKIE (GHANA)

BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)

THE THERAPIST (LIBERIA)

CAMIDOH (GHANA)

  1. BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

ZUCHU
DIAMOND PLATINUMZ
RAYVANNY
EDDY KENZO
HEWAN GEBREWORLD

  1. BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

MARWA LOUD – MOROCCO
WEGZ – EGYPT
EL GRANDE TOTO – MOROCCO
SOOLKING – ALGERIA

  1. BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
NASTY C – SOUTH AFRICA
COSTA TITCH – SOUTH AFRICA
UNCLE WAFFLES – SOUTH AFRICA
FOCALISTIC – SOUTH AFRICA
DJ TARICO – MOZAMBIQUE

  1. BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

FALLY IPUPA – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
GAZ MAWETE – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
MATIAS DAMASIO – ANGOLA
EMMA’A – GABON
LIBIANCA – CAMEROON

  1. BEST R&B ALBUM

HOME – JOHNNY DRILLE

THE BROTHER’S KEEPER – CHIKE

RECKLESS – PRAIZ

WAJE 2.0 – WAJE

MATTER OF TIME – DAMI ONIRU

TO BE HONEST (TBH) – SIMI

  1. BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

HOROSCOPES – BASKETMOUTH

GBAGADA EXPRESS – BOJ

SOME NIGHTS I DREAM OF DOORS – OBONGJAYAR

SUBARU BOYS: FINAL HEAVEN – CRUEL SANTINO

HEART OF THE HEAVENLY UNDENIABLE – SOMADINA

NATIVE WORLD – NATIVE SOUND SYSTEM

However, the official date for the award ceremony has not been revealed.

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