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    ICE PRINCE, 2FACE, DR SID, DAREY TOPS HEADIES NOMINEES LIST




    Smooth promotions, the organizer of the Headies released the nominations list of this year edition of the award.
    The nominees list for the annual urban music awards were announced via the official websitewww.theheadies.com, and on the Beat 99.9 FM by Radio personality Oreka Godis.
    Chocolate City scored a remarkable 15 nomination including nine nominations for Ice Prince (Song of the year, Producer of the year, Best Rap Single for Oleku and She and my Swagga, Lyricist on the roll, Best Collabo for Oleku and Joor Oh Remix ,Next Rated and Best street hop for Joor Oh Remix), Five nominations for MI (Artiste of the year, Album of the year, Best Collabo, Best Conscious music and lyricist on the roll) while Jesse Jagz has  two nominations for Producer of the Year and Hiphopworld revelation of the year.
    Mohits Records yet again got thumbs up from members of the Headies screening committee with six nominations for Dr. Sid in album of the year, Song of the year, Best Pop single, Best RNB/ Pop album, Producer of the year and Revelation of the year categories. Dbanj follows closely with nominations for Artiste of the year, song of the year (Give it to me and Pop something), Pop Single and Producer of the year; D’Prince has two nominations for Best Pop Single and Song of the year while Don Jazzy is nominated for Producer of the year. In all Mohits records is up for 10 nominations at this year’s Headies.
    Soul Muzik’s Darey was also recognized by the Headies screening committee as he scores Six nominations in Artiste of the year, Best RNB/ Pop album, Best RNB single, Producer of the year, Recording of the year and Best male vocal performance.
    Following in the footsteps of mentor Banky W, EME Record’s WizKid gets a first time nomination in Next Rated, Best Pop single, Best Music Video and Producer of the year categories.   
    Other new comers to the list include Kas (Song of the year, Best Pop single), Olamide (Best Music Video, Rap Single, Street Hop and Next rated), Samklef (Producer of the year, StreetHop), Gini (Best Music Video), J Sleek (Producer of the year), Flavour (Best Collabo and Best RNB Single)Tiwa Savage ( Next Rated and Best Female Vocal performance), Lynxx (Revelation of the year), Vector (Lyricist on the roll), Goldie (Best Music Video and collabo of the year), Wiz boy (Street Hop), Essence (Best Collabo) and Patrick Ellis (Best Music Video).


    Other usual suspects like Waje (Best RNB single and Best Female Vocal performance), Mocheddah (Best Music Video and Revelation of the year), Eva (Best Female Vocal performance and recording of the year), Modenine (Lyricist on the roll), Terry Tha Rapman (Best Rap Single, Best Rap album and Lyricist on the roll) Timi Dakolo (Best conscious music, Producer of the year and Best Male vocal performance) also make the nominees list for the highly coveted awards.
    As usual 2face makes his mark on the Headies list as he attains seven nominations in the Album of the year, Artiste of the year, Song of the year, Producer of the year, Best RNB single, Best Conscious Music and Best RNB / Pop Album categories.

    A new category in 2011 has increased the extent of artistes eligible for the headies, as Eldee, MI, Omawumi, Timi Dakolo and 2face make their first entry into the Best Conscious Music category.
    Jury Chairman DJ Jimmy JATT says“ Once again we are set to reward talents who have done exceptionally well in the year in review”
    The year in review according to the screening committee is from December 2009- February 2011. The nominees for the 2011 Headies was shortlisted by The Headies screening committee comprising of six grounded individuals from different spheres of the music industry.


    NOMINEES FOR THE HEADIES 2011
    As released by The Headies Screening committee on Tuesday August 2, 2011
    Nomination eligibility is for music works released between Dec. 2009 and Feb. 2011.

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
    Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in realms as: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)
    MI2 – M.I
    Back From The Future – Sound Sultan
    Turning Point – Dr Sid
    Beautiful Imperfection - Asa
    Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

    ARTISTE OF THE YEAR        
    Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
    Darey
    MI
    D’banj
    Tuface
    Duncan Mighty

    SONG OF THE YEAR       
    Most popular song released as a single or from an album in the  year under review. Decided by voting

    Oleku – Ice Prince Ft. Brymo
    Only Me – 2Face
    Give It To Me – D’Prince ft. D’banj
    Pop Something – Dr Sid ft. D’banj
    Fimile - Kas

    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
    The Way You Are - Darey
    God Hand - Eva
    Rain Drops - Tuface
    Be My Man - Asa

    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.
    Don Jazzy – “Over the Moon” by Dr Sid, Mr Endowed, Pop Champaign
    Samklef – Don’t Dull, Kilode, Jonzing World, Noni
    J Sleek – Only Me, 2010
    Jesse Jagz – Oleku, Jargo
    Cobhams – The Way you Are, There Is A Cry

    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.
    Patrick Elis – Holler At Your Boy
    Clarence Peters – You Know It (Goldie)
    Gini – Ko Ma Roll (Mo’Cheddah)
    Mex – Pop Off Selecta (Dipp)
    DJ Tee – Eni Duro (Olamide)

    BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE
    Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
    Only Me – 2Face
    The Way You Are - Darey
    I Gat Money – Femi Ft. Eedris
    For A Minute - Waje
    Oyi - Flavour

    BEST POP SINGLE
    Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
    Give It To Me – D’Prince
    Pop Champaign – Dr. Sid
    Holler At Ur Boy - Wizkid
    Endowed – D’banj
    Fimile - Kas

    BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM
    Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)
    Turning Point - Dr Sid
    Beautiful Perfection - Asa
    Back To The Future – Sound Sultan
    Double Dare – Darey 
    Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

    BEST RAP SINGLE
    Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
    Oleku – Ic Prince
    Ten Over Ten – Naeto C
    Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman
    Eni Duro – Olamide
    She and My Swagga – Ruggedman feat Ice Prince

    BEST RAP ALBUM
    Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review
    Untouchable – Ruggedman
    MI2 – M.I
    I Am William – 2Shotz
    African American – Sauce Kid
    Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman

    LYRICIST ON THE ROLL  
    Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
    Modenine – Rhyme Tight
    Ice Prince - Oleku
    MI – Undisputed
    Terry Tha Rapman – Boys Are Not Smiling
    Vector – Get Down

    BEST COLLABO       
    Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review
    You Know it – Goldie ft Eldee
    Facebook Love – Essence ft Jaywon
    Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & Eldee
    Number One – M.I ft. Flavour
     Oleku – Ice Prince ft. Brymo

    BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
    Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
    Darey – The Way You Are
    Bez – More You
    Femi – Money Money Money
    Timi Dakolo – There Is A Cry

    BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)       
    Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
    Waje – For A Minute
    Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love
    Eva – God Hand
    Ego – Fall In Love

    AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    None Nigerian category
    Cabo Snoop (Angola) – Windeck
    R2Bees (Ghana) – Kiss Your Hand
    Liquid Deep (South Africa) – Fairytale
    Freshly Ground (South Africa) – Waka Waka
    V.I.P (Ghana) – Away 

    BEST STREET HOP
    The most popular street-hop single in year under review
    Noni – Samklef
    Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & Eldee
    Eni Duro – Olamide
    Kabakaba – Konga
    Owusagi – Wizboy

    NEXT RATED 
    Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
    Ice Prince – Oleku
    Wizkid – Holler At Your Boy
    Olamide – Eni Duro
    Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love

    HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
    Best New artiste in the year under review
    Dr. Sid
    Mo’Cheddah
    Jesse Jagz
    YQ
    Lynxxx

    BEST CONSCIOUS SONG OF THE YEAR
    Best positive message oriented and social corrective songs that meet judges requirements in areas of composition, production, concept and acceptability.
    If You Ask Me – Omawumi
    Wild Wild West – M.I
    Only Me – 2Face
    There Is A Cry – Timi Dakolo
    One Day – eLDee Tha Don

    HEADIES HALL OF FAME
    Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
    Chief Raymond Dokpesi

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