Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, top The Headies 2018 Nominations


The 12th edition of the most prestigious Nigeria music awards is set to hold on May 5, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and suites, says the organizers.

Following a frustrating delays, the nominations list has been finally released, with Davido topping the list with six nominations, while Wizkid, Simi and Olamide all tie for second with five each.

According to the organisers, the awards cover the expanded year-in-review (now from July 2016 to December 2017) which allowed a lot more of our faves — Falz, Simi and Niniola especially — to get in for their exceptional 2017 albums.

See the full list of nominees

Best Recording Of The Year

Butterflies – Omawumi

Halleluyah – Funbi

Ponmile – Reminisce

Heaven – Banky W

Joromi – Simi

Best Pop Single

Mad Over You – Runtown

All Over – Tiwa Savage

Yeba – Kiss Daniel

Iskaba – Wande Coal And Dj Tunez

If– Davido

Fia – Davido

Producer Of The Year

(Fall, Mama) Kidominant

(Iskaba, Malo) Spellz

(If, Rara) Tekno

(Maradona, Come Closer) Sarz

Yawa, Virtuous Woman- Masterkraft

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

Love You Die – Patoranking Ft. Diamond Platnumz

Dance – Timaya Ft. Rudeboy

Holy Holy – 2baba

Rock Your Body – Burna Boy

Come Closer – Wizkid

Sofa – Kiss Daniel

Best Rap Album

27 – Falz

Trip To The South – Erigga

El Hadj – Reminisce

The Playmaker – Phyno

The Glory – Olamide

Rose – Aq

Best R&B/Pop Album

Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid

Timeless – Omawumi

Simisola – Simi

Gold – Adekunle Gold

Ijele The Traveller – Flavor

This Is Me – Niniola

Best Music Video

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid (Meji Alabi)

Focus- Humble Smith (Clarence Peters)

Come Closer – Wizkid (Daps)

Been Calling – Maleek Berry (Meji Alabi)

Yolo – Seyi Shay (Meji Alabi)

Like Dat – Davido (Daps)

Best R&B Single

Tonight – Nonso Amadi

Folashade – Praiz

Let Me Know – Maleek Berry

Romeo & Juliet – Johhny Drille

Love You Baby – Banky W

Smile For Me – Simi

Best Collabo

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid

Temper Remix – Skales Ft Burna Boy

Juice – Ycee Ft Maleekberry

No Forget – Adekunle Gold Ft. Simi

Come Closer – Wizkid Ft. Drake

Best Rap Single

You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – Mi

Something Lite – Falz Ft Ycee

Link Up – Phyno Ft. Burna Boy, M.I.

Up To You – Show Dem Camp Ft Funbi

Me Versus Me – Ice Prince

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Perfect Woman – Faze

Folashade – Praiz

Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille

Tonight – Nonso Amadi

Love You Baby – Banky W

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

In The Air – Waje

Gone For Good – Simi

Jowo – Aramide

Saro – Niniola

Where’s The Love – Niyola Ft. Adekunle Gold

Butterflies – Omawumi

Next Rated

Maleek Berry


Dice Ailes

Johnny Drille


Hip-Hop World Revelation


Adekunle Gold


Reekado Banks

Lyricist On The Roll

You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – M.I

Political Science – Aq

Liquor Night – Boogey

Industry Nite – Erigga

Best Street-Hop Artiste

Penalty – Small Doctor

Wo – Olamide

Sai Baba – Cdq

Shepeteri – Idowest Ft. Dammy Krane, Slim Case

Pass The Agbara – Skuki

Legbegbe – Mr Real Ft. Idowest, Kelvin Chuks, Obadice

Best Alternative Song

Money – Adekunle Gold

Radio – Nonso Amadi

Romeo & Juliet – Johnny Drille

Ponmile – Reminisce

Fun Mi Lowo Mi – Aramide Ft. Sound Sultan £& Koker

Lagos Barbie – Bantu

Album Of The Year

Simisola – Simi

Gold – Adekunle Gold

Klitoris – Brymo

Ijele The Traveler – Flavour

Sounds From The Other Side – Wizkid

The Playmaker – Phyno

Artiste Of The Year





Tiwa Savage

Song Of The Year

Penalty – Small Doctor

Wo – Olamide

If- Davido

Yeba – Kiss Daniel

Mad Over You – Runtown

Fia – Davido

African Artiste


Casper Nyovest

Nasty C

Sauti Sol

Vanessa Mdee

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

Come Closer — Wizkid

If — Davido

Wo — Olamide

Mad Over You – Runtown

Yeba — Kiss Daniel

Yawa — Tekno

Industry Brand Supporter






Nigeria Breweries

Lagos State

Best Performer





Yemi Alade

Tiwa Savage

Rookie Of The Year


Air Boy


Junior Boy


Special Recognition


Hall Of Fame

Chris Ubosi