Entertainment of 2013-12-08

Sarkodie, R2Bees nominated for 2013 Headies

Yet another nomination for two of Ghana’s biggest acts Sarkodie, and duo R2Bees.

Both have been nominated in the Best African Artiste category alongside South Africa’s Micasa, Mafikizolo and Liquideep for the 2013 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards, also known as the ‘Headies’.

See Full list of nominees:

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.

1. I WISH – WAJE

2. GOOD MORNING – BRYMO

3. NATURAL SOMETHING – SOUND SULTAN

4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON

2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

1. PHEELZ – DUROSOKE

2. DTUNES – SHO LEE

3. DEL B – LIMPOPO

4. LERIQ – LIKE TO PARTY

5. LEGENDURY BEATS – EMI NI BALLER

3. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

1. ALINGO – JUDE OKOYE/CLARENCE PETERS

2. OLIVER TWIST – SESAN

3. GAGA CRAZY – AJE FILM WORKS

4. AZONTO– MOE MUSA

5. YES/NO – CLARENCE PETERS

4. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE – IYANYA

2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO

3. R&BW – BANKYW

4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR

5. AWAY & BEYOND – 2FACE

5. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).

1. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI

2. GOOD GOOD LOVING – BANKYW

3. LIKE TO PARTY – BURNA BOY

4. RICH & FAMOUS – PRAIZ

5. OMOTE – ESE PETERS

6. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

1. IHE NE ME – 2FACE

2. The KICK – WANDE COAL FT DON JAZZY

3. GOBE – DAVIDO

4. CATCHING COLD – TUNDE EDNUT

5. UR WAIST – IYANYA

6. GOODY BAG – D’PRINCE

7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).

1. I WISH – WAJE

2. RIHANNA – OREZI

3. GIVE IT TO ME – GENERAL PYPE

4. GO DOWN – BABA DEE

8. BEST RAP ALBUM

A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

1. OGA BOSS – ILL BLISS

2. THE SECOND COMING – VECTOR

3. YBNL – OLAMIDE

4. BOOK OF RAP STORIES – REMINISCE

9. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

1. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT. OLAMIDE

2. TONY MONTANA (REMIX) – NAETO C FT. D’BANJ

3. BADDEST BOY – EME FT. WIZKID, SKALES & BANKYW

4. EZIOKU – LYNXXX FT. IKECHUWKU, ILL BLISS & PHYNO

5. EMI NI BALLER – CHIDINMA FT. SUSPECT & ILL BLISS

6. BABY MI DA (REMIX) – DR. VICTOR OLAIYA FT. 2FACE

10. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap.

1. MAN OF THE YEAR – PHYNO

2. ANAM ACHI KWANU – ILL BLISS FT. PHYNO

3. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE

4. 2 MUSSHH – REMINISCE

5. GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT OLAMIDE

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

1. RICH AND FAMOUS – PRAIZ

2. OMOTE – ESE PETERS

3. DON’T LET GO – CAPITAL FEMI

4. YES/NO – BANKYW

12. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

1. I WISH – WAJE

2. TOH BAD – NIYOLA

3. IRAWO - SEYI SHAY

4. TOTALLY YOURS – ZAINA

5. ONLY YOU – NIKKI LAOYE

13. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.

1. SEAN TIZZLE

2. DAMMY KRANE

3. BURNA BOY

4. SEYI SHAY

5. PHYNO

14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

1. W.A.J.E – WAJE

2. OMO BABA OLOWO – DAVIDO

3. FRENZY – D’PRINCE

4. THE YEAR OF R’N’B – CAPITAL FEMI

15. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

1. OLAMIDE – VOICE OF THE STREETS

2. BOOGEY – SANCTUM

3. MODE 9 – LET IT GO

4. PHYNO – MAN OF THE YEAR

16. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

1. TERRY G – RUN MAD

2. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE

3. MY DEAR – DAMMY KRANE

4. SKIBO – SOLID STAR

5. ALAYE – LKT

17. 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.

1. REPETE – BLACKMAGIC

2. OMO PASTOR – AJEBUTTER FT. BOJ

3. FEEL ALRIGHT – SHOW DEM CAMP FT. BOJ & POE

4. THIS YEAR – JAYWON

18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

1. IYANYA VS. DESIRE– IYANYA

2. O.B.O. – DAVIDO

3. R&BW – BANKYW

4. BLESSED – FLAVOUR

5. YBNL – OLAMIDE

19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

1. IYANYA

2. DAVIDO

3. WIZKID

4. FLAVOUR

5. OLAMIDE

6. ICE PRINCE

20. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.

1. DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE

2. UR WAIST – IYANYA

3. ALINGO – P-SQUARE

4. SHO LEE – SEAN TIZZLE

5. LIMPOPO – KCEE

21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review.

1. R2BEES

2. MAFIKIZOLO

3. LIQUID DEEP

4. SARKODIE

5. MICASA

22. HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

Onyeka Onewnu