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Nigeria's biggest music awards, Hiphop World Awards, recorded another first when, early this week, the organisers released the official nominees for this year's awards through a live webcast from their Lagos office.

And the music industry has not ceased buzzing since the list of contenders was made public. Who's up for what? Why are some names missing on the list? Who are the highest contenders this year? Who needs your votes to win a brand new car?

e-Punch presents the full list of nominees this year, plus other details you won't find elsewhere…

Full nominees list
Album of the Year
Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges' requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

C.E.O
Mushin 2 Mo'Hits
Un-Darey-ted
Danger
Least Expected
Artiste of the Year
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

Wande Coal
Terry G
Darey
Bracket
Dagrin
Song of the Year
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting.

'Yori Yori'
'Kokoroko'
'You Bad'
'Free Madness Pt. 2'
'Alanta'
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.

'Strong ting'
'I Love You'
'Heaven Please'
'Keeper of my dreams'
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.

Tee-Y Mix
Cobhams
Don Jazzy
Sossick
Dokta Frabz
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.

'Danger'
'Kokoroko'
'Finest'
Ako mi ti poju
Safe
Best R 'n' B Single
Best R 'n' B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

'Strong ting
'Never felt a love'
'I Love You'
'No Stars'
'Overkillin'
Best Pop Single
Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

'Yori Yori'
'U Bad'
'Kokoroko'
'Danger'
'Hotter Than Fire'
Best R 'n' B/Pop Album
Best R 'n' B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

Mushin 2 Mo 'Hits
Danger
Least Expected
Un.Darey.ted
Best Rap Single
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

'Ako mi ti poju'
'Owo Ati Swagger'
'Finest'
'Sample Remix'
'Somebody wants to die'
Best Rap Album
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

CEO
Dat Ibo Boy
More than Rap Music
The Investment
Lyricist on the Roll
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

M.I
Mode nine
OD
Pherowshuz
Best Collabo
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

'Kokoroko'
'Finest'
'Ayepo Gan'
'Sample Remix'
Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Darey
Banky W
Wande Coal
GT The Guitarman
Timi Dakolo
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Ibiyemi
Kefee
Lara George
Waje
Eva
Best Street Hop
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

'Free Madness Pt. 2'
'Igboro ti daru'
'File Be'
'Alanta'
'One by One'
Next Rated
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

General Pype
MO Cheddah
Jesse Jagz
D'Prince
Skuki
HipHop World Revelation of the year
Best new artiste in the year under review
Wande Coal
Kel
Djinee
Ill Bliss
Omawumi
By Ayeni Adekunle, Published: Friday, 9 Apr 2010
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Nigeria's biggest music awards, Hiphop World Awards, recorded another first when, early this week, the organisers released the official nominees for this year's awards through a live webcast from their Lagos office.

And the music industry has not ceased buzzing since the list of contenders was made public. Who's up for what? Why are some names missing on the list? Who are the highest contenders this year? Who needs your votes to win a brand new car?

e-Punch presents the full list of nominees this year, plus other details you won't find elsewhere…

Full nominees list
Album of the Year
Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges' requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

C.E.O
Mushin 2 Mo'Hits
Un-Darey-ted
Danger
Least Expected
Artiste of the Year
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

Wande Coal
Terry G
Darey
Bracket
Dagrin
Song of the Year
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting.

'Yori Yori'
'Kokoroko'
'You Bad'
'Free Madness Pt. 2'
'Alanta'
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.

'Strong ting'
'I Love You'
'Heaven Please'
'Keeper of my dreams'
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.

Tee-Y Mix
Cobhams
Don Jazzy
Sossick
Dokta Frabz
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.

'Danger'
'Kokoroko'
'Finest'
Ako mi ti poju
Safe
Best R 'n' B Single
Best R 'n' B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

'Strong ting
'Never felt a love'
'I Love You'
'No Stars'
'Overkillin'
Best Pop Single
Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

'Yori Yori'
'U Bad'
'Kokoroko'
'Danger'
'Hotter Than Fire'
Best R 'n' B/Pop Album
Best R 'n' B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

Mushin 2 Mo 'Hits
Danger
Least Expected
Un.Darey.ted
Best Rap Single
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

'Ako mi ti poju'
'Owo Ati Swagger'
'Finest'
'Sample Remix'
'Somebody wants to die'
Best Rap Album
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

CEO
Dat Ibo Boy
More than Rap Music
The Investment
Lyricist on the Roll
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

M.I
Mode nine
OD
Pherowshuz
Best Collabo
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

'Kokoroko'
'Finest'
'Ayepo Gan'
'Sample Remix'
Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Darey
Banky W
Wande Coal
GT The Guitarman
Timi Dakolo
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Ibiyemi
Kefee
Lara George
Waje
Eva
Best Street Hop
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

'Free Madness Pt. 2'
'Igboro ti daru'
'File Be'
'Alanta'
'One by One'
Next Rated
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

General Pype
MO Cheddah
Jesse Jagz
D'Prince
Skuki
HipHop World Revelation of the year
Best new artiste in the year under review
Wande Coal
Kel
Djinee
Ill Bliss
Omawumi