THE HEADIES NOMINEES 2011

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The nominees list for The Headies, formerly called Hiphop World Awards was released August 2,2011 via The headies website. The nominees were decided upon by The headies nomination Jury made up of top professionals in the industry and headed by DJ Jimmy Jatt.

This year's edition will be holding in Abuja come September 2011.

Iceprince leads the pack with 9 nominations as he faces serious competition from 2Face who has 7 nominations. Followed by Dr. Sid and Darey with 6 nominations each, then MI with 5 nominations.

The two young talents in the game, Wizkid and Olamide grabbed 4 nominations each.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi gets the special Recognition award entering The headies Hall Of Fame

Here is the full list

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 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
-Jessie Jagz – Oleku, Jargo
-Cobhams – The Way you Are, There Is A Cry

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO
DIRECTOR)

Best conceptualized, 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 – Ice 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 – Wizboyy
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