The Headies 2020: how to vote
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The Headies 2020: how to vote

HOW TO VOTE IN THE 2020 HEADIES MUSIC AWARD

We bring you the guidelines on how to vote in the 2020 Headies music award

The 2020 Headies award is scheduled to hold in January 2021. It will be the 14th edition of the awards. The first edition was in March 2006. The Headies award was established the same year by Hip Hop magazine award of Nigeria to recognize excellent achievements in the Nigerian Music industry.

The 2020 Headies award was supposed to take place in December 2020. However, it was postponed to January 2021 due to covid-19 restrictions. The award will take place virtually at a resort in Ibuju-Lekki called ‘La Campagne Tropicana Beach’. Entertainers Bovi and Nancy Isime would host the event. The Nominees were announced on December 4, 2020. Below are the list of nominees

Note: Year in review is `July 2019-September 2020

BEST R&B ALBUM

LAUGHTER, TEARS AND GOOSEBUMPS- FIREBOY DML
I LIKE GIRLS WITH TROBUL- SARZ ft. WURLD
KING- PRAIZ
BOO OF THE BOOLESS- CHIKE
CELIA- TIWA SAVAGE

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BEST RAP ALBUM (NON- VOTING CATEGORY)

GOD’S ENGINEERING- A.Q
ILLY CHAPPO X- ILLBLISS
YPSZN2- PSYCHO YP
CULT! – PAYBAC IBORO
THE ERIGMA 2- ERIGGA

BEST R&B SINGLE

TATOO- FIREBOY DML
MAD- SARZ AND WURLD
UNDER THE SKY- PRAIZ
DUDUKE- SIMI
BAD INFLUENCE- OMAH LAY
DANGEROUS LOVE- TIWA SAVAGE

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BEST POP SINGLE

BILLIONAIRE- TENI
NOBODY- DJ NEPTUNE FT MREAZI AND JOEBOY
LADY- REMA
FEM- DAVIDO
JORO- WIZKID
SKELETUN-TEKNO
*Send vote PS (POP SINGLE) Name of artiste to 8014

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE (NON- VOTING CATEGORY)

WURLD- GOST TOWN
CHIKE- FORGIVE
PRAIZ- UNDER THE SKY
COBHAMS- WE PLENTI
NONSO AMADI- WHAT MAKES YOU SURE
JOHNNY DRILLE- COUNT ON YOU

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE (NON-VOTING CATEGORY)

SIMI- NO LONGER BENEFICIAL
LINDSEY ABUDEI- ONE ON THE OUTSIDE
NINIOLA- ADDICTED
JDESS- CHI EFO
YEMI ALADE- LAI LAI
IMANSE- AJALA

BEST RAP SINGLE

OGB4IG- REMINISCE
SHUT UP- BLAQBONEZ
GET THE INFO- PHYNO ft. FALZ
BOP DADDY- FALZ ft. MS BANKS
COUNTRY- ILLBLISS

BEST POP ALBUM

APOLLO- FIREBOY DML
AFRICAN GIANT- BURNA BOY
A GOOD TIME- DAVIDO
WOMAN OF STEEL- YEMI ALADE
AFRO POP VOLUME 1- ADEKUNLE GOLD

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BEST STREET HIP HOP ARTISTE

NAIRA MARLEY AND YOUNG JOHN- MAFO
MAYORKUN- GENG
REMINISCE FT OLAMIDE AND NAIRA MARLEY- INSTAGRAM
RUDEBOY- AUDIO MONEY
IVD AND ZLATAN- BOLANLE
OLAMIDE- PAWON

*send vote SHA NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

BEST COLLABORATION

KNOW YOU- LADIPOE FT SIMI
NOBODY- DJ NEPTUNE FT JOEBOY AND MR EAZI
SWEET IN THE MIDDLE- DAVIDO FT NAIRA MARLEY, ZLATAN AND WURLD
TOTORI- ID CABASSA FT OLAMIDE AND WIZKID
GET THE INFO- PHYNO FT PHENOM AND FALZ
*send vote BC NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

Deal of the day DON’T MISSS OUT ON TODAY’S ‘DEAL OF THE DAY’!

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL (THIS IS A NON-VOTING CATEGORY!)

A-Q- EUNICE
BLAQBONEZ- DEFINE RAP 2
M.I ABAGA- TRINITY
ILLBLISS- COUNTRY
PHENOM- GET THE INFO
PHYNO- SPEAK LIFE

SONG OF THE YEAR

FEM- DAVIDO
NOBODY- DJ NEPTUNE FT JEBOY AND MR EAZI
JORO- WIZKID
MAFO- NAIRA MARLEY
DUDUKE- SIMI

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BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR (THIS IS A NON-VOTING CATEGORY)

OZYMANDIAS- BRYMO
SMILE- WIZKID FT HER
WONDEFUL- BURNA BOY
DREAMER- FIREBOY DML
GHOST TWON- WURLD

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AFRICAN GIANT- BURNA BOY
APOLLO- FIREBOY DML
AFROPOP VOL 1- ADEKUNLE GOLD
YELLOW- BRYMO
BOO OF THE BOOLESS- CHIKE

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ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

BURNA BOY
DAVIDO
WIZKID
MAYORKUN
TIWA SAVAGE

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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

PHEELZ- BILLIONAIRE BY TENI
SPAX- AWAY BY OXLADE
KEL P- PULL UP BY BURNA BOY
SARZ- MAD BY SARZ AND WURLD

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BEST MUSIC VIDEO

ELI- FIREBOY DML BY CLARENCE PETERS
1 MILLI- DAVIDO BY DIRECTOR K
SMILE- WIZKID BY MEJI ALABI
BILLIONAIRE- TENI BY TG OMORI
SHEKERE- YEMI ALADE BY OVIE ETSEYATSE

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NEXT RATED

TEMS
OMAH LAY
OXLADE
BELLA SHMURDA

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AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

MASTER KG
KUAMI EUGENE
SAUTI SOL
SHATTA WALE
STOENBOY

*send vote AR NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

VIEWER’S CHOICE

DAVIDO
OMAH LAY
BURNA BOY
FALZ
FIREBOY DML
MAYORKUN
DJ NEPTUNE
WIZKID
*send vote VC NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

Read also: Omah Lay: ‘What have we done’ EP review

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (THIS IS A NON-VOTING CATEGORY)

DUDUKE- SIMI
DREAMER- FIREBOY DML
WAY TOO BIG- BURNA BOY
BAD INFLUENCE- OMAH LAY
GHOST TOWN- WURLD
1 MILLI- DAVIDO BY ADEKUNLE GOLD

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
YELLOW- BRYMO
LUCID- ASA
THE LIGHT- BEZ
PIONEERS- DRB LASGIDI
ROOTS- THE CAVEMEN

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BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

CORNER- LADY DONLY FT VANJESS AND THE CAVEMAN
I WONDER- MOELEGO
BITTER- DINNA ADE
ANITA- THE CAVEMEN
MONEY DEVOTION- GBASKY
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN- OLU
*send vote AS NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

OLAKIRA
ALPHA P
JAMOPYPER
ZINOLEESKY
BAD BOY TIMZ
*send vote RY NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

VICTOR AD
FIREBOY DML
JOEBOY
TENI
REMA
CHIKE
*send vote HR NAME OF ARTISTE to 8014

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM
TIMAYA

HEADIES HALL OF FAME
KING SUNNY ADE

NOTE: Voting via SMS costs #50

Olayiide Bolaji is a writer at The Scoove Africa whose interests span in music and movies. He is also a freelance A&R personel.

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