P square, Bez top 2012 Headies nominee list

 

At the Hip Hop World Music Awards, P square and Bez will slug it out for most recognised act.By Christabel Abiodun

The battle line for music supremacy appears to have been drawn as twin pop stars, Psquare and alternative music artiste, Bez Idakulu, top the nominee list for the 2012 Hip Hop World Music Awards (Headies 2012), which was released on Tuesday.

Both singers have been nominated in six categories each. History is also being made as this will be first time that a non-pop or hip hop artiste will be recognized with six nominations.

For one, 28-year-old Bez is being considered for ‘Recording of The Year’, ‘Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B Single’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B/ Pop Album’, ‘Best Collabo’, and ‘Best Vocal Performance’ categories having recently released his debut ‘Super Sun’ mid-2011.

Stars, like rapper – Ice Prince, pop sensations – Wizkid, Davido, and Soul singer – Praiz, come close with four nominations each while D’banj, Wande Coal, Naeto C, Vector, Olamide, and pop singer Chuddy K l, all have three nominations.

It will be a stiff competition for the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category, which has P-Square, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Naeto C and D’Banj as nominees.

Also, this will be the first time in the last five years that rapper, Modenine will be missing from the ‘Lyricist on the Roll’ category. Those nominated include – rappers Vector, Yung6ix, Iceberg Slim, Phyno and South-South rapper Erigga.

The Headies 2012, to be hosted by Omawumi and M.I, will hold on Sunday October 20, at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

See full list of nominees below

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince

The Invasion – P-Square

Superstar – Wizkid

Super C Season – Naeto C

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review

PSquare

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Naeto C

D’Banj

SONG OF THE YEAR

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D

Dami Duro – Davido

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Kukere – Iyanya

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Stupid Song – Bez

Private Trips – Wande Coal

Ara – Brymo

I Love You – Praiz

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)

Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)

Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)

J Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)

Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters

Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye

Ara (Brymo) – Ajeh

Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Private Trips – Wande Coal

Stupid Song – Bez

Nawti – Olu Maintain

Soundtrack – May D

Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage

BEST POP SINGLE

Dami Duro – Davido

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Chop My Money – P-Square

Kukere – Iyanya

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Superstar – Wizkid

Super Sun – Bez

Versus – 9ice

The Invasion – P-Square

BEST RAP SINGLE

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim

Shutdown – Phyno

Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice

Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix

Young Erikina – Olamide

BEST RAP ALBUM

E.L.I – Ice Prince

The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp

Rapsodi – Olamide

Super C Season – Naeto C

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Vector – Angeli

Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh

Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money

Phyno – Shutdown

Erigga – Mo Street Gan

BEST COLLABO

Chop My Money (Remix) – P-Square Ft. Akon & May-D

Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice

Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido

Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz

Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wande Coal – Private trips

Banky W – Low Key

Praiz – I Love You

Brymo – Ara

Bez – Stupid Song

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me

Chidinma – Kedike

Ijeoma – Oloomi

Waje – Na the Way

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Non Nigerian category

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto

Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain

D-Black (Ghana) – Get On the Dancefloor

Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe

BEST STREET HOP

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce

Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K

Akpako – Terry G

Roll – Rayce

Mo Street Gan – Erigga

NEXT RATED

Davido

Eva (Alordia)

Praiz

Chuddy K

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Wizkid

Ice Prince

Bez

Timi Dakolo

Olamide

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact on the entertainment industry

Femi Kuti

 


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