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    Psquare, Bez lead Headies 2012 nominees list

    By Charles Mgbolu

    Giant pop singing duo Psquare and soul stirring jaz recording artist Bez lead the park in another star studded nominees list just revealed for the annual music awards…the Headies.

    After a deafening successful music year, they both have approval to gun for six top awards respectively.

    Psquare released their fifth album last year with heart thumping singles ‘Chop my money’ and ‘Beautiful Onyinye’ knocking everyone into blistering ecstasy before going on to garner remixes from international recording acts Akon and Rick Ross respectively.

    Paul and Peter or their album as the case may be, is nominated for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Artiste of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Pop single’, ‘Best R&B-Pop Album’ and ‘Best Collabo’ categories.

    28 year old Bez on the other hand who is signed to Cobhams Asuquo’s C.A.M.P is nominated in the ‘Recording Of The Year’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B Single’, ‘Best R ‘N’ B/ Pop Album’, ‘Best Collabo’, ‘Best Vocal Performance’ and Hip Hop World Revelation of the year categories.  Observers are keen that his successful debut single ‘Super Sun’ released in mid-2011 which holds hit ‘Stupid song’ is a major contender to Psquare.

    *Psquare and Bez

    Bez and Psquare are closely followed by A-listers Wizkid, Davido and Ice Prince who grabbed four nominations each. Praiz, who continues to grow steadily as a singer to court, also got four nods from the awards committee.

    Davido, Eva Alordia, Praiz and Chuddy K will battle stiffly in the popular ‘Next Rated’ category which comes with a brand new car.

    Musical works under review will be those released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012.

    PLEASE SEE FULL NOMINEES LIST BELOW…

    HEADIES 2012 NOMINEES LIST
    As released by the screening committee on Tuesday August 28, 2012. Only music materials released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2012.

    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)

    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 Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

    P-Square
    Wizkid
    Ice Prince
    Naeto C
    D’Banj

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

    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
    Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

    Stupid Song                                 – Bez
    Private Trips                               – Wande Coal
    Ara                                                 – Brymo
    I Love You                                   – Praiz

    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.

    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)
    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.

    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
    Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

    Private Trips                                   – Wande Coal
    Stupid Song                                     – Bez
    Nawti                                                 – Olu Maintain
    Soundtrack                                     – May D
    Love Me (3X)                                 – Tiwa Savage

    BEST POP SINGLE
    Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

    Dami Duro                                     – Davido
    Oliver Twist                                   – D’Banj
    Gaga Crazy                                     – Chuddy K
    Chop My Money                         – P-Square
    Kukere                                          – Iyanya

    BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM
    Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

    Superstar                         – Wizkid
    Super Sun                         – Bez
    Versus                                – 9ice
    The Invasion                   – P-Square

    BEST RAP SINGLE
    Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

    Too Much Money           – Iceberg Slim
    Shutdown                         – Phyno
    Angeli                                  – Vector ft. 9ice
    Oh My Gosh                       – Yung6ix
    Young Erikina                  – Olamide

    BEST RAP ALBUM
    Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

    E.L.I                                                 – Ice Prince
    The Dreamer Project                – Show Dem Camp
    Rapsodi                                        – Olamide
    Super C Season                          – Naeto C

    LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
    Rap Artist with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

    Vector                                  – Angeli
    Yung6ix                               – Oh My Gosh
    Iceberg Slim                      – Too Much Money
    Phyno                                     – Shutdown
    Erigga                                    – Mo Street Gan

    BEST COLLABO
    Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

    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)
    Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

    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
    The most popular street-hop single in year under review

    Kako Bi Chicken             – Reminisce
    Gaga Crazy                       – Chuddy K
    Akpako                              – Terry G
    Roll                                     – Rayce
    Mo Street Gan                – Erigga

    NEXT RATED
    Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

    Davido
    Eva (Alordia)
    Praiz
    Chuddy K

    HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
    Best New artiste in the year under review

    Wizkid
    Ice Prince
    Bez
    Timi Dakolo
    Olamide

    HEADIES HALL OF FAME
    Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

    Femi Kuti


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