The nominees list for the forthcoming Headies has been released and Pop stars P-Square and alternative singer Bez have emerged the highest nominees for this year’s edition of the awards which is regarded as Nigeria’s leading awards for urbane music and hip hop/pop culture.
P-Square, who have had an interesting year musically, with groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping videos, and bestselling concerts, packed six big nominations, including nods for album of the year, artiste of the year, and song of the year, Bez, a rapidly rising singer musician, who is winning accolades from fans and critics, is this year’s other major contender, with six nominations, also, Bez is up for Revelation of the year, best vocal performance (male) and best collabo; as well as best R&B/Pop single and Best R&B/Pop album.
P-Square and Bez 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.
The year’s Headies (also known as Hip hop world awards) is rewarding deserving works released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012.
Some other nominees include Naeto C (3), Chuddy K (3), D’banj (3), Wande Coal (3), Tiwa Savage (2), Iyanya (2), Brymo (2), Terry G (1), Waje (1) and Cobhams (2).
The full list and table of nominees, which was made available by the awards committee, covers a diverse range of talents, from pop to R&B, hip hop, soul and several emerging Nigerian sounds.
The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012.
Iconic hip-hop act M.I. and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event