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Headies Opens Nomination Entries For 2019 Award Show

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Image result for Headies Award 2018 opens entriesNigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show, The Headies, has opened its doors to receive entries for its 13th music award with this year’s edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’.

According to the organizers, only musical works released between January 2018 and June 2019 will be eligible for submission this year and stand a chance to be nominated for the annual award.

Running for over a decade, the 13th Headies award will feature 29 unique categories in recognition of Africa’s finest artiste.

This includes; Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Reggae/ Dancehall Single; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Alternative Album; Best R&B Single; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rate; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; Best ‘Alternative’ Song; Album of The Year; Artiste of The Year; Song of The Year; African Artiste Recognition; Headies’ Viewer’s Choice; Industry Brand Supporter; Best Performer; Songwriter of The Year; Rookie of The Year; Special Recognition; Hall of Fame.

Last year’s edition saw Nigeria’s sensational artiste, Olamide, with the highest number of nominations (10). He was closely followed by Tuface (7), Wizkid (6), Davido (4), and Clarence Peters (4).

Registration for this year’s entry closes by midnight September 24th, 2019. Visit www.theheadies.com to submit your entries for possible nomination.

The award show is scheduled to hold October 19th, 2019.

See full list of categories below:

  1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

  1. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  1. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A category for the best reggae/dancehall single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1. BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

  1. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

 

  1. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

  1. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

 

  1. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

 

  1. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  1. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

  1. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

  1. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

  1. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

 

  1. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

  1. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in the year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

  1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

  1. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

 

  1. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

  1. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

A voting category to award the fan’s favourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

 

  1. INDUSTRY BRAND SUPPORTER

 

This is to say thank you to brands that have made the most impact in the music industry in the years under review. An award to recognize brands who are supporting the industry at a time when opportunities are scarce.

 

  1. BEST PERFORMER

A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

 

  1. SONG-WRITER OF THE YEAR

 

  1. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

 

  1. SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 

  1. HALL OF FAME 

 

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

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”The Whole Government Should Step Down” – Burna Boy Reacts To Shooting Of Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate
”It will get worse but Please LET US NEVER BACK DOWN” – Burna Boy writes as he declares his love for Young Nigerians.

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Popular Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has reacted to the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS demonstrators at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.

Many were left injured while some dead after men dressed in military gear shot sporadically at them.

Taking to Twitter, Burna Boy wrote;

“These are the most serious times of our Lives. And Some people want to play games with me. May GOD help me and you to not lose focus.

“They removed the cctv cameras, turned off the lights and They are killing people and taking their body’s. The whole Government should step down!! I’m in so much pain.

“Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials – Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK Citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help is make our Killers pay.

“May the heavens open and celebrate all Martyrs and Fallen Heroes who Died today and all who have died for this Movement from the beginning . You are our Heroes and we will not let your death be in vain

“I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries ,America , Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!”

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See The Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” - Beyoncé
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Beyonce

American singer, Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities agitating for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

This comes after the unfortunate shooting of unarmed demonstrators at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos by security agents on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls Tiwa Savage had called on the music icon to lend her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

Beyoncé released a statement via Instagram on Wednesday in which she said that she is heartbroken about the current state of Nigeria.

In her words;

“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria.

There has to be an end to SARS.

We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.

To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.

Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organizations to show your support.”

Read Also: “You cannot be quiet” – Tiwa Savage calls out Beyonce to Join the #EndSARS movement(Video)

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Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Massacre

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Eniola Badmus

Eniola Badmus

Popular Nigerian actress, Eniola Badmus has refuted claims that she was shot during the violent attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.

Sharing a photo of herself, the movie star wrote;

“Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty. Infact, I couldn’t make it there today to lend my voice on the #endsars movement.

But in truth, I am broken and scattered to see what my country has become. We are tired and it’s becoming one time too many, how is it wrong to demand for our right/ expectations and be killed at it. How?

We wont forget this day – 20.10.2020 in a long time.

May the souls of the fallen heros Rest In Peace!”

It didn’t end there as she also had an Instagram live session where she expressed her gratitude to people for checking up on her as she reaffirmed that she is hale and hearty.

Read Also: Eniola Badmus Celebrates 43rd Birthday With Stunning Photos

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