2019 Headies Awards: Burna Boy Makes History With 10 Nominations

The 13th Headies Awards nominations list is out and Burna Boy made history raking in 10 nominations.

Headies on its website says Burna’s history as the most nominated artiste is the highest in the history of the award as it defeats Olamide’s record of seven nominations in the 2015 edition of the awards.

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Burna Boy is in contention for the artiste of the year alongside Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz The Bahd Guy, Teni and Mr Eazi.

Burna’s Ye has three nominations, Song Of The Year, Recording of the year, Best Pop Single and its producer, Phantom gets nominated in the Producer of the year category.

Other categories he got nominated for are: Best Reggae/Dancehall Single Heaven’s Gate featuring Lily Allen ‘, Best Pop Album ‘Outside’, Best Collabo Killin’ Dem featuring Zlatan.

Best Music Video ‘Dangote’, Album of the year ‘Outside, and Headies Viewers Choice.

Other artistes with top nominations include Davido, Wizkid, and Teni.

Tagged ‘The Power of A Dream’ the 2019 Headies Award will feature 29 unique categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artists in different categories.

These include; Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rated; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; 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.



See full nomination list:



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

Adekunle Gold – Ire

Heal D World – Patoranking

Olanrewaju – Brymo

Uyo Meyo – Teni

Ye – Burna Boy



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

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ – Teni

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

‘Baby’ – Joeboy



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

Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy

Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni

Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan



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

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp



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

‘Rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)

‘Outside’ – Burna Boy

‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold



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.

‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters

‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters

‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films

‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy

‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor



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

‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

‘Serenade’ – Funbi

‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown



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

‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi



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

‘Talk’ – Falz

‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide

‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini

‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon



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

Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

Funbi – ‘Serenade’

Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’



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

GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

Waje – ‘Udue’

Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

Falana – ‘Repeat’



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



Fireboy DML

Victor AD





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







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

YCEE – ‘Balance’

Boogey – ‘Implode’

Paybac – ‘Implode’

Ghost – ‘Crown’

Tec – ‘Crown’

AQ – ‘Crown’



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.

Erigga – ‘Motivation’

Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

Lyta – ‘Time’



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.

‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

‘Heya’ – Brymo

‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold



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).

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

‘Outside’ – Burna Boy

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel



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

Burna Boy



Tiwa Savage




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

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

‘Dumebi’ – Rema

‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ – Teni

‘Leg work’ – Zlatan

‘Baby’ – Joeboy

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML



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.

Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)

DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)



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

Mr Eazi

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


Joe Boy





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.


Tiwa Savage


Yemi Alade

Adekunle Gold



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.



Barry Jhay


From Scarfs To Suspenders, How Falz Rocked His Concert

The highly anticipated headline concert of talented artist, Folarin Falana has come and gone with many still talking about some of the remarkable moments of the show.  See top moments here.

For many, one of the highlights of the event apart from its overall organisation and delivery of performances by artistes, was the styling and costumes worn by Falz.

He wore several outfits, for the music performances as well as skits, with every costume contributing to the storytelling of the entire concert.

See photos below.

Falz Thrills Fans With New Music Video ‘Jeje’

FalzFolarin Falana, better known by his stage name, Falz (the Bahd Guy), is out with a new music video, to his song titled ‘Jeje’.

Falz announced the official release of the music video produced by Studio Magic, Directed by Mex Films and featuring Ghanaian based model, on Friday.

The rap artist who shot into limelight after his song titled Marry Me, featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade, won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, has continued to release major hits thrilling fans worldwide.

He has won several awards in the entertainment industry such as the Best Street Hip Hop Artiste of the Year at the Headies (2015), Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, among others.

The 26 year old entertainer and Soft Work crooner, who currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records, has also collaborated with various artists including X3M Music’s Simi, with whom he released a collaborative EP ‘Chemistry’ on October 27, 2016.

Enjoy this one.

Orezi Drops ‘Call The Police’ Music Video

It seems to be an era of new music video releases as Singer, Orezi has released the video for his single, ‘call the police’, produced by Mystro.It appears to be an era of new music video releases, as Singer, Orezi releases the video for his single, ‘call the police’, produced by Mystro.

The video was shot by Oliver pictures and directed by Paul Gambit.

Likewise, Rapper Chin is out with the visual interpretation of his song entitled ‘Hollywood’, which was created by beautiful mind pictures while emerging act, Chleo Thelma has released the video for her music collaboration with rapper Falz.Paul Gambit, Falz

The project titled yoga, was also directed by Paul Gambit.

Simi Shares Her Life, Music And Plans To Keep Wowing Fans

simi, music, life, falz Nigerian artiste, Simisola Bolatito, Ogunleye popularly known as Simi, has continually stunned the world with her music.

Simi who started her career officially in 2014, said people had been supportive and that she still had a lot she wished to achieve.

Sharing about her life and career, Simi says she had to work twice as hard before she got to her current status.

According to her, society believes that “it’s a man’s world, so you have to double your efforts” as a female.

She also believes that women are not really given a chance at first, but pointed out that “you must take the chance if you must make things work”.

Her hit single ‘Jamb Question’ from 2015, featured guest act, Falz the bad guy and catapulted her to the top echelon within the music sphere.

She also featured on Falz’ single and hit song, ‘Soldier’ which came with a short film.

The close working relationship had tongues wagging about a possible romantic relationship between the duo, which they have both denied in separate interviews with Channels Television.

Simi told her fans to look out for a lot of projects including the release of her album, and a project in which she would be collaborating with Falz.

Although she has not gotten any acting offers recently, the singer said she may be considering acting soon.

However, Simi is already experiencing a blooming career and it appears events are conspiring to push her to the top faster than imagined.

AMVCA 2016: Full List Of Winners

AMVCAThe 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday, March 5 in Lagos.

The award, which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos had several African celebrities appearing in style.

It was the best of African fashion as top stars climbed the stage to present and receive the AMVCA plaque.

The AMVCA rewards the most outstanding performances in African cinema.

The 2016 edition was hosted by seasoned media personality IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini.

Below is the full list of winners on the night:

Best Art Director – Frank Rajah (The Refugees)
Best Television Series Award – Ariyike Oladipo (Daddy’s Girls)
Best Makeup Artist in a Movie or Series – Louiza Calore for Ayanda
Best Short Film or Online Video Award – Oluseyi Amuwafo (A Day With Death)
Best Writer for Movie and TV series – Trish Malone (Ayanda)
Best Lighting Designer (Movies/TV) – Stanley Ohikhuare (Common Man)
Best Cinematographer – Paul Michaelson (Tell Me Sweet Something)
Best Sound Editor – Jose Guillermo (Cry)
Best Picture Editor – Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Rebecca)
Best Costume Designer – Uche Nancy (Dry)
Best Local Language Movie/TV Series (Swahili) – Single Mtambalike (Kitendawali)
Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Hausa) – Salisu Balarebe (Dandi Kowa)
Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Yoruba) – Binta Ofege
Best Indigenous Movie/TV Series (Igbo) – Paul Igwe (Usekwu Igbo)
Best Documentary – Remi Vaughan (Faaji Agba)
Best Supporting Actor In A Movie – Sambassa Nzeriba (A Soldier’s Story)
Best Supporting Actress – Tunbosun Aiyedihin (Before 30)
Best Actor In A Comedy – Folarin ‘Falz The Bahd Guy’ Falana (Jenifa’s Diary)
Best Actress In A Comedy – Funke Akindele (Jenifa’s Diary)
Trail Blazer Award – Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju
AMVCA 2016 Industry Merit Award – Bukky Ajayi and Sadiq Daba
Best Movie (Southern Africa) – Joyce Chavura – (Lilongwe)
Best Movie (East Africa) – Elizabeth Miachael – (Mapenzi)
Best Movie (West Africa) – Genevieve, Chinny Onwugbenu and Chichi Nwoko – (Road to Yesterday)
Best Actress In A Movie/Drama/TV Series – Adesua Etomi (Falling)
Best Actor In A Movie/Drama/TV Series – Daniel K. Daniel (A Soldier’s Story)
The Best Director – Akin Omotosho (Tell Me Sweet Something)
Best Overall Movie – Stephanie Linus (Dry)