HipHop World Awards 2009 Nominees Announced

headtiehhwaThe nominees for the 2009 HipHop World Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 16, 2009 and will be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The 2009 HHWA will be hosted by Banky W and Kemi Adetiba.

HHWA1 ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best album (solo or group) in year under review that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realm: songwriting, production, rendition, promotion and acceptability (sales, popularity)

ENTERTAINER
Artiste – D’Banj
Producer(s) – Don Jazzy
Record Label – Mo Hits Records

GONGO ASO
Artiste – 9ice
Producer – ID Cabasa, Puffy T
Record Label – Alapomeji Records

PARADIGM SHIFT
Artiste – Mode 9
Producer(s) – Kraftwork, Jonah D Monarch, Wazbeat, Light house, Jesse Jagz
Record Label – Red Eye Music

TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste – M I
Producer(s) – Jesse Jagz, M.I, Kraftwork
Record Label – Chocolate City

UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – 2Face
Producers – J Sleek, Mic Tunes, Chakademus & Pliers, R Kelly, Sharks, Ozzy, Wayne Mc, Jiggy Jegg, B. Howard
Record Label – Hypertek Records

HHWA2 ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

D’BANJdbanjhhwa
OLADAPO DANIEL OYEBANJO JUNIOR

PSQUARE
PETER AND PAUL OKOYE

TIMAYA
INETIMI ALFRED ODOM

9ICE
ABOLORE AKANDE

HHWA3 SONG OF THE YEAR
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

“FALL IN LOVE”
Album- ENTERTAINER
Artiste- D’banj
Producer – Don Jazzy
Record Label – Mo Hits

“INCASE U NEVER KNOW”
Album – MUSIC BUSINESS
Artiste – 2Shot ft. Timaya
Producer – Terry G
Record Label – Umunamu Records

“GONGO ASO”
Album- GONGO ASO
Artiste – 9ice
Producer – ID Cabasa
Record Label – Alapomeji Records

“GOOD OR BAD”
Album – GET SERIOUS
Artiste – J Martins ft. Timaya and P-Square
Producer – J Martins
Record Label – Don Family Records

HHWA4 RECORDING OF THE YEARbankywhhwa
Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

“STREET CREDIBILITY”
Album – GONGO ASO
Artiste – 9ICE FT. 2Face
Producer – Id Cabasa
Record Label – Alapomeji Records

“NOT THE GIRL”
Album – UNDAREYTED
Artiste – Dare Art Alade
Producer – Tee-Y Mix
Record Label – Soul Muzik

“MITCHELL”
Album – ETCETERA
Artiste – Etcetera
Producer – Etcetera and Jo’kaynie
Record Label – X3M

“CAN’T DO WITHOUT YOU”
Album – UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – Tuface Ft. Melissa Briggs
Producer – Mic Tunes
Record Label – Hypertek Music

HHWA5 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

TEE-Y MIX
Album Title – YOU KNOW MY P
Artiste – Naeto C
Song Title – “KI NI BIG DEAL”

DON JAZZY
Album Title- ENTERTAINER
Artiste – D’Banj
Song Title – “FALL IN LOVE”

ID CABASA
Album Title – GONGO ASO
Artiste – 9ice
Song Title – “GONGO ASO”

TERRY G
Album – MUSIC BIZNESS
Artiste – 2 Shotz
Song Title – “IN CASE YOU NEVER KNOW”

JESSE JAGZ
Album – TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste – M.I
Song title – “SHORT BALCK BOY”

HHWA6 BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)
Best conceptualist, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

ALFONSO DORMUN
Album Title – BIG BOY
Artiste – eLDee
Video Song Title – “BO SI GBAN GBA”

JUDE OKOYE
Album Title – GAME OVER
Artiste – P Square
Video Song Title – “ROLL IT”

DJ TEE
Album Title – CV
Artiste – Mo Hits All Stars
Video song Title – “PERE”

IGHO
Album Title – GET AWAY
Artiste – Igho
Video song Title – “NAIJA BOY”

HHWA7 BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL ALBUM
Best reggae or dancehall album in year under review

GIFT AND GRACE
Artiste – Timaya
Producer(s) – K Solo, Akeem D’Beat, Jeggs, Spankie, Terry G,
Record Label – Dem Mama

ME MUSIQ AND I
Artiste – Blackface
Producers – George Nathaniel, Blackface Naija, Terry G, Pro-Kessy, Henry Hope,
Record Label – Loud Houz Entertainment

ICHIBAN
Artiste – Chakka Da’ Souljah
Producer(s) – Del B
Record Label – Premier Music

MY SHINE
Artiste – Black Solo
Producer(s) – Jah Mix, Zeeno Foster, DMM
Record Label – Kiss Music

HHWA8 BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM
Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

ENTERTAINER
Artiste- D’Banj
Producer(s) – Don Jazzy
Record Label- Mo Hits

UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – 2Face
Producer(s) – J Sleek, Mic Tunes, Chakademus & Pliers, R Kelly, Sharks, Ozzy, Wayne Mc, Jiggy Jegg, B. Howard
Record Label – Hypertek Records

ETCETERA
Artiste – Etcetera
Producer(s) – Etcetera, Jo’ Kenny, Mr Daz, Chris Yakub
Record Label – X3M

GONGO ASO
Artiste- 9ice
Producer(s) – ID Cabasa, Puffy T
Record Label- Alapomeji Records

MR CAPABLE
Artiste – Banky W
Producer(s) – ID Cabasa, Music Men
Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment

HHWA9 BEST RAP ALBUM
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste- M I
Producer(s) – M I, Jesse Jagz, Kraftworks
Record Label- Chocolate City

PARADIGM SHIFT
Artiste – Mode 9
Producer(s) – Kraftwork, Jonah D Monarch, Wazbeat, Light house, Jesse Jagz
Record Label- Red Eye Entertainment

SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT
Artiste – Lord Of Ajasa
Producer(s) – ID Cabasa,
Record Label – Oti Po Ju

YOU KNOW MY P
Artiste – Naeto C
Producer(s) – Tee-Y Mix
Record Label – Storm Records

HHWA10 BEST COLLABO
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

“STREET CREDIBILITY”
Artistes – 9ice FT 2Face
Producer – ID Cabasa
Record label- Alapomeji Records

“LE FENU SO”
Artistes – Lord Of Ajasa FT 9ice
Producer – ID Cabasa
Record Label- O Ti Po Ju

“GOOD OR BAD
Artistes – J Martins FT Timaya AND P-Square
Producer – J Martins
Record Label- Don Family Records

“E FI MI SILE”
Artistes – YQ FT Da Grin
Producer – Dr. Frabz
Record Label- 2 Koncept Entertainment

“BUSH MEAT”
Artistes – Sound Sultan FT 2Face & W4
Producer – J Sleek
Record Label- Naija Ninja

HHWA11 BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

“SAFE”
Artiste(s) – M I ft Djinee
Producer – M.I
Record Label- Chocolate City

“TALKING TO YOU”
Artiste(s) – Mode 9 ft Banky W
Producer – Banky W
Record label- Red Eye Music

“WA WA ALRIGHT”
Artiste(s) – Kel
Producer – Suspect
Record Label- Capital Hills Records

“KINI BIG DEAL”
Artiste(s) – Naeto C
Producer – Tee-Y Mix
Record Label- Storm Records

HHWA12 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

DARE ART ALADE
Album Title – UNDAREYTED
Record Label – Soul Muzik
Producer- Cobhams
Song Title – “NOT THE GIRL”

BANKY W
Album Title – MR CAPABLE
Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment
Producer- Muzik Men
Song Title – “DON’T BREAK MY HEART”

ETCETERA
Album Title – ETCETERA
Producer- Etcetera and Jo’Kaynie
Record label – X3M
Song Title- “MICHELLE”

WANDE COAL
Album Title – FROM M TO M
Producer- Don Jazzy
Record Label – Mo Hits
Song Title- “TABOO”

HHWA13 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

OMAWUNMI
Album Title – WONDER WOMAN
Producer – Cobhams
Record Label – Wonder Woman
Song Title – “IN THE MUSIC”

NIKKI LAOYE
Album Title – ANGEL 4 LIFE
Producer – Cobhams
Record Label – Wahala Media Entertainment
Song Title – “NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE”

WAJE
Album Title- BREATHLESS (Unreleased)
Producer – J Martins
Record Label – Dome Records
Song Title- “SOMEWHERE”

HHWA14 NEXT RATED
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

YQ
Track Title – “E FI MI LE”
Record Label – 2Koncept Entertainment

MP
Track Title – “PASA PASA”
Record Label – Lime Lite Records

KEL
Track Title – “WA WA ALRIGHT”
Record Label – Capital Hills Records

D’JINEE
Track Title – “LADE”
Record Label – Polar Media

OMAWUNMI
Track Title – “IN THE MUSIC”
Record Label – Wonder Woman

HHWA15 HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Best new artiste in the year under review

M I
Album – TALK ABOUT IT
Full Name – JUDE ABAGA
Record Label – Chocolate City

BANKY W
Album- MR CAPABLE
Full Name – BANKOLE WELLINGTON
Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment

NAETO C
Album- YOU KNOW MY P
Full Name – NAETOCHUKWU CHIKWE
Record Label – Storm Records

NIKKI LAOYE
Album- ANGEL FOR LIFE
Full Name – NIKKI LAOYE
Record Label – Wahala Media Entertainment

HHWA16 AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (NON NIGERIAN CATEGORY)
Special award for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review

BUFFALO
“BUBBLE YOUR BUMZ”

TINNY
“I DEY KOLO”

DOGG
“CAN YOU FEEL IT”

WITNESS
“ZERO”

HHWA17 LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

MODE 9
Album Title- PARADIGM SHIFT
Record Label- Red Eye Music
Song Title – NINE

M I
Album Title – TALK ABOUT IT
Record Label – Chocolate City
Song Title – TALK ABOUT IT

LORD OF AJASA
Album Title – SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT
Record Label – O Ti Po Ju
Song Title – ESA LO BA DE

DAGRIN
Album Title – CEO (Unreleased)
Record Label – Satty Record and Mi So Fun Yin
Song Title – PON PON PON

HHWA18 BEST STREET HOP
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

“E SA LO BA DE”
Artiste- Lord Of Ajasa

“PON PON PON”
Artiste- Da Grin

“04 KA SI BE”
Artiste- DJ Zeez

“E FI MI LE”
Artiste-YQ

“COLLABO”
Artiste- DeeBee

HHWA19 HIPHOP WORLD HALL OF FAME
Non competitive category

GRAND MASTER LEE
PHILLIP TRIMNELL

55 Comments on HipHop World Awards 2009 Nominees Announced
  • GeekGirl March 11, 2009 at 1:28 am

    9ice all d way…..gongo must so

  • sirrockyfela March 11, 2009 at 4:15 am

    2baba, dbanjo, 9ice nd MI na dem get d day. no one else!!

  • sirrockyfela March 11, 2009 at 4:17 am

    hmmm where Faze… originality no get nomination?

  • Qees March 11, 2009 at 6:30 am

    this is going to be the best ever HHA ever held…With the nomination of YQ, KEL…just show that this a the award for the people..am sure my boi MR.incredible will scoop most of his awards….

  • banty March 11, 2009 at 10:15 am

    we are not facing fact with this nomination list, where is koni koni love croners? best collabo: danny yonung, clever j & shepe. This award list is not for the people so many 9ja known and celebrated artiste are not nominated why? they know you know and I know this is not sincere.

  • Lamide March 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I’m rooting for Omawumi (when will people learn to spell the woman’s name properly?? She is not Yoruba! Ah-ah, lol), Banky & M.I!!

  • Qed March 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    @bella the link to vote doesnt work oh…

  • Qed March 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    thats for the blogger thing

  • Gosh March 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Actually the names you just mentioned are unknown to most Nigerians so your view is skewed. How are your above listed artists celebrated? I don’t hear them on the radio or see them on TV so exactly what criteria should have been used to nominate them? Please educate me.

  • Qute March 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Gosh, that M.I. has the sexiest voice ever! I hope he wins.

    Hey, what in the world is Mr. Banks doing in Nigeria? Hey, Banky W. we missed ya come back to the U.S. bro. I hope you win something though, lots of love. Qte.

  • ladi March 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hmmmm, 95% Male artists…………Sorry I’m boycotting. I didn’t even see Kel and Omawumi until I read the comments.

  • Lentini March 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    i just have a few questions because i am not sure all the artist are represented abi HHW dey biased?
    where is FAZE, RUGGEDMAN, ELDEE(BEST SINGLE 4 BIG BOY) OLU MAINTAIN, SAUCE KID,DURELLA, EDRIS ABDULKAREM (CALABO WITH RUGGED MAN). IM NOT SURE GUYS PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I DEY WRONG

  • buffy March 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    not soo dissapointed in d awards nominations dou,esp luv d street hiphop category.hope tuface dnt win nytin,i so h8 his new album.MI rocks.lukin 4ward 2 d awards

  • Paris March 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I am curious! How many times in a year do they hold this award??

  • tai123 March 12, 2009 at 1:09 am

    yes o where is faze!!! na wa for hiphop world the same set of people all over again….corrupt corrupt that what u are!!!!

  • banty March 12, 2009 at 1:26 am

    you are absolutely right, u should knw ur country for dat, “man knw man” everything is all about connection and certain set of people, this is not a fair award any longer.so many artiste are not on the list.

  • Chika Moses March 12, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I’ve gotta ask… what’s up with Banky’s beard? It’s just so weird! Shave it off or grow it out! WIGGING!

  • tatafo! March 12, 2009 at 4:32 am

    u know when he was in yankee his beard was shaped by dominicans, i dunno who is shaping it for him in naija.
    lol can u tell i listen to the ebute metta remix way too much? lol

  • Cici March 12, 2009 at 6:04 am

    I don’t care too much for the awards, as long as any with Timaya, and 9ice win. what happened to P-Square, they are pretty good. Timaya is just a unique talent, I love how he sings from his heart, his voice, dance and he had this cool swagga in the song with JMartin. I don’t mind Dare Art lade winning, he’s also talented. I don’t know too much about the female nominees, so i guess i will go with the males.

  • mimz March 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    M.I, M.I, M.I…all the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    the guy is lyrically the ish!!!!
    he deserves every award in every category he has been nominated in…
    he’s jus too “mulsh”…

  • dajoe March 12, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    pls where is FAZE ?. THIS AWARD CEREMONY IS CORRUPT.

  • dajoe March 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    without faze no award ceremony. this is corruption., pls plssssssss understand, there is no song like originality.

  • mamanino~ March 13, 2009 at 11:51 am

    POOR BUFFY!

    who cares if u hate or look an artist work?
    dis is not a place to wish 2face bad luck.
    if he wins good and if not his fans still loving him.

    hissssssssss

  • tonpe March 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Haba!!bella update your site now!

  • seun March 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    hey wht are u such a hater……..live this guy..he is good and why are u beefing…..? but remember who God has blessed no man can curse not even u

  • odéshi March 14, 2009 at 8:52 am

    As far as i am concerned, each and every artiste on this list deserves the nomination, they all did outstandingly well in the previous music year and should be recognized. Yes, better ones may have been left out, -eLDee, faze and the likes- there shouldn’t be much ado about it! consider if these excluded ones did not impress the judges well enough? after all one man’s food is another man’s poison. If you have a problem with it, you either don’t watch or don’t pay cognizance to it at all…

  • silvia March 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

    P SQUARE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • silvia March 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

    9ice,timaya,2face,faze and mo’ hits are good.D’banj is verry verry good but not as P square.
    P square is the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • damola March 15, 2009 at 9:48 am

    mi is my boo,he has to take wat belong to him,he rocks!!!!!!!

  • damola March 15, 2009 at 9:52 am

    wats pooping yall,originality is like the best ,no faze,no award

  • djsilvnto March 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    VOTE P SQUARE AND D’BANJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ther will win

  • precious March 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

    incase you don’t know,winners of the awards have been leaked.check http://www.9jahiphop.blogspot.com

  • jophet March 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    where is FAZE?. Let me tell you no song in list above can be compare to FAZE originality.HE is the V I P if you dont credit him the street will credit him. This is corruption , the same group doing their thing. On the award day we go hala FAZE FAZE FAZE FAZE FAZE FAZE FAZE FAZE!!!!!

  • its me March 20, 2009 at 1:30 am

    where is durella’s shayo here………..yeye people that song should be on the list both audio and video and also where is clarence peters in the video director………yeye award……..they should have allow people to vote for there nominee….it will be more transparent………

  • chuka March 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

    idiotic- HOW CAN CLARENCE PETERS NOT EVEN BE NOMINATED IN THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR CATEGORY?!
    AYO ANIMASHAUN DONE COME AGAIN O!

  • raphael March 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    The nominations are right. It’s all about consistency and good lyrical content. Big ups to the producers, they are all good.

  • raphael March 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    M.I has stepped up for NAIJA rap. He’s so………… HOT

  • curtis March 23, 2009 at 1:47 am

    for the music director awards i think awizzle, akin alabi and mex should have been nominated they are very good. you people should cut the focus from they big guys and notice this guys….and aspa the raggae nominations who the hell is chakka da souljah?

  • amaa ototo March 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    MI IS SO HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! IN DA LYRICS

  • amaa ototo March 23, 2009 at 2:57 am

    FAZE NEW ALBUM IS NOTHING TO WITE HOME ABOUT.. PLS COMPARE THE LAST ALBUM AND THIS NEW FUNNY ALBUM(ORIGINALITY)… THERE NOTHING ORIGINAL INSIDE IT… THE NEW ALBUM DESERVE RED CARD

  • amaa ototo March 23, 2009 at 3:00 am

    HEY WHERE IS D ZANGA MASTER… DURELLA MISKIYASKI.. NO ZANGA NO HIP HOP AWARD

  • jorge March 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    no faze,no durella ,no bigiano…then who con dey the award..thank God mode dey..just go and bring home the awards,minimum 4.

  • dahmieloulahr April 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    its very poor and unfair if durella is not on the nominee list.i luv that guy

  • femi May 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    u can creat your nomination list too..can everyone be on the list?

  • kay-c May 10, 2009 at 12:26 am

    im just happy with the number of nomitations the entertainer got.hope d,banj brings home about 10.

  • jay May 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    happy 4 d’banj,wande coal,m.i……..this guy rite now……but plzz hold on.why is durella not on tha list,not even clarence peters in d video director,AYO why nooww,na hr u f**k up ohhh

  • no man business May 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I dont know their criteria 4 nomination…. i think they ve done a bad job of it…. good artiste are out and some came out from the blues to appear on the nomination list. meanwhile where’s Asa?

  • makemesokool May 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    na true jare ayo is fake hhwa is tottaly not it

  • neva mind May 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Don jazzy is d bomb, he is strictly d best.

  • some chick May 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    why dont we take our time and find out the best among the rest. if we must do what the whites do we better do it right. stop selling awards give by merit in order to advance your!1!!you know what i mean.

  • evans June 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I would to remind organisers that these awards are not suppose to be YORUBA musicians only. It should be a Nigerian award. If you sing and don’t add yoruba then there is no nomination for you.

  • moyo olorunda August 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Nice one y’all are doing.Much Kudos. But i dont see ma nigga JayRu on the list. Man aint no nomination complete without JayRu, big boi 4rm IB City. U need to nominate the track “Mr Money” and “Big Boys Anthem” video. Hope the list is still open to ammendments

  • Mallam December 27, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Mo’hits crew r bunch of noise makers, though i giv it up 4 Don Baba J, wheres Chuddy K? Award ognizaz stop forcin Mo’hits n oda unworthy stuff on us, or r u Mo’hits. M I, 2Baba n 9ice r our best; u knw dat.

  • haga soccer May 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    help make much kudos to dagrin R.I.P

  • chuks August 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    i do,not know what happen to psquare in the hiphop award but is more better then

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