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Jesse Jagz, DaGrin, Ice Prince & MI at the 2010 HHMA Nominees Unveiling

Jesse Jagz, DaGrin, Ice Prince & MI at the 2010 HHMA Nominees Unveiling

Last year, the nominees list for the Hip Hop World Awards (HHWA) caused a barrage of controversy. This year, the organizers of the event have reviewed the nomination and voting process and here is the result!

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)

C.E.O
Artiste: DAGRIN
Producer(s): Sossick, Sars, T-Frizzle and Dokta Frabz
Record Label: Missofunyin Entertainment

MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS
Artiste: WANDE COAL
Producer(s): Don Jazzy
Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

UN-DAREY-TED
Artiste: DAREY
Producer(s): Tee-Y Mix and Cobhams
Record Label: Soul Muzik

DANGER
Artiste: PSQUARE
Producer(s) – Paul Okoye, Peter Okoye, J Martins, Effrenzy
Record Label – Square Records

LEAST EXPECTED
Artiste: BRACKET
Producer(s): Dekumzy, J Martins, Phino
Record Label: Ape Planet


ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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

WANDE COAL
Real Name(s): OJOSHIPE WANDE JNR.
Album Title: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

TERRY G
Real Name(s): GABRIEL AMANYI
Album Title: Ginjah Ur Swaggah – Season 1
Record Label: Bluemoon Entertainment, TGP Recordz

DAREY
Real Name(s): DARE ART ALADE
Album Title: Un.Darey.Ted
Record Label: Soul Muzik

BRACKET
Real Name(s): NWACHUKWU OZIOKO and ALI OBUMNEME
Album Title: Least Expected
Record Label: Ape Planet

DAGRIN
Real Name(s): OLAITAN OLAONIPEKUN
Album Title: C.E.O
Record Label: Missofunyin Entertainment

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

“YORI YORI”
Artiste: BRACKET
Album: Least Expected
Producer: Dekumzy
Record Label Ape Planet

“KOKOROKO”
Artiste: KEFEE
Album: A Piece Of Me
Producer: K Solo
Record Label Branama Afrique

“YOU BAD”
Artiste: Wande Coal
Album: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
Producer: Don Jazzy
Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2”
Artiste: Terry G
Album: Ginjah Ur Swaggah – Season 1
Producer: Terry G
Record Label: Bluemoon Entertainment, TGP Recordz

“ALANTA”
Artiste: Art Quake
Album: Art Work
Producer(s): Puffy T, Del B, Austin Beat, Cheefo & Soso Beats
Record Label: K.I.P Entertainment

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

“STRONG TING”
Album – THE W EXPERIENCE
Artiste – Banky W
Producer – Cobhams Asuquo
Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment

“I LOVE U”
Album – DANGER
Artiste – P-Square
Producer(s) – Paul Okoye
Record Label – Square Records

“HEAVEN PLEASE”
Album – TIMI (Unreleased)
Artiste – Timi Dakolo
Producer – Cobhams Asuquo
Record Label – (Unreleased)

“KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”
Album – Lara George
Artiste – Lara George
Producer(s) – Wole Oni
Record Label – Soforte Entertainment

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.

TEE-Y MIX
Album/Song Title – “More”, “Love Truly
Artiste(s) – DAREY ART ALADE, IYANYA

COBHAMS
Album/Song Title – “Strong Ting”, “No Stars”
Artiste(s) – Banky W, Darey Art Alade

DON JAZZY
Album/Song Title – “Banana”, “U Bad”
Artiste(s) – Wande Coal

SOSSICK
Album/Song Title – “Everyday”, “Igboro”
Artiste(s) – Dagrin

DOKTA FRABZ
Album/Song Title – “Thank God”, “Ako Mi Ti Poju”
Artiste(s) – Dagrin, Naeto C

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.

JUDE OKOYE
Music Video Title – “DANGER”
Artiste – P Square

WUDI AWA
Music Video Title – “Kokoroko”
Artiste – Keffe

CLARENCE PETERS
Music Video Title – “Finest”
Artiste – Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto

BOBBY BOULDERS
Music Video Title – Ako Mi Ti Poju
Artiste – Naeto C

MEX
Music Video Title – “Safe”
Artiste – M.I

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE
Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

“STRONG TING”
Artiste(s) – Banky W
Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

“NEVER FELT A LOVE”
Artiste(s) – Femi
Producer – Sure Fire Group USA.

“I LOVE YOU”
Artiste(s) – P-Square
Producer – Paul Okoye

“NO STARS”
Artiste(s) – Darey Art Alade
Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

“OVERKILLIN”
Artiste(s) – Djinee
Producer – Jesse Jagz

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

“YORI YORI”
Artiste(s) – Bracket
Producer – Dekumzy

“U BAD”
Artiste(s) – Wande Coal
Producer – Don Jazzy

“KOKOROKO”
Artiste(s) – Keffe
Producer – K Solo

“DANGER”
Artiste(s) – P-Square
Producer – Paul Okoye

“HOTTER THAN FIRE”
Artiste(s) – Dr. Pat and Sheyman
Producer – Sheyman

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

MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS
Artiste- Wande Coal
Producer(s) – Don Jazzy
Record Label- Mo Hits Records

DANGER
Artiste- P-Square
Producer(s) – Paul Okoye, Peter Okoye, J Martins, Effrenzy
Record Label – Square Records

LEAST EXPECTED
Artiste- Bracket
Producer(s) – Dekumzy, J Martins, Phino
Record Label- Ape Planet

UN.DAREY.TED
Artiste – Darey Art Alade
Producer(s) – Tee Y-Mix, Cobhams
Record Label – Soul Muzik

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

“AKO MI TI POJU”
Artiste(s) – Naeto C
Producer – Dokta Frabz

“OWO ATI SWAGGER”
Artiste(s) – Catiair
Producer – J Sleek

“FINEST”
Artiste(s) – Knight House ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto
Producer – Knight House

“SAMPLE Remix”
Artiste(s) – Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz
Producer – Pherowshuz

“SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE”
Artiste(s) – M.I
Producer – M.I

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

CEO
Artiste – Dagrin
Producer(s) – Sossick, T-Frizzle, Dokta Frabz, Sarz
Record Label – Missofunyin Entertainment

DAT IBO BOY
Artiste – Ill Bliss
Producer(s) – Micworx, Osh, Suspect, Terry G, Frenzy, Tee Y-Mix, Elajoe, Paul Play, XYZ, Wazbeat, M.I, Jonah the Monarch
Record Label – Gorretti Records

MORE THAN RAP MUSIC
Artiste – Cartiair
Producer(s) – J Sleek, Spanky, Sossick, WC, Mic-On, Kid Connect
Record Label – Magic Records

THE INVESTMENT
Artiste – Kel
Producer(s) – Suspect, Jesse Jags, Tee Y-Mix
Record Label – Capital Hills

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

M.I
Song Title – Somebody Wants To Die
Album Title – (Unreleased)
Record Label – Chocolate City

MODENINE
Song Title – Bad Man
Album Title – Da Vinci Mode (Not released in year under review)
Record Label – Red Eye Music

OD
Song Title – Got To Love Me
Album Title – (Unreleased)
Record Label – X3M Music

PHEROWSHUZ
Song Title – Sample Remix (Featured by Terry Tha Rapman)
Album Title – Boys Are Not Smiling (Unreleased)
Record Label – Megaphunk

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

“KOKOROKO”
Artistes – Kefee Ft. Timaya
Producer – K Solo

“FINEST”
Artistes – Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto
Producer – Knight House

“AYE PO GAN”
Artistes – Ill Bliss Ft. Terry G
Producer – Terry G

“SAMPLE Remix”
Artistes – Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz
Producer – Pherowshuz


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

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

DARE ART ALADE
Song Title – “NO STARS”
Producer- Cobhams

BANKY W
Song Title – “STRONG TING”
Producer- Cobhams

WANDE COAL
Song Title – “BANANA”
Producer- Don Jazzy

GT THE GUITARMAN
Song Title – “KINIMATISE”
Producer(s) – Gospelondebeat

TIMI DAKOLO
Song Title – “HEAVEN PLEASE”
Producer- Cobhams

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

IBIYEMI
Song Title – “DON’T LEAVE ME”
Producer – Ross Oscar

KEFEE
Song Title – “KOKOROKO”
Producer – K Solo

LARA GEORGE
Song Title – “KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”
Producer – Wole Oni

WAJE
Song Title – “Kolo”
Producer – 37

EVA
Song Title – “NO CRY”
Producer – Wole Adesanya

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

“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2”
Artiste(s) – Terry G

“IGBORO TI DARU”
Artiste(s) – Klever J Ft. Eedris Abdul Kareem

“FILE BE”
Artiste(s) – Jaywon

“ALANTA”
Artiste(s) – Art Quake

“ONE BY ONE”
Artiste(s) – Side One

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

GENERAL PYPE
Song Title – “CHAMPION”

MO CHEDDAH
Song Title – “IF YOU WANT ME”

JESSE JAGZ
Song Title – “WETIN DEY”

D’PRINCE
Song Title – “OMOBA”

SKUKI
Song Title – “BANGER”

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

WANDE COAL
Real Name(s): OJOSHIPE WANDE JNR.
Album Title: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
Record Label: Mo’Hits Record

KEL
Real Name(s): KELECHI OHIA
Album Title: The Investment
Record Label: Capital Records

DJINEE
Real Name(s): NOSA OSAYAMWEN
Album Title: Djinee
Record Label: None

ILL BLISS
Real Name(s): Tobechukwu Ejiofor
Album Title: Dat Ibo Boy
Record Label: Gorretti

OMAWUMI
Real Name(s): Omawumi Megbele
Album Title: Super Woman
Record Label: OMA Records

HIP HOP WORLD HALL OF FAME (Non competitive category)
To be announced.

Note that only music material released into the Nigerian market between December 2008 and November 2009 are eligible for nomination for Hip-Hop World Awards 2010.

9 Comments

  1. silva

    April 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Kokoroko for best video?
    i didn’t know Overkilling was an R n B song…
    i believe the last category is for new artistes or am i wrong?
    all those people are not new artistes, esp. djinee… he released Ego in my 2nd yr and dat was almost 5yrs ago! abeg jo!
    pls correct me if am wrong…

  2. Grace

    April 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Revelation is a category for artistes who are releasing their first albums. Djinee just released his first album despite releasing singles years ago

  3. silva

    April 7, 2010 at 12:47 am

    ok, now i understand…

  4. bc-george

    April 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

    waoh,d list makes more sense dan last year edition and it looks very competitive and robust….i can see Terry G goin home with streethop and song of d year with free madness…othr,i gez i av to wait…praaaaaaaa

  5. obamayowa

    April 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Bumper to Bumper shoulda made d list for Wande.

  6. Obi-talk

    April 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Nice line up, we’ll see what happens I have a few thots about it though which I scribbled here, and this starts from when our so called many music critics began to complain about p-square’s video. Anyways we know who’s laughing now.

  7. Derin

    April 18, 2010 at 3:51 am

    SORRY IS THERE A REASON WHY BANKY W’S VIDEO FOR STRONG THING HAS NOT BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST VIDEO AND FINEST HAS BEEN NOMINATED WITH ALL THE RUBBISH WITH THE TATTOOS DRAWN ON THEIR BUMS WITH EYE-PENCIL ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. FranKie

    May 16, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Good to see Terry on the roll call.the hip hop scene’z been pretty held down by a few cats for a while now.Naija needs new talents in the ‘Hip industry’.Go Terry!

  9. walenshin

    April 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    i love this is nice CEO dagrin

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