Dr SID, Asa, Sound Sultan, M.I & 2Face for Album of the Year – Find Out Who Else was Nominated for the 2011 Headies

2011 Headies Nominees - Waje, Ice Prince, Samklef & Wizkid

The nominees for the annual urban music awards – The Headies (Previously known as The Hip Hop World Awards) were announced via the official website –  www.theheadies.com and on the Beat 99.9 FM by Radio personality Oreka Godis.

Chocolate City scored a remarkable 15 nomination including nine nominations for Ice Prince (Song of the Year, Producer of the year, Best Rap Single for “Oleku” & “She N My Swagga“, Lyricist on the roll, Best Collabo for “Oleku” and “Joor Oh” Remix, Next Rated and Best Street Hop for “Joor Oh” Remix), Five nominations for M.I (Artiste of the year, Album of the year, Best Collabo, Best Conscious Music and Lyricist on the Roll) while Jesse Jagz has two nominations for Producer of the Year and HipHopWorld Revelation of the Year.

Mo’hits Records yet again got thumbs up from members of the Headies screening committee with six nominations for Dr. SID in Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Single, Best RnB/ Pop Album, Producer of the Year and Revelation of the Year categories.

D’banj follows closely with nominations for Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year (“Give It to Me” and “Pop Something“), Pop Single and Producer of the year; D’Prince has two nominations for Best Pop Single and Song of the year while Don Jazzy is nominated for Producer of the Year. In total, Mo’hits records is up for 10 nominations at this year’s Headies.

Soul Muzik’s Darey was also recognized by the Headies screening committee as he scores six nominations in Artiste of the Year, Best RNB/ Pop Album, Best RNB single, Producer of the Year, Recording of the Year and Best Male Vocal performance.

Following in the footsteps of mentor Banky W, EME Record’s WizKid gets a first time nomination in Next Rated, Best Pop single, Best Music Video and Producer of the Year categories.

Other newcomers to the list include Kas (Song of the year, Best Pop single), Olamide (Best Music Video, Rap Single, Street Hop and Next rated), Samklef (Producer of the year, StreetHop), Gini (Best Music Video), J Sleek (Producer of the year), Flavour (Best Collabo and Best RNB Single), Tiwa Savage ( Next Rated and Best Female Vocal performance), Lynxxx (Revelation of the year), Vector (Lyricist on the roll), Goldie (Best Music Video and collabo of the year), Wiz boy (Street Hop), Essence (Best Collabo) and Patrick Ellis (Best Music Video).

Other usual suspects like Waje (Best RnB single and Best Female Vocal performance), Mo’Cheddah (Best Music Video and Revelation of the year), Eva (Best Female Vocal performance and recording of the year), Modenine (Lyricist on the roll), Terry Tha Rapman (Best Rap Single, Best Rap album and Lyricist on the roll), Timi Dakolo (Best conscious music, Producer of the year and Best Male vocal performance) also make the nominees list for the highly coveted awards.

As usual 2face makes his mark on the Headies list as he attains seven nominations in the Album of the year, Artiste of the year, Song of the year, Producer of the year, Best RNB single, Best Conscious Music and Best RNB / Pop Album categories.

A new category in 2011 has increased the extent of artistes eligible for the headies, as eLDee, MI, Omawumi, Timi Dakolo and 2face make their first entry into the Best Conscious Music category.

Jury Chairman DJ Jimmy Jatt says “Once again we are set to reward talents who have done exceptionally well in the year in review

The year in review according to the screening committee is from December 2009 – February 2011. The nominees for the 2011 Headies was shortlisted by The Headies screening committee comprising of six grounded individuals from different spheres of the music industry.

As released by The Headies Screening committee on Tuesday August 2, 2011. Nomination eligibility is for music works released between Dec. 2009 and Feb. 2011.

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in realms as: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)
MI2 – M.I
Back From The Future – Sound Sultan
Turning Point – Dr SID
Beautiful Imperfection – Asa
Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

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

Most popular song released as a single or from an album in the year under review. Decided by voting
Oleku – Ice Prince Ft. Brymo
Only Me – 2Face
Give It To Me – D’Prince ft. D’banj
Pop Something – Dr SID ft. D’banj
Fimile – Kas

Best single recording (On-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential
The Way You Are – Darey
God Hand – Eva
Rain Drops – 2Face
Be My Man – Asa

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.
Don Jazzy – Over the Moon/Dr SID/Mr Endowed/Pop Something
Samklef – Don’t Dull/Kilode/Jonzing World/Noni
J Sleek – Only Me/2010
Jesse Jagz – Oleku/Jargo
Cobhams – The Way You Are/There Is A Cry

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.
Patrick Elis – Holler At Your Boy (Wizkid)
Clarence Peters – You Know It (Goldie)
Gini – Ko Ma Roll (Mo’Cheddah)
Mex – Pop Off Selecta (Dipp)
DJ Tee – Eni Duro (Olamide)

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Only Me – 2Face
The Way You Are – Darey
I Gat Money – Femi Ft. Eedris
For A Minute – Waje
Oyi – Flavour

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
Give It To Me – D’Prince
Pop Something – Dr. Sid
Holla At Your Boy – Wizkid
Endowed – D’banj
Fimile – Kas

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)
Turning Point – Dr SID
Beautiful Perfection – Asa
Back To The Future – Sound Sultan
Double Dare – Darey
Unstoppable Int’l Edition – 2Face

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
Oleku – Ice Prince
Ten Over Ten – Naeto C
Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman
Eni Duro – Olamide
She and My Swagga – Ruggedman feat Ice Prince

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review
Untouchable – Ruggedman
MI2 – M.I
I Am William – 2Shotz
African American – Sauce Kid
Boys Are Not Smiling – Terry Tha Rapman

Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
Modenine – Rhyme Tight
Ice Prince – Oleku
M.I – Undisputed
Terry Tha Rapman – Boys Are Not Smiling
Vector – Get Down

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review
You Know it – Goldie ft eLDee
Facebook Love – Essence ft Jaywon
Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & eLDee
Number One – M.I ft. Flavour
Oleku – Ice Prince ft. Brymo

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
Darey – The Way You Are
Bez – More You
Femi – Money Money Money
Timi Dakolo – There Is A Cry

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
Waje – For A Minute
Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love
Eva – God Hand
Ego – Fall In Love

None-Nigerian category
Cabo Snoop (Angola) – Windeck
R2Bees (Ghana) – Kiss Your Hand
Liquid Deep (South Africa) – Fairytale
Freshly Ground (South Africa) – Waka Waka
V.I.P (Ghana) – Away

The most popular street-hop single in year under review
Noni – Samklef
Joor Oh (Remix) – Jahbless ft. Ruggedman, Ice Prince, Durella, Reminisce & eLDee
Eni Duro – Olamide
Kabakaba – Konga
Owusagi – Wizboy

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
Ice Prince – Oleku
Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy
Olamide – Eni Duro
Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love

Best New artiste in the year under review
Jesse Jagz

Best positive message oriented and social corrective songs that meet judges requirements in areas of composition, production, concept and acceptability.
If You Ask Me – Omawumi
Wild Wild West – M.I
Only Me – 2Face
There Is A Cry – Timi Dakolo
One Day – eLDee

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry
Sir Shina Peters

25 Comments on Dr SID, Asa, Sound Sultan, M.I & 2Face for Album of the Year – Find Out Who Else was Nominated for the 2011 Headies
  • were August 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

    were is duncan mighty in the list

  • vijon August 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    wish dem all success especially my girl Asa,hope she wins d album of d yr. ……Ist?

    • Adeosun Mojisola August 6, 2011 at 1:12 am


  • uju August 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    why no “gospel artist of the year”…mscheeewww!!!!

  • Aibee August 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wasn’t Mo’Cheddah revelation of the year last year? The nominations are really quite close. Good luck to them all and may the best artiste win.

  • francex August 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Cabo snoop is so winning dat category…lol

  • tonny August 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Nice one.does it mean implication wasn’t good enough to be nominated as pop single of the year.

  • Folake August 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Please who did bankyw offend o?? Not even 1 nomination??

  • mary007 August 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Who agrees to such names- the headies? you go fear name na!

  • THE AMAKA August 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Ice Prince better than Brymo cause he is the one that made that song what it is. i wouldnt even listen to it if it didnt have that catchy chorus.
    but for the best video category? uhmmm…..there needs to be a better selection of artists overall.
    but i hope 2face and Ice Prince take home some awards, nonetheless.

  • THE AMAKA August 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    and for some reason i see artist of the year going to D’banj simply because of his “American connections”
    and 2face’s song “Only Me” is sooooo not R&B, in my opinion.

  • Sassy August 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Most of the songs on the list i have never heard of, but I love me some MI anytime of the day!!!

  • dutch August 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Yea my boy dr sid is der no p nd ice suld win nxt rated ooo

  • ayo August 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    2face is so winning most of d categories he was nominated!

  • Memoi August 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I can already see Whiz kid holding d keys to d car for d next rated category…..He is so winning that award…GBAM!!!

  • Munachi August 4, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I love Timi Dakolo’s song ‘there;s a cry’. i hope it wins som’n like best male performance and best conscious song. rendition and message are just too wow. watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pQEWoooe9g

  • sportdiva August 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm
  • cathy August 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    good luck to all

  • Chimezie August 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Yes boss,atleast i see naeto c,picking up some award 4 him self cos d dude is jxt gud.

  • jezz August 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

    And y was Asa nominated biko? And true, where’s my Duncan Mighty o? Even flavour sef. Obviously, mohits won’t win any awards next year as they haven’t done anything this year asides Endowed remix which didn’t even mk sense

  • Qees August 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    : 2010 by Sound Sultan

  • TawaB August 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    My predictable winners:
    Album of the year – M.I’s MI2 or Asa’s beautiful imperfection
    Artiste of the year – M.I or 2face or d’banj
    Song of the year – Oleku, ofcourse!
    Recording of the year – Asa, be my man
    Producer of the year – Jesse Jagz or Don Jazzy
    Best music video – You know it by Goldie
    Best pop single – D’banj’s Mr endowed
    Best pop album – Asa’s beautiful imperfection
    Best Rap single – Oleku
    Best Rap album – M.I’s MI2
    Lyricist on the roll – are u kidding me??? M.I ofcourse!
    Best collaboration – a lil hard: iceprince ft brymo, M.I ft flavor, Goldie ft eldee
    Best vocal (male) – I guess we can give it to darey (not a fan @ all!)
    Best vocal (female) – Waje
    African artiste of the year – freshly ground’s waka waka (well I kinda luv’d it cuz of Shakira lol)
    Next Rated – maybe Tiwa Savage for her kele kele love
    Hiphop world revelation of the year – Jesse freakin’ Jagz!
    Best conscious song of the year – hmm M.I’s wild wild west
    Goodluck to all the nominees sha!

  • Prince .O. Godstime August 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Al dsame 2face is d 9ja best RnB singer, but were is Duncan mighty n Banky W?

  • nabila August 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

    not fair,,only d yoruba peeps get most of d nominations!! wea’s flavour,timaya,duncan mighty! i mean cum ‘on,,port harcourt boy was hit n flavours nwa baby!as for banky w cnt stand dat dude! so happy he didt get any nominations

  • david alfred August 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    giving it up to d,bang,wizzkid, mi,icprince..na them get this yeare

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