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Davido and Wizkid have been going at each other for months now over the social media. Now it seems the duo have a real chance to slug it out physically and musically as they have both been nominated for the Artiste of the Year prize at this year’s Headies award holding this October.
In the nominees list made available on Tuesday, Davido tops the list of nominees for the coveted Artiste of the Year prize followed by Wizkid. Others in the category are Kcee, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Phyno and Flavour.
For the Song of the Year, Davido also tops the list with his Aye. Others include Pull Over by Kcee, Double Wahala by Oritsefemi, Surulere by Dr. Sid, Dorobucci by MAVIN and Johnny by Yemi Alade
For the Album of the Year; The Journey by Sean Tizzle, LIFE by Burna Boy, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth by Olamide and No Guts No Glory by Phyno made the list.
1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
1. IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
2. LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
3. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
4. ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO
2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
1. DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
2. PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
3. T SPIZE – AYE
4. LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
5. SHIZZY – SKELEWU
6. DEL B – PULL OVER
3. 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. ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
2. TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
3. JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
4. OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
5. PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE “ENGEES” OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS
4. 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. THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
2. TAKEOVER – KCEE
3. ONCE UPON A TIME – TIWA SAVAGE
4. ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
5. L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
5. BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
1. LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
2. IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
3. PLAN B – WANDE COAL
4. DON GORDON – BURNA BOY
6. BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
1. DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
2. AYE – DAVIDO
3. JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
4. PULL OVER – KCEE
5. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
6. CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
7. SURULERE – DR. SID
7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
1. GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
2. LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
3. STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
4. ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
5. MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE
8. BEST RAP ALBUM
A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
1. NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
2. ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
3. BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
4. THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ
9. BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
1. OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
2. EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
3. SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
4. PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
5. GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
6. DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
10. BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
1. PARCEL- PHYNO
2. DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
3. SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
4. RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
5. DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
6. WTF – ILL BLISS
11. 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. IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
2. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
3. WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
4. ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS
12. 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. LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
2. WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
3. WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
4. GOOD MAN – RUBY
13. NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
5. YEMI ALADE
14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
1. TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
2. SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
3. BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
4. KCEE – TAKE OVER
15. 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. SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
2. RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
3. GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
4. KPANSH – YUNG 6IX
16. 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. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
2. SHOKI – LIL’ KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
3. DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
4. ALOBAM – PHYNO
17. 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. BOLAJI – BOJ
2. BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
3. GOOD MAN – RUBY
4. WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA
18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).
1. THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
2. L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
3. BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
4. NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
4. TIWA SAVAGE
20. SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
1. AYE – DAVIDO
2. PULL OVER – KCEE
3. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
4. SURULERE – DR. SID
5. DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
6. JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.
22. HALL OF FAME
Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday for the first time spoke on the controversial $9.3m cash allegedly smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli using his private jet. The money which has been confiscated by a South African court was meant for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian Intelligence Services.
Reports circulating in the city allege that actress Ini Edo’s marriage has crashed. This will not be the first time media reports will indicate that the beautiful actress’ marriage is troubled. This time, however, there actually seems to be fire on the mountain
Information filtering into Bravo magazine has helped to unravel the hidden agenda behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s do-or-die frame of mind, regarding his highly unpopular decision to force Akinwunmi Ambode down the throats of Lagos APC, as his choice of successor to Gov Fashola.
Of course, it is no longer news that Ambode was Tinubu’s Accountant General, whilst the Jagaban was governor of Lagos State.
According to Bravo’s findings, just as it happened in the case of Babatunde Raji Fashola in 2007, sources reveal that the first reason Tinubu chose Ambode is the same reason he chose Fashola back then.
Both men are no politicians (technically speaking) and thus did not own any political structures as at the time of being picked. As everyone knows, Gov Fashola is a technocrat who had no choice but to learn fast on the the job after becoming governor.
This ability to think fast on his feet saved the integrity of his government as Tinubu was allegedly on his back, persistently seeking to grab as much as he could from the revenue of the state.
Again it is no secret that this guts, this temerity displayed by Fashola who stubbornly stood his ground in the face of Tinubu’s temper tantrums, threats and intimidation caused a bitter battle of attrition that lasted between both men till 2011 when the AC elders had to step in to douse the embers of war.
Otherwise Tinubu, who carries on as if he has Lagos APC in his back pocket had been bitterly bent on denying BRF a re-election.
Now, besides choosing Ambode for the reason that he is not a politician, (and therefore won’t give the godfather any sleepless nights), the other crucial reason Asiwaju has chosen the accountant, according to an inside source is that both men have worked together in the past as ‘oga’ and ‘obedient accountant’.
Thus, the concern amongst political watchers in Lagos State is that, for a Tinubu who has a record of being investigated for forgery; a reputation for attempting to coerce Fashola into diverting the state’s resources into his already bulging accounts, having a grateful lap-dog like Ambode as governor might be disastrous for the Lagos treasury, to say the least.
The conclusion among many observers is that, with a fearless, no nonsense leader like Fashola out of the way, and having no one to challenge his greed, Bourdillon (where Tinubu resides) might very well become the new Lagos State treasury.
For his part, Bola Tinubu has not helped to assuage this disturbing feeling, given the do-or-die mode in which he has gone about with the preparation for validating the candidature of Ambode as the Lagos APC flagbearer.
Currently with the EFCC is a petition to the effect that the princely sum of N25m is being deducted monthly from Local Government coffers towards Ambode’s campaign funding. A total of N1.4b taken brazenly, outrageously, illegally from the resources of 57 local government councils in the state.
Before this petition a previous petition had surfaced complaining of the deduction of a whopping N2b from these local government councils. The troubling question on the lips of most observers is: in what manner will Ambode pay this huge debt of gratitude if eventually he emerges as governor of the state?
The situation is worsened by the worrying discovery that Ambode had initially attempted to pass himself off as an indigene of Epe in Lagos State. While the law allows Nigerians to be able to run for election in any part of the country after having lived there for a required period of years, most Lagosians are saying they would prefer to be governed by one of their own
Meanwhile Ambode remains doubly grateful to Asiwaju Tinubu for helping him fight and win this indigene-or-no-indigene battle. That is if he emerges victorious over the agitating Lagosians.
Beyond this, the fact is that Ambode has started on the wrong note by lying in regard to his true origins. The other troubling question is: if he has lied in this little matter, is he someone Lagosians can trust to tell the truth in more important issues?
As at the time of filing this report what some Lagosians have said to Bravo is that, if the APC in Lagos cannot present a candidate devoid of controversy, perhaps they would think of the bigger picture and allow the PDP to give Lagosians either Obanikoro or Jimi Agbaje.
The Nigerian military once again made a u-turn when the director, Defence Information, Brig Gen Chris Olukolade retracted an earlier statement that claimed that a number of the abducted Chibok girls had been freed.