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Teni Is The Star Of The Night At The 2019 Headies

After a night full of surprises, impressive live performances and disappointing rounds of no-shows, Teni emerged the biggest winner at the 2019 Headies. The singer who recently released her “Billionaire” EP walked home with four awards out of her six nominations including Best Pop Single for her 2018 monster hit, ‘Case‘. She was closely followed by Falz who bagged three awards including Best Album for the critics’ darling “Moral Instruction“. The biggest surprise of the night was Burna Boy who secured only two awards out of his eight nominations as well as Adekunle Gold who didn’t win any awards of his five nominations.

For the coveted Next Rated Award, Rema edged over Victor AD, Lyta, Zlatan and Joe Boy to secure the category that traditionally comes with a car. The Mavin Records‘ superstar, therefore, joins the ranks of Wizkid, Davido, Wande Coal, Asa, Reekado Banks who have won that award.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Revelation Of The Year: Mayorkun

Producer Of The Year: KillerTunes

Best Performer Award: Yemi Alade

Best Collaboration: Burna Boy x Zlatan -Killin Dem

Best Rap Album: Falz -Moral Instruction

Lyricist On The Roll: A-Q

Best Alternative Song: Johnny Drille

Best Rap Single: Falz -Talk

Best Street Hop Artiste: Chiko Ekun – Able God

Best Vocal Performance (Male): WurlD

Best Vocal Performance (Female): Teni

Rookie Of The Year: Barry Jhay

Best R&B Single: Seyi Shay – Give Me Love

Best Pop Single: Teni – Case

Best R&B Album: Mayorkun – Mayor Of Lagos

Best Music Video: Clarence Peters – Dangote

Next Rated: Rema

Artiste Of The Year: Burna Boy

Best Recording Of The Year: Teni

Song Of The Year: Burna Boy – Ye

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice: Teni

Beyonce Brings Along Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy And Other African Superstars On “The Lion King: The Gift”

To the excitement of many, our Nigerian and African music superstars have been revealed to appear alongside Beyonce, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and more on the Beyonce-curated album, “The Lion King: The Gift.” The album which is executive produced by Queen Bey herself is inspired by Disney movie, The Lion King, which set to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Scheduled for release this Friday, July 19, the project is set to feature an all-star African cast including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Shatta Wale, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly. The album will also include ‘Spirit‘, the Beyonce single off the original soundtrack of the movie.

The Gift“, described by Beyonce as a “sonic cinema” is inspired by pop, hip-hop, pop and Afrobeats elements and is largely produced by some of the best producers across the continent.

The tracklist for "The Gift"

The tracklist for “The Gift”

In a released statement, Beyonce revealed that “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

It’s happening guys! Afrobeats to the world!!!

HEADIES 2016: THE NOMINEES


BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

EMERGENCY – D’BANJ

PRAY FOR ME – DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR

LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI

ORENTE – ADEKUNLE GOLD

SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ COUBLON – ‘GOOD TIME & RABA’

PHEELS – ‘PICK UP & LAGOS BOYS’ – OLAMIDE

LEGENDURY BEATS – ‘FINAL – BABA NLA’ WIZKID

YOUNG JOHN – ‘MAMA’ – KISS DANIEL

MASTAKRAFT – ‘FADA FADA’, ‘CONNECT’ – PHYNO

OSCAR HERMAN-ACKAH – ‘PRAY FOR ME’ – DAREY


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

EMERGENCY (D’BANJ) – UNLIMITED LA

MARY (SEYI SHAY) – MEJI ALABI

SOLDIER (FALZ THA BAD GUY) – CLARENCE PETERS

MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W

BAD – TIWA SAVAGE FEAT. WIZKID – SESAN


BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL

WANTED – WANDE COAL

KLITORIS – BRYMO

NAKED – DAREY

SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY


BEST R&B SINGLE

LOVE DON’T CARE – SIMI

MADE FOR YOU – BANKY W

SUPER WOMAN – WANDE COAL

PRAY FOR ME – DAREY

ADUKE – TJAN

SMILE – SHAYDEE


BEST POP SINGLE

MAMA – KISS DANIEL

FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID

PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD

OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO

REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE

EMERGENCY – D’BANJ

FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE

MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR


BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

NO KISSING’ – PATORANKING FT SARKODIE

BODY HOT – PRAIZ FT. JESSE JAGZ & STONE BWOY

JAGA LOVE – JESSE JAGZ

OLOWO – CYNTHIA MORGAN

PAM PAM – KETCHUP

TIMAYA – I LIKE THE WAY


BEST RAP ALBUM

EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE

POWERFUL – ILL BLISS

STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ

LIL’ KESH – YAGI


BEST COLLABO

SOLDIER – FALZ FEAT. SIMI

REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT. OREZI, IYANYA, OLAMIDE, KCEE

OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO

WAIT – SOLIDSTAR FEAT. TIWA SAVAGE

NO KISSING – PATORANKING FEAT. SARKODIE

MONEY – TIMAYA FEAT. FLAVOUR


BEST RAP SINGLE

EYAN MAYWEATHER – OLAMIDE

ASAMALEKUN – REMINISCE

JAGABAN – YCEE

CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI – ILL BLISS

AGU JI NDI MEN – A-Q

SHOW YOU SOMETHING – BOOGEY


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

BRYMO – SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING

DAREY FEAT. SOWETO CHOIR – PRAY FOR ME

SHAYDEE – SMILE

WANDE COAL – SUPER WOMAN

RIC HASSANI – GENTLEMAN


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

SIMI – LOVE DON’T CARE

SEYI SHAY – RIGHT NOW

ARAMIDE FEAT. ADEKUNLE GOLD – LOVE ME

OMAWUMI FEAT. ANGELIE KIDJO – PLAY NA PLAY


NEXT RATED

YCEE

TEKNO

MR. EAZI

HUMBLESMITH

ARAMIDE


HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

KISS DANIEL – NEW ERA

SEYI SHAY – SEYI OR SHAY

LIL’ KESH – YAGI

RUNTOWN – GHETTO UNIVERSITY


LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

ILL BLISS – CHUKWU AGOZI GOGI

REMINSCE – ASALAMALEKU

YCEE – JAGABAN

BOOGEY – SHOW YOU SOMETHING

A-Q – AGU JI NDI MEN’

MODENINE – NO MATTER WHAT


BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

OLAMIDE – WHO YOU EPP

AJEBUTTER FEAT. FALZ – BAD GANG

KOKER – KO LE WERK

YCEE – JAGABAN

SMALL DOKTA – GBERA

2T BOYS – CUSTOMER DADA NI


BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD

SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING – BRYMO

YOU SUPPOSE KNOW – BEZ

WAIT FOR ME – JOHNNY DRILLE

GENTLEMAN – RIC HASSANI


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

STORIES THAT TOUCH – FALZ

NEW ERA – KISS DANIEL

WANTED – WANDE COAL

SEYI OR SHAY – SEYI SHAY


ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

WIZKID

TIWA SAVAGE

FALZ

YEMI ALADE

OLAMIDE


SONG OF THE YEAR

FINAL (BABA NLA) – WIZKID

OSINACHI – HUMBLESMITH FEAT. DAVIDO

PICK UP – ADEKUNLE GOLD

REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FEAT.

FADA FADA – PHYNO FEAT. OLAMIDE


AFRICAN ARTISTE

SAUTI SOL

CASPER NYOVEST

DJ MAPHORISA

STONEBWOY

SARKODIE

JOS TO THE WORLD TRACKLIST

Ice Prince took to his Twitter and Instagram to reveal the track list for his upcoming album, ‘Jos To The World’ which is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016.

The 19 track album is set to have a lot of features from both Nigerian and non-Nigerian artistes. Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Yemi Alade, Koker, Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee, American rapper Bre-Z, The Fresh Brit are a few among others.

The album also features production credit from producers such as Tone P, South Africa’s DJ Buckz, Illkey, Chopstix, Sammy Gyang and Tekno.

EFFYZZIE MUSIC UNVEILS YEMI ALADE SCOUTED FEMALE ACT – “SOTI”

Effyzzie Music Group, home to Africa’s championing diva Yemi Alade and afro-pop act Geniuzz is proud to announce the addition of her new signee “Soti”, who was reportedly scouted by Yemi Alade.

Soti experienced a turn around in her music career when she met Yemi Alade in Abuja and shortly after, she signed a recording and management deal with Effyzzie Music Group/Rebel Movement.

She is set to release her official debut single titled “Feel You” which is already available for pre-order on iTunes.

Soti (real names: Sotonye Jane Willie-Pepple) born on the 1st of November 1991 is a Nigerian afro-R&B/pop singer and songwriter, influenced by the artistry of Michael Jackson, Sade, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Brandy.

Soti’s earlier works include a collaboration with producer P2J and Ice Prince Zamani on her single titled “Boy”. She also had a guest vocal appearance on Naeto C’s “Superman” and Ikechukwu’s “Killz”. The singer was once a member of a U.K band, The Lizards.

#MAMAAFRICA YEMI ALADE ANNOUNCED AS #MTVMAMA2016 HEADLINER

Just weeks away from the annual MTV Africa Music Awards, it has been announced that Yemi Alade will headline this Joburg’s first ever edition of the #MTVMAMA2016 alongside Nasty C and Babes Wodumo.

The Effyzzie Music diva who won the award for “Best Female” last year and delivered an electrifying performance; would return to the stage and bring the heat to the #MTVMAMA2016 with a performance which promises to leave tongues wagging.

The MTV Africa Music Awards will take place at The Ticketpro Dome on Saturday, 22 October 2016. The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (322) and ​MTV (130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT.

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