Nigeria Afro-beats artist, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido and Damini Ogulu, a Grammy award-winner popularly known as Burna Boy will battle for best album at Headies.
They will also have to battle with Rema, Asake, Omah Lay and Victony for the Album of the Year.
This comes as the Nigerian most prestigious music award show, released the much-anticipated nominations list for its 16th edition today.
The list contains an array of both local and international artists that have been recognised for their contribution to the music scene in the past year.
According to the report, Burna Boy received the most nods on the list with a total of 11 nominations.
Burna Boy leads ‘Recording of the Year nominations
In the “Best Recording of the Year category” Burna Boy leads with “Alone.” He is followed by Victony and Tempoe with “Soweto.”
Then Omah Lay’s “I’m a Mess” comes next, followed by Oxlade’s “Ku lo sa”, Davido’s “Stand Strong” and Tems’ “No Woman, No Cry.”
For the producer of the year, Magicsticks was nominated for “Sungba Remix”, Pheelz for “Electricity”, Andrevibez & London for “Calm Down,” Tempoe for “Soweto”, Kel-P for “Kpe Paso” and Rexxie for “Abracadabra.”
Other categories include Songwriter of the Year, Best R&B Single, Best Rap Single, Best Vocal Performance (Male and Female), Best Music Video, Best Collaboration, Afrobeats Single of the Year, Best West-African Artiste of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best Inspirational Single, Lyricist On The Roll amongst many others.
International Artists to Receive Headies Award
This year, international artists who have made their mark in the Nigerian music industry will also be awarded.
The nominees for the 2023 International Artiste of the Year Category include Drake, Future, Selena Gomez, Don Toliver and Ed Sheeran.
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