For every lover of Nigerian music, the last four months of the year only means one thing; The Headies will be releasing 13th Headies nominees anytime and soon. And when the nominees of the Headies 2019 are released, you are about to have that heated argument with a random person on social media or your friend at the office over who should and shouldn’t have gotten to the nomination list.
According to reliable source from Hip TV, this year’s awards promise to be great as they are do everything to make it a fantastic show. Last year’s edition is the 12th Edition and its titled “Create A Rare Experience” (CARE), so this year we await the theme
Founded by the Hip Hop World Magazine in 2006, The Headies is an annual award ceremony created to recognize the outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The Headies is arguably the most prestigious music award in Nigeria no wonder it often called the Nigeria Grammies.
As we wait for the Headies 2019 nominees to be released, we at Naij Mobile have decided to predict the artists that will be getting nominations in the big categories; Album of the Year, Producer of the year, the Song of the Year, Artiste of the year and of course the Next Rated.
The Headies 2019 will only recognize songs and albums released between a specific time frame. So don’t expect to see some of your favorite brand new songs getting nominated
13th Headies Expectations – Album of the Year
2018 and 2019 have been a terrific year for Nigerian albums most especially Burna Boy. We expect the frontrunner to be Burna boy not because he has released two Albums; “Outside” and “African Giant” but because both were a massive success. We also expect kizz Daniel “No Bad Songz”, Adekunle Gold “About 30” Mayorkun’s “The Mayor of Lagos” and and Seun Kuti’s “Black times”
13th Headies Expectations – Song of the year
With so many hits this year, this category will be tough to predict. But We fully expect to see Wizkid “Soco” get nominated and probably win it as well. We also expect to see Burna boy’s “killin dem” and “Ye,” Chinko Ekun’s “Able God” and 2baba “Amaka” to get nominated too.
Rounding off the nominations should be Teni “Case,” Zlatan Ibile ‘Leg work’, Dr Real’s “Legbegbe” and Davido’s “Assurance”. To be honest Burna Boy has been one of the most outstanding artists in Nigeria in the year in review. So don’t be surprised if you see two or even three of his songs get into the list.
13th Headies Expectations – Producer of the year.
Most times, the winner of this category goes to whoever produced the song of the year. The Producer of the year in The Headies 2019 is likely to be judge by that too. So whatever songs win the song of the year, the producer of that song is likely to get the producer of the year award.
13th Headies Expectations – Artist of the Year
Since the release of ”Outside” and “African Giant”, Burna Boy has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in Nigerian music at the moment, joining the likes of Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and 2018 Headies ‘Artist of the Year’ winner, Davido.
As for other big names who are likely to get nominated, we are predicting Teni who utterly was the most talked-about female artist in Nigeria: Ninola who dropped several hits, Olamide, Kizz daniel and maybe Mayorkun
13th Headies Expectations – Next Rated
The ‘Next Rated’ category is one of the most anticipated categories, as we all get to estimate which of our favorite new artists is going to the next big thing in the Nigeria Music Industry.
We are not expecting another Donjazzy vs Olamide, but like always eyebrows will be raised when the winner will be announced. Teni,Fireboy, Zlantan, Lyta, Rema etc (Pls note that the next rated is for new artist without an album)
Stay tuned with us and we promise to give you all the news as they drop for the 13th Headies