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The Headies 2011: Ice Prince, 2face, Dr Sid, Darey top Nominees List

The Headies 2011: Ice Prince, 2face, Dr Sid, Darey top Nominees List

Press Release:

The nominees for the annual urban music awards were announced via the official website, 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 and She and 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 MI (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.

Mohits 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. Dbanj 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 all Mohits 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 new comers 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), Lynxx (Revelation of the year), Vector (Lyricist on the roll), Goldie (Best Music Video and collabo of the year), Wizboyy (Street Hop), Essence (Best Collabo) and Patrick Ellis (Best Music Video).

Other usual suspects like Waje (Best RNB single and Best Female Vocal performance), Mocheddah (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. 

Nominee List


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 – Tuface
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” by Dr Sid, Mr Endowed, Pop Champaign
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
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 Champaign – Dr. Sid
Holler At Ur 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 – Ic 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
MI – 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 – Wizboyy


Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

Ice Prince – Oleku
Wizkid – Holler At Your Boy
Olamide – Eni Duro
Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love


Best New artiste in the year under review

Dr. Sid
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 Tha Don


Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

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  • Terry da rapman’s “Boys are not smiling” was nominated for “lyricist on the roll”…what is it doing here again… :-S

  • wonderin y wizkid is not in HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR category……and i think Kas- filmile is stale nw.

  • This award something is basic rubbish! where z Eva Alordiah in the list pls. The list is so backwards abeg

  • Diz shiT is nonsense lyricist on a role and ice prince is dia? Wia d F is sauce kid?

  • rily feelin ur works lolz

  • D nomination list is awesome….. Big ups 2 Iceprince my number 1 atleast even conductor dey hail am 4 London…. wishing him d best

  • 2face will win everytin winnable @ d award ceremony, i also hope mode9 wil win d lyricist on d roll. DAYO OF HIP TV, JST WANA SAY I LOVE U, U TOO MUCH.

  • Undisputed 4 lyricist on d roll.nawa o

  • I believe my man Tuface will go home with awards.Up hypertek.Keep the ball rolling TUBABA u toooooooo much

  • De nomination list is amazing……………But 2face is still d best 4 now

  • I believe my man Tuface will go home with 5 or more.2BABA U 2MUCH,Angakumo Manasseh say one love.

  • Tuface na Baba God bless u and nobody go fit stop you from shining.

  • wat did psquare do 2 u guys dat there are nt nominated in any caterory,when actually they produce d best songs nd videos around dis part of d world? Not even timaya,terry g etc!

  • 2face u too much joor!

  • my guy MI shld jst take the best rapper of d yr

  • My main man tu baba and olamide keep it up

  • i blieve 2 baba ita and darey baba agba will go home with most of d award

  • i wonder y my number 1 guys(p square) are not on d list,hope is not magomago abeg

  • Awesome!! But i think psquare are left out, i hope iceprince to win and olamide too, i want 2face to win but not all atlist he’s not the only good thing we have to show off

  • 2face numba1 nija singar no need to contence cos is clear say him b fada of al d contencer..2face idibia u 2mus jooo…we lv u die..kep it on GOD DEY UR SIDE…

  • I luv d headies. U guyz are 2 much. I bliv ma men Ice Prince who dn’t play piano bt always on key, 2face Idibia a living legend and M.I who is choping d game like fufu….U guys are d bomb. Ice Prince gonna win d next rated i sure as hell blive dat….The headies keep up ur good work.

  • y is sound sultans name not on d consious song list is 2010 jnot consious enough

  • 2baba is already d winner..cos he gat al d swag…A livin HERO on 9ja soil

  • dis is awesomely sick, do u mean dat d likes of psquare,terryg,timaya,solid star are nt in d makin @all? Nominatin cabo snoop nd d likes whn som stars are nt compectd 4dia gud wrks-u guys shd re-do dat list o!

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