2018 Headies nominees: Davido, Wizkid top list

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Nigerian iconic singers, Davido, Wizkid, Simi and Olamide top list of nominees for the 2018 Headies’ Award, scheduled to hold on May 5, at Eko Hotels in Lagos.

A ceremony that recognises outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, the Smooth Promotions, organisers of the annual music fiesta, on Friday released the list of 77 nominees in over 25 different categories after short listing of thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).

Davido leads with six nominations, while Starboy Wizkid, Simi, and rapper Olamide follow with five nominations each for the award. The four singers were, however, nominated for the highly coveted ‘Artiste of the year’ award.

This year’s edition presents new categories of awards, which include: ‘The Viewer’s Choice Award’, ‘Best Performer’, with a special category to recognize the efforts of brands that have supported the entertainment industry.

Now in its 12th edition, The Headies (formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards) is a music award that honours outstanding achievement in the Nigerian music industry.

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