HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS UNVEIL NOMINEES

After what seemed like an endless wait, the nominees for the fifth edition of Hiphopworld awards were formally unveiled on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at a small breakfast event held at the awards secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos; and broadcast live via the awards website hiphopworldawards.com and online entertainment journal NET.

Present at the unveiling were multiple nominees MI, Jesse Jagz, Banky W and Dagrin. Other nominees like Darey, Mocheddah, Ibiyemi and Wande Coal were represented by their minders. Guests at the unveiling include: Senior Manager segment (Consumer Marketing) Sherry Eromosele, Brand Manager Youth Segment (MTN Xtracool) Kelvin Orifa, Editor of Saturday Independent Olumide Iyanda, CEO of BlackHouse Media Ayeni Adekunle, Talent Manager, Bayo Omisore, Principal consultant at Sodium Brand Solutions Abisoye Fagade, Knighthouse CEO Rogba Arimoro, CEO of One Management Emem Ema and Digiprints DMD Kingsley James.

Executive Producer Ayo Animashaun revealed the full list of nominees shortly after noon.

Amounting to a total of 19 categories, two new categories were introduced this year, Best RNB Single and Best Pop single. Please find below the full list of nominees, category definitions and full criteria for eligibility as released by the screening committee on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)

C.E.O

Artiste: DAGRIN

Producer(s): Sossick, Sars, T-Frizzle and Dokta Frabz

Record Label: Missofunyin Entertainment

MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS

Artiste: WANDE COAL

Producer(s): Don Jazzy

Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

UN-DAREY-TED

Artiste: DAREY

Producer(s): Tee-Y Mix and Cobhams

Record Label: Soul Muzik

DANGER

Artiste: PSQUARE

Producer(s) – Paul Okoye, Peter Okoye, J Martins, Effrenzy

Record Label – Square Records

LEAST EXPECTED

Artiste: BRACKET

Producer(s): Dekumzy, J Martins, Phino

Record Label: Ape Planet

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

WANDE COAL

Real Name(s): OJOSHIPE WANDE JNR.

Album Title: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits

Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

TERRY G

Real Name(s): GABRIEL AMANYI

Album Title: Ginjah Ur Swaggah - Season 1

Record Label: Bluemoon Entertainment, TGP Recordz

DAREY

Real Name(s): DARE ART ALADE

Album Title: Un.Darey.Ted

Record Label: Soul Muzik

BRACKET

Real Name(s): NWACHUKWU OZIOKO and ALI OBUMNEME

Album Title: Least Expected

Record Label: Ape Planet

DAGRIN

Real Name(s): OLAITAN OLAONIPEKUN

Album Title: C.E.O

Record Label: Missofunyin Entertainment

SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

“YORI YORI”

Artiste: BRACKET

Album: Least Expected

Producer: Dekumzy

Record Label Ape Planet

“KOKOROKO”

Artiste: KEFEE

Album: A Piece Of Me

Producer: K Solo

Record Label Branama Afrique

“YOU BAD”

Artiste: Wande Coal

Album: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits

Producer: Don Jazzy

Record Label: Mo’Hits Records

FREE MADNESS Pt. 2”

Artiste: Terry G

Album: Ginjah Ur Swaggah - Season 1

Producer: Terry G

Record Label: Bluemoon Entertainment, TGP Recordz

ALANTA”

Artiste: Art Quake

Album: Art Work

Producer(s): Puffy T, Del B, Austin Beat, Cheefo & Soso Beats

Record Label: K.I.P Entertainment

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

“STRONG TING”

Album – THE W EXPERIENCE

Artiste – Banky W

Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment

“I LOVE U”

Album – DANGER

Artiste – P-Square

Producer(s) – Paul Okoye

Record Label – Square Records

“HEAVEN PLEASE”

Album – TIMI (Unreleased)

Artiste – Timi Dakolo

Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

Record Label – (Unreleased)

“KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”

Album – Lara George

Artiste – Lara George

Producer(s) – Wole Oni

Record Label – Soforte Entertainment


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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.

TEE-Y MIX

Album/Song Title – “More”, “Love Truly

Artiste(s) – DAREY ART ALADE, IYANYA

COBHAMS

Album/Song Title – “Strong Ting”, “No Stars”

Artiste(s) – Banky W, Darey Art Alade

DON JAZZY

Album/Song Title – “Banana”, “U Bad”

Artiste(s) – Wande Coal

SOSSICK

Album/Song Title – “Everyday”, “Igboro”

Artiste(s) – Dagrin

DOKTA FRABZ

Album/Song Title – “Thank God”, “Ako Mi Ti Poju”

Artiste(s) – Dagrin, Naeto C

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

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.

JUDE OKOYE

Music Video Title – “DANGER”

Artiste - P Square

WUDI AWA

Music Video Title – “Kokoroko”

Artiste – Keffe

CLARENCE PETERS

Music Video Title – “Finest”

Artiste – Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto

BOBBY BOULDERS

Music Video Title – Ako Mi Ti Poju

Artiste – Naeto C

MEX

Music Video Title – “Safe”

Artiste – M.I

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

“STRONG TING”

Artiste(s) – Banky W

Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

“NEVER FELT A LOVE”

Artiste(s) – Femi

Producer – Sure Fire Group USA.

“I LOVE YOU”

Artiste(s) – P-Square

Producer – Paul Okoye

“NO STARS”

Artiste(s) – Darey Art Alade

Producer – Cobhams Asuquo

“OVERKILLIN”

Artiste(s) – Djinee

Producer – Jesse Jagz

BEST POP SINGLE

Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

“YORI YORI”

Artiste(s) – Bracket

Producer – Dekumzy

“U BAD”

Artiste(s) – Wande Coal

Producer – Don Jazzy

“KOKOROKO”

Artiste(s) – Keffe

Producer – K Solo

“DANGER”

Artiste(s) – P-Square

Producer – Paul Okoye

“HOTTER THAN FIRE”

Artiste(s) – Dr. Pat and Sheyman

Producer – Sheyman

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS

Artiste- Wande Coal

Producer(s) - Don Jazzy

Record Label- Mo Hits Records

DANGER

Artiste- P-Square

Producer(s) – Paul Okoye, Peter Okoye, J Martins, Effrenzy

Record Label – Square Records

LEAST EXPECTED

Artiste- Bracket

Producer(s) – Dekumzy, J Martins, Phino

Record Label- Ape Planet

UN.DAREY.TED

Artiste – Darey Art Alade

Producer(s) – Tee Y-Mix, Cobhams

Record Label – Soul Muzik

BEST RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

AKO MI TI POJU

Artiste(s) – Naeto C

Producer – Dokta Frabz

OWO ATI SWAGGER

Artiste(s) – Catiair

Producer – J Sleek

FINEST

Artiste(s) – Knight House ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto

Producer – Knight House

SAMPLE Remix

Artiste(s) – Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz

Producer – Pherowshuz

SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE

Artiste(s) – M.I

Producer – M.I

BEST RAP ALBUM

Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

CEO

Artiste – Dagrin

Producer(s) – Sossick, T-Frizzle, Dokta Frabz, Sarz

Record Label - Missofunyin Entertainment

DAT IBO BOY

Artiste – Ill Bliss

Producer(s) – Micworx, Osh, Suspect, Terry G, Frenzy, Tee Y-Mix, Elajoe, Paul Play, XYZ

Wazbeat, M.I, Jonah the Monarch

Record Label – Gorretti Records

MORE THAN RAP MUSIC

Artiste – Cartiair

Producer(s) – J Sleek, Spanky, Sossick, WC, Mic-On, Kid Connect

Record Label – Magic Records

THE INVESTMENT

Artiste – Kel

Producer(s) – Suspect, Jesse Jags, Tee Y-Mix

Record Label – Capital Hills

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

M.I

Song Title – Somebody wants To Die

Album Title – (Unreleased)

Record Label – Chocolate City

MODENINE

Song Title – Bad Man

Album Title – Da Vinci Mode (Not released in year under review)

Record Label – Red Eye Music

OD

Song Title – Got To Love Me

Album Title – (Unreleased)

Record Label – X3M Music

PHEROWSHUZ

Song Title – Sample Remix (Featured by Terry Tha Rapman)

Album Title – Boys Are Not Smiling (Unreleased)

Record Label – Megaphunk

BEST COLLABO

Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

KOKOROKO

Artistes – Kefee Ft. Timaya

Producer – K Solo

FINEST

Artistes – Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto

Producer – Knight House

AYE PO GAN

Artistes – Ill Bliss Ft. Terry G

Producer – Terry G

SAMPLE Remix

Artistes – Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz

Producer – Pherowshuz

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

DARE ART ALADE

Song Title - “NO STARS”

Producer- Cobhams

BANKY W

Song Title - “STRONG TING”

Producer- Cobhams

WANDE COAL

Song Title - “BANANA”

Producer- Don Jazzy

GT THE GUITARMAN

Song Title - “KINIMATISE”

Producer(s) – Gospelondebeat

TIMI DAKOLO

Song Title - “HEAVEN PLEASE”

Producer- Cobhams

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

IBIYEMI

Song Title - “DON’T LEAVE ME”

Producer – Ross Oscar

KEFEE

Song Title - “KOKOROKO”

Producer – K Solo

LARA GEORGE

Song Title - “KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”

Producer – Wole Oni

WAJE

Song Title - “Kolo”

Producer - 37

EVA

Song Title - “NO CRY”

Producer – Wole Adesanya

BEST STREET HOP

The most popular street-hop single in year under review

“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2”

Artiste(s) – Terry G

“IGBORO TI DARU”

Artiste(s) – Klever J Ft. Eedris Abdul Kareem

“FILE BE”

Artiste(s) – Jaywon

“ALANTA”

Artiste(s) – Art Quake

“ONE BY ONE”

Artiste(s) – Side One

NEXT RATED

Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review

GENERAL PYPE

Song Title – “CHAMPION”

MO CHEDDAH

Song Title – “IF YOU WANT ME”

JESSE JAGZ

Song Title – “WETIN DEY”

D’PRINCE

Song Title – “OMOBA”

SKUKI

Song Title – “BANGER”

HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review

WANDE COAL

Real Name(s): OJOSHIPE WANDE JNR.

Album Title: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits

Record Label: Mo’Hits Record

KEL

Real Name(s): KELECHI OHIA

Album Title: The Investment

Record Label: Capital Records

DJINEE

Real Name(s): NOSA OSAYAMWEN

Album Title: Djinee

Record Label: None

ILL BLISS

Real Name(s): Tobechukwu Ejiofor

Album Title: Dat Ibo Boy

Record Label: Gorretti

OMAWUMI

Real Name(s): Omawumi Megbele

Album Title: Super Woman

Record Label: OMA Records

HIP HOP WORLD HALL OF FAME

Non competitive category

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION

  1. Only music materials released in the Nigerian market between December 2008 and November 2009 are eligible for nomination.

  1. Artistes cannot submit music materials created by other people except for materials to which they have copyright.

  1. All music materials must fall into Pop, HipHop, Urban Contemporary, R&B, Reggae, Dance Hall and Soul.

  1. Songs and albums in the popular categories are screened for popularity around the country and not in particular centers or states.

  1. Nigerian born artistes are not qualified for the African artiste of the year category.

  1. No music materials that endorse/encourage fraud, alcohol abuse, narcotics and wanton sex are eligible for nomination, except if said songs have radio-edited versions.

  1. The screening committee/panel of judges can nullify any category that is not competitive in the year under review.

  1. Best Music Video of the year goes to the video director.

  1. Non Nigerian creators (including artistes, producers and music video directors) are not eligible for nomination except in African artiste of the year category.


  1. The board of judges shall decide on the recipients of the HipHop World Awards Hall Of Fame.

  1. All eligible music materials are considered fairly regardless of who submitted or not.

  1. Only creators credited on music works shall be considered as right owners.

  1. The ‘Headie Plaque’ remains the property of HipHop World Awards. It is not transferable at any point. The judges have a right to withdraw an award at any time.

  1. Each participant on every collaboration shall be awarded.

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