THE HEADIES NOMINEES 2011
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Click for Full Image Size The nominees list for The Headies, formerly called Hiphop World Awards was released August 2,2011 via The headies website. The nominees were decided upon by The headies nomination Jury made up of top professionals in the industry and headed by DJ Jimmy Jatt.

This year's edition will be holding in Abuja come September 2011.

Iceprince leads the pack with 9 nominations as he faces serious competition from 2Face who has 7 nominations. Followed by Dr. Sid and Darey with 6 nominations each, then MI with 5 nominations.

The two young talents in the game, Wizkid and Olamide grabbed 4 nominations each.

Chief Raymond Dokpesi gets the special Recognition award entering The headies Hall Of Fame

Here is the full list


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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

-Darey
-MI
-D'banj
-Tuface
-Duncan Mighty

SONG OF THE YEAR

Most popular song released as a single or from an album in 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

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
-The Way You Are – Darey
-God Hand – Eva
-Rain Drops – Tuface
-Be My Man – Asa

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.

-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
-Jessie Jagz – Oleku, Jargo
-Cobhams – The Way you Are, There Is A Cry

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO
DIRECTOR)


Best conceptualized, 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 'N' B SINGLE

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

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 'N' B/ POP ALBUM

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 RAP SINGLE

Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

-Oleku – Ice 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 RAP ALBUM

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

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

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 COLLABO

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

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

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

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

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

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

BEST STREET HOP

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
NEXT RATED

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
HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Best New artiste in the year under review

-Dr. Sid
-Mo'Cheddah
-Jesse Jagz
-YQ
-Lynxxx
BEST CONSCIOUS SONG OF THE YEAR

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

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

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

-Chief Raymond Dokpesi

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ojorooooooooooooooooooo
bonny | 8/5/2011 9:31:11 AM
so u guys want to tell me p square dont deserve to be in any of this categories?when will we stop all this ojorooooooooooooo in nija?
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Dont mind them
Diva | 8/5/2011 11:57:52 AM
What happened to Faze and P square, so does it mean that they are not good enough to deserve any domination in any of the categories

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TRUE TALK
lady | 8/6/2011 3:07:05 PM
Dats true wat happnd 2 psquare
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Naija should grow up
Don Kemus | 8/6/2011 7:53:17 PM
Come to that who is Darey in music industry ? to compare with ( p square )
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nomination list
felicia isaac | 8/12/2011 11:22:55 PM |
I tink it`s wrng 2 say psquare is beta dan darey com on let`s b truthful darey is a gud artist who deserves 2 b on d list of nomination although dat doz not take away d fact dat d twin are doin a gr8 job bt if darey is on d list dat means he deserves it N 2ndly I must confess dat faze`s album is a disappiontment he didn`t meet up 2 stndard I fink d list is perfect.
best concious song of the year
riliwan saka | 8/7/2011 6:08:52 PM
wild wild west
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best concious song of the year
riliwan saka | 8/7/2011 6:10:58 PM
wild wild west
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No room for Gospel artists
kingsley | 8/10/2011 9:44:38 AM
have you guys ever listened to iyke onka,Nosa,frank edwards and Ada dasings? maybe it time we started appreciating good music in naija.
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Keyon | 8/11/2011 7:51:27 PM
The forum is a brighter place tnhaks to your posts. Thanks!
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Dance hall
Ejike | 8/12/2011 1:00:45 AM
No terry g no timaya
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Timaya
Damsey | 10/22/2011 8:16:18 AM |
Owl d hell is timaya or wt did u even call him,he sings nothing bt rubblish.tks
Timaya
Damsey | 10/22/2011 8:17:14 AM |
Owl d hell is timaya or wt did u even call him,he sings nothing bt rubblish.tks
Dance hall
Ejike | 8/12/2011 1:00:51 AM
No terry g no timaya
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am cool withe it
bobby | 8/13/2011 11:29:42 AM
i am ok with the nominy worth does terry g and timaya have to ofer i just hop boy vector get to win even one
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Perfect
Ema & G | 10/3/2011 6:14:41 PM |
Eni duro 4 d streets hop whythered they like it or not...i just pray dat vector goes home smilling with an award b'cos i luv him so much...
perfect
tobby | 8/19/2011 4:12:31 PM
d list is damn too perfect
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Very Good
Joseph | 8/19/2011 6:40:47 PM
Dis list is perfect my broda.i hope 2baba win's everything o! My love goes out to 2face a.k.a 2baba a.k.a hypertic nigger a.k.a fada of all nation a.k.a nigeria pride africa finest a.k.a innocent bad boy a.k.a one love a.k.a thank u vry much u'r welcom
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hiphop
krest | 8/19/2011 11:26:10 PM
why vec make only nominees. Does it mean vec does not have much fans or what. The nominees is ok by me i just pray vec to pik lyrics thans is your c krest aka kre
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improper
Ay | 8/22/2011 3:32:21 PM
We only see d same set of ppl every year.....
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Nice
B | 8/26/2011 9:06:30 PM
What ever happened to Jodie,4 best female vocal,yeah.Wit Kuchi kuchi
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Timaya and Etcetera are omitted
Princewill Uche Nwoku | 8/28/2011 12:27:49 PM
Nice nominations but timaya deserves a spot as well as etcetera my opinion though.
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Apako master
Mrj4 | 8/29/2011 12:09:24 AM
Although d list is ok but dat list is incompleted,
d judges are jst jelous of of our gingar man terry G nd our p spuare.
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Port Harcour Boy
namse | 8/31/2011 9:30:23 AM
I don't know why Duncan Mighty's Port Harcourt boy I'd not nominated for song of d year.
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2 headies
Unexko | 10/23/2011 6:54:55 AM |
Guy i dn't no what say about d exception of Psquare.
Kuchi
Ejyk | 8/31/2011 6:56:50 PM
nt takin anytin away frm d nominees, i tink jodie wit kuchi kuchi is suposed 2b on d category of best vocal(female) nd dos it mean d invasion album is nt worth its hype? Am rooting 4 vec tha viper 2win.
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Artistic duplicity...
Habey/ 2/9/2011 1.00am | 9/2/2011 2:15:30 AM
Kudos2 the organizers,the brand import of this edition of rewarding artistic excellent is top-notch.howeva,giving nomination to work done in the year gone by is,in al fairness,creepy nd scandalous.We deserve a better deal.What are the criteria for nomination!??!
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Wat of d gospel singas?
holumeeday | 9/3/2011 6:59:21 AM
r dey nt worth rceiving award..dnt base ur award only on hiphop artists only pls.its a bias act
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Timaya
Vico | 9/5/2011 12:03:37 AM
D list is fairly gud... Bt wat of timaya? Fink u guyz r cheatn on egberipopsi. He deserves at least 2 nominations. Cm 2 tink of it, no timaya on dat list? "f**k up"
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p square
Arthurz | 9/17/2011 12:44:44 PM
Dont tel me the headies judges no c psquare with their booming album INVASION i am tempted 2 say dat dis iz cheatin neva d les kudos 2 ice prince n 2 face dem much
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psquare nd duncan mighty
pointer | 9/18/2011 11:52:51 PM
unfair,no psquare no duncan.una no dy go church.plz lets include their names.abeg
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hip hop
tripleoniks | 9/29/2011 5:14:28 AM
dis a 9ice list but were is 9ice??????????????????????????????/
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hip hop
tripleoniks | 9/29/2011 5:25:17 AM
dis a 9ice list but were is 9ice??????????????????????????????/
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best upcoming artist
paparazi | 9/30/2011 10:22:48 AM
why is there nt best up coming artist.wizkid hot 2 b therd
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Best upcoming artist
Sylva Edoh | 9/30/2011 4:04:13 PM
Ice prince rated 9 i luv is new track superstar
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Best upcoming artist
Sylva Edoh | 9/30/2011 4:05:14 PM
Ice prince rated 9 i luv is new track superstar
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terry g
dnegro | 10/1/2011 8:40:07 AM
f**k up, no terry g on d list
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Psquare, jahbless, terry G, lkt, seriki, Skaliey mental, laylow,
Admonluga | 10/5/2011 10:15:15 AM
Terry G ft 9ice-ori mi dsav a nomination. Seriki-undisputed, is a rhyming mad joint witout chorus. Who dsav streethop if not Skaliey mental. Lkt ft psquare follow follow wetin do d song ? Psquare album is a bang album wot happen to d nomination, Soundsultan ft Banky W-very good bad guy, why is d song omitted, jahbless ft Banky W is a nice R&B song wetin happen Judges ?
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Everybody love ICEPRINCE
Admonluga | 10/5/2011 10:18:21 AM
ICEPRINCE dsav 4awards. I gbadun d guy flow like mad, cos he doesn't play piano but always on Key
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Good nominations
John swagz | 10/7/2011 1:18:22 AM
Jude abaga deserves a more advanced award,he's no doubt the best rapa africa cld eva tink of havin...he deserves d award for d best nigerian musician...HE IS THE HIP-HOP MESSIAH!!
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U deserve 2 b shot
Rite in d head | 10/21/2011 11:34:17 AM |
Haa..pple who have low self esteem r soo 4ked up mehn....shut da 4k up nd get ur mother4kin ass on d seat nd go listen to real rap mother4ker.....m.i is good buh far 4rm d best....b***h
Best of all nominees
usman adebesin a.k.a M.I | 10/9/2011 10:33:41 AM
Talking of the best of all jude+abaga is the best and he deserve to win all the award,curze he is better than any other rapper out there,and also he is the best in the world.i beg 0o make una do sometin 0o.fanks 4rm d next upcomin M.I
(Yes yes yawh)
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Nigerianz!!
U don wona know | 10/21/2011 11:29:37 AM |
If u dont know s**t about som tin shut da f**k up...m.i is nt d best in nigeria let alone africa...r u nuts or somtins...go listen to real rap b4 opening ur God 4saking mouth to say s**t...u anus
Ignorance
Jonah austine | 10/9/2011 10:44:52 AM
Psquares album invasion was released in 2011 so it didn't fall into d year unda review............pls dia shuld b chance 4 gospel artiste and dancehall artiste 2,jesse jagz 4 produsa of d yia,evrybody luvs iceprince,best rap album m.i sold 30000 copies at d first 30min of release i tink dat is indid incredible
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Ice prince
Tunde | 10/9/2011 2:46:35 PM
Ice prince 2 much man kudos to u, he should get at least 3 of dem cos he get bling bling all over his condom eeeehhhh! but 2 be honest where is p square.
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Ice prince
Tunde | 10/9/2011 2:46:54 PM
Ice prince 2 much man kudos to u, he should get at least 3 of dem cos he get bling bling all over his condom eeeehhhh! but 2 be honest where is p square.
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2 baba
ismail akande | 10/10/2011 9:03:52 AM
had it been ogrin,de lyrical trouble is around he would av swept all de award.but all de same 2 baba all de way
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Na wa o
Blessingcassy | 10/11/2011 5:07:19 AM
Where's psquare on d list?big cheatin
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9ice
Do2un | 10/13/2011 6:38:07 AM
Wat happen 2 9ice is he no longer in d naija music industry 4 u guys not 2 offer him just 1 category
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RITA DOMINIC
UCHENWANYI | 10/13/2011 3:53:14 PM
ALL DIS THNZ WEY I DEY C SO, NA WHO I 4ASK. U NA NO DEY GO CHURCH?, U NA WEAK ME O O. ABEG OGA ORGANIZA ARRANGE ONE HEADIE FOR RITA.,,, LATER I GO TELL AM WHO SHE GO GVE... TU BABA,, D NXT THNG, ALL D AWARDS, HOLD YA SEF O O. GO 4 GRAMMYZ.
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Psquare
Chinenye ogbu | 10/15/2011 7:36:47 AM
I fink psquare wud b in 2012 awards since d invasion album jst came out afterall mi2 waz 2o10
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Why is psquare nd terry g excluded
Kennie | 10/15/2011 1:03:20 PM
Dis list is nt so gud.why shd dbanj b on dis list wen psquare is nt there.dis is nt fair.terry g(sangalow)shld v bin in d category 4 song of d yr.wat did dbanj sing lst yr.dis is OJORO
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Partiality
Mama k | 10/15/2011 1:17:33 PM
Wat is darey nd dbanj doing on d artiste of d yr list.nd why shd give it to me b in d song of d yr category.nd why is terry g nt on dis list,cos in 2010 dey didnt nominate him,wats d excuse dis time.nd wat of psquare's songs
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gud selection
leke | 10/16/2011 4:26:33 PM
i tink d judges did a veri gud job.mi, ice prince,jesse j,tu face,wiz kid,waje,samklef, should pick an award each.best of luck
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Mumu,ilitrate f**ls
Bodθ | 10/16/2011 9:27:12 PM
D yre unda review cnt include p.squre cos invasn jst came out.2, 1 mumu i***t says y wil d'banj b on d list wen p squre is nt dere ,ma topic is 4 d dude dat made dat statement. Whch of dis guyz produce smtin near mr endowed remix wif snoop.bounch of f**ls.d banj,ma n'joy jooo.mumu ppu.i dn provok sef...
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De rebirth
Bryan | 10/18/2011 11:47:49 AM
Abeg dem 4 nominated timaya 4 one award d guy try 4 him album
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De rebirth
Bryan | 10/18/2011 11:48:14 AM
Abeg dem 4 nominated timaya 4 one award d guy try 4 him album
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9ice nd Vec
shola | 10/19/2011 2:51:16 AM
4 me i don't tink d nomination is ok at all. Fristly wat happen 2 VEC ft 9ice (Angeli) 4 best collabo. Nd s unfair dat baba 9ice didn't gt any nomination. Likewise Joldie (Kuchi kuchi) 4 female best vocal. Wit d lyf of psquare. Nd 4 me V.E.C. worth mor dan a normination. Nd y excludin Timaya, Terry g?
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i hate t
xholayranky aka mr 9ice guy | 10/19/2011 3:35:10 AM
y xcludin 9ice? Wat a 4****k
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Flavour
Nnamdi | 10/20/2011 4:41:42 AM
U ppl r tokn about PSquare,Timaya,Terry G.. Wot of Flavour? He got 3 nominatnz in Chanel O whyl he just got 1 here,our indigenous word. He waz a masive hit in d tym undr review.
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Flavour
Nnamdi | 10/20/2011 4:42:03 AM
U ppl r tokn about PSquare,Timaya,Terry G.. Wot of Flavour? He got 3 nominatnz in Chanel O whyl he just got 1 here,our indigenous word. He waz a masive hit in d tym undr review.
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gud selectn..........bt some1 is missing
emperor ayobami | 10/21/2011 4:19:10 AM
plz where is my man naeto c,........include my man,iceprince u get mouth die...infact ur head dey dere.dont wori evrybodi wil continue to luv u.more grease to ur elbow'''emperor says soooo
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Gospel!!!!
Funke aina M Oke | 10/21/2011 5:04:46 AM
U guys shuld encouraged gospel music pls. and were is DAVIDO ma na gere and i get Owo ft Naeto C. up Dbanj and Tiwa savage & Asa all d way!
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Hop street
Damsey | 10/22/2011 8:21:04 AM
I tink kabakaba is da best for dat nominies?
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bulls**t award!
ola tee | 10/24/2011 9:56:54 AM
all i knw about dis award is...they really dont list it well....were is psquare,9ice,vector,muna,eva,dipp,etc....the organizers are cheaters they are joke! ptewwwwwwww!
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P-square
Kemzy | 12/11/2011 4:29:15 AM
Dis list is a cheat. P-square shal cont'd 2 b sucesful even if una no includ am 4 dis list. Buls***t. P-sq 4 eva
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