Official Nominees of 2018 Top Naija Music Awards (Full List)

Finally, we present to you the official Nominees list of the 2018 Top Naija Music Awards, the 6th Edition, which was drawn out of about 7,000 entries from Nigerian musicians all over the world. Interestingly in this year’s edition, we have an increase in number of nominees in the categories of best DJ and Gospel Music, while some categories were like Best Gospel Music Video director and Lycircal exploration and some others are off because we had little or no qualified nominees for them. All in all, we are excited about the all the nominees of this year’s edition and congratulate them.

ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS

Voting will start in a couple of days. Get your fans ready as the voting this year’s method of voting is very different from what it used to be in the past. 

All nominees will have their voting codes with which their fans can vote at the sum of N50 per vote. Kindly take note.

PRIZE FOR WINNERS OF THE 2018 EDITION OF THE AWARD

As the year goes by, Top Naija Music Awards continue to improve despite the fact that the award has been running without any single sponsor. in 2017, we offered all winners free international distribution deals worth N250,000 which many of them jumped and which saved them a whole lot of money, in the 2018 edition, we are taking a step further. From the earnings from the voting, we will give back a portion to the winner of each award categories plus free international music distribution deals on these platforms iTunes, Akazoo, Amazon, Claro musica, Deezer, Google Play, Shazam, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music,  Zvooq,  KDigital Media, Gracenote, Pandora, Rhapsody /Napster, Dubset, 7 Digital, and Youtube Sound recording to the tune of N500,000 which will cover your song release for the whole of 2019. This is full sponsored by the organizers of this event, www.TopNaijaMusic.com

IF YOU DO NOT FIND YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST?

If you didn’t find your name on this list, and thought your name should really be on it, then one of these is the reason:

  • The link you submited was non existent at the time of screening your entry. i.e. meaning your link didn’t open OR
  • We couldn’t access your song because the website/blog you uploaded it on removed it                                          OR
  • The quality of the song you sent was below standard                                                                                                      OR
  • Inability to track the date your song was released. Problem was especially with sites like waploaded, waptrick, and blogger sites. This was one reason why we asked you to submit at least 5 links or a topnaijamusic.com link so that we can have all options to access your song.                                                                                                            OR 
  • The download link of your song has expired and so didn’t open for us to review

NB: Because most prospective nominees didn’t obey our rule of at least 5 blog links, we shelved that aspect and still assessed songs from whatever the song was uploaded to for example soundcloud, kiwi, youtube, datafilehost, naijapals etc. 

In conclusion, if you still have any reservation about your entry, email us immediately at topnaijamusicaward@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NOMINEES

Immdiately you find your name in this list, send a clean and sharp passport of yours to your email topnaijamusicaward@gmail.com for us to create your Voting artwork. It is very urgent and crucial. Your passport, your name and your category. 

THE 2018 OFFICIAL TOP NAIJA MUSIC AWARDS (6TH EDITION) NOMINEES ARE … 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

JOHNY DRILLE
IDO WEST
TENI THE ENTERTAINER
FUNBI
SONOROUZ
YOUNG EL
SLIMCASE
OLADIPS
DEMMIE VEE
RICHTHUG

 

ARTISTE TO WATCH

LMD AKIKA
SHAGGYBLAQ 
ST. CHIKA 
BIZAKEEM 
VERSE6IX
MAYNVENT
EMEKA SOLOMON 
SOFT
BRAVO G

 

BEST AFRO POP SINGLE (1ST AWARD)

JOSHDRE – FAKE
SLIMZEEY – SISTER CARO 
KONNECT BOY- COME MY WAY 
SMART-T – BIG TIME LOVER 
JUXTIS – SHORO SHORO 
HORSHO LEE – SADE 
RONJAYZ – YOGA 
DASTINE DAVE – KOKOSE 
JAYZEN – MIRANDA 
PHYZABECK – OMALICHA 
LEENA MARTINZ – AYEAYE 
DON DARROW – FOREVER 
Y.B – JEJE 
EDORANKY – JAH BLESS 
KISSES – WHAT IS THIS 
LERIKZ – ASANWA 
POPUREAL –CONFIRM
MARVINC X SUNNYSWAG – FOLASHADE 
TEEFEH BANKS – FAR AWAY 
KRIZEAL – SHALEWA
DAMIRAY – TITILAYO 
WAKIDY BANKS – REPLAY 
DEMZZY – IWO GANGAN 

 

BEST AFRO POP SINGLE (2ND AWARD) 

CAPTAIN YS – DO AS I DO 
I-KING – BABY GIRL  
V-CAN SNOW – YOUR BODY 
PHYZABECK – OMALICHA 
RAIMI- ALL IS FINE 
DASPY – AFRICAN WOMAN
LILKADI – CALL ME
N JAY – JUST FOR YOU 
SEAN KHEMY – DA DISCO 
LOCO – CRUSH
PRINZJOE – THE WAY
JIMSON – KORODO  
EXECUTIVE SCOTT – MODAJU 
NOVA-D – LADY
X-PAT – “MONALISA”
MINZANE – REWIND 
DE JAYZ – KILICHI 
RAGZ – SHEKERE 
JAYR – JINJA 
PSALMWHYSE FT FILMORE – LEAVE US 
MR SKXYZ FT KIMI BITO – GO LOW 
ADE4KABSS (ROBOT RAPPER) ==> UGLY LOVE  
PDYKE – YOU
D-SEED – CORPORATE 

 

BEST DANCE HALL SINGLE

XCOGEE – SHAWTY
PRINCE KENNY – FIRE BURN 
VIANEE – BAD BOI 
YUNGHEM – JEJELAYE 
YOUNG SHEKEH – SUMMER BUMMER 
AJAKSJOSH – TFA 
PRIYE – GBANA 
MACDON FT TOBLEZ – SUNGBALAJA 
ZEEPEE – ISSA VIBE 
MARCYKEYZ – SOWETO 
SWAGGER9JA – AM TAKEN 
TELVIN MOIBI – AFRICAN DANCE
JAVIDOOH – HELLO

 

BEST FOREIGN BASED NIGERIAN ARTISTE (A Nigerian act who is based abroad)

RAYJACKO 
CURRENCY BABA 
09ECHI 

 

BEST SONG/SOUND RECORDING
CHARMEE – OGOLODO
CHIMZY – ROLL UP
DENERIO – E SA MAJO
BELIEVE BY IVY FT GEORGE MILLA
MZ KHAY – LOVE THE WAY
KAIYLEB – STOP THE KILLINGS
ABOLADE BOBBY – GLOBAL
CYPZY – CHURCH
MARVIS BROWN – COMMERCIAL LOVE
NEKY – 2NYT

 

BEST RnB SINGLE 

JONAGZY – WAY UP 
FROZIO – SUPERNATURAL GIRL 
WOLF – GIVE IT TO ME 
MR. KINGS – WONDERLAND FT. ENOCH 
DE PRO – UDO (PEACE) 
Y JAY – NEVA LET GO 
PRIEST GENTLE – AM IN PAIN 
TUSPARK OGEBE – FLAWS  
SHAOKISSI – MATTERS
OLUWANISOLA – NO TIME 
OLAH – AKOREDE
PHOENIX ALABI – SHOW ME THE WAY 
JUXTIS – SHORO SHORO 

 

BEST COLLABORATION WITH AN “A” LIST ARTISTE

KING SNIFFY FT. TERRY THA RAPMAN — WAWA SHEGE
CHRIZBLINGZ FT. KCEE – ODOYEWU 
GASKY – “GBOWO” FT. LIL KESH 
BENCARTER – “BABY” FT. ERIGGA 

 

BEST CAMPUS MUSIC ARTISTE

JACEZINO FT JBRADAS – MARRY YOU – BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, NASARAWA STATE
RAFFO – FOREVER –  LASPOTECH
LAMYEED – MOJISOLA –  OOU  
WHIZPRINZE – MAPOLY 

 

BEST SONG COVER

PEDRO BLINGS – WO! (C0ver) 
NAIDSIN – IRE 
DHEELYT – IRE (COVER) 
DTL – EYAN LIONEL MESSI 
CASTRO JNR – WO (COVER) 
DON JUDE – HEART ROBBER (COVER) 
KUNLERAIN – WO 
RUNJOZZY – AJE (REFIX) 

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

PRESTIGIOUS – BALLERS
KUSIID – CHARISMA 
NAS T BREED – RAPPEST 
AKWATIK FT. WD – OBI IS NOW A MAN 
EXBROWN E – NO COMPETITION 
DR SWAG – ISHE
ROLLET – LEG OVER 
MALI YANKE & LYRICS LASISI FT BLASTO IMVA – AMAZING 
ARIKI BOY – BAD GYAL
JONZEST – ALERT
KENNY DEE – KILLING ME SOFTLY 
L.KING – COUNT ON ME 
PHINA FEAT VOICE – MR TITUS

 

BEST GOSPEL SINGLE

ID & OPE BELLO – ADONAI 
AY4GOD – AFIWO FT MONIQUE
J SEDICK – MANY TINZ
GBENGA ALVIN FT PRINCE GOKE BAJOWA – EYIN LOBA 
DABO WILLIAMS – IN THIS PLACE (FT. NAOMI CLASSIK) 
IMAN-P – KARBI YABO 
CHARIS DANIEL – 6 A.M
BLAZE EJEH – VICTORIOUS 
POTABLE – SO FUN JESU 
VAL DIMENSION – GOD OF MIRACLES 
EZE PROGRESS – ONYE UKWU 
GWILLS NUEL – RECEIVE IT (FT. VICTOR IKE) 
SIR DANNY – ONLY YOU 
MATT URIEL—PRAISE 
CHINWE JUDAH – YOU ALONE ARE GOD 
MENDO AKHIDENOR – I LIVE TO WORSHIP 
TOBIAS OGALLA – I WILL BOW MY HEAD
JEFFSON DOZIE – GOD ALONE 
NELLY O – DIVINE APPOINTMENT 
I.K CHINO – MY SAVIOUR 
WIZSINGLE – ALL IS WELL

 

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG WITH A MESSAGE

EDORANKY – JAH BLESS
BRAWUDI – SILEKUN FUNMI (OPEN DOOR) 
ISVA – THANK YOU 
DR NICE – ADURA FT. MR. M 
DR PHILZ – EVERYDAY FT. OYINKANADE
TEE CHRISTOS FT FLIKKY – LIFE IS SIMPLE  
DAMMYTUNEZ – AJANKORO
MR. SP – PEPE (HUSTLE MUST PAY) 
SIR AB – YOU CHANGE, WE CHANGE
JAYSWISS – PRAY 
OSE FEAT A.D.A.M – YOUTH
JERRYSINGZ – ALRIGHT (SHARE THE LOVE)
PARSH N LANCY – WORK 

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE SINGLE

YOUNGLUCK – MAMA 
EMFIS – HAL LE LEH 
DESTINY – BUSAYO 
PRESTIGIOUS – NSS (NEXT SUPER STAR) 
BIGBENKING – LIMAN 
JUDESONGZ – RARA 
INC – EYAN MAYWEATHER 
JAIYE AFRIKA – “REMEMBER” 
T.M.M.E ==> QUE SERA SERA 

 

BEST COLLABORATION

RHADICAL FT AIRBOY – ABUDABBY 
BENGHAZZY X FERANMI JAY – NANA 
CAPTAIN YOUNG FT CHRIZBLINGZ – GBELEPAWO 
FRANXKHID X LIZZY PEE – GBERA
RAIMI X DIRECTOR B X STOD X GOSPEL- ONE CORNER 
MR SKXYZ FT KIMI BITO – GO LOW
DOLIE FREZZO X SUBZILLA – TAKOLOBA (REMIX)
RAPTOR FT ALPHABET X J GRAND – SO GOOD 
UTFRESH FEAT TRACEY – ANNA 
LOBA X DAVIASKI – THANK YOU 
MARIO FLAMES X FLEXING DIAMOND FT. BENNY J – WAHALA
CHIZZY MUSIC – MY WAY FT BBANKS
YUNGZEE ONOS – BAD FT. VVIP ZEAL X TAURUSHOOD
FAITHY FT. FANZY PAPAYA – NWANYI OMA  
FEARNOT – KUM KUM WAY FT KASSIDY 
FRANKOOL, LMF WHITE – ONE AND ALL
MYB FT DJ KELEB – VOO DOO 
T KRUZ FT PARPAE – PRAY 
HORLAYINKAR FEAT CRIS MAYOR – ADA (DAISY) 

 

BEST RAP SINGLE (1ST AWARD)

32SAVAGZ – POPTAG 
RAPGHOST X NEL CONOR – CAN’T FEEL MA FACE
DA KUSH – CUTLASS 2 GANG 
EMCODE – WE RUN THIS 
FROSH TWINS – DUNNO  
DESTINY MARSHALL – LAST LETTER TO MR SKILLZ 
LOBA – STOP HATING
HYCE AGE-CALABAD BOI 
KELT DEE – ELECTROCUTE PHASE 2
SILIZ – NEVER 
NAXEE – BAHDMAN 
SIRFRESH SEMI-DEM GO HEAR WORD 
MB JEWEL – CHECK BALANCE
MASCOT – ANGELINA FT T9

 

BEST RAP SINGLE (2ND AWARD)

ZIGFRESH – ACHOLOM 
KINGSUPREMEZ – BI OLORUN FT MAIKON WEST 
NIC NERF – GUCCI 
IZREEL JAMEZ – EYEN ABASI 
6FOUR – NEXT LEVEL 
YUNG ZEELEE MD – BALLIN 
KING STAINZ – REAL RAP
RAP G – IYAWANE
BILL TAYLOR – DRAB STAR 
ZEEPEE – VIP 
KUBULEE – MY LIFE 
DAVICTIM – SONG OF HOPE (REMIX) FT LEKE YEWO & TEAFLASH 
WELLOGREEN – JAYE MI 
POMPAY – BOOTY PASS 

 

BEST HIP HOP SINGLE

OL GIRRDO – KEEP IT UP
HECTOR JACOB – LIKE ME
LOKI BANKS – SWERVE
SYNAPSE – SWITCH UP 
WAKIDY BANKS – REPLAY 
JOSHHAYWHY – BANG! 
FREEZLE – BLESS FT. TEMMYGARRIT
GEEZY H – PH BOYS (084 ANTHEM) 
D’GYNX – FILÈ BÈ 
JIMREX – MATTER 
DRAKARE FEATURING SPILLZ – LIFE 
JAYTIZZY BANKS – STAY WOKE

 

BEST AFRO RAGGAE SINGLE

DJUNMEGA – LET’S MOVE FORWARD 
CLASSIC DJ KAYSEE
MHIMZY – HOLD YOU TIGHT 

 

BEST COMMERCIAL SINGLE

BEN G PIANO – FAVOUR ME
LIL SNEZ – MERCY
MR SCOLS – KONKOBILO 
JAYSON KAY – HOTI HOTI 
ISAFOD – BAMIDELE 
MR KEBS – HUSTLE 
MOFBANKS – OREKELEWA 
SOMEBODY – MSTRUFF 
SANTA BOYA – GBESERU 
2SMILE – PROUD DELTA PIKIN

 

BEST STREET SINGLE

JAYSPEE – OWO
HIFY DOOZY – SHOPO
DAMYL – “ISHEYEN” 
DJ WIZKEL FT SPYKELLY – SKOLOBA
TEMIKINGX X DJ ORAL – O SHA PROPER
D’VENOM – BASU KHALA
CHARIS DANIEL – E DON BURST
SNOWCHIFF – “FASHI DEM” 
DJ FIZZY FT. STREET BILLIONAIRES 
KFAS – STOP THE SOOT 
JUNI – STREET TAKE OVER 
YUNGCHIEF – SHOCK  
OLIKS OMOBA – SEJU
KULARANKIN FT SKILLZ X LEKZYKING X SKYBEE X TECKZY – NA BALU 
CMP – OVER D BAR 
YFCEE – CURRENT GOVERNMENT(IJOBA) 
ZEEFSKIPO – YEBA 
EASY WEALTH OOS – HUSTLE (JI MASUN)
LEKZYKING – OSHAPRAPRA 

 

BEST MUSIC PRODUCER

BAYOLOGICBEATZ 
SYDNEYONDABEAT 
OGBENI STICKZ
SKILLZ BEATZ 
DJ SWERGVIC 
VYNCHIE 

 

BEST DJ

VDJ BRYTOS
DJ SWERGVIC
DJ FUNMAN
DJ MUSTY
DJ RHYMES 
DJ HORPHURAY 
DJ BOLEXZY 
DEEJAY OLD SKUL 
DJ RAY
DEEJAY SIMPLE
DJ TOF 
DJ FIVE 
DJ HAZ 
CLASSIC DJ KAYSEE

 

EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR

MARTINS UCHAY – GREATER EVER 
TEA FLASH – #4STIMPRESSION 
NEYO P – BACK STREET CLASS
EFEX – MAKING HITS 
LIKWID – THE JOURNEY SO FAR 
1P – “LOVE IS THE ANSWER” 

 

 

 

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