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Headies 2019 Nominees List Is Out!!! See Full List Of Nominated Artistes

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Organizers of prestigious Nigerian music award ceremony; “The Headies” have exactly on the 1st of October, 2019 released the nominees list for the forthcoming 2019 award show.

The organisers have revealed there are 23 unique categories of awards that would be reviewing the musical efforts of African artistes between January 2018 & June 2019. The 13th edition which has been themed; “Power of A Dream” would be held on the 19th of October, 2019.

See full list of nominees below:

THE 13TH HEADIES NOMINEES LIST

Year In Review: January 2018 – June 2019

  1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

  1. Adekunle Gold – Ire
  2. Heal D World – Patoranking
  3. Olanrewaju – Brymo
  4. Uyo Meyo – Teni
  5. Ye – Burna Boy

 

  1. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
  2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4. ‘Case’ – Teni
  5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
  6. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

 

  1. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  1. Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
  2. Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
  3. Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
  4. Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
  5. Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

 

  1. BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

  1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
  2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
  3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
  4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

 

  1. BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
  2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
  3. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
  4. ‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun
  5. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

 

  1. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

  1. ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
  2. ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
  3. ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
  4. ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
  5. ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

 

  1. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1. ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
  2. ‘Serenade’ – Funbi
  3. ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
  4. ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
  5. ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

 

  1. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

  1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
  2. ‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
  3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4. ‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan
  5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

 

  1. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

  1. ‘Talk’ – Falz
  2. ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
  3. ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
  4. ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
  5. ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

  1. Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
  2. Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
  3. Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
  4. Funbi – ‘Serenade’
  5. Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

 

  1. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  1. GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
  2. Waje – ‘Udue’
  3. Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’
  4. Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
  5. Falana – ‘Repeat’

 

  1. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

  1. Rema
  2. Joeboy
  3. Fireboy DML
  4. Victor AD
  5. Lyta
  6. Zlatan

 

  1. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

  1. Odunsi
  2. Mayorkun
  3. Wurld
  4. Humblesmith

 

  1. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

  1. YCEE – ‘Balance’
  2. Boogey – ‘Implode’
  3. Paybac – ‘Implode’
  4. Ghost – ‘Crown’
  5. Tec – ‘Crown’
  6. AQ – ‘Crown’

 

  1. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

  1. Erigga – ‘Motivation’
  2. Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
  3. Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
  4. Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
  5. Lyta – ‘Time’

 

  1. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

  1. ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
  2. ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
  3. ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille
  4. ‘Heya’ – Brymo
  5. ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

 

  1. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

  1. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
  2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
  3. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
  4. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

 

  1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Wizkid
  3. Davido
  4. Tiwa Savage
  5. Falz
  1. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
  2. ‘Dumebi’ – Rema
  3. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  4. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  5. ‘Case’ – Teni
  6. ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
  7. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy
  8. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

 

  1. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

  1. Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)
  2. Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)
  3. Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)
  4. King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)
  5. DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

 

  1. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

  1. Mr Eazi
  2. Burna Boy
  3. Teni
  4. Fireboy DML
  5. Rema
  6. Joe Boy
  7. Wizkid
  8. Davido

 

  1. BEST PERFORMER

A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

  1. Falz
  2. Tiwa Savage
  3. Brymo
  4. Yemi Alade
  5. Adekunle Gold

 

  1. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

  1. Crayon
  2. Buju
  3. Barry Jhay
  4. Oxlade


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Taiwo Oluwafemi

Nifemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He's a unique user of the pen when it comes to the expression of whatever. He is editor-in-chief of the organization and also a writer of news, articles, editorials and a lot more to help expand the level of knowledge of the readers and simultaneously have them entertained. A lover of music and football is who he is and a Man Utd die-hard.

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    The list no enter at all

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    Mhen una turn this award to small small act award…
    This’s no longer the best Naija award…

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    No rudeboy, Yoruba award, ndi ala. Headies ndi mgbu

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    This list is confusing….anyway Wetin I know about music…

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    No vector fa haba!

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    No Terri star boy hahaha

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    No olamide at all for the list

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    No rudeboy? No Davido? Next rated full of made arts? Ok bye

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    Coca no dey.. lol

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    Stupid..

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    Naira Marley no even enter one ?

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    Lol

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    No Zenoliskey una well done

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    I so much love this year headies walai they did best, most especially, lyricist on the roll no be the one wey dem go pit olamide wey de sing trash, instead dem go carry people wey get rap for naija

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    we talk about performing on stage u forget Burma.
    no olamide fr list, one song go repeat fr How many award.

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    Lol no rudeboy na wa for this people

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    Rudeboy nko

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    Tacha nko??.. chiwawa album ?

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    I don’t understand this album abeg

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    No phyno olamide oh e na well done

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    Na last year own be this

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    lol
    no Olamide-motigbana, kana, science student? Lyta for street pop? you are mad

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    How can u not nominate any Artiste on any category, yet he is in the category for Artiste of the year. Do u pple have sense at all? Every time Wizkid Davido Tiwa Savage. Rubbish award. How many songs did Wizkid drop this year? Nonsense!!

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    And kizz Daniel dropped the highest number of hits compared to any of those niqqas in the “artiste of the year” category

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    Erigga motivation is de best street motivation song since release date till now

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    This is so confusing no olamide on the list naira Marley is not even sighted instead of tclassic , demmie vee and starboy Terri . this is bull shit na una papa go carry come vote ?

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    This is so confusing no olamide on the list naira Marley is not even sighted instead of tclassic , demmie vee and starboy Terri . this is bull shit na una papa go carry come vote ?

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    This una Award no work how wizkid go dey for artist of the year how many songs he don’t drop since this year person make no make any category una put am for artist of the year

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    Fuck Headies in a whole, no wizkid on a low, latest song no even dey there. Ogun kill y’all

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    No Saheed Osupa for list Nawa oo

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    No vector the self acclaimed rap king kong

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    Headies there is God ohh, where is rudeboy

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    I no gbadun dis award atal no olamide

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    Kendickson suppose dey rockie of the year

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    reason with me was song of the year clearly

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    Clarence Is always they best
    and Spacial thanks to Organizers of Headies, you will always have our full support as Headies Fans…..

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    Mk una go learn more about the company you guys are fucking up to you I can come to your

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    This is a sham….Kiss Daniel locked down this year!

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    No naira maley

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    Tekno was not nominated in any category…nawa for una ooo??

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    thunder fire ???? headies award this year

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    Amaka again..
    Well, no rude boy reason with me and Mr P one more night Mtcheeew

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    No reason with me rudeboy ojoro

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    Don’t think u pipo will follow dis list
    Cos list is SCAM.

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    burna boy for the award

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    Not even a Badoo

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    Dis fucking shit ..wre olamide,naira Marley, u guys should go nd sit ND fix dis shit well

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    rude boy list is not out yet?

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    No peruzzi? Haba! be guided o

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    Headies just like to schedule royal rumble every year..Oct 19 will be bloody..No olamide..naira marley.. Rudebody..
    WizKid for AOTY no other category he got another nomination.. # I knw of a certainty
    Zlatan for next rated ..

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    No olamide at all….

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    Fire boy keep the fire burning….

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    Fire

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    This list na Yoruba’s list,

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    If Baby by Joeboy can be on this list for song of the year why can’t T-Classic – Nobody fine pass you.

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    I think is high time a full stop is put to Headies awards.

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    Headie headie, since olamide has blast u guys
    u refuse to nominate him again
    no way your organization we soon be pass in nigeria music award
    if u dont fix d error
    ybnl crew make ur organization strong b4 and u has 4up
    no phyno, rudyboy, lil kesh, vector, cdq, tclassic

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    how is it possible,no rude boy (reason with me) and even t classic and the king of music kizz Daniel

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    Dis list na shit is not by force dey give d award dis year..wen dey av better list dey should go ahead. Or if dey re tired dey should just stop d award

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    WE ALL HAVE CHOICES AND DECISIONS, THOSE WHO RISK IN TRUST AND FAITH STAND TK REAP HUGE BENEFITS OF MY FIXED GAMES.

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    Ayo Animashan award is rubbish now …since olamide ave shenk dem back den d award ave turn to rubbish …list of the nominees so wack

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    Omo na burna boy go pack all this award go house

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    Fake list I guess. Smally

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    Na your papa go vote for them, no our legend naira Marley. God go punish you headies organisation

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    Olamide absence make’s the headies award a thrash no wonder,the award did not come as earlier as promise

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    Where is tclassic for next rated ooo…smh… Yeye dey smell

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    Headies c name abeg…nonsense

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    Buna boy ye

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    Best pop single
    Duncan mighty

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    Best recording is
    Patoranking

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    Producer is Duncan mighty

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    Best rap is falz

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    r/b/pop is
    Kizz Daniel

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    Music video is
    Patoranking

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    R/b single is
    Runtown

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    Best collabo is
    2baBa

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    Rated is Zlatan

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    Hip Hop world is humblesmith

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    ArtIste
    Burna boy

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    Song of the year
    Zlatan

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    Headies choice is
    Mr Eazi

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    Performer is
    Yemi alade

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    Rookie is barry jhay

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    Burnaboy artiste of the year.

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    I’m not even seeing Nonso Amadi… This award list is rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Song of the year . Reason with me by Kingrudy period

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    Headies una don mad and nah God go purnish una
    Make una no put olamide name for anything
    Una no get sense oo
    Fuck you headies
    Stupid award

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    No mek6ix

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    U MAY SUBSTITUTE LATER

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    OK

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    no timaya why headies why.. ….

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    No phyno, no timaya, no king perry, no runtown, no boj… Nawao HEADY

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    This year headies is not organized at all

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    Nigeria na dizgrace abeg

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    Naira Marley abeg come there come give them gbedu …burna all d way tho

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    Where is Kizz Daniel in artiste of the year, Olamide, where is Naira Marley?

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    where is naira marley abi wat is dis

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    this is nonsence where is olamide

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