NOMINEES FOR HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2010
THe list is finally out and as always, id be saying what i think about each category, and who i'd vote!
Last awards, i was confident enough to say id eat my bra straps if one of my predictions did not come through... i dare not try that again!
By the way, Nigerian artistes are on FIRE!
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 by DAGRIN; MUSHIN 2 MO’HITS by WANDE COAL; UN-DAREY-TED by DAREY; DANGER by P SQUARE, LEAST EXPECTED by BRACKET
Wande Coal might not win in the other categories he has been nominated but come on... While Da Grin's C.E.O gave him a run for his money, the truth is, Wande Coal's album held sway in the year of release and the year after that!
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; TERRY G; DAREY; BRACKET; DAGRIN
Here is the first tough category! Yikes! Im biting my finger nails here....gun to the head... Terry G.. but if i was breathing a little easier, Wande Coal
SONG OF THE YEAR
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting
“YORI YORI” by BRACKET; "KOKOROKO” by KEFEE; “YOU BAD” by Wande Coal; FREE MADNESS Pt. 2” by Terry G; “ALANTA” by Art Quake
Yikes again! But not so much. Yori Yori was and is a massive hit. Full stop.
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” by Banky W; “I LOVE U” by P-Square; “HEAVEN PLEASE” by Timi Dakolo; “KEEPER OF MY DREAMS” by Lara George
Last year, Etcetera won this category and i was very excited indeed. This year, some of these nominated songs were recorded so well done that its hard to choose a favourite. I particularly love 'Heaven Please'
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.
Album/Song Title – “More”, “Love Truly
Artiste(s) – DAREY ART ALADE, IYANYA
Album/Song Title – “Strong Ting”, “No Stars”
Artiste(s) – Banky W, Darey Art Alade
Album/Song Title – “Banana’s”, “U Bad”
Artiste(s) – Wande Coal
Album/Song Title – “Everyday”, “Igboro”
Artiste(s) – Dagrin
Album/Song Title – “Thank God”, “Ako Mi Ti Poju”
Artiste(s) – Dagrin, Naeto C
Id vote So Sick just because!
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 for “DANGER” by P Square; WUDI AWA for “Kokoroko” by Keffe; CLARENCE PETERS for “Finest” by Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto; BOBBY BOULDERS for Ako Mi Ti Poju by Naeto C; MEX for “Safe” by M.I
This is actually not so difficult a category... Id vote Kokoroko, but a special mention and shout out goes to The Finest
BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE
Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)
“STRONG TING” by Banky W; “NEVER FELT A LOVE” by Femi; “I LOVE YOU” by P-Square; “NO STARS” by Darey Art Alade; “OVERKILLIN” by Djinee
I love 'Overkillin' but i have to question its inclusion in the R n B category. Id say this song is a pop song, where pop is POPular music!
Femi delivers a powerful song in 'Never Felt A Love' but 'Strong Ting' is... well, the song did us 'Strong Ting' na!
BEST POP SINGLE
Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
“YORI YORI” by Bracket; “U BAD” by Wande Coal; “KOKOROKO” by Keffe; DANGER” by P-Square; “HOTTER THAN FIRE” by Dr. Pat and Sheyman
How do you even decide here?
I said that, looked at it again and realised... i just wouldnt be able to
Gun to head you say? Wande Coal, You Bad.
Breathe easy you say/ Yori Yori.
Another one just in case, you offer? Kokoroko!
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 by Wande Coal; DANGER by P-Square; LEAST EXPECTED by Bracket;
UN.DAREY.TED by Darey Art Alade
Like MC Hammer said, Cant touch this... when 'this' equals M2M
BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song
“AKO MI TI POJU” by Naeto C; “OWO ATI SWAGGER” by Catiair; “FINEST” by Knight House ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto; “SAMPLE Remix” by Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz; “SOMEBODY WANTS TO DIE” by M.I
See ehn, me i do not like to vote for rap 'tins' o!
Id say i have two favourites, The Finest, and Sample Remix
BEST RAP ALBUM
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review
CEO by Dagrin; DAT IBO BOY by Ill Bliss; MORE THAN RAP MUSIC by Cartiair; THE INVESTMENT by Kel
Rap tins again?!
I promised myself i would not refuse to name names in any category this year so once again, i will say...
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
Song Title – Somebody’s Wants To Die
Song Title – Bad Man
Song Title – Got To Love Me
Song Title – Sample Remix (Featured by Terry Tha Rapman)
Mode Nine won this last year deservedly, and of course, Mode is still delivering depth on Bad Man and other tracks on his album, but this year, M.I may just pick up the Headie!
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review
Artistes – Kefee Ft. Timaya
Artistes – Knight House Ft. Sauce Kid & Teeto
“AYE PO GAN”
Artistes – Ill Bliss Ft. Terry G
Artistes – Terry Tha Rapman Ft. Stereo Man & Pherowshuz
The Finest is THE finest for a reason
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
DARE ART ALADE on "NO STARS”; BANKY W on “STRONG TING”; WANDE COAL on "BANANA”; GT THE GUITARMAN on “KINIMATISE”; TIMI DAKOLO on “HEAVEN PLEASE”
Yes o. It is time. Darey, No Stars. Thank you
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album
IBIYEMI on “DON’T LEAVE ME”; KEFEE on “KOKOROKO”; LARA GEORGE on “KEEPER OF MY DREAMS”; WAJE on “Kolo”; EVA on "NO CRY”
Kefee .v. Lara George. Im going to close my eyes and open them when the votes are in!
BEST STREET HOP
The most popular street-hop single in year under review
“FREE MADNESS Pt. 2” by Terry G; "IGBORO TI DARU” by Klever J Ft. Eedris Abdul Kareem; “FILE BE” by Jaywon; "ALANTA” by Art Quake; “ONE BY ONE” by Side One
Here's an idea.
Put the Free Madness of Terry G and the Igboro Ti O Ti Dary of Klever Jay in a ring, and then decide!
All the best o o o
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
GENERAL PYPE (“CHAMPION”); MO CHEDDAH (“IF YOU WANT ME”); JESSE JAGZ (“WETIN DEY”);
D’PRINCE (“OMOBA”); SKUKI (“BANGER”)
I wont say that at least two names here have no business being here.
And as for the winner... Toss the coin... Heads Mo... Tails Pype
HIPHOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Best New artiste in the year under review
Real Name(s): OJOSHIPE WANDE JNR.
Album Title: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
Real Name(s): KELECHI OHIA
Album Title: The Investment
Real Name(s): NOSA OSAYAMWEN
Album Title: Djinee
Real Name(s): Tobechukwu Ejiofor
Album Title: Dat Ibo Boy
Real Name(s): Omawumi Megbele
Album Title: Super Woman
I might have to get re-educated as to who a new artiste is o o
So the awards will take place again!
Will we get a perfect venue? Fab hosts? Dissenting opinions? Dissatisfied artistes and fans? Fab music? Glam dresses?
As reality show hosts would say...
Only Time Will Tell