Hip Hop World Awards (HHWA), Nigeria's annual hip hop awards ceremony organized and hosted by the magazine of the same name released its 2010 nominations this week. Leading the pack is Wande Coal (seven nominations), and not too far behind are Darey, Kora-award winning P-Square and Bracket, all with five nominations each.
The voting process is crowd sourced and democratic, and the award ceremony will be held May 29. You can see the full list of nominations after the jump, you can vote at the Hip Hop World Awards website.
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
"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.
Nicki Minaj Channels Marylin Monroe in new XXL issue!!
The rising star is confident that one day she will be more than just a chick who can spit. “You know what, I’m a female entertainer,” Nicki clarified, “but I don’t let it offend me when people call me a female MC or female rapper, because I just look at it as a challenge.”
“I’m about to climb over every single barrier and just put females on a different map altogether,” she continued. “So I take it as it comes. Like, I don’t think in five years people will consider me a female rapper—I’ll be, like, an entertainer. But, as of right now, I get it. I started off in the underground hip-hop circuit, so I’m a female rapper right now. But it’s just the beginning.”
XXL’s May issue, which features both Minaj and YM label mate Drake, hits stands nationwide on April 20.
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