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Headies Award 2020: Between Ladipoe, Omahlay, Tems, and Crayon who should be Nominated.

The battle for the Headies 2020 Next Rated Artist Award is gradually closing in with young upcoming artist continuously dishing out beautiful songs to the public.

This years Next Rated Artist Award will arguably be centered around this few Outstanding young artists; Ladipoe, Omah Lay, Crayon, Baby Giant, Tems baby. The recipient of last years award was Mavins sensation Rema, who was voted ahead of Lyta, Victor AD, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, and Zlatan.

Let's take a look at the performances of this year's potential nominees.

Ladipoe: Leader of the Revival (LOTR). 

The hottest artist in the Industry right now is undoubtedly Ladipo Eso popularly known as Ladipoe or Poe for short. The talented rapper was born and raised in Lagos. Ladipoe was signed to Mavins records and had his big breakthrough this year when he teamed up with the Joromi crooner Simi, to release the song 'Know You".

The song 'know you' has transformed into an anthem and has garnered over 1.5 million views on Youtube, 6.2 million streams on Audiomack and over Six hundred thousand plays on Boomplay. The artist has an album to his name.

Music tracks from his TAP (Talk About Poe) Album include:

Intro, Voices (feat. Efya), Double Homicide (feat. GHOST), Red Light (feat. Seyi Shay), One Step Closer (feat. Funbi), Falling (feat. Tems), Mood, Win Win, Hello Goodbye (feat. Sir Dauda), and Revival.

Featured tracks include:

'Based on Kpa' ft Crayon, 'Voices' ft Efya, 'Double Homicide' ft Ghost, 'Red Light' ft Seyi Shay, 'One Step Closer' ft Funbi, 'Falling' ft Tems and 'Know you' ft Simi.

Omah Lay

Born Stanley Omah Didia, he is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The Afro-fusion singer is an independent artist and has gained massive airplay and reviews across all music platforms.

His debut album 'Get Layd' was released on May 23, 2020, with 5 tracks and has gained over 40 million streams on Audiomack, 2.9 million views on youtube, and over 1.6 million plays on Boomplay.

The tracks on his debut album include;

Bad Influence, You, Damn, LoLo, and Ye Ye Ye.

Other singles include; 

Hello Brother, Do Not Disturb, Alternate Cuts, Tonight. 


Born Temilade Openiyi and raised by a single mum in Lagos, Nigeria. described as the new gold of the Nigerian entertainment industry, her music genres include; Dana and Electronics.

The singer shot into limelight with her single 'Try me' which she released on August 16, 2019. and has collaborated with American singer Khalid on the track 'Know Your Worth'. The Singer also has an album 'Illumination' to her name.

Her music tracks include:

Mr Rebel, Looku Looku, Try Me, Come Inn, These Days, If U then I, Oldschool, Plunge Down the Cascades, Cruising, Epiphany.

Featured tracks include:

'Know Your Worth' by Khalid which also features Nigeria's Davido and 'Falling' by Ladipoe.


Born Charles Chibueze Chukwu, in Lagos, Nigeria. He describes his music genre as colourful, merging elements of pop, afro-oriented sound, Latino music, and the Caribbean sounds.

Crayon is signed to BlowTime Entertainment and promoted by Mavins Records. His breakthrough came when he was featured in the music video 'All is in Order' which featured Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, DNA Twins and Rema.

His music tracks include:

So Fine, Bamiloke, Gock Am, Unusual, Aye O, Confidence, Kpano (produced by Ozedikus), and Crayon.

Featured tracks include:

'All Is In Order' (Mavin) ft. Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, DNA Twins and Rema and 'Based On Kpa' by Ladipoe.

Buju Aka Baby giant

Born Daniel Benson in Lagos, Nigeria. The name Buju is an acronym coined from the words 'Beauty Underneath Just Understood'.

The Afro-fusion artist is signed to Burna Boy's Record label; Spaceship Entertainment and has seen a sudden rise in the industry after featuring two of Nigeria's top artist; Zlatan 'Spiritual' and Burna Boy 'Lenu remix' and he also has many singles to his name. 

His music tracks include:

Ohema, 0903, Catch a Vibe, A Day in Lagos, Commander, Lenu.

Featured tracks include:

'Lenu Remix' with Burna Boy and 'Spiritual' with Zlatan.

It's no doubt that this young artists are not slowing down anytime soon, with Mavins Ladipoe taking the music industry by storm with the 'know you' track. OmahLay has also received credits and applaud for his hit song 'Bad Influence'. Tems track 'Try me' is making waves. This years award will definitely be a tight contest among this artist.

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