Headies Next Rated Award is one of the most contested categories in the prestigious award Headies.

This publication would point out possible contenders for the title.

Teni The Entertainer

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Teni the Entertainer

Teniola Apata is one of the most talented female musicians out today.

Confident in her body size and even more in her music.

The singer has been breaking grounds since her breakout onto the scene.

She has bagged endorsements with big brands like Pepsi and Airtel.

She even wrote a song for Afro-pop star, Davido.

Last year, she took home the Headies award for “Rookie of the Year”.

But it is her biggest hits: “Askamaya”, “Case” and “Uyo Meyo” that make Teni the most likely recipient of the coveted award.

Victor AD

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Victor AD

Since his official introduction into the scene on Erigga’s “Motivation” single, Victor AD has continued to ride the wave to fame.

He followed up his feature with his groundbreaking single, “Wetin We Gain”, certifying him as one to look out for.

The song became a street anthem, giving hope of a better future to the everyday youth.

He has performed on the most unexpected stages and was quoted as saying in 2018;

“this time last year I was nobody, but now…”

He recently released his “Red Eye EP” an impressive body of work.

Naira Marley

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Naira Marley

The controversial Naira Marley won’t make it to this list for some people, but the artiste seems to have a considerably loyal following.

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No matter what he dishes out they remain loyal to their new found ‘Lord of the street’.

Even when he tells them to do a masturbation simulation dance (Ijo Soapy).

He was made popular with the release of “Issa Goal” featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh which went on to become the Nigerian unofficial World Cup anthem in 2018.

He even made a Coca-Cola sponsored remix, which featured Simi and Falz, his critics as time went on.

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Peruzzi

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He became popular after his feature on 2baba’s “Amaka” and the artiste hasn’t disappointed since then.

He dropped his “Heartwork” EP in 2018, an array of collaborations with artists including Davido and gained the title ‘King of Collabos’.

If he doesn’t continue to drop solo songs like that his Majesty, nobody will consider him for Next-Rated.”

Zlatan Ibile

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Ibile

Ibile seems to a rapper in a world of his own, singing the most unrealistic songs and managing to get people on the train.

He even created a revolutionary dance step, Zanku, with the longest reign so far.

Interestingly, he coined Zanku from the acronym, Z.A.N.K.U which means Zlatan Abeg Nuh Kill Us.

Somehow riding on the shoulders of Davido without being officially signed to DMW he has recorded a spectacular career, even featuring on Burna Boy’s 2018 single “Killin ‘Em”.

Although Tobias Chukwu does not see likelihood, if the streets love him then he could be their next-rated.

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Ladipoe

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Ladipoe

Mavins “Ladipoe” has eyes on great things, On his latest track “LOTR (Leader Of The Revolution).

The MAVIN rapper introduces himself as “Nigeria’s best chance of a rapper winning a Grammy” a sign that he might not care so much for the Next-Rated title.

His song in 2017 with Tiwa Savage, “Are You Down” and the groovy “Jaiye” produced by Johnny Drille might be clear indications that he is Next-Rated material.

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Santi

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Cruel Santi

Another interesting spice to this mix of artists in contention for the Next-Rated title because of his alté genre.

But the visual artist, recording artiste and video director has a growing fanbase both in Nigeria and abroad.

If an artist like Santi can win the Headies Next Rated award, imagine what that will mean for the other guys doing something in the same genre as him.

Tracks like “Rapid Fire” and his recently released debut album “Mandy and the Jungle” Santi holds his ground among the other acts in this aggregated list.

Let us know what you think about the Headies Next Rated award contestants in the comments section.

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