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Headies Awards 2022: See Full List of Nominees

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Since it was established in 2006, the Headies awards have become a staple in the Nigerian entertainment space.

The award show, created by the famous Hip Hop World Magazine celebrates outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. According to executive producer and founder, Ayo Animashaun, the 2022 awards would be held outside Nigeria for the first time.

The award is set for the 4th of September 2022 at the Cobbs Energy Performing Center, Atlanta Georgia.

The nominees for the awards were announced today with Wizkid leading the pack with 10 nominations. Some of the other nominees include Ayra Starr, Tems, Davido, Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Fireboy, Brymo, Lojay, BNXN, Blaqbonez.

This year, Grammy Award winning artiste, Angélique Kidjo will be the recipient of the Headies Hall of Fame recognition award. Making her the first female winner of this award.

The rest of the Headies Hall of Fame includes King Sunny Ade, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, Chris Ubosi, Tuface Idibia, Sir. Victor Uwaifo, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Keke Ogungbe, Dayo D1’ Adeneye, Ben Bruce, Obi Asika, Olisa Adibua, Shina Peters, Femi Kuti, Kwam 1 and more.

Here’s the full list of nominees

  • Rookie Of The Year

Av
Fave
Magixx
Portable
Ugoccie

  • Producer Of The Year

Beats By Jayy  for “Golden” by A-Q

Blaise Beatz for “Sinner” by Adekunle Gold and Lucky Daye

Niphkeys for “Feel Good” by Mohbad

P Priime for “Ozumba Mbadiwe” by Reekado Banks

Pheelz for “High” by Adekunle Gold and Davido

  • Recording Of The Year

Celebrate Me by Patoranking
Essence by Wizkid and Tems
Joy by Falana
Loving Is Harder by Johnny Drille
Meji Meji by Brymo
Somebody’s Son by Tiwa Savage and Brandy

 

 

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  • Best R&B single

Baby Riddim by Fave
Beggie Beggie by Ayra Starr and Ckay
Essence by Wizkid and Tems
Running (To You) by Chike and Simi
Promise by Niniola
Sinner by Adekunle Gold and Lucky Daye

  • Songwriter Of The Year

Adekunle Gold on Sinner
Ajebo Hustlers on Loyalty
Brymo on Meji Meji
Falana on Joy
Fireboy Dml on Peru
Omah Lay on Understand

  • Best Rap Single

A-Q and Chike on Breathe
Vector, M.I and Pheelz on Crown of Clay
Vector and GoodGirl LA on Early Momo
LadiPoe and BNXN on Feeling
Show Dem Camp, Reminisce and Mojo on Tycoon
Olamide and Bad Boy Timz on Loading

  • Best Alternative Song

Doings by Flavour
Free Your Mind by Made Kuti
Gonto by Ibejii
Hustle by Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez and Dice Ailes
Meji Meji by Brymo
Selense by The Cavemen

  • Best Rap Single

Breathe by A-Q and Chike
Crown Of Clay by Vector, M.I Abaga and Pheelz
Early Momo by Vector and GoodGirl LA
Feeling by LadiPoe and BNXN
Tycoon by Show Dem Camp, Reminisce and Mojo
Loading by Olamide and Bad Boy Timz

  • Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Ayra Starr on Toxic
Liya on Alari
Niniola on 6th Heaven
Simi on Running (To You)
Tems on Essence
Waje on Last Time

 

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  • Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Brymo on Meji Meji
Johnny Drille on Loving Is Harder
Oxlade on Ojuju
Ric Hassani on When I’m Gone
Tay Iwar on Peaking

  • Best Music Video

Champion by Fireboy Dml and D Smoke. Directed by Tg Omori
Ginger by Wizkid and Burna Boy. Directed by Meji Alabi
Roju by Chike. Directed by Pink
Rain by Yemi Alade and the Mzansi Youth Choir. Directed by Ovie Etseyatse
Bling by Blaqbonez, Amaarae and BNXN. Directed by Tg Omori
Running by Ladipoe and Fireboy Dml. Directed by Director K

  • Best Collaboration

Beggie Beggie by Ayra Starr and Ckay
Bling by Blaqbonez, Amaarae and BNXN
Early Momo by Vector and Goodgirl LA
Essence by Wizkid and Tems
Feeling by Ladipoe and BNXN
Running (To You) by Chike and Simi

  • Best Street-Hop Artiste

Bella Shmurda for Cash App with Zlatan & Lincoln
Rexxie & Mohbad for Kpk
Mohbad for Feel Good
Naira Marley for Koleyewon
Nektunez & Goya Menor for Ameno Amapiano (Remix)
Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide for Zazoo Zehh

  • Afrobeats Single Of The Year

Bloody Samaritan by Ayra Starr
Bounce by Ruger
High by Adekunle Gold and Davido
Monalisa by Lojay and Sarz
Ozumba Mbadiwe by Reekado Banks
Peru by Fireboy Dml

  • Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

Ayra Starr on Bloody Samaritan
Fireboy Dml on Peru
Joeboy on Sip
Lojay and Sarz on Monalisa
Nektunez and Goya Menor on Ameno Amapiano (Remix)
Olamide and Omah Lay on Infinity
Rema on Soundgasm
Wizkid and Tems on Essence

  • West African Artiste Of The Year

Amaarae (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Aya Nakamura (Mali)
Gyakie (Ghana)
Kidi (Ghana)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

  • East African Artiste Of The Year

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Harmonize (Tanzania)
Meddy (Rwanda)
Nikita Kering (Kenya)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

  • North African Artiste Of The Year

Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
Latifa (Tunisia)
Manal (Morocco)
Muhamad Ramadan (Egypt)
Soolking (Algeria)

 

 

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  • Southern African Artiste Of The Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)
Dj Tarico (Mozambique)
Elaine (South Africa)
Focalistic (South Africa)
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

  • East Central African Artiste Of The Year

Calema (Sao Tome & Principe)
Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)
Dadju (Dr Congo)
Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)
Innoss’b (Dr Congo)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

  • Best Afrobeats Album

19 And Dangerous by Ayra Starr
A Better Time by Davido
Barnabas by Kizz Daniel
Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) by Wizkid
Kpos Lifestyle by Ajebo Hustlers
Wondaland by Teni

  • Best Reggae & Dancehall Album

Gratitude by Timaya
Love Is War by Prettyboy D-O
Rainbow Riddim by Shank
Three by Patoranking
Yaadman Kingsize by Yung L

  • Best R&B Album

Before We Fall Asleep by Johnny Drille
If Orange Was A Place by Tems
Love Deep High Life by Omawumi
Rising by Falana
The Prince I Became by Ric Hassani
Water And Garri by Tiwa Savage

  • Best Alternative Album

9: Esan by Brymo
Intermission by Ibejii
Legacy by Femi Kuti and Made Kuti
Love And Highlife by The Cavemen
P.S. Thank You For Waiting by Wavy The Creator
Yabasi by Basketmouth

  • Best Rap Album

Carpe Diem by Olamide
Clone Wars Vol. 5 – The Algorhythm by Show Dem Camp
Golden by A-Q
Mafia Culture, Vol. 2.0 by Idowest
Providence by LadiPoe
Sex Over Love by Blaqbonez

  • Album Of The Year

9: Esan by Brymo
19 & Dangerous by Ayra Starr
Carpe Diem by Olamide
Legacy + by Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) by Wizkid
Yabasi by Basketmouth

  • Song Of The Year

Celebrate Me by Patoranking
Doings by Flavour and Phyno
Essence by Wizkid and Tems
High by Adekunle Gold and Davido
Monalisa by Lojay and Sarz
Peru by Fireboy Dml

  • Best Female Artiste

Simi
Tems
Tiwa Savage
Teni
Niniola

  • Best Male Artiste

Adekunle Gold
Burna Boy
Davido
Flavour
Olamide
Wizkid

  • Next Rated

Ayra Starr
BNXN
Lojay
Ruger
Zinoleesky

  • African Artiste Of The Year

Black Coffee (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
Soolking (Algeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Aya Nakamura (Mali )

  • Lyricist On The Roll

A-Q on The Last Cypher
Blaqbonez on The Last Cypher
Jesse Jagz on Vipers
Ladipoe on Providence
Payper Corleone on In Don We Trust
Vector on Crown Of Clay

  • Humanitarian Award Of The Year

Tuface Idibia
Ruggedman
Davido
Don Jazzy

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