Headies Award 2022 Nominees Full List : Event holds in Atlanta, USA


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We have complied the full list of Headies Award 2022 nominees. 


Wizkid, Davido got 2022 Headies nominations.  Buju, Ruger, Zinoleesky and AyraStarr, have been nominated for the Headies 2022 Award. The 2022 edition of the Headies Music Award is set to take place on the 2nd of July at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.

On Tuesday, the 2022 were released, with songs like Wizkid’s “Essence” and Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” receiving many nods.


The Headies announced all of the candidates for the upcoming award show, which will take place in the United States, on their official Instagram page.

Portable, Magixx, and other up-and-coming artists were among the newcomers on the list.

Below is the full list of  

Rookie Of The Year



Best Recording Of The Year

“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking
“Essence” – Wizkid Ft Tems
“Joy” – Falana
“Loving Is Harder” – Johnny Drille
“Meji Meji” – Brymo
“Somebody’s Son” – Tiwa Savage Ft Brandy.


Headies Award 2022 nominees  for Producer Of The Year

Beats By Jayy – “Golden” (A-Q)

Blaise Beatz – “Sinner” (Adekunle Gold Feat. Lucky Daye)


Niphkeys – “Feel Good” ()

P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (Reekado Banks)

Pheelz – “High” (Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido)


Headies Award 2022 nominees for Best R&B single

“Baby Riddim” – Fave
“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi
“Promise” – Niniola
“Sinner” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Luck Daye


Songwriter Of The Year


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

Headies Award 2022 nominees for Best Rap Single


Best Alternative Song
“Doings” – Flavour
2. “Free Your Mind” – Made Kuti
3. “Gonto” – Ibejii
4. “Hustle” – Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes
5. “Meji Meji” – Brymo
6. “Selense” – The Cavemen

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

1. Ayra Starr – “Toxic”
2. Liya – “Alari”
3. Niniola – “6th Heaven”
4. Simi – “Running (To You)”
5. Tems – “Essence”
6. Waje – “Last Time”

Headies Award 2022 nominees for Best Vocal Performance (Male)

1. Brymo – “Meji Meji”
2. Johnny Drille – “Loving Is Harder”
3. Oxlade – “Ojuju”
4. Ric Hassani – “When I’m Gone”
5. Tay Iwar – “Peaking”

Best Music Video

“Champion” – (Fireboy Dml Feat. D Smoke) Directed By Tg Omori
“Ginger” – (Wizkid Feat. Burna Boy) Directed By Meji Alabi
“Roju” – (Chike) Directed By Pink
“Rain” – (Yemi Alade Feat. Mzansi Youth Choir) Directed By Ovie Etseyatse
“Bling” – (Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn) Directed By Tg Omori
“Running” – (Ladipoe Feat. Fireboy Dml) Directed By Director K.


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Best Collaboration

1. “Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
2. “Bling” – Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn
3. “Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl LA
4. “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
5. “Feeling” – Ladipoe Feat. Bnxn
“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi

Best Street-Hop Artiste

1. Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” Feat. Zlatan & Lincoln
2. Rexxie & Mohbad – “Kpk”
3. Mohbad – “Feel Good”
4. Naira Marley – “Koleyewon”
5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
6. Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide – “Zazoo Zehh”

Best Afrobeats Single Of The Year

“Bloody Samaritan” – Ayra Starr
“Bounce” – Ruger
“High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
“Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
“Ozumba Mbadiwe” – Reekado Banks
“Peru” – Fireboy Dml

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

1. Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan”
2. Fireboy – “Peru” ( @Fireboydml )
3. Joeboy – “Sip”
4. Lojay & Sarz – “Monalisa”
5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
6. Olamide Feat. Omah Lay – “Infinity”
7. Rema – “Soundgasm”
8. Wizkid Feat. Tems – “Essence”

Best West African Artiste Of The Year

1. Amaarae (Ghana)
2. Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
3. Aya Nakamura (Mali)
4. Gyakie (Ghana)
5. Kidi (Ghana)
6. Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)


Best East African Artiste Of The Year

1. Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
2. Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
3. Harmonize (Tanzania)
4. Meddy (Rwanda)
5. Nikita Kering (Kenya)
6. Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best North African Artiste Of The Year

1. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
2. Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
3. Latifa (Tunisia)
4. Manal (Morocco)
5. Muhamad Ramadan (Egypt)
6. Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

1. Black Coffee (South Africa)
2. Dj Tarico (Mozambique)
3. Elaine (South Africa)
4. Focalistic (South Africa)
5. Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
6. Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Afrobeats Album

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

Best Reggae & Dancehall Album

1. “Gratitude” – Timaya
2. “Love Is War” – Prettyboy D-O
3. “Rainbow Riddim” – Shank
4. “Three” – Patoranking
5. “Yaadman Kingsize” – Yung L

Best R&B Album

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


Best Alternative Album

“9: Esan” – Brymo
“Intermission” – Ibejii
“Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
“Love And Highlife” – The Cavemen
“P.S. Thank You For Waiting” – Wavy The Creator
“Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Best Rap Album

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

Full list of Headies Award Nominees for Album Of The Year

1. “9: Esan” – Brymo
2. “19 & Dangerous” – Ayra Starr
3. “Carpe Diem” – Olamide
4. “Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
5. “Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)” – Wizkid
6. “Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Headies Award Nominees 2022 for Song Of The Year

“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking
“Doings” – Flavour Feat. Phyno
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
“High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
“Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
“Peru” – Fireboy Dml

Best Female Artiste


Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artiste

1. Adekunle Gold
2. Burna Boy
3. Davido
4. Flavour
5. Olamide
6. Wizkid

Nominees for Next Rated

1. Ayra Starr
2. Bnxn
3. Lojay
4. Ruger
5. Zinoleesky

Headies Award Nominees for African Artiste Of The Year

1. Black Coffee (Nigeria)
2. Burna Boy (Nigeria)
3. Davido (Nigeria)
4. Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
5. Soolking (Algeria)
6. Wizkid (Nigeria)
7. Aya Nakamura (Mali )

Headies Award 2022 Nominees for Lyricist On The Roll

1. A-Q – “The Last Cypher”
2. Blaqbonez – “The Last Cypher”
3. Jesse Jagz – “Vipers”
4. Ladipoe – “Providence”
5. Payper Corleone – “In Don We Trust”
6. Vector – “Crown Of Clay”

Headies Award Nominees for Humanitarian Award Of The Year


1. 2face Idibia
2. Ruggedman
3. Davido
4. Don Jazzy

Headies Award Nominees for East Central African Artiste Of The Year

1. Calema (Sao Tome & Principe)
2. Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)
3. Dadju (Dr Congo)
4. Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)
5. Innoss’b (Dr Congo)
6. Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

Headies Award 2022 Nominees for Best Rap Single

1. “Breathe” – A-Q Feat Chike
2. “Crown Of Clay” – Vector & Mi Abaga Feat. Pheelz
3. “Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl LA
4. “Feeling” – Ladipoe Feat. Bnxn
5. “Tycoon” – Show Dem Camp – Feat. Reminisce & Mojo
6. “Loading” – Olamide Feat Bad Boy Timz


BNXN Buju one of the 2022 Headies Music Award nominees
BNXN Buju one of the  Music Award nominees

The most anticipated category for this award is usually the Next Rated Artist award where it is awarded to the set of newest artists who have graced the music industry with their talent and have been able to maintain that level of togetherness in their music. This year’s category has talents like BNXN(Buju), Ruger, Zinoleesky, AyraStarr.

They are artists who have pushed a unique agenda with their beautiful music.

Winner of this Award category will go home with a brand new Bentley Bentayga 2022 car.

Good luck to all the artists in this category.  let us know which of these talented artist is getting to go home with the prize.

Zinoleesky, one of the 2022 Headies Music Award nominees
Zinoleesky, one of Music Award nominees


AyraStarr, one of the  Next Rated Music Award nominees


Ruger, one of the 2022 Headies Next Rated Music Award
Ruger, one of the  Next Rated Music Award

, Nigeria’s much-anticipated music awards show, will take place in the United States of America on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

The show’s creator, Ayo Animashaun, revealed this during The Headies Big Announcement, which aired on HipTV on Tuesday.

The event, which will be hosted by actress Nancy Isime, will feature performances by Kaffy, a dancer, and Goya Menor, a singer.

Notably, the award show, which is usually held in Lagos, will be held for the first time outside of Nigeria’s borders.

The COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, will host the 2022 edition.


The winner of the coveted Next Rated category would also receive a brand new Bently SUV, according to the announcement.

The Headies, formerly known as the Hip Hop World Awards, were founded in 2006 to honour artists who have made significant contributions to the Nigerian music industry.


That is all the latest information on Headies award 2022.



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