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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, others nominated for Headies Awards 2022

The highly anticipated list of nominees for the 15th Headies Awards is out and the big guns, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido all got nominated. Wizkid and Ayra Starr are the most nominated artists with a total of nine and eight nominations respectively, with songs like ‘Essence‘ and ‘Bloody Samaritan‘ at the forefront of the nomination count.

The Headies is a music award show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists and it is officially broadcasted live on Hip TV to viewers across Nigeria.

 

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Without further ado, check out the complete list of nominees below.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

AV
FAVE
Magixx
Portable
Ugoccie

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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Beats By Jayy- “GOLDEN” (A-Q)
Blaise Beatz – “SINNER” (Adekunle Gold ft Lucky Daye)
Niphkeys – “FEEL GOOD” (Mohbad)
P. Prime – “OZUMBA MBADIWE” (Reekado Banks)
Pheelz – “HIGH” (Adekunle Gold ft. Davido)
Sarz – “MONALISA” (Lojay & Sarz)

BEST R&B SINGLE

FAVE – “BABY RIDDIM”
Ayra Starr Ft. CKay- “BEGGIE BEGGIE”
Wizkid feat. TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Chike feat. Simi – “RUNNING (TO YOU)”
Niniola – “PROMISE”
Adekunle Gold feat. Lucky Daye – “SINNER”

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Adekunle Gold – “SINNER”
Ajebo Hustlers – “LOYALTY”
Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”
Falana – “JOY”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”|
Omah Lay – “UNDERSTAND”

BEST RAP SINGLE

A-Q feat. Chike – “BREATHE”
Vector & MI Abaga feat. Pheelz – “CROWN OF CLAY”
Vector feat. Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”
Ladipoe feat. BNXN – “FEELING”
Show Dem Camp feat. Reminisce & Mojo – “TYCOON”
Olamide feat. Bad Boy Timz – “LOADING”

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

Flavour – “DOINGS”
Made Kuti – “FREE YOUR MIND”
Ibejii – “GONTO”
Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Dice Ailes & Bez – “HUSTLE”
Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”|
The Cavemen – “SELENSE”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Ayra Starr – “TOXIC”
Liya – “ALARI”
Niniola – “6TH HEAVEN”
Simi – ” RUNNING TO YOU”|
TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Waje – “LAST TIME”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”
Oxlade – “OJUJU”
Johnny Drille – “LOVING IS HARDER”
Ric Hassani – “WHEN I AM GONE”
Tay Iwar – “PEAKING”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

TG Omori – “CHAMPION” (Fireboy DML feat. D Smoke)
Meji Alabi – “GINGER” (Wizkid feat. Burna Boy)
Pink – “ROJU” (Chike)
Ovie Etseyatse – “RAIN” (Yemi Alade feat. Mzansi Youth Choir)
TG Omori – “BLING” (Blaqbonez feat. Amaarae and BNXN)
Director K – “RUNNING” (Ladipoe feat. Fireboy DML)

BEST COLLABORATION

Ayra Starr feat. CKay – “BEGGIE BEGGIE”
Blaqbonez feat. Amaarae & BNXN – “BLING”
Vector feat. Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”
Wizkid feat. TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Ladipoe feat. BNXN – “FEELING”
Chike feat. Simi – “RUNNING TO YOU”

BEST STREET HOP ARTISTE

Bella Shmurda feat. Zlatan & Lincoin – “CASH APP”
Mohbad feat. Rexxie – “KPK”
Mohbad – “FEEL GOOD”
Naira Marley – “KOLEYEWON”
Nektunez & Goya Menor – “AMENO AMPIANO REMIX”
Portable & Poco Lee feat. Olamide – “ZAZOO ZEHH”

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”
Ruger – “BOUNCE”
Adekunle Gold feat. Davido – “HIGH”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Reekado Banks – “OZUMBA MBADIWE”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”

HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE

Joeboy – “SIP”
Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Nektunez & Goya Menor – “AMENO AMPIANO REMIX”
Olamide feat. Omah Lay – “INFINITY”
Rema – “SOUNDGASM”
Wizkid feat. TEMS – “ESSENCE”

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Amaarae (GHANA)
Angelique Kidjo (BENIN)
Aya Nakamura (MALI)
Gyakie (GHANA)
KiDi (GHANA)
Nelson Freitas (CAPE VERDE)

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Harmonize (TANZANIA)
Meddy (RWANDA)
Eddy Kenzo (UGANDA)
Nikita Kering (KENYA)
Zuchu (TANZANIA)

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Muhamad Ramadan (EGYPT)
Emel Mathlouthi (TUNISIA)
Elgrandetoto (MOROCCO)
Latifah (TUNISIA)
Soolking (ALGERIA)
Manal (MOROCCO)

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Black Coffee (SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ Tarico (MOZAMBIQUE)
Elaine (SOUTH AFRICA)
Focalistic (SOUTH AFRICA)
Sha Sha (ZIMBABWE)
Jah Prayzah (ZIMBABWE)

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Calema (SAO TOME & PRINCIPE)
Soraia Ramos (CAPE VERDE)
Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)
Dadju (DR CONGO)
Blanche Baily (CAMEROON)
Innoss’B (DR CONGO)

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM

Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”
Davido – “A BETTER TIME”
Wizkid – “MADE IN LAGOS”
Kizz Daniel – “BARNABAS”
Ajebo Hustlers – “KPOS LIFESTYLE”
Teni – “WONDALAND”

BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

Timaya – “GRATITUDE”
Prettyboy D-O – “LOVE IS WAR”
Shank – “RAINBOW RIDDIM”
Patoranking – “THREE”
Yung L – “YAADMAN KINGSIZE”

BEST R&B ALBUM

Johnny Drille – “BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP”
Tems – “IF ORANGE WAS A COLOUR”
Omawunmi – “LOVE DEEP HIGH LIFE”
Falana – “RISING”
Ric Hassani – “THE PRINCE I BECAME”
Tiwa Savage – “WATER AND GARRI”

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Brymo – “9: ESAN”
Ibejii – “INTERMISSION”
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”
The Cavemen – “LOVE AND HIGHLIFE”
Wavy The Creator- “P.S THANK YOU FOR WAITING”
Basketmouth – “YABASI”

BEST RAP ALBUM

Olamide – “CARPE DIEM”
Show Dem Camp – “CLONE WARS VOL. 5; THE ALGORYTHM”
A-Q – “GOLDEN”
Idowest – “MAFIA CULTURE VOL. 2.0”
LadiPoe – “PROVIDENCE”
Blaqbonez – “SEX OVER LOVE”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”
Wizkid – “MADE IN LAGOS (Deluxe Edition)”
Brymo – “9: ESAN”
Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”
Olamide – “CARPE DIEM”
Basketmouth – “YABASI”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Patoranking – “CELEBRATE ME”
Flavour ft. Phyno – “DOINGS”
Wizkid feat. TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Adekunle Gold feat. Davido – “HIGH”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

Simi
Tems
Tiwa Savage
Teni
Niniola

BEST MALE ARTISTE

Burna Boy
Adekunle Gold
Wizkid
Davido
Flavour
Olamide

HEADIES NEXT RATED

Zinoleesky
BNXN
Lojay
Ruger
Ayra Starr

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Aya Nakamura
Burna Boy
Black Coffee
Davido
Diamond Platnumz
Soolking
Wizkid

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Bose Ogulu
Efe Omorogbe
Sunday Are

HALL OF FAME

Angelique Kidjo

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE RECOGNITION

Akon
Diddy
Wyclef Jean

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A-Q – “THE LAST CYPHER”
Blaqbonez – “THE LAST CYPHER”
Ladipoe – “PROVIDENCE”
Jesse Jagz – “VIPERS”
Payper Corleone – “IN DON WE TRUST”
Vector – “CROWN OF CLAY”

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR

Davido
Don Jazzy
2face Idibia
Ruggedman

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