Headies 2022: See full list of nominations

Headies

Some nominated artistes for Headies

Organisers of the Headies Award have announced the names of nominees for the various categories of the award for 2022.

The 15th edition of the award show is scheduled to hold at the Cobb Energy Centre Atlanta, United States, on July 12.

The event’s organizers also announced new changes to the award show, such as new categories and live streaming by major TV and streaming platforms, including CNN and BBCI.

Headies unveiled the nominees on its Instagram page on Tuesday, with the award accommodating a new category, which Rookies of the year. This category is for artistes who had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

See full list of nominations below

Rookie Of The Year

1. Av
2. Fave
3. Magixx
4. Portable
5. Ugoccie

Best Recording Of The Year

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

Best Alternative Song

1. “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”

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”

Song Of The Year

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

Best Female Artiste

1. Simi
2. Tems
3. Tiwa Savage
4. Teni
5. Niniola

Best Male Artiste

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

Next Rated

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

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 )

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”

Humanitarian Award Of The Year

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

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)

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

Best Music Video

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

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
1. “Bloody Samaritan” – Ayra Starr
2. “Bounce” – Ruger
3. “High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
4. “Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
5. “Ozumba Mbadiwe” – Reekado Banks
6. “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

1. “19 And Dangerous” – Ayra Starr
2. “A Better Time” – Davido
3. “Barnabas” – Kizz Daniel
4. “Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)” – Wizkid
5. “Kpos Lifestyle” – Ajebo Hustlers
6. “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

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

Best Alternative Album

1. “9: Esan” – Brymo
2. “Intermission” – Ibejii
3. “Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
4. “Love And Highlife” – The Cavemen
5. “P.S. Thank You For Waiting” – Wavy The Creator
6. “Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Best Rap Album

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

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

Producer Of The Year

1. Beats By Jayy – “Golden” (A-Q)

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

3. Niphkeys – “Feel Good” (Mohbad)

4. P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (Reekado Banks)

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

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

Songwriter Of The Year

1. Adekunle Gold – “Sinner”
2. Ajebo Hustlers – “Loyalty”
3. Brymo – “Meji Meji”
4. Falana – “Joy”
5. Fireboy Dml – “Peru”
6. Omah Lay – “Understand”

 

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