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Full List Of 2022 Headies Award Nominees

Full List Of 2022 Headies Award Nominees

Full List Of 2022 Headies Award Nominees

Nigerian most recognized music award, The Headies has unveiled the nomination list for this year’s edition.

The 15th Headies Award ceremony is slated to hold on Sunday 4th September 2022 at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.

Here is the full list of nominees for the prestigious Headies Awards:

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 Priime – “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 ft. TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Chike ft. Simi – “RUNNING(TO YOU)”
Niniola – “PROMISE”
Adekunle Gold ft 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 ft. Chike – “BREATHE”
Vector & MI Abaga ft. Pheelz – “CROWN OF CLAY”
Vector ft. Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”
Ladipoe ft BNXN – “FEELING”
Show Dem Camp ft Reminisce & Mojo – “TYCOON”
Olamide ft. 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 FT D Smoke)
Meji Alabi – “GINGER” (Wizkid ft. Burna Boy)
Pink – “ROJU” (Chike)
Ovie Etseyatse – “RAIN” (Yemi Alade ft Mzansi Youth Choir)
TG Omori – “BLING” (Blaqbonez ft Amaarae and BNXN)
Director K – “RUNNING” (Ladipoe ft Fireboy DML)

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST STREET HOP ARTISTE

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

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”
Ruger – “BOUNCE”
Adekunle Gold ft 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 ft Omah Lay – “INFINITY”
Rema – “SOUNDGASM”
Wizkid ft 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
Harmonize
Meddy
Eddy Kenzo
Nikita Kering
Zuchu

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Muhamad Ramadan
Emel Mathlouthi
Elgrandetoto
Latifah
Soolking
Manal

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Black Coffee
DJ Tarico
Elaine
Focalistic
Sha Sha
Jah Prayzah

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 ft. TEMS – “ESSENCE”
Adekunle Gold ft Davido – “HIGH”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

SIMI
TEMS
TIWA SAVAGE
TENI
NINIOLA

BEST MALE ARTISTE

BRUNA 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 PLATINUMZ
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 JAGS – “Viphers”
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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