Headies Award 2022: 15thHeadies Full List Of Nominees

Checkout the full list of nominees for the 15th edition of The Headies Award ceremony scheduled to take place on the 2nd of July 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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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

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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

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

⦁ “DOINGS” – FLAVOUR

⦁ “FREE YOUR MIND” – MADE KUTI

⦁ “GONTO” – IBEJII

⦁ “HUSTLE” – BASKETMOUTH, THE CAVEMEN, BEZ, DICE AILES

⦁ “MEJI MEJI” – BRYMO

⦁ “SELENSE” – THE CAVEMEN


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

⦁ AYRA STARR – “TOXIC”

⦁ LIYA – “ALARI”

⦁ NINIOLA – “6TH HEAVEN”

⦁ SIMI – “RUNNING (TO YOU)”

⦁ TEMS – “ESSENCE”

⦁ WAJE – “LAST TIME”


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

⦁ BRYMO – “MEJI MEJI”

JOHNNY DRILLE – “LOVING IS HARDER”

⦁ OXLADE – “OJUJU”

⦁ RIC HASSANI – “WHEN I’M GONE”

⦁ TAY IWAR – “PEAKING”


LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

⦁ A-Q – “THE LAST CYPHER”

⦁ BLAQBONEZ – “THE LAST CYPHER”

⦁ JESSE JAGZ – “VIPERS”

⦁ LADIPOE – “PROVIDENCE”

⦁ PAYPER CORLEONE – “IN DON WE TRUST”

⦁ VECTOR – “CROWN OF CLAY”


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

“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


BEST COLLABORATION

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

⦁ “BEGGIE BEGGIE” – AYRA STARR FEAT. CKAY

⦁ “BLING” – BLAQBONEZ FEAT. AMAARAE & BNXN

⦁ “EARLY MOMO” – VECTOR FEAT. GOODGIRL LA

⦁ “ESSENCE” – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

⦁ “FEELING” – LADIPOE FEAT. BNXN

“RUNNING (TO YOU)” – CHIKE FEAT. SIMI


BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

⦁ BELLA SHMURDA – “CASH APP” FEAT. ZLATAN & LINCOlN

⦁ REXXIE & MOHBAD – “KPK”

⦁ MOHBAD – “FEEL GOOD”

⦁ NAIRA MARLEY – “KOLEYEWON”

⦁ NEKTUNEZ & GOYA MENOR – “AMENO AMAPIANO (REMIX)”

⦁ POCO LEE, PORTABLE & OLAMIDE – “ZAZOO ZEHH”


BEST AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best Afrobeats single in year under review (by single individual or group).

“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

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

⦁ AYRA STARR – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”

⦁ FIREBOY – “PERU”

⦁ JOEBOY – “SIP”

⦁ LOJAY & SARZ – “MONALISA”

⦁ NEKTUNEZ & GOYA MENOR – “AMENO AMAPIANO (REMIX)”

⦁ OLAMIDE FEAT. OMAH LAY – “INFINITY”

⦁ REMA – “SOUNDGASM”

⦁ WIZKID FEAT. TEMS – “ESSENCE”


BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Western African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

⦁ AMAARAE (GHANA)

⦁ ANGELIQUE KIDJO (BENIN)

⦁ AYA NAKAMURA (MALI)

⦁ GYAKIE (GHANA)

⦁ KIDI (GHANA)

⦁ NELSON FREITAS (CAPE VERDE)


BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Eastern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

⦁ DIAMOND PLATINUMZ (TANZANIA)

⦁ EDDY KENZO (UGANDA)

⦁ HARMONIZE (TANZANIA)

⦁ MEDDY (RWANDA)

⦁ NIKITA KERING (KENYA)

⦁ ZUCHU (TANZANIA)


BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR


A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Northern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.


⦁ EMEL MATHLOUTHI (TUNISIA)

⦁ ELGRANDETOTO (MOROCCO)

⦁ LATIFA (TUNISIA)

⦁ MANAL (MOROCCO)

⦁ MUHAMAD RAMADAN (EGYPT)

⦁ SOOLKING (ALGERIA)




BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR


A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Southern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.


⦁ BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)


⦁ DJ TARICO (MOZAMBIQUE)


⦁ ELAINE (SOUTH AFRICA)


⦁ FOCALISTIC (SOUTH AFRICA)


⦁ JAH PRAYZAH (ZIMBABWE)


⦁ SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)




BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR


A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Central African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.




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


A category for the best Afrobeats album in the year under review (by a single individual or group).


“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


A voting category for the best Reggae & Dancehall album (solo or group) in year under review.


⦁ “GRATITUDE” – TIMAYA


⦁ “LOVE IS WAR” – PRETTYBOY D-O


⦁ “RAINBOW RIDDIM” – SHANK


⦁ “THREE” – PATORANKING


⦁ “YAADMAN KINGSIZE” – YUNG L




BEST R&B ALBUM


A category for the best r&b album in the year under review (by single individual or group).


“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


A category for the best Alternative album in the year under review (by single individual or group).


“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

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

“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


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).


⦁ “9: ESAN” – BRYMO

⦁ “19 & DANGEROUS” – AYRA STARR

⦁ “CARPE DIEM” – OLAMIDE

⦁ “LEGACY +” – FEMI KUTI & MADE KUTI

⦁ “MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION)” – WIZKID

⦁ “YABASI” – BASKETMOUTH


BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

“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


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

⦁ “9: ESAN” – BRYMO

⦁ “19 & DANGEROUS” – AYRA STARR

⦁ “CARPE DIEM” – OLAMIDE

⦁ “LEGACY +” – FEMI KUTI & MADE KUTI

⦁ “MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION)” – WIZKID

⦁ “YABASI” – BASKETMOUTH


SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

⦁ “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

Overall most successful female artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

⦁ SIMI

⦁ TEMS

⦁ TIWA SAVAGE

⦁ TENI

⦁ NINIOLA


BEST MALE ARTISTE

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Overall most successful male artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

⦁ ADEKUNLE GOLD

⦁ BURNA BOY

⦁ DAVIDO

⦁ FLAVOUR

⦁ OLAMIDE

⦁ WIZKID


NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act (with an EP or Album) in the year under review.

⦁ AYRA STARR

⦁ BNXN

⦁ LOJAY

⦁ RUGER

⦁ ZINOLEESKY

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the International music scene withiin the year under review.

⦁ BLACK COFFEE (NIGERIA)

⦁ BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

⦁ DAVIDO (NIGERIA)

⦁ DIAMOND PLATINUMZ (TANZANIA)

⦁ SOOLKING (ALGERIA)

⦁ WIZKID (NIGERIA)

⦁ AYA NAKAMURA (MALI/FRANCE)


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact to the Nigerian entertainment industry within a specific period and/or the year under review.

WYCLEF JEAN

AKON

P DIDDY


SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

A special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry within the year under review.

BOSE OGULU

SUNDAY ARE

EFE OMOROGBE


HALL OF FAME:

A special recognition to an individual of African Descent, for excellence and outstanding impact to the African entertainment industry, home and abroad.

ANGELINA KIDJOE


HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR

A Voting Category To Recognize And Award Extraordinary Individuals And/or Groups Who Have Positively Impacted The Lives Of People, Nature And Society Within The Year In Review.

⦁ 2face Idibia

⦁ Ruggedman

⦁ Davido

⦁ Don Jazzy

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