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Monday 5 September 2022

Headies 2022: See Full List Of Winners


A sizable group of Nigerian performers and singers attended the 15th edition of The Headies on September 4, 2022, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

The awards ceremony was hosted by outstanding Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro and Emmy-nominated actor Anthony Anderson.

Shortly after the red carpet, Pheelz took the floor to perform his recently released single ‘Electricity’ featuring Davido and ‘Finesse’ featuring BNXN (fka Buju).

BNXN, Goya Menor, Ladipoe, Ruger, Lojay, Askae, KCee, Adekunle Gold all stormed the stage to give outstanding performances.

Wizkid carted away four awards, with his hit single ‘Essence’featuring Tems taking three of them.

Patoranking also clinched two awards with ‘Celebrate Me’.

Rookie Of The Year

Best Recording Of The Year
“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking [WINNER]
“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 Feat. Lucky Daye)
Niphkeys – “Feel Good” (Mohbad)
P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (Reekado Banks)
Pheelz – “High” (Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido)
Sarz – “Monalisa” (Lojay & Sarz [WINNER]

Best R&B single
“Baby Riddim” – Fave
“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems [WINNER]
“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi
“Promise” – Niniola
“Sinner” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Luck Daye

Songwriter Of The Year
Adekunle Gold – “Sinner” [WINNER]
Ajebo Hustlers – “Loyalty”
Brymo – “Meji Meji”
Falana – “Joy”
Fireboy Dml – “Peru”
Omah Lay – “Understand”

Best Rap Single
“Breathe” – A-Q Feat Chike
“Crown Of Clay” – Vector & Mi Abaga Feat. Pheelz
“Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl La
“Feeling” – Ladipoe  Feat. Bnxn [WINNER]
“Tycoon” – Show Dem Camp Feat. Reminisce & Mojo
“Loading” – Olamide  Feat Bad Boy Timz

Best Alternative Song
“Doings” – Flavour [WINNER]
“Free Your Mind” – Made Kuti
“Gonto” – Ibejii
“Hustle” – Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes
“Meji Meji” – Brymo
“Selense” – The Cavemen

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Ayra Starr – “Toxic”
Liya – “Alari”
Niniola – “6th Heaven”
Simi – “Running (To You)”
Tems – “Essence”
Waje – “Last Time” [WINNER]

Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Brymo – “Meji Meji”
Johnny Drille – “Loving Is Harder”
Oxlade – “Ojuju”
Ric Hassani – “When I’m Gone”
Tay Iwar – “Peaking”

Best Music Video
“Champion” – (Fireboy Dml Feat. D Smoke) Directed By Tg Omori [WINNER]
“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
“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
“Bling” – Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn
“Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl LA
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems [WINNER]
“Feeling” – Ladipoe Feat. Bnxn
“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi

Best Street-Hop Artiste
Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” Feat. Zlatan & Lincoln
Rexxie & Mohbad – “Kpk”
Mohbad – “Feel Good”
Naira Marley – “Koleyewon”
Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)” [WINNER]
Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide – “Zazoo Zehh” [Disqualified]

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 [WINNER]

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan” [WINNER]
Fireboy – “Peru” ( @Fireboydml )
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
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)
Essy Kenzo (Uganda)
Harmonize (Tanzania)
Maddy (Rwanda)
Nikita Kering (Kenya)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best North African Artiste Of the Year
Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
Latifah (Tunisia)
Manual (Morocco)
Muhammad Ramadan (Egypt)
Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Dj Tarico (Mozambique)
Elaine (South Africa)
Focalistic (South Africa)
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
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
“Gratitude” – Timaya
“Love Is War” – Prettyboy D-O
“Rainbow Riddim” – Shank
“Three” – Patoranking [WINNER]
“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 [WINNER]
“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 [WINNER]
“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
“9: Esan” – Brymo
“19 & Dangerous” – Ayra Starr
“Carpe Diem” – Olamide
“Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
“Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)” – Wizkid [WINNER]
“Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Song Of The Year
“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking
“Doings” – Flavour Feat. Phyno
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems [WINNER]
“High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
“Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
“Peru” – Fireboy Dml

Best Female Artiste
Tiwa Savage

Best Male Artiste
Adekunle Gold
Burna Boy
Next Rated
Ayra Starr

African Artiste Of The Year
Black Coffee (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
Soolking (Algeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Aya Nakamura (Mali )

Lyricist On The Roll
A-Q – “The Last Cypher” [WINNER]
Blaqbonez – “The Last Cypher”
Jesse Jagz – “Vipers”
Ladipoe – “Providence”
Payper Corleone – “In Don We Trust”
Vector – “Crown Of Clay”

Humanitarian Award Of The Year
2face Idibia
Don Jazzy

Best Central African Artiste Of The Year
Calema (Sao Tome & Principe)
Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)
Dadju (Dr Congo)
Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)
Innoss’b (Dr Congo) [WINNER]
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

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

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