Headies 2022: Wizkid, Portable, Davido, Ayra Starr’ Bag Nominations [SEE COMPLETE LIST]


Organizers of the Headies Awards have released a list of its nominees for the 2022 awards.

The organisers on Tuesday released the list of the 15th music award on its Instagram page.

The 15th Annual Headies Music Awards is expected to hold in September in the United States of America.

This is the first time the award will hold outside Nigeria since its inception in 2006.

Wizkid’s “Essence” and Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” bagged multiple nominations while newbies Portable and Magixx made the list for the first time.


Here are the nominees.


Rookie Of The Year


Av


Fave


Magixx


Portable


Ugoccie


Best Recording Of The Year

Celebrate Me – Patoranking


Essence – Wizkid Ft Tems


Jpy – 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)


Best R&B single

“Baby Riddim” – Fave


“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay


“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems


“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi


“Promise” – Niniola


“Sinner” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Luck Daye


Songwriter Of The Year

Adekunle Gold – “Sinner”


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


“TYCOON” – SHOW DEM CAMP feat. REMINISCE & MOJO


“LOADING” – OLAMIDE feat. BAD BOY TIMZ


Best Alternative Song

“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”


Best Music Video

“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

1. “Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay


2. “Bling” – Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn


3. “Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl


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

“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

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


“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

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

“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


“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


“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

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


Song Of The Year

“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

Simi


Tems


Tiwa Savage


Teni


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)

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