2022 Headies Awards Winners List

2022 Headies Awards Winners List

On Sunday the 4th of September, 2022, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA was host to Nigerian music talents for the 15th edition of the Headies Awards. Anchored by Hollywood actor, Anthony Anderson and award-winning Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro, the Headies was a night of wins for many of your favourite artistes. Here’s a list of the artistes who who won in their respective categories

Best Rap Album : OLAMIDE – Carpe Diem

 

Nominees

Show Dem Camp – “CLONE WARS VOL. 5; THE ALGORYTHM”
A-Q – “GOLDEN”
Idowest – “MAFIA CULTURE VOL. 2.0”
LadiPoe – “PROVIDENCE”
Blaqbonez – “SEX OVER LOVE”

Best Alternative Songs: FLAVOUR – Doings

Nominees

Made Kuti – “FREE YOUR MIND”
Ibejii – “GONTO”
Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Dice Ailes & Bez – “HUSTLE”
Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”
The Cavemen – “SELENSE”

Best Rap Single: Ladipoe ft BNXN – Feeling

Nominees

Show Dem Camp ft Reminisce & Mojo – “TYCOON”
Olamide ft. Bad Boy Timz – “LOADING”

A-Q ft. Chike – “BREATHE”
Vector & MI Abaga ft. Pheelz – “CROWN OF CLAY”
Vector ft. Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”

Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste: Nektunez & Goya Menor – Ameno Amapiano Remix

Nominees

Bella Shmurda ft Zlatan & Lincoin – “CASH APP”
Mohbad ft Rexxie – “KPK”
Mohbad – “FEEL GOOD”
Naira Marley – “KOLEYEWON”

Lyricist on the roll: A-Q – The Last Cypher

Nominees

LADIPOE – “Providence”
JESSE JAGS – “Viphers”
PAYPER CORLEONE – “In Don We Trust”
VECTOR – “Crown Of Clay”

Best Vocal Performance (Female): Waje –  Last time

Nominees

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Ayra Starr – “TOXIC”
Liya – “ALARI”
Niniola – “6TH HEAVEN”
Simi – ” RUNNING TO YOU”
TEMS – “ESSENCE”

Producer Of The Year: Lojay & Sarz – Monalisa

Nominees

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)

Best Recording Of The Year: Patoranking – Celebrate Me 

Nominees

“ESSENCE” – Wizkid ft. TEMS
“JOY” – Falana
“LOVING IS HARDER” – Johnny Drille
“MEJI MEJI” – Brymo
“SOMEBODY’S SON” – Tiwa Savage Ft. Brandy

Best Music Video: TG Omori – Champion (Fire Boy DML ft D Smoke)

Nominees

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 R ‘n’ B Single: Wizkid ft. TEMS – Essence

Nominees

FAVE – “BABY RIDDIM”
Ayra Starr ft. CKay- “BEGGIE BEGGIE”
Chike ft. Simi – “RUNNING (TO YOU)”
Niniola – “PROMISE”
Adekunle Gold ft. Lucky Daye – “SINNER”

Best Alternative Album: Ibejii – Intermission

Nominees

Brymo – “9: ESAN”
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”
The Cavemen – “LOVE AND HIGHLIFE”
Wavy The Creator- “P.S THANK YOU FOR WAITING”
Basketmouth – “YABASI”

Best Reggae and Dancehall Album: Patoranking – Three

Nominees

Timaya – “GRATITUDE”
Prettyboy D-O – “LOVE IS WAR”
Shank – “RAINBOW RIDDIM”
Yung L – “YAADMAN KINGSIZE”

Best Collaboration: Wizkid ft TEMS – Essence

Nominees

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

Songwriter Of The Year: Adekunle Gold – Sinner

Nominees

Ajebo Hustlers – “LOYALTY”
Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”
Falana – “JOY”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”
Omah Lay – “UNDERSTAND”

Afrobeats Single Of The Year: Fireboy DML – Peru

Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”
Ruger – “BOUNCE”
Adekunle Gold ft. Davido – “HIGH”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Reekado Banks – “OZUMBA MBADIWE”

Song of The Year: Wizkid ft. TEMS – Essence

Patoranking – “CELEBRATE ME”
Flavour ft. Phyno – “DOINGS”
Adekunle Gold ft. Davido – “HIGH”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”

Headies Viewers Choice: Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan

Joeboy – “SIP”
Fireboy DML – “PERU”
Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”
Nektunez & Goya Menor – “AMENO AMPIANO REMIX”
Olamide ft Omah Lay – “INFINITY”
Rema – “SOUNDGASM”
Wizkid ft. TEMS – “ESSENCE”

Album of The Year: Wizkid – Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)

Nominees

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”
Brymo – “9: ESAN”
Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”
Olamide – “CARPE DIEM”
Basketmouth – “YABASI”

International Artiste Special Recognition

Akon & Wyclef Jean

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

(TALENT) – D’banj
(MANAGERS) – Efe Omorogbe, Bose Ogulu, and Sunday Are.

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

INNOSS’B

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Diamond Platinumz 

Nominees

Harmonize
Meddy
Eddy Kenzo
Nikita Kering
Zuchu

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BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Latifah

Muhamad Ramadan
Emel Mathlouthi
Elgrandetoto
Soolking
Manal

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Focalistic

Black Coffee
DJ Tarico
Elaine
Sha Sha
Jah Prayzah

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Gyakie (Ghana)

Amaarae – (GHANA)
Angelique Kidjo -(BENIN)
Aya Nakamura – (MALI)
KiDi – (GHANA)
Nelson Freitas – (CAPE VERDE)

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM: Wizkid – Made In Lagos

Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”
Davido – “A BETTER TIME”
Kizz Daniel – “BARNABAS”
Ajebo Hustlers – “KPOS LIFESTYLE”
Teni – “WONDALAND”

BEST R&B ALBUM: Tems – If Orange Was a Colour

Johnny Drille – “BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP”
Omawunmi – “LOVE DEEP HIGH LIFE”
Falana – “RISING”
Ric Hassani – “THE PRINCE I BECAME”
Tiwa Savage – “WATER AND GARRI”

BEST MALE ARTISTE – Burna Boy

ADEKUNLE GOLD
WIZKID
DAVIDO
FLAVOUR
OLAMIDE

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Burna Boy

AYA NAKAMURA
BLACK COFFEE
DAVIDO
DIAMOND PLATINUMZ
SOOLKING
WIZKID

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO 

HALL OF FAME

ANGELIQUE KIDJO 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE): Oxlade – Ojuju

Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”
Johnny Drille – “LOVING IS HARDER”
Ric Hassani – “WHEN I AM GONE”
Tay Iwar – “PEAKING”

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Fave

AV
Magixx
Ugoccie

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR – DAVIDO

DON JAZZY
2FACE IDIBIA
RUGGEDMAN

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