Headies unveils 2022 nominees (Full list)

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Organisers of The Headies have unveiled nominees for the 15th edition of the award show.

The organizers of The Headies awards had in March announced a 2022 Bentley as the prize for the Next Rated award category.

The Headies have also unveiled nominees in the following categories:

NEXT RATED:

Bnxn
Ayra Starr
Lojay
Ruger
Zinoleesky

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

Av
Fave
Magixx
Portable
Ugoccie

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Celebrate Me – Patoranking
Essence – Wizkid
Joy – Falana
Loving Is Harder – Johnny Drille
Meji Meji – Brymo
Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage feat. 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)

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
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

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE

Brymo – Meji Meji
Johnny Drille – Loving is Harder
Oxlade – Ojuju
Ric Hassani – When I’m Gone
Tay Iwar – Peaking

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)
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

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

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)
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Harmonize (Tanzania)
Meddy (Rwanda)
Nikita Kering (Kenya)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
Latifa (Tunisia)
Manal (Morocco)
Muhamad 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)

The 15th edition of the award show is scheduled to hold at the Cobb Energy Centre Atlanta, United States, on July 12.

The event’s organizers also announced new changes to the award show, such as new categories and live streaming by major TV and streaming platforms, including CNN and BBCI.

The 15th Headies award show will hold for the first time outside Nigeria and will be hosted by Nancy Isime.

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