Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

The organisers of the prestigious award on Tuesday released the list of nominees for the 2022 Headies award.

This is the 15th Headies awards that will be holds on September 4, 2022 in Atlanta Georgia.

Wizkid, Tems, Burna Boy, Portable, Davido, Ayra Starr, BNXN, Johnny Drille and Olamide have been nominated for the prestigious award.

Below is the full list:

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

AV
FAVE
MAGIXX
PORTABLE
UGOCCIE

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“CELEBRATE ME” – PATORANKING
“ESSENCE” – WIZKID feat. TEMS
“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

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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

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 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

“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

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 ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

“DOINGS” – FLAVOUR
“FREE YOUR MIND” – MADE KUTI
“GONTO” – IBEJII
“HUSTLE” – BASKETMOUTH, THE CAVEMEN, BEZ, DICE AILES
“MEJI MEJI” – BRYMO
“SELENSE” – THE CAVEMEN

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