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Full List of Nominees For The 2022 Headies Award 

To celebrate the 15th edition of the most Prestigious West African Entertainment award, Headies, the organizers announced major changes for the 2022 Headies Awards Categories, nominations, and location for the ceremony. 

This includes the awards ceremony in Atlanta, where the winner of the next rated category will be presented with a 2022 Bentley Bentayga, among other more recent developments.

As expected, the next rated category generated a lot of conversation immediately after the announcement for two reasons.

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First, the prize given to the coveted category winner is an interesting and white fascinating one; 2022 Bentley Bentayga. Going from Headies’ usual Hyundai to Bently is a thing of great interest to many who would simply love to watch as their favorite artist wins said prize

Second is the list of talented artists who have been nominated.

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Complete List of Nominees

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

  • Av 
  • Fave 
  • Magixx
  • Portable 
  • Ugoccie 
Full List of Nominees For The 2022 Headies Award 

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.

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