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Headies Releases 2022 Next Rated Nominees List

By Oreoritse Tariemi
24 May 2022   |   1:16 pm
Organisers of The Headies have unveiled nominees for the Next Rated category at the 15th edition of the award show. The Headies 2022 Next Rated nominees include Bnxn, Ayra Starr, Lojay, Ruger and Zinoleesky. Back in March, organizers of The Headies awards announced a 2022 Bentley as the prize for the next Rated award category.…

Organisers of The Headies have unveiled nominees for the Next Rated category at the 15th edition of the award show.

The Headies 2022 Next Rated nominees include Bnxn, Ayra Starr, Lojay, Ruger and Zinoleesky.

Back in March, organizers of The Headies awards announced a 2022 Bentley as the prize for the next Rated award category.

The Headies have also unveiled nominees in other categories including:

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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