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Headies Award 2022; See Winners full list

The 15th Headies Awards took place on Sunday night, September 4, with various African artistes emerging winners in different categories.

The Headies award 2022 held in Atlanta, United States was hosted by American actor and comedian Anthony Anderson and Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro.

Wizkid, Tems, Waje, Adekunle Gold, BNXN, Oxlade, Gyakie, Olamide, Davido, and Burna Boy left the event with gold statues for their performances in the industry.

BNXN formerly known as Buju, won the Next Rated Award. This particular award is received by a promising act, with an EP or Album, in the year under review. He got nominated for the award alongside Ayra Starr, Lojay, Ruger and Zinoleesky.

Additionally, BNXN got a brand new 2022 Bentley Bentayga SUV and will become part of an important alumni network consisting of previous winners. 

He  dedicated his award to his late mum who died of breast cancer, Ruger, Ayra Starr, his management and his girlfriend, Peggy.

“This is for Ayra. This is for Ruger. I love this boy,” BNXN said. 

 BNXN also comically begged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to help him ship the Bentley to Lagos and offered to loan the car to Mr Sanwo-Olu to drive around once it lands in Nigeria. 

“My governor, please o, they gave me car abeg. The money is plenty please, I can’t bring it to Lagos. If you wan drive am o, boya you go help me bring am come Lagos, abeg,” BNXN appealed to Mr Sanwo-Olu. “My governor, I’m asking, please help me bring my car to Lagos.”

Wizkid and Tems were the top winners of the night as their international collaboration “Essence” won the song of the year and best R&B single.

Apart from their two joint awards, Wizkid won album of the year for Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition), while Tems won best female artiste and best R&B album for ‘If Orange Was a Place’.

Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Davido won double awards.

Burna Boy won the Best Male Artiste and African Artiste of the Year award.

Davido on the other hand won The Digital award of the year and Humanitarian award of the year.

Singers Olamide and Adekunle Gold also won their own individual awards.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Rap Album 

Olamide – Carpe Die

Best Alternative Song

Flavour – Doings

Best Rap Single

Ladipoe feat. BNXN – Feeling

Best Street-Hop Artist

Goya Menor & Nektunez – Ameno Amapiano Remix

Lyricist On The Roll

AQ – The Last Cypher

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Waje – Last Time

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Oxlade – Ojuju

Producer Of The Year

Sarz – “Monalisa” by Lojay & Sarz

Best Recording of the Year

“Celebrate Me” by Patoranking

Best Music Video

TG Omori for “Champion” by FireboyDML feat. D Smoke

Best R&B Single

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Best Alternative Album

Intermission by Ibejii

Best Reggae & Dancehall

Three by Patoranking

Best Collaboration

Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems

Songwriter Of The Year

Adekunle Gold – Sinner

Best Afrobeats Single of the Year 

“Peru” – Fireboy DML

Song Of The Year 

Essence – Wizkid feat. Tems

Next Rated Award


Best Inspirational Single

Cultural Praise – KCee & Okwesili Eze Group

Album Of The Year 

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid

Viewers’ Choice Award

Bloody Samaritan – Ayra Starr

Best Central African


International Artiste Special Recognition

Akon Wyclef Jean

Special Recognition Award

Sunday Are

Bose Ogulu

Efe Omorogbe


Rookie Of The Year


Humanitarian Award Of The Year


Hall Of Fame Award Recipient

Angelique Kidjo

Best West African Artiste Of The Year


Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year


Best North African Artiste Of The Year

Latifa (Tunisia)

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

Diamond Platnumz

Digital Artiste Of The Year


Best RnB Album Of The Year

Tems – If Orange Was A Place

Best Male Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy

African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy

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