2022 Headies: Wizkid Makes History As BNXN Wins Next Rated (FULL LIST)

Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid


Nigerian music star Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, has become the highest recipient in the history of the Headies.




Wizkid won in the best collaboration, album of the year, song of the year and best RnB single of the year categories.



 


Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ scooped five prizes at the 15th edition of the Headies Awards.


 


American actor Anthony Anderson and Nigerian actress Osas Ighodaro hosted the event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.


 


 


Wizkid won in the best collaboration, best Afrobeats album, album of the year, song of the year and best RnB single of the year categories.


 


Patoranking went home with two awards on the night (best recording of the year and best reggae and dancehall album), tracks from his ‘Three’ album.


 


Nigerian singer KCee took home the Headies’ best inspirational song (Cultural Prais), beating Mercy Chinwo, Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, Timi Dakolo and Chidinma.


 


Ayra Starr won the voters’ choice award, despite being nominated in eight categories.


 


Other winners included Fireboy, BNXN, Adekunle Gold, Flavour, Waje, Olamide, A-Q, Sarz, TG Omori, Goya Menor, and Ibejii.


 


Special recognition awards were given to Akon, Wyclef Jean, Sunday Are, Dbanj, Sunday Are, Bose Ogulu and Efe Omorogbe for their contributions to Afrobeats.


 


List of winners


 


Best Recording of the Year


 


“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking – WINNER


“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems and


“Joy” – Falana


“Loving Is Harder” – Johnny Drille


“Meji Meji” – Brymo


“Somebody’s Son’ – Tiwa Savage ft. Brandy


Producer of the Year


 


Beats By Jayy – “Golden” (A-Q)


Blaise Beatz – “Sinner” (Adekunle Gold Ft. Lucky Daye)


Niphkeys – “Feel Good” (Mohbad)


P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (Reekado Banks)


Pheelz – “High” (Adekunle Gold ft. Davido)


Sarz – “Monalisa” (Lojay & Sarz) – WINNER


Songwriter of the Year


 


Adekunle Gold – “Sinner” – WINNER


Ajebo Hustlers – “Loyalty”


Brymo – “Meji Meji”


Falana – “Joy”


Fireboy DML – “Peru”


Omah Lay – “Understand”


Best R&B Single


 


“Baby Riddim” – Fave


“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr ft. CKay


“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER


“Running (To You)” – Chike ft. Simi


“Promise” – Niniola


“Sinner” – Adekunle Gold ft. Luck Daye


Best Rap Single


 


“Breathe” – A-Q ft Chike


“Crown of Clay” – Vector & MI Abaga ft. Pheelz


“Early Momo” – Vector ft. Goodgirl LA


“Feeling” – Ladipoe ft. Bnxn – WINNER


“Tycoon” – Show Dem Camp ft. Reminisce & Mojo


“Loading” – Olamide ft. Bad Boy Timz


Best Alternative Song


 


“Doings” – Flavour – WINNER


“Free Your Mind” – Made Kuti


girlfriend – ruger


“Hustle” – Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes


“Meji Meji’ – Brymo


“Selense” – The Cavemen


Nothing Sup’’ – Scato


Best Vocal Performance (Female)


 


Ayra Starr – “Toxic’


Liya – “Alari”


Niniola – “6th Heaven”


Simi – “Running (To You)”


Tems – “Essence”


Waje – “Last Time” – WINNER


Lyricist on the Roll


 


A-Q – “The Last Cypher” – WINNER


Blaqbonez – “The Last Cypher”


Jesse Jagz – “Vipers”


Ladipoe – “Providence”


Payper Corleone – “In Don We Trust”


Vector – “Crown of Clay”


Best Music Video


 


“Champion” – (Fireboy DML ft. D Smoke) – Directed by TG Omori – WINNER


“Ginger” – (Wizkid ft. Burna Boy) – Directed by Meji Alabi


“Roju” – (Chike) – Directed by Pink


“Rain” – (Yemi Alade ft. Mzansi Youth Choir) – Directed by Ovie Etseyatse


“Bling” – (Blaqbonez ft. Amaarae & Bnxn) – Directed by Tg Omori


“Running” – (Ladipoe ft. Fireboy DML) – Directed by Director K


Best Collaboration


 


“Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr ft. CKay


“Bling” – Blaqbonez ft. Amaarae & Bnxn


“Early Momo” – Vector ft. Goodgirl La


“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER


“Feeling” – Ladipoe ft. Bnxn


“Running (To You)” – Chike ft. Simi


Best Street-Hop Artist


 


Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” ft. Zlatan & Lincoln


Rexxie & Mohbad – “KPK”


Mohbad – “Feel Good”


Naira Marley – “Koleyewon”


Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano” – WINNER


Best Afrobeats Single of the Year


 


“Bloody Samaritan” – Ayra Starr


“Bounce” – Ruger


“High” – Adekunle Gold ft. Davido


“Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz


“Ozumba Mbadiwe” – Reekado Banks


“Peru” – Fireboy DML – WINNER


Headies’ Viewer’s Choice


 


Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan”- WINNER


Fireboy DML – “Peru”


Joeboy – “Sip”


Lojay & & Sarz – “Monalisa”


Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano”


Olamide ft. Omah Lay – “Infinity”


Rema – “Soundgasm”


Wizkid ft. Tems – “Essence”


Best Reggae & Dancehall Album


 


Gratitude – Timaya


Love is War – Prettyboy D-O


Rainbow Riddim – Shank


Three – Patoranking – WINNER


Yaadman Kingsize – Yung L


Best Alternative Album


 


9: Esan – Brymo


Intermission – Ibejii – WINNER


Legacy + – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti


Love And Highlife – The Cavemen


S. Thank You For Waiting – Wavy The Creator


Yabasi – Basketmouth


Best Rap Album


Carpe Diem – Olamide – WINNER


Clone Wars Vol. 5 – The **Algorhythm – Show Dem Camp


Golden – A-Q


Mafia Culture, Vol. 2.0 – Idowest


Providence – Ladipoe


Sex Over Love – Blaqbonez


Album of the Year


 


9: Esan – Brymo


19 & Dangerous – Ayra Starr


Carpe Diem – Olamide


Legacy + – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti


Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid – WINNER


Yabasi – Basketmouth


Song of the Year


 


“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking


“Doings” – Flavour ft. Phyno


“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER


“High” – Adekunle Gold ft. Davido


“Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz


“Peru” – Fireboy DML


Next Rated


 


Ayra Starr


Bnxn – WINNER


Lojay


Ruger


Zinoleesky


Best Inspirational Single

 


Cultural Praise – KCee – WINNER


Everything Amen – Timi Dakolo


Jehova over do – Chidinma


Onyedikagi – Mercy Chinwo ft Glory


Yah – Dunsi Oyekan


Olorun Agbaye – Nathaniel Bassey ft Chandler Moore, Oba.



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