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





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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