Fast Rising Nigerian Singer Portable, Davido, Wizkid, and others get Headies Award 2022 Nominations.


The organizers of the Headies award on Tuesday 24 May 2022 released the list of nominees for the 2022 Headies award. The 15th edition awards ceremony will take place on 4 September 2022, in Atlanta, USA.

Popular Nigerian Artists like Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, 2 Baba, and Don Jazzy are included, but the talk of the street is Fast rising Nigeria singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable gets his first nomination.

The singer got into the limelight with the release of his hit song, Zazu Zeh, which won the heart of fans.

These are the full nominee list below:

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. AV

2. FAVE

3. Magixx

4. Portable

5. Ugoccie

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

1. “CELEBRATE ME” – Patoranking

2. “ESSENCE” – Wizkid Ft. TEMS

3. “JOY” – Falana

4. “LOVING IS HARDER” – Johnny Drille

5. “MEJI MEJI” – Brymo

6. “SOMEBODY’S SON” – Tiwa Savage Ft. Brandy

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

1. Beats By Jayy- “GOLDEN” (A-Q)

2. Blaise Beatz – “SINNER” (Adekunle Gold ft Lucky Daye)

3. Niphkeys – “FEEL GOOD” (Mohbad)

4. P Priime – “OZUMBA MBADIWE” (Reekado Banks)

5. Pheelz – “HIGH” (Adekunle Gold ft. Davido)

6. Sarz – “MONALISA” (Lojay & Sarz)

BEST R&B SINGLE

1. FAVE – “BABY RIDDIM”

2. Ayra Starr Ft. CKay- “BEGGIE BEGGIE”

3. Wizkid ft. TEMS – “ESSENCE”

4. Chike ft. Simi – “RUNNING(TO YOU)”

5. Niniola – “PROMISE”

6. Adekunle Gold ft Lucky Daye – “SINNER”

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

1. Adekunle Gold – “SINNER”

2. Ajebo Hustlers – “LOYALTY”

3. Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”

4. Falana – “JOY”

5. Fireboy DML – “PERU”

6. Omah Lay – “UNDERSTAND”

BEST RAP SINGLE

1. A-Q ft. Chike – “BREATHE”

2. Vector & MI Abaga ft. Pheelz – “CROWN OF CLAY”

3. Vector ft. Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”

4. Ladipoe ft BNXN – “FEELING”

5. Show Dem Camp ft Reminisce & Mojo – “TYCOON”

6. Olamide ft. Bad Boy Timz – “LOADING”

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG

1. Flavour – “DOINGS”

2. Made Kuti – “FREE YOUR MIND”

3. Ibejii – “GONTO”

4. Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Dice Ailes & Bez – “HUSTLE”

5. Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”

6. The Cavemen – “SELENSE”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

1. Ayra Starr – “TOXIC”

2. Liya – “ALARI”

3. Niniola – “6TH HEAVEN”

4. Simi – ” RUNNING TO YOU”

5. TEMS – “ESSENCE”

6. Waje – “LAST TIME”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

1. Brymo – “MEJI MEJI”

2. Oxlade – “OJUJU”

3. Johnny Drille – “LOVING IS HARDER”

4. Ric Hassani – “WHEN I AM GONE”

5. Tay Iwar – “PEAKING”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1. TG Omori – “CHAMPION” (Fireboy DML FT D Smoke)

2. Meji Alabi – “GINGER” (Wizkid ft. Burna Boy)

3. Pink – “ROJU” (Chike)

4. Ovie Etseyatse – “RAIN” (Yemi Alade ft Mzansi Youth Choir)

5. TG Omori – “BLING” (Blaqbonez ft Amaarae and BNXN)

6. Director K – “RUNNING” (Ladipoe ft Fireboy DML)

BEST COLLABORATION

1. Ayra Starr ft CKay – “BEGGIE BEGGIE”

2. Blaqbonez ft Amaarae & BNXN – “BLING”

3. Vector ft Goodgirl LA – “EARLY MOMO”

4. Wizkid ft TEMS – “ESSENCE”

5. Ladipoe ft BNXN – “FEELING”

6. Chike ft Simi – “RUNNING TO YOU”

BEST STREET HOP ARTISTE

1. Bella Shmurda ft Zlatan & Lincoin – “CASH APP”

2. Mohbad ft Rexxie – “KPK”

3. Mohbad – “FEEL GOOD”

4. Naira Marley – “KOLEYEWON”

5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “AMENO AMPIANO REMIX”

6. Portable & Poco Lee ft Olamide – “Zazoo Zeh”

AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

1. Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”

2. Ruger – “BOUNCE”

3. Adekunle Gold ft Davido – “HIGH”

4. Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”

5. Reekado Banks – “OZUMBA MBADIWE”

6. Fireboy DML – “PERU”

HEADIES VIEWER’S CHOICE

1. Joeboy – “SIP”

2. Ayra Starr – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”

3. Fireboy DML – “PERU”

4. Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”

5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “AMENO AMPIANO REMIX”

6. Olamide ft Omah Lay – “INFINITY”

7. Rema – “SOUNDGASM”

8. Wizkid ft TEMS – “ESSENCE”

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Amaarae – (GHANA)

2. Angelique Kidjo -(BENIN)

3. Aya Nakamura – (MALI)

4. Gyakie – (GHANA)

5. KiDi – (GHANA)

6. Nelson Freitas – (CAPE VERDE)

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Diamond Platinumz

2. Harmonize

3.Meddy

4. Eddy Kenzo

5. Nikita Kering

6. Zuchu

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Muhamad Ramadan

2. Emel Mathlouthi

3. Elgrandetoto

4. Latifah

5. Soolking

6. Manal

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. Black Coffee

2. DJ Tarico

3. Elaine

4. Focalistic

5. Sha Sha

6. Jah Prayzah

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM

1. Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”

2. Davido – “A BETTER TIME”

3. Wizkid – “MADE IN LAGOS”

4. Kizz Daniel – “BARNABAS”

5. Ajebo Hustlers – “KPOS LIFESTYLE”

6. Teni – “WONDALAND”

BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

1. Timaya – “GRATITUDE”

2. Prettyboy D-O – “LOVE IS WAR”

3. Shank – “RAINBOW RIDDIM”

4. Patoranking – “THREE”

5. Yung L – “YAADMAN KINGSIZE”

BEST R&B ALBUM

1. Johnny Drille – “BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP”

2. TEMS – “IF ORANGE WAS A COLOUR”

3. Omawunmi – “LOVE DEEP HIGH LIFE”

4. Falana – “RISING”

5. Ric Hassani – “THE PRINCE I BECAME”

6. Tiwa Savage – “WATER AND GARRI”

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

1. Brymo – “9: ESAN”

2. Ibejii – “INTERMISSION”

3. Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”

4. The Cavemen – “LOVE AND HIGHLIFE”

5. Wavy The Creator- “P.S THANK YOU FOR WAITING”

6. Basketmouth – “YABASI”

BEST RAP ALBUM

1. Olamide – “CARPE DIEM”

2. Show Dem Camp – “CLONE WARS VOL. 5; THE ALGORYTHM”

3. A-Q – “GOLDEN”

4. Idowest – “MAFIA CULTURE VOL. 2.0”

5. LadiPoe – “PROVIDENCE”

6. Blaqbonez – “SEX OVER LOVE”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – “LEGACY +”

2. Wizkid – “MADE IN LAGOS (Deluxe Edition)”

3. Brymo – “9: ESAN”

4. Ayra Starr – “19 & DANGEROUS”

5. Olamide – “CARPE DIEM”

6. Basketmouth – “YABASI”

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. Patoranking – “CELEBRATE ME”

2. Flavour ft. Phyno – “DOINGS”

3. Wizkid ft. TEMS – “ESSENCE”

4. Adekunle Gold ft Davido – “HIGH”

5. Lojay & Sarz – “MONALISA”

6. Fireboy DML – “PERU”

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

1. SIMI

2. TEMS

3. TIWA SAVAGE

4. TENI

5. NINIOLA

BEST MALE ARTISTE

1.BURNA BOY

2. ADEKUNLE GOLD

3. WIZKID

4. DAVIDO

5. FLAVOUR

6. OLAMIDE

HEADIES NEXT RATED

1. ZINOLEESKY

2. BNXN 

3. LOJAY 

4. RUGER 

5. AYRA STARR

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

1. AYA NAKAMURA

2. BURNA BOY

3. BLACK COFFEE

4. DAVIDO

5. DIAMOND PLATINUMZ

6. SOOLKING

7. WIZKID

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

1. BOSE OGULU

2. EFE OMOROGBE

3. SUNDAY ARE


HALL OF FAME

1. ANGELIQUE KIDJO

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE RECOGNITION

1. AKON

2. DIDDY

3. WYCLEF JEAN

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

1. A-Q – “The Last Cypher”

2. BLAQBONEZ – “The Last Cypher”

3. LADIPOE – “Providence”

4. JESSE JAGS – “Viphers”

5. PAYPER CORLEONE – “In Don We Trust”

6. VECTOR – “Crown Of Clay”

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR

1. DAVIDO

2. DON JAZZY

3. 2FACE IDIBIA

4. RUGGEDMAN

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