Award winning artists, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and others have won big at the 2022 Headies Awards.
The 15th annual Headies Awards, was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta On Sunday, September 4th. This marked the first time the show was been held outside of Nigeria.
Wizkid and Tems were the top winners of the night as their international smash “Essence”, which was recently declared the best song in music history by American rapper, Kanye West, won the song of the year and best R&B single.
The singers also won an individual award. Wizkid win the album of the year for Made In Lagos, 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 win the Best Male Artiste and African Artiste of the Year award.
Davido won The Digital award of the year and Humanitarian award of the year.
Buju BNXN, won the 2022 Headies Next Rated award. His award came with a 2022 ultra luxury Bentley Bantayaga SUV is estimated at over N300 million.
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Here’s a complete list of winners:
Best recording of the year:
“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking
Album of the year:
Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid
Song of the year:
“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
Best female artiste:
Best male artiste:
Digital artiste of the year:
Best streethop artiste:
Goya Menor & Nektunez – “Amenor Amapiano Remix”
African Artiste of the year:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
International artiste recognition:
Best central African artiste of the year:
Best West African artiste of the year:
Best North African artiste of the year:
Best Southern African artiste of the year:
Focalistic (South Africa)
Best East African artiste of the year:
Best vocal performance (male):
Oxlade – Ojuju
Best vocal performance (female):
Waje – “Last Time”
Lyricist on the roll:
A-Q – “The Last Cypher”
Best rap single:
“Feeling” – Ladipoe feat. Bnxn
Best music video:
“Champion” (Fireboy DML Feat. D Smoke) Directed by Tg Omori
Best rap album:
Carpe Diem – Olamide
Best reggae & dancehall album:
Three – Patoranking
Producer of the year:
Sarz – “Monalisa” By Lojay & Sarz
Best inspirational single:
“Cultural Praise” – Kcee & Okwesili Eze Group
Songwriter of the year:
Adekunle Gold – “Sinner”
Best R&B single:
“Essence” – Wizkid feat. Tems
Best Afrobeats single
“Peru” – Fireboy DML
Best alternative single:
“Doings” – Flavour
Best alternative album:
Intermission – Ibejii
Special recognition (outstanding impact on the entertainment industry):
Special recognition (talent):
Headies’ viewer’s choice:
Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan
Best R&B album:
If Orange Was a Place – Tems
Rookie of the year:
Humanitarian award of the year:
The Headies is the top Nigerian/Pan African awards show, celebrating the best in Afrobeats, African music and culture. The awards, originally called the Hip Hop World Awards, was established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.