Headies Award 2022 Full Winners List

Headies Award

The 15th edition of the Headies awards, which took place on the 4th of September 2022, had been a remarkable event many enjoyed, which is why we compiled a full list of the winners at the prestigious award ceremony.

Music executives like Efe Omorogbe – 2Baba’s manager, Sunday Are – Wizkid’s manager, and Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mother and manager received Special Recognition Awards.

Here’s a full list of this year’s winners below:

Rookie Of The Year

FAVE – Winner

AV

Magixx

Portable

Ugoccie

Best Recording Of The Year

Celebrate Me – Patoranking – Winner

Essence – Wizkid ft Tems

Joy – Falana

Loving Is Harder – Johnny Drille

Meji Meji – Brymo

Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage ft Brandy

Producer Of The Year

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

Beats by Jay – “Golden” (A -Q)

Blaise Beatz – “Sinner” ( ft Lucky Daye)

Niphkeys – “Feel Good” (Mohbad)

P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe (Reekado Banks)

Pheelz – “High” ( Ft Davido)

Best R&B Single

Essence – Wizkid Ft Tems – Winner

Baby Riddim – Fave

Beggie Beggie – Ayra Starr Ft CKay

Running (To You) – Chike Ft Simi

Promise – Niniola

Sinnee – ft Lucky Daye

Songwriter Of The Year

Sinner – Adekunle Gold – WInner 

Loyalty – Ajebo Hustlers

Meji Meji – Brymo

Joy – Falana

Peru – Fireboy DML

Understand – Omah Lay

Best Rap Single

Feeling – Ladipoe Ft BNXN – Winner 

Breathe – AQ Feat Chike

Crown of Clay – Vector & MI Abaga ft Pheelz

Early Momo – Vector Ft GoodGirl LA

Tycoon – Show Dem Camp Ft Reminisce & Mojo

Loading – Olamide Ft Bad Boy Timz

Best Alternative Song

Doings – Flavour – Winner

Feel Your Mind – Made Kuti

Gonto – Ibejii

Hustle- Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes

Meji Meji – Brymo

Selense –

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Last Time – Waje – Winner

Toxic – Ayra Starr

Alari – Liya

6th Heaven  – Niniola

Running (To You) – Simi

Essence – Tems

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Ojuju – Oxlade – Winner

Meji Meji – Brymo

Loving Is Harder – Johnny Drille

When I Am Gone – Ric Hassani

Peaking – Tay Iwar

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

Essence – Wizkid ft Tems – Winner 

Beggie Beggie – Ayra Starr ft Ckay

Bling – Blaqbonez Ft Amaarae & BNXN

Early Momo – Vector ft Goodgirl LA

Feeling – Ladipoe ft BNXN

Running (To You) – Chike Ft Simi

Best Street-Hop Artiste

Nektunez & Goya Menor – Ameno Amapiano (Remix) – Winner

Bella Shmurda – Cash App Feat. Zlatan & Lincoin

Rexxie & Mohbad – Kpk

Mohbad – Feel Good

Naira Marley – Koleyewon

Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide – Zazoo Zehh

Best Afrobeats Single Of The Year

Peru – Fireboy DML – Winner

Bloody Samaritan – Ayra Starr

Bounce – Ruger

High – Feat. Davido

Monalisa – Lojay & Sarz

Ozumba Mbadiwe – Reekado Banks

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan – Winner

Fireboy DML – Peru

Joeboy – Sip

Lojay & Sarz – Monalisa

Nektunez & Goya Menor – Ameno Amapiano (Remix)

Olamide Feat. Omah Lay – Infinity

Rema – Soundgasm

Wizkid Feat. Tems – Essence

Best West African Artiste Of The Year

Gyakie (Ghana) – Winner

Amaarae (Ghana)

Angelique Kidjo (Benin)

Aya Nakamura (Mali)

Kidi (Ghana)

Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) – Winner

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

Harmonize (Tanzania)

Meddy (Rwanda)

Nikita Kering (Kenya)

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best North African Artiste Of The Year

Latifa (Tunisia) – Winner

Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)

Elgrandetoto (Morocco)

Manal (Morocco)

Muhamad Ramadan (Egypt)

Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

Focalistic (South Africa) – Winner

Black Coffee (South Africa)

DJ Tarico (Mozambique)

Elaine (South Africa)

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)

Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Afrobeats Album

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid – Winner

19 And Dangerous – Ayra Starr

A Better Time – Davido

Barnabas – Kizz Daniel

Kpos Lifestyle – Ajebo Hustlers

Wondaland – Teni

Best Reggae & Dancehall Album

Three – Patoranking – Winner

Gratitude – Timaya

Love Is War – Prettyboy D-O

Rainbow Riddim – Shank

Yaadman Kingsize – Yung L

Best R&B Album

If Orange Was A Place – Tems – Winner

Before We Fall Asleep – Johnny Drille

Love Deep High Life –

Rising – Falana

The Prince I Became – Ric Hassani

Water And Garri – Tiwa Savage

Best Alternative Album

Intermission – Ibejii – Winner

9: Esan – Brymo

Legacy + – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti

Love And Highlife –

P.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 –

Providence – Ladipoe

Sex Over Love – Blaqbonez

Album Of The Year

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid – Winner

9: Esan – Brymo

19 & Dangerous – Ayra Starr

Carpe Diem – Olamide

Legacy + – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti

Yabasi – Basketmouth

Song Of The Year

Essence – Wizkid Feat. Tems – Winner

Celebrate Me – Patoranking

Doings – Flavour Feat. Phyno

High – Feat. Davido

Monalisa – Lojay & Sarz

Peru – Fireboy DML

Best Female Artiste

Simi

Tems

Tiwa Savage

Teni

Niniola

Best Male Artiste

Burna Boy – Winner

Davido

Flavour

Olamide

Wizkid

Next Rated

BNXN – Winner 

Ayra Starr

Lojay

Ruger

Zinoleesky

African Artiste Of The Year

Burna Boy (Nigeria) – Winner

Black Coffee (Nigeria)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)

Soolking (Algeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Aya Nakamura (Mali )

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

Humanitarian Award Of The Year

Davido – Winner

2face Idibia

Ruggedman

Don Jazzy

East Central African Artiste Of The Year

Innoss’b (DR Congo) – Winner

Calema (Sao Tome & Principe)

Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)

Dadju (DR Congo)

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)

Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

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