Headies full list: Wizkid, others wins at 2022 award

The Headies award is an annual Nigerian music award meant to celebrate Nigerian music artistes. The 2022 Headies is the 15th edition of the top Nigerian music award and was co-hosted by American actor and comedian,  Anthony Anderson, and Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, United States.

Since the award was introduced in 2007, this is the first time in its 15years journey that it will be held outside the country.

This year’s edition as expected was full of glamour and showcased the best of Afrobeats and Nigerian music culture to the world.

In this year’s awards, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide and others all won big.

Here is the full list.


Rookie of the Year

Fave – WINNER 


Best Recording of the Year

Celebrate Me – Patoranking – WINNER


Producer of the Year

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


Songwriter of the Year

Adekunle Gold – “Sinner” – WINNER


Best R&B Single

“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER 


Best Rap Single

“Feeling” – Ladipoe ft. Bnxn – WINNER


Best Alternative Song

“Doings” – Flavour – WINNER


Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Waje – “Last Time” – WINNER


Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Oxlade – “Ojuju” – WINNER 


Lyricist on the Roll

A-Q – “The Last Cypher” – WINNER


Best Music Video

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


Best Collaboration

“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER


Best Street-Hop Artist

Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano” – WINNER


Best Afrobeats Single of the Year

“Peru” – Fireboy DML – WINNER


Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan” – WINNER


Best West African Artist of the Year

Gyakie (Ghana) – WINNER 


Best East African Artist of the Year

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) – WINNER 


Best North African Artist of the Year

Latifa (Tunisia) – WINNER 


Best Southern African Artist of the Year

Focalistic (South Africa) – WINNER 


Best Central African Artist of the Year

Innoss’b (DR Congo) – WINNER


Best Afrobeats Album

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid – WINNER 


Best Reggae & Dancehall Album

Three – Patoranking – WINNER


Best R&B Album

If Orange Was A Place – Tems – WINNER 


Best Alternative Album

Intermission – Ibejii – WINNER


Best Rap Album

Carpe Diem – Olamide – WINNER


Album of the Year

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid – WINNER


Song of the Year

“Essence” – Wizkid ft. Tems – WINNER


Best Male Artist

Burna Boy – WINNER 


Next Rated


African Artist of the Year

Burna Boy (Nigeria) – WINNER 


Digital Artiste of the year

Davido – WINNER 


Best Inspirational Single

Cultural Praise vol 1 – Kcee & Okwesili Eze Group – WINNER


International special artiste recognition

Akon and Wyclef Jean -WINNERS


Special Recognition (Entertainment industry)

Bose Ogulu, Sunday Are, and Efe Omorogbe – WINNERS


Special recognition (Talent)



Hall of Fame

Angélique Kidjo – WINNER 


Humanitarian Award of the Year

Davido – WINNER