Headies Award 2022 Voting: How to Vote
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Headies Award 2022 Voting: How to Vote

Here is how to vote for Headies 2022 Award

Headies Award 2022 voting is done only through SMS this year. To vote for the 2022 Headies Award, each SMS costs #50 and the SMS has to be tailored specifically to the category.

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Here is how to vote for Headies 2022 Award (Via SMS}

To vote at Headies 2022 Award, send a SMS text message to 8014 with an addition of the category and the song or Artist you want to vote. For example, to vote for Next Rated Category, you will text VT NR (Next Rated) and Artiste name to 8014

Headies Award 2022 Voting: See how to vote per category

NEXT RATED

2022 headies voting

How to vote for 2022 Next Rated Headies Award: Send VT <space> NR <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

This category is a voting category for the most promising act (with an EP or Album) in the year under review.

AYRA STARR

BNXN

LOJAY

RUGER

ZINOLEESKY

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

How to vote for Headies Award 2022 Rookie of the Year: Send VT <space> RY <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

AV

FAVE

MAGIXX

PORTABLE

UGOCCIE

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

Headies Award 2022 Voting Best R&B single: Send VT <space> RB <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

“BABY RIDDIM” – FAVE

“BEGGIE BEGGIE” – AYRA STARR  FEAT. CKAY

“ESSENCE” – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

“RUNNING (TO YOU)” – CHIKE  FEAT. SIMI

“PROMISE” – NINIOLA

“SINNER” – ADEKUNLE GOLD FEAT. LUCK DAYE

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

Headies Award 2022 voting for Best Rap Single: Send VT <space> RS <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

“BREATHE” – A-Q FEAT CHIKE

“CROWN OF CLAY” – VECTOR & MI ABAGA FEAT. PHEELZ

“EARLY MOMO” – VECTOR FEAT. GOODGIRL LA

“FEELING” – LADIPOE  FEAT. BNXN

“TYCOON” – SHOW DEM CAMP FEAT. REMINISCE & MOJO

“LOADING” – OLAMIDE  FEAT BAD BOY TIMZ

 

BEST MALE ARTISTE

Headies 2022 Voting for Best Male Artiste: Send VT <space> MA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

Overall most successful male artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

ADEKUNLE GOLD

BURNA BOY

DAVIDO

FLAVOUR

OLAMIDE

WIZKID

 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Female Artiste: Send VT <space> FA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

Overall most successful female artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

SIMI

TEMS

TIWA SAVAGE

TENI

NINIOLA

 

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BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

2022 Headies Award Voting for Best Alternative Song: Send VT <space> AS <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

“DOINGS” – FLAVOUR

“FREE YOUR MIND” – MADE KUTI

“GONTO” – IBEJII

“HUSTLE” – BASKETMOUTH, THE CAVEMEN, BEZ, DICE AILES

“MEJI MEJI” – BRYMO

“SELENSE” – THE CAVEMEN

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Music Video: Send VT <space> MV <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

“CHAMPION” – (FIREBOY DML FEAT. D SMOKE) DIRECTED BY TG OMORI

“GINGER” – (WIZKID FEAT. BURNA BOY) DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

“ROJU” – (CHIKE) DIRECTED BY PINK

“RAIN” – (YEMI ALADE FEAT. MZANSI YOUTH CHOIR) DIRECTED BY OVIE ETSEYATSE

“BLING” – (BLAQBONEZ FEAT. AMAARAE & BNXN) DIRECTED BY TG OMORI

“RUNNING” – (LADIPOE FEAT. FIREBOY DML) DIRECTED BY DIRECTOR K

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BEST COLLABORATION

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Collaboration: Send VT <space> BC <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

“BEGGIE BEGGIE” – AYRA STARR FEAT. CKAY

“BLING” – BLAQBONEZ FEAT. AMAARAE & BNXN

“EARLY MOMO” – VECTOR FEAT. GOODGIRL LA

“ESSENCE” – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

“FEELING” – LADIPOE  FEAT. BNXN

“RUNNING (TO YOU)” – CHIKE FEAT. SIMI

 

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BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

2022 Headies Award Voting for Best Street-Hop Artiste: Send VT <space> SH <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

BELLA SHMURDA – “CASH APP” FEAT. ZLATAN & LINCOlN

REXXIE & MOHBAD – “KPK”

MOHBAD – “FEEL GOOD”

NAIRA MARLEY – “KOLEYEWON”

NEKTUNEZ & GOYA MENOR – “AMENO AMAPIANO (REMIX)”

POCO LEE, PORTABLE & OLAMIDE – “ZAZOO ZEHH”

 

BEST AFROBEATS SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Afrobeats Single of The Year: Send VT <space> AFS <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting category for the best Afrobeats single in year under review (by single individual or group).

“BLOODY SAMARITAN” – AYRA STARR

“BOUNCE” – RUGER

“HIGH” – ADEKUNLE GOLD FEAT. DAVIDO

“MONALISA” – LOJAY & SARZ

“OZUMBA MBADIWE” – REEKADO BANKS

“PERU” – FIREBOY DML

 

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

Headies Award Voting 2022 for Headies Viewers Choice: Send VC <space> AFS <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

AYRA STARR – “BLOODY SAMARITAN”

FIREBOY – “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

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best West African Artiste of the Year: Send VT <space> WA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Western African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

AMAARAE (GHANA)

ANGELIQUE KIDJO (BENIN)

AYA NAKAMURA (MALI)

GYAKIE (GHANA)

KIDI (GHANA)

NELSON FREITAS (CAPE VERDE)

 

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Headies 2022 voting for Best East African Artiste of The Year: Send VT <space> EA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Eastern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

DIAMOND PLATINUMZ (TANZANIA)

EDDY KENZO (UGANDA)

HARMONIZE (TANZANIA)

MEDDY (RWANDA)

NIKITA KERING (KENYA)

ZUCHU (TANZANIA)

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BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

2022 Headies Award Voting for Best North African Artiste: Send VT <space> NA<space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Northern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

EMEL MATHLOUTHI (TUNISIA)

ELGRANDETOTO (MOROCCO)

LATIFA (TUNISIA)

MANAL (MOROCCO)

MUHAMAD RAMADAN (EGYPT)

SOOLKING (ALGERIA)

 

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Southern African Artiste: Send VT <space> SA<space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Southern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

DJ TARICO (MOZAMBIQUE)

ELAINE (SOUTH AFRICA)

FOCALISTIC (SOUTH AFRICA)

JAH PRAYZAH (ZIMBABWE)

SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)

 

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Headies 2022 Voting for Best Central African Artiste: Send VT <space> CA<space> <Artiste Name> to 8014

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Central African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

CALEMA (SAO TOME & PRINCIPE)

BLANCHE BAILLY (CAMEROON)

DADJU (DR CONGO)

FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)

INNOSS’B (DR CONGO)

SORAIA RAMOS (CAPE VERDE)

 

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Best Afrobeats Album: Send VT <space> AB <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A category for the best Afrobeats album in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

“19 AND DANGEROUS” – AYRA STARR

“A BETTER TIME” – DAVIDO

“BARNABAS” – KIZZ DANIEL

“MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION)” – WIZKID

“KPOS LIFESTYLE” – AJEBO HUSTLERS

“WONDALAND” – TENI

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BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

Headies 2022 Voting for Best Reggae and Dancehall Album: Send VT <space> RDA<space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the best Reggae & Dancehall album (solo or group) in year under review.

GRATITUDE – TIMAYA

LOVE IS WAR – PRETTYBOY D-O

RAINBOW RIDDIM – SHANK

THREE – PATORANKING

YAADMAN KINGSIZE – YUNG L

 

BEST R&B ALBUM

Headies Voting 2022 for Best R&B Album: Send VT <space> RA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A category for the best r&b album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

“BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP” – JOHNNY DRILLE

“IF ORANGE WAS A PLACE” – TEMS

“LOVE DEEP HIGH LIFE” – OMAWUMI

“RISING” – FALANA

“THE PRINCE I BECAME” – RIC HASSANI

“WATER AND GARRI” – TIWA SAVAGE

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Headies 2022 Award voting for Best Alternative Album: Send VT <space> BA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A category for the best Alternative album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

“9: ESAN” – BRYMO

“INTERMISSION” – IBEJII

“LEGACY +” – FEMI KUTI & MADE KUTI

“LOVE AND HIGHLIFE” – THE CAVEMEN

“P.S. THANK YOU FOR WAITING” – WAVY THE CREATOR

“YABASI” – BASKETMOUTH

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Headies Award 2022 Voting for Album of the Year: Send VT <space> AB <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

“9: ESAN” – BRYMO

“19 & DANGEROUS” – AYRA STARR

“CARPE DIEM” – OLAMIDE

“LEGACY +” – FEMI KUTI & MADE KUTI

“MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION)” – WIZKID

“YABASI” – BASKETMOUTH

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Headies 2022 Award voting for Song of the Year: Send VT <space> SY <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

“CELEBRATE ME” – PATORANKING

“DOINGS” – FLAVOUR FEAT. PHYNO

“ESSENCE” – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

“HIGH” – ADEKUNLE GOLD FEAT. DAVIDO

“MONALISA” – LOJAY & SARZ

“PERU” – FIREBOY DML

 

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Headies Award 2022 voting for African Artiste of the Year: Send VT <space> YA <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the International music scene withiin the year under review.

BLACK COFFEE (NIGERIA)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

DAVIDO (NIGERIA)

DIAMOND PLATINUMZ (TANZANIA)

SOOLKING (ALGERIA)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

AYA NAKAMURA (MALI/FRANCE)

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

How To Vote: Send VT <space> PY <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

 

Headies Revelation

How To Vote: Send VT <space> HR <space> <Artiste Name> to 8014.

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About Nominations 

The global award for Afrobeats, The Headies, presents the list of Artistes, songs and music projects competing for a Headie plaque at The 15th Headies Awards ceremony holding on September 4, 2022, at the Cobbs Energy Performing Center, in Atlanta, USA.

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Leading the nominations this year is Wizkid with 10 nominations; followed by a tie between first-time nominee, Ayra Starr and returning 2021 ‘Next Rated’ nominee, Tems, with eight nominations. DMW’s Davido follows with seven nominations, alongside former YBNL signee, Adekunle Gold.

YBNL Record Label Boss and Pop singer, Olamide, his prodigy Fireboy, and Brymo follow with six nominations. Ladipoe, Lojay, and BNXN all bag five nominations. Closely followed by Vector, Sarz, A-Q and Blaqbonez who all have four nominations each.

This year, with the Award expanding outside the shores of its home country Nigeria to one of the world’s biggest music capital, Atlanta, USA, it has also expanded its scope of nominations to include more African regions and Artistes.

This has increased the number of Award categories from 26 to 35 categories with 118 nominees in total and 27 of these nominees coming from other parts of Africa like Benin Republic, Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo, Cameroon, Carpe Verde, Kenya, Egypt, Tunisia, Morrocco, Algeria, South Africa, Mali, Mozambique, Sao Tome & Principe, and Ghana.

With the year in review spanning fifteen months from October 2020 to December 2021, a few categories have gotten more nominations than usual.

Topping the list with the highest nominations for a category is “The Headies Viewer’s Choice Awards” with eight nominees.

Every year, The Headies welcomes new entrants and making debut appearances this year include Liya, Ibejii, Fave, Pink, Ayra Starr, Nektunez, Goya Menor, Ugoccie, Portable, Poco Lee, Made Kuti, Blaise Beats, Beats By Jayy, Rexxie, Lojay, Ruger, AV, Basketmouth, Ajebo Hustlers, T.I. Blaze, Magixx, Gyakie, Amaarae, Angélique Kidjo, Black Coffee and many other African talents.

During The Headies Big Announcement on March 12, 2022, the Executive Producer revealed the upgraded prize for the most coveted “Next Rated” category, the 2022 Bently Bentiaga. Strongly contending for this prize in 2022, are Mavin’s ‘19 & Dangerous sweetheart’ – Ayra Starr; BNXN formerly named Buju; Lojay; Ruger and the Marlian signee, Zinoleesky.

To further entrench its values as the global awards for Afrobeats, The Headies Academy have created more opportunities to include and celebrate more African talents on the world stage.

Some of these changes include, updating the description of the “Next Rated” category from previously being opened to the Next Most Promising Artiste within the year, to also including artistes who have also released Albums or EPs with more than 5 tracks and/or 18 minutes play time, within the year in review.

The Academy will also start considering artists for the Next Most Promising Artiste even if they’ve released albums in the year of review.

The “Headies Revelation of the Year” was dissolved. The “Artiste of the Year “category was also dissolved and replaced with the “Best Male Artiste” and “Best Female Artiste” of the Year.

The “Best Pop Single” and “Best Pop Album” categories were both renamed “Best Afrobeats Song (Nigeria)” and “Best Afrobeats Album (Nigeria)”, to embrace the global music nomenclature for predominantly mainstream Nigerian music – “Afrobeats”.

Other new Award categories introduced include, “African Artiste of the Year”, “International Artiste Recognition”, “Best West African Artiste”, “Best East African Artiste”, “Best North African Artiste”, “Best Central African Artiste”, “Best Southern African Artiste” and Humanitarian Award of the Year”.

Joining the “Headies Hall of Fame” this year is one of Africa’s biggest music exports and daugther of Benin Republic, Angélique Kidjo. She will be the first female recipient of this recognition Award and the first since the Awards left it’s home country, Nigeria.

Angelina Kidjoe will be joining the likes of King Sunny Ade, Evang. Ebenezer Obey; Chris Ubosi; 2Face Idibia; Sir. Victor Uwaifo; DJ Jimmy Jatt, Keke Ogungbe and Dayo D1’ Adeneye, Eddie Lawani & Ben Bruce; Obi Asika & Olisa Adibua; Phillip Trimnell; Femi Akinyemi Johnson & Grand Master Lee; Shina Peters; Femi Kuti; Kwam 1; and Laolu Akintobi.

Source: The Headies

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