Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees List
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Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees List

The Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees list

The Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees list is a voting category for the most promising act with an Ep or Album in the year under review.

Here is the Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees list

1) Ayra Starr

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Ayra starr/Next Rated Nominee

2) BNXN

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BNXN/Next Rated Nominee

3) Lojay

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Lojay/Next Rated Nominee

4) Ruger

Next Rated 2022 nominees list
Ruger/ Next Rated Nominee

5) Zinoleesky

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Zinoleesky/ Next Rated Nominee

In this case, The Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees list was compiled by going through a list of promising acts in the music industry and choosing them.

Furthermore, the award for the Headies Next Rated 2022 will be given based on who has more votes from their fans.

The Headies Next Rated 2022 nominees list are: Ayra Starr, BNXN, Lojay, Ruger and Zinoleesky.

People always hold the headies next rated nominees list in high esteem because music gurus in the industry rights now e.g Davido and Wizkid have once been awarded as Headies Next Rated and they have gone to make a name for themselves.

The Headies Next Rated Nominees list also got people talking because the winner gets a brand new Bentley car!

The Headies Next Rated 2022 Nominees will be awarded on the Headies 2022 Award Day ceremony

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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

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 RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

“CELEBRATE ME” – PATORANKING

“ESSENCE” – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

“JOY” – FALANA

“LOVING IS HARDER” – JOHNNY DRILLE

“MEJI MEJI” – BRYMO

“SOMEBODY’S SON” – TIWA SAVAGE FEAT. BRANDY

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

BEATS BY JAYY – “GOLDEN” (A-Q)

BLAISE BEATZ – “SINNER” (ADEKUNLE GOLD FEAT. LUCKY DAYE)

NIPHKEYS – “FEEL GOOD” (MOHBAD)

P PRIIME – “OZUMBA MBADIWE” (REEKADO BANKS)

PHEELZ – “HIGH” (ADEKUNLE GOLD FEAT. DAVIDO)

SARZ – “MONALISA” (LOJAY & SARZ)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

A non-voting category for the writer of a song (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence, composition, arrangement, rendition) in the year under review.

ADEKUNLE GOLD – “SINNER”

AJEBO HUSTLERS – “LOYALTY”

BRYMO – “MEJI MEJI”

FALANA – “JOY”

FIREBOY DML – “PERU”

OMAH LAY – “UNDERSTAND”

BEST R&B SINGLE

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

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 ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

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 VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

AYRA STARR – “TOXIC”

LIYA – “ALARI”

NINIOLA – “6TH HEAVEN”

SIMI – “RUNNING (TO YOU)”

TEMS – “ESSENCE”

WAJE – “LAST TIME”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

BRYMO – “MEJI MEJI”

JOHNNY DRILLE – “LOVING IS HARDER”

OXLADE – “OJUJU”

RIC HASSANI – “WHEN I’M GONE”

TAY IWAR – “PEAKING”

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

A-Q – “THE LAST CYPHER”

BLAQBONEZ – “THE LAST CYPHER”

JESSE JAGZ – “VIPERS”

LADIPOE – “PROVIDENCE”

PAYPER CORLEONE – “IN DON WE TRUST”

VECTOR – “CROWN OF CLAY”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

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

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

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

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

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)

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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

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

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

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

BEST DIASPORA AFROBEATS

AYOJAY- US

DARKOO – UK

MOELOGO – UK

NSG – UK

OBONGJAYAR – UK

BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

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

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

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

BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

“CARPE DIEM” – OLAMIDE

“CLONE WARS VOL. 5 – THE ALGORHYTHM” – SHOW DEM CAMP

“GOLDEN” – A-Q

“MAFIA CULTURE, VOL. 2.0” – IDOWEST

“PROVIDENCE” – LADIPOE

“SEX OVER LOVE” – BLAQBONEZ

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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

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

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE

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

SIMI

TEMS

TIWA SAVAGE

TENI

NINIOLA

BEST MALE ARTISTE

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

ADEKUNLE GOLD

BURNA BOY

DAVIDO

FLAVOUR

OLAMIDE

WIZKID

NEXT RATED

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

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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)

Why Buju changed his name to BNXN

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact to the Nigerian entertainment industry within a specific period and/or the year under review.

WYCLEF JEAN

AKON

P DIDDY

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

A special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry within the year under review.

BOSE OGULU

SUNDAY ARE

EFE OMOROGBE

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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.

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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