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Wizkid, Patoranking, Ayra Starr, Win Big At The 15th Headies Awards

Wizkid, Patoranking, Ayra Star'Tems win big at the 15th Headies Awards
Leading the nominations list is Wizkid who led with 11 nominations followed by Ayra Starr and Tems who both had 8 nominations each

The 15th edition of the Headies award, titled ‘Join the Movement’, was held on 4th September 2022 at the Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, United States.

The show was hosted by Emmy nominated actor Anthony Anderson and award-winning Nigerian actress Osas Ighodoro.

Leading the nominations list for the 15th Headies is Wizkid who led with 11 nominations followed by Ayra Starr and Tems who both had 8 nominations each.

Patoranking won best recording of the year for “Celebrate Me” and best reggae & dancehall album for Three while Burna Boy took African artiste of the year and best male artiste.

FireBoyDML won best Afrobeats single for “Peru” and best music video for “Champion” (featuring D Smoke). Ayra Starr won digital artiste of the year and Headies’ viewers’ choice for “Bloody Samaritan.” Bnxn won the Next rated: award and also shared in the award for best rap single as the featured artist on Ladipoe’s “Feeling.”

Chris Brown won international artiste of the year, beating Bieber, Beyoncé, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Nas. The category is designed for non-African artists or groups with outstanding achievements and impact on Afrobeats.

This year’s awards ceremony introduced three new categories: international artiste of the year, best inspirational single and digital artiste of the year.

Other artists appearing at the show included Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, FireBoyDML, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Flavour, Kcee, Buju, Lojay, Goya Menor, Cohbams, 2Baba, Joeboy, Rugier, Olamide and Asake.

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.

Below is the complete list of the winners:

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

CELEBRATE ME – PATORANKING

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A-Q – THE LAST CYPHER

BEST RAP SINGLE

FEELING – LADIPOE  FEAT. BNXN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

WAJE – “LAST TIME”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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

BEST STREETHOP ARTISTE

GOYA MENOR & NEKTUNEZ – AMENOR AMAPIANO REMIX

BEST RAP ALBUM

CARPE DIEM – OLAMIDE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION) – WIZKID

SONG OF THE YEAR

ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO

BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

THREE – PATORANKING

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

SARZ – “MONALISA” (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

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

INNOSS’B

SPECIAL RECOGNITION (OUTSTANDING IMPACT ON THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY)

EFE OMOROGBE

SUNDAY ARE

BOSE OGULU (play video drop)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION (TALENT)           

D’Banj

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

AYRA STARR – BLOODY SAMARITAN

NEXT RATED

BNXN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

OXLADE – OJUJU

BEST R&B ALBUM                          

IF ORANGE WAS A PLACE – TEMS

BEST MALE ARTISTE

BURNA BOY

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

FAVE

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

GYAKIE

BEST NORTH AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

LATIFA (TUNISIA)

BEST SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

FOCALISTIC (SOUTH AFRICA)

BEST EAST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DIAMOND PLATINUMZ

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

BEST COLLABORATION

ESSENCE – WIZKID FT. TEMS

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM

MADE IN LAGOS – WIZKID

BEST R&B SINGLE

ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

HALL OF FAME

ANGELIQUE KIDJO

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AKON

WYCLEF JEAN

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