2022 HEADIES: FULL LIST OF WINNERS

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, were established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

This year the 2022 Headies for the first time took place outside Nigeria, in Atlanta, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the USA on Sunday, September 4th, 2022.

This year’s awards ceremony introduced three new categories: international artiste of the year, best inspirational single, and digital artiste of the year. Artists appearing at the show included Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, FireBoyDML, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Flavour, Kcee, Buju, Lojay, Goya Menor, Cohbams, 2Baba, Joeboy, Ruger, Olamide, and Asake.

Here’s a complete list of winners:

Best recording of the year:

“Celebrate Me” – Patoranking

Album of the year:

Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid

Song of the year:

“Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems

Best female artiste:

Tems

Best male artiste:

Burna Boy

Digital artiste of the year:

Ayra Starr

Best streethop artiste:

Goya Menor & Nektunez – “Amenor Amapiano Remix”

African Artiste of the year:

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

International artiste recognition:

Chris Brown

Best Central African artiste of the year:

Innoss’b

Best West African artiste of the year:

Gyakie (Ghana)

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

Best vocal performance (male):

Oxlade – Ojuju

Best vocal performance (female):

Waje – “Last Time”

Lyricist on the roll:

A-Q – “The Last Cypher”

Best rap single:

“Feeling” – Ladipoe feat. Bnxn

Best music video:

“Champion” (Fireboy DML Feat. D Smoke) Directed by Tg Omori

Best rap album:

Carpe Diem – Olamide

Best reggae & dancehall album:

Three – Patoranking

Producer of the year:

Sarz – “Monalisa” By 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

Special recognition (Outstanding impact on the entertainment industry):

Efe Omorogbe

Sunday Are

Bose Ogulu

Special recognition (talent): 

D’banj

Headies’ viewer’s choice:

Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan

Next rated:

Bnxn

Best R&B album:                              

If Orange Was a Place – Tems

Rookie of the year:

Fave

Humanitarian award of the year:

Davido

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