Headies Awards 2022: Wizkid, Tems, Davido, and Burna Boy win big (Full List)

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Award-winning artists, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and others have won big at the 2022 Headies Awards.

The 15th annual Headies Awards was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta On Sunday, September 4th. This marked the first time the show was been held outside of Nigeria.

Wizkid and Tems were the top winners of the night as their international smash “Essence”, which was recently declared the best song in music history by American rapper, Kanye West, won the song of the year and best R&B single.

The singers also won an individual award. Wizkid win the album of the year for Made In Lagos, while Tems won Best Female Artiste and best R&B album for If Orange Was a Place.

Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, and Davido won double awards.

Burna Boy wins the Best Male Artiste and African Artiste of the Year awards.

Davido won The Digital award of the year and the Humanitarian award of the year.

Buju BNXN won the 2022 Headies Next Rated award. His award came with a 2022 ultra-luxury Bentley Bantayaga SUV estimated at over N300 million.

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Here’s a complete list of winners:

The 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:


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:


Best West African artiste of the year:

Gyakie (Ghana)

Best North African artiste of the year:

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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):


Headies’ viewer’s choice:

Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan

Next rated:


Best R&B album:

If Orange Was a Place – Tems

Rookie of the year:


Humanitarian award of the year:


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.


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