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2022 Headies: Wizkid, Ayra Starr Bag Mulitple Nominations, Full List Revealed

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Sydney Elike
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The list of nominees for the 2022 Headies has been released and singers Wizkid and Arya Starr have ended up with nominations for their songs 'Essence' and 'Bloody Samaritan'.

The news was disclosed by the awarding body ahead of the forthcoming event scheduled to take place in the United States.

In the nominations list, first-timers like Portable, Magixx, and others are also included. Check out the full list below:

Rookie Of The Year

Av
Fave
Magixx
Portable
Ugoccie

Best Recording Of The Year

Celebrate Me – Patoranking
Essence – Wizkid Ft Tems
Jpy – Falana
Loving Is Harder – Johnny Drille
Meji Meji – Brymo
Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage Ft Brandy

Producer Of The Year

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)

Best R&B single

“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

Songwriter Of The Year

Adekunle Gold – “Sinner”
Ajebo Hustlers – “Loyalty”
Brymo – “Meji Meji”
Falana – “Joy”
Fireboy Dml – “Peru”
Omah Lay – “Understand”

Best Rap Single

Best Alternative Song
“Doings” – Flavour
2. “Free Your Mind” – Made Kuti
3. “Gonto” – Ibejii
4. “Hustle” – Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes
5. “Meji Meji” – Brymo
6. “Selense” – The Cavemen

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

1. Ayra Starr – “Toxic”
2. Liya – “Alari”
3. Niniola – “6th Heaven”
4. Simi – “Running (To You)”
5. Tems – “Essence”
6. Waje – “Last Time”

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

1. Brymo – “Meji Meji”
2. Johnny Drille – “Loving Is Harder”
3. Oxlade – “Ojuju”
4. Ric Hassani – “When I’m Gone”
5. Tay Iwar – “Peaking”

Best R&B Single

“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

1. “Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
2. “Bling” – Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn
3. “Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl
4. “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
5. “Feeling” – Ladipoe Feat. Bnxn
“Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi

Best Street-Hop Artiste

1. Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” Feat. Zlatan & Lincoln
2. Rexxie & Mohbad – “Kpk”
3. Mohbad – “Feel Good”
4. Naira Marley – “Koleyewon”
5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
6. Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide – “Zazoo Zehh”

Best Afrobeats Single Of The Year

“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

1. Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan”
2. Fireboy – “Peru” ( @Fireboydml )
3. Joeboy – “Sip”
4. Lojay & Sarz – “Monalisa”
5. Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
6. Olamide Feat. Omah Lay – “Infinity”
7. Rema – “Soundgasm”
8. Wizkid Feat. Tems – “Essence”

Best West African Artiste Of The Year

1. Amaarae (Ghana)
2. Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
3. Aya Nakamura (Mali)
4. Gyakie (Ghana)
5. Kidi (Ghana)
6. Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

1. Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
2. Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
3. Harmonize (Tanzania)
4. Meddy (Rwanda)
5. Nikita Kering (Kenya)
6. Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best North African Artiste Of The Year

1. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
2. Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
3. Latifa (Tunisia)
4. Manal (Morocco)
5. Muhamad Ramadan (Egypt)
6. Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

1. Black Coffee (South Africa)
2. Dj Tarico (Mozambique)
3. Elaine (South Africa)
4. Focalistic (South Africa)
5. Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
6. Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

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