BNXN (fka Buju) has been announced the winner of the Next Rated Award category at the 15th edition of the Headies Award which was held on September 4, 2022, at the Cobb Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
BNXN was pitted against Ayra Starr, Lojay, Ruger and Zinoleesky.
The Next-Rated category is the most anticipated award category and it comes with the perk of 2022 Bentley as the prize for the winner.
The category is set aside for the recognition of the new artiste, expected to do great things in the music industry.
2006 — Asa took home the award in 2006.
2007 — Overdose won against Naeto C, Lawal Olumo , Kage, C-Mion, Gino and Blaise.
2008 — Wande Coal won against GT the Guitarman, Banky W, M.I and Cyrus da Virus.
2009 — Omawunmi won against YQ, MP, Kel, and D'Jinee .
2010 — Skuki won against General Pype, Mo'Cheddah, Jesse Jagz, and D'Prince.
2011 — Wizkid won against Ice Prince, Olamide, and Tiwa Savage
2012 — Davido won against Eva Alordiah, Praiz, and Chuddy K
2013 — Sean Tizzle won against Dammy Krane, Burna Boy, Seyi Shay and Phyno
2014 — Patoranking won against Runtown, Orezi, Skales, and Yemi Alade
2015 — Reekado Banks won against Kizz Daniel, Cynthia Morgan, Korede Bello, and Lil Kesh
2016 — Mr. Eazi won against Ycee, Humblesmith, Tekno Miles, and Aramide
2018 — Mayorkun won against Maleek Berry, Dice Ailes, Johnny Drille, and Zoro
2019 — Rema won against Lyta, Victor AD, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, and Zlatan