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The 15th edition of the Nigerian Headies Awards show was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

This is the first time one of the loudest and biggest award shows in Africa was hosted outside the continent.

The Headies is usually beyond just music. It is always a moment that captures Africa’s rich cultural heritage and it’s unique fashion and innovations. This year we saw a huge masquerade on stage in the United States dancing to the sound of Africa.

One of stunning performances of the night by the Bandana and Sungba singer, Asake, visually took the crowd down a memory lane as he performed his top 2022 hit songs in baggy jeans. Think of old schools and the hot hip-hop/rap days.

Will baggy denims become a thing again? Maybe Asake may be the reason why.

See the full list of Headies winners here:

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

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

Bnxn—pronounced as Benson

Best R&B album                  

If Orange Was a Place – Tems

Rookie of the year


Humanitarian award of the year


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By Elijah Christopher



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