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Headies: BNXN bags Next Rated award, gets 2022 Bentley [Full list of winners]

Nigerian popstar, BNXN formerly known as Buju, is this year’s next rated award winner at the recently concluded Headies award which was held in the…

Nigerian popstar, BNXN formerly known as Buju, is this year’s next rated award winner at the recently concluded Headies award which was held in the early hours of Monday at the Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, United States.

In the usual style of the annual award ceremony, the winner of the Next Rated category is given a brand-new car as part of the prize. However, this year, the organisers of the show took it a notch higher as they will gift BNXN, the winner of the category, a brand new 2022 Bentley.

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The singer beat the likes of Ayra Starr, Lojay, Ruger, and Zinoleesky to clinch the award. While on stage, he dedicated the award to his late mother, who he said died of cancer.

Also, the likes of Wizkid, Patoranking, and Ayra Starr won big at The Headies.

Wizkid who was represented by his manager, Sunday Are, clinched several categories courtesy of his 2020 Made in Lagos album.

Some of the categories won by Wizkid include ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Collaboration’, and ‘Album of the Year’.

Patoranking also bagged the awards for ‘Best Recording Of The Year’ as well as ‘Best Reggae & Dancehall Album’ categories.

Also, Ayra Starr won the ‘Headies’ Viewer’s Choice’ category ahead of several heavyweights including Wizkid and Olamide.

This year marks the 15th edition of the event, themed, ‘Join the Movement’, and it is the first time the show would be held outside the country. The show was hosted by Osas Ighodaro, an actress as well as American actor and comedian, Anthony Anderson.


See the full list of winners below:

Best Rap Album – Olamide (Carpe Diem)

Best Collaboration – Wizkid feat. Tems (Essence)

Best R ‘n’ B Single – Wizkid feat. Tems (Essence)

Album of the Year – Wizkid (Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition)

Best Afrobeat Album – Wizkid (Made in Lagos)

Songwriter of the Year – Adekunle Gold (Sinner).

Best Music Video – TG Omori (Champion – Fireboy DML feat. D Smoke)

Artiste of the Year – Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best Male Artiste – Burna Boy

Digital Artiste of the Year – Davido

Humanitarian Award of the Year – Davido

Best Recording of the Year – Patoranking (Celebrate Me)

Producer of the Year – SARZ (Monalisa – Lojay and SARZ)

Best Alternative Album – Ibeji (Intermission)

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice – Arya Starr (Bloody Samaritan)

Best Afrobeat Single – Fireboy DML (Peru)

Best Reggae and Dancehall Album – Patoranking (Three)

Best Vocal Performance (female) – Waje (Last Time)

Best Vocal Performance (Male) – Oxlade (Ojuju)

Lyricist on The Roll – A-Q (The Last Cypher)

Best Streethop Artiste – Goya Menor & Nektunez (Amenor Amapiano remix)

Best Rap Single – Ladipoe feat BNXN (Feeling)

Best Alternative Single – Flavour (Doings)

Rookie of the Year – Fave

Best Inspirational Single – Kcee & Okwesili Eze group (Cultural Praise)

Special Recognition -Dbanj (Talent)

Hall of fame – Angelique Kidjo

International Artiste Special Recognition – Akon & Wycle Jean

Best Central African Artiste of the Year – Innoss’B

Best East African Artiste of the Year – Diamond Platinumz

Best North Africas Artiste of the Year – Latifa (Tunisia)

Best South African Artiste of the Year – Focalistic (South Africa)

Best West African Artiste of the Year – Gyakie

Special Recognition – Efe Omorogbe, Sunday Are, and Bose Ogbulu








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