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Wizkid is a pioneer.

At the 2022 edition in Atlanta, Georgia, Wizkid, who won his first Headies Award in 2011 with “Holla at your Boy,” shone brightly.  

Ayodeji Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, is a prominent music artist from Nigeria who has won the Headies award more times than any other artist ever. 

The artist took home five prizes at the 15th Headies Awards, which took place on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. 

Viewers witnessed live performances by Ruger, Ladipoe, Flavour, and other artists during the event, which was hosted by Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro and Hollywood actor Anthony Andersen. 

Wizkid won two of the four album categories, including Album of the Year and Best Afrobeat Album (Made in Lagos) (Made in Lagos-Deluxe Edition). His other two honors came from his song “Essence,” which he co-wrote with Tems. It was named Best Collaboration, Best R&B Single, and Song of the Year. On Saturday, September 4, 2022, Kanye West uploaded the single’s cover on his Instagram profile and said, “Best song in music history to date.”

Wizkid, who began winning Headies Awards in 2011 with the Next Rated Category song “Holla at your Boy,” has now won a total of 16 Headies.

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LIST OF THE 15TH HEADIES WINNERS

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

CELEBRATE ME – PATORANKING

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A-Q – THE LAST CYPHER

BEST RAP SINGLE

FEELING – LADIPOE  FEAT. BNXN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

 WAJE – “LAST TIME”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

DIRECTED BY TG OMORI – CHAMPION (FIREBOY DML FEAT. D SMOKE)

BEST STREETHOP ARTISTE

GOYA MENOR & NEKTUNEZ – AMENOR AMAPIANO REMIX

BEST RAP ALBUM

CARPE DIEM – OLAMIDE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

MADE IN LAGOS (DELUXE EDITION) – WIZKID

SONG OF THE YEAR

ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

HUMANITARIAN AWARD OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO

BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ALBUM

THREE – PATORANKING

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

SARZ – “MONALISA” (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

BEST CENTRAL AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

INNOSS’B

SPECIAL RECOGNITION (OUTSTANDING IMPACT ON THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY)

EFE OMOROGBE

SUNDAY ARE

BOSE OGULU (play video drop)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION (TALENT)           

D’Banj

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

AYRA STARR – BLOODY SAMARITAN

NEXT RATED

BNXN

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

OXLADE – OJUJU

BEST R&B ALBUM                          

IF ORANGE WAS A PLACE – TEMS

BEST MALE ARTISTE

BURNA BOY

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

FAVE

BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

GYAKIE

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

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

BEST COLLABORATION

ESSENCE – WIZKID FT. TEMS

BEST AFROBEATS ALBUM

MADE IN LAGOS – WIZKID

BEST R&B SINGLE

ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. TEMS

HALL OF FAME

ANGELIQUE KIDJO

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AKON

WYCLEF JEAN

The hosts of the 15th Headies Awards are Osas Ighodaro and Anthony Anderson.

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