For the next rated category, nominees for Headies 2022 Award, AyraStarr, Ruger, Buju, Zinoleesky will be in a serious battle for the price.
Though there are many other categories in the Headies Award, the next rated category has over the years proven to be the most anticipated as well as the most controversial among the fans.
Headies award 2022 categories
Apart from the regular categories that have been there over the years, the organisers added two new categories to further reward excellence in the Nigerian music industry. The two new categories include ‘The Best Music Executive’ and ‘The Taking Africa Award.’
Headies award 2022 car
The Next Rated category of the Headies Award is where the winner is given a gift of a brand new car, and this remains one of the reasons this category is the most anticipated. During the announcement show, VANTAGE NEWS reported that the organisers announced that the winner of the coveted Next Rated category would be walking away with a brand new Bently SUV.
Artistes nominated for Headies Award 2022 Next Rated
The headies award 2022 next rated nominees in no particular order are:
Ayra Starr: She is a very talented songstress signed to Don Jozzy’s Mavin Records, one of the best record labels in the country. Ayra Starr is touted as one of the Afrobeats stars of the future and rightly so having released some hit songs already.
Buju: The artiste who recently changed his name to Benson written as BNXN is one of the breakout stars of the moment disturbing the airwaves with hit songs. Buju has featured and has also been featured by many A-list artistes in the country which is why he easily is a candidate for the Next Rated price.
Ruger: Another one of the hottest breakout stars of Nigerian music in 2021. Ruger is signed to D’Prince “Jonzing world record” and already has a publishing and distribution deal with Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment, U.K division.
Zinoleesky: Is another promising youngster who is currently making waves with his musical talent. Zinoleesky is signed into Marlians Records owned by Naira Marley. His inclusion among the Next Rated lot is not surprising given the fact that he has become a household name within a short period.
Headies award 2022 venue, date and time
The Headies Award has been scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the United States of America, precisely at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta. This 15th edition of the Headies is going to be the first time that the show would be hosted outside Nigeria.
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