Lojay, Ruger, and BNXN have been nominated for The Headies 2022 ‘Next Rated’ gong.


The organisers of the award announced the nominees for its latest edition as scheduled at 12 pm on Tuesday.

Of the different categories, the ‘Next Rated’ has been one of the most exciting, contentious, and controversial.

It has become something of a trend spotter, highlighting musical acts that did well in the previous year.


As the name suggests, it also spotlights acts to achieve more milestones in the years to come.

For The Headies 2022 ‘Next Rated’ award, Ayra Starr, BNXN, Lojay, Ruger, and Zinoleesky were nominated in the category.

In March, Ayo Animashaun, The Headies founder, announced that the 2022  edition will hold outside Nigeria.


The edition, which is the 15th of its kind, is billed to hold on September 4, 2022, in Atlanta Georgia.

It is understood that a new category celebrating music executives would be included in this year’s edition.

The 15th edition of The Headies is also expected to feature a conference and music festival.

This is the first time the award ceremony would be held outside Nigeria since its inception in 2006.


The Headies has been won by several music stars in the past including Davido, Wizkid, and 2Baba.

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