The Headies organisers have had to adjust the award categories, and make room for Afrobeat and celebrate the growth of the genre.

The newly included categories are, but not limited to, ‘Best Afrobeat Pop Single (Nigeria)’ and ‘Best Afrobeat Pop Album (Nigeria)’.

Other categories which are expected to be added to the forthcoming 15th edition of the Headies are;

‘Music Executive of the Year’,

‘Best African Collaboration’,

‘Best International Collaboration’,

‘African Artiste of the Year’ and;‘

International Artiste of the Year’.

Entries for a possible 2022 Headies Awards nomination will start from March 8 to April 12, 2022.

The 2022 Headies Awards themed ‘Join The Movement’, will hold on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.