The Headies Award for Next Rated

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The Headies Award for Next Rated
Awarded for most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review
Country Nigeria
Presented by Hip Hop World Magazine
First awarded 2008
Last awarded 2016

The Headies Award for Next Rated is an award presented at The Headies, a ceremony that was established in 2006 and originally called the Hip Hop World Awards. It was first presented at the 3rd Annual The Headies Awards. In addition to receiving an award, recipients of the Next Rated honor are given a vehicle at a later date.[1][2][3]


Next Rated
Year Nominees Result
2016 Mr Eazi Won
YCEE Nominated
Humblesmith Nominated
Tekno Miles Nominated
Aramide Nominated
2015 Reekado Banks Won
Kiss Daniel Nominated
Cynthia Morgan Nominated
Korede Bello Nominated
Lil Kesh Nominated
2014 Patoranking Won
Runtown Nominated
Orezi Nominated
Skales Nominated
Yemi Alade Nominated
2013 Sean Tizzle Won
Dammy Krane Nominated
Burna Boy Nominated
Seyi Shay Nominated
Phyno Nominated
2012 Davido Won
Eva Alordiah Nominated
Praiz Nominated
Chuddy K Nominated
2011 Wizkid Won
Ice Prince Nominated
Olamide Nominated
Tiwa Savage Nominated
2010 Skuki Won
General Pype Nominated
Mo'Cheddah Nominated
Jesse Jagz Nominated
D'Prince Nominated
2009 Omawumi Won
YQ Nominated
MP Nominated
Kel Nominated
D'Jinee Nominated
2008 Wande Coal Won
GT The Guitarman Nominated
Banky W. Nominated
M.I Nominated
Cyrus da Virus Nominated
2007 Overdose Won
Naeto C Nominated
Lawal Olumo Nominated
Kage Nominated
C-Mion Nominated
Gino Nominated
Blaise Nominated
2006 Aṣa Won


  1. ^ Lade (8 November 2013). "Hip TV's Next Rated: Who's Next?". DStv. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Olamide Heads The Headies". Thisday. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Arogundade, Funsho (26 October 2011). "2011 The Headies: 2Face, Darey, MI, Others Win Multiple Awards". P.M. News. Retrieved 15 March 2014.