The Headies Academy announced earlier this week that three additional categories will be added to the 2022 nominations list. The Headies revealed the three new categories and nominees for the categories on Wednesday, June 16th, 2022.
The Academy announced the inclusion of Digital Artist of the Year, Best Inspirational Single, and International Artist of the Year in a statement on its social media accounts.
International Artist of the Year is a voting category for non-African artists or groups who have made the greatest contribution to Afrobeats. Beyonce, Chris Brown, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Nas are the first nominees.
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The second new category is Best Inspirational Single, with KCee & Okwesili Eze Group, Timi Dakolo, Chidinma, Mercy Chinwo, Dunsin Oyekan, and Nathaniel Bassey as the inaugural nominees.