Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has topped the 2022 Headies list with 10 nominations.
The organisers announced the full list of the nominations on Tuesday and Wizkid bagged nominations in Male Artiste Of The Year, African Artiste Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Music Video, and Best Collaboration categories.
Wizkid also appeared in other categories like Best Recording, Best R&B Single, Best Afrobeats Album, Album Of The Year, and Viewers Choice.
Fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the Essence crooner on his groundbreaking feat.
A fan, @xandra_Jay tweeted, “I said it before and I’m// keep saying that Wizkid is the greatest African Artiste of all time. See the #HeadiesNominees again.”
Another fan, @ada_meewah, said, “Wizkid is tired of awards, he is getting nominated every three market days. #HeadiesNominees #Headies2022”
Knocking critics, @philosophierol4 said, “Calling Wizkid local champion because he was nominated nine times in the Headies award is the most forced savage.
“Wizkid has more international awards recognition than all your favourites combined.”
“So Headies wants to hand over 9 awards to Wizkid 🐐 in one night? GOAT (Greatest of all times) level,” @sir_momoraji tweeted.
Another singer who raked in multiple nominations was Mavin Record’s Ayra Starr.
The forthcoming award ceremony, set to hold in the United States, had in its nomination list, some first timers like Portable, Magixx, and other fast-rising artistes.