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.[note 1] It was first presented to Aṣa in 2006. In addition to receiving the award plaque, recipients of the Next Rated honor are given a gifted with SUVs at a later date.
|The Headies Award for Next Rated|
|Awarded for||Most promising upcoming act in the year under review|
|Presented by||Hip Hop World Magazine|
In 2022, The Headies announced that the Next Rated category will henceforth receive a brand new 2022 Bentley Bentayga, valued at over N78 million, instead of the SUVs
|GT The Guitarman||Nominated|
|Cyrus da Virus||Nominated|
- The nominees for the 2006 edition are not included in the Recipients table because they are not available.
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- "Winners - The Headies 2006". Hip Hop World Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
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- "Olamide Heads The Headies". Thisday. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- Arogundade, Funsho (26 October 2011). "2011 The Headies: 2Face, Darey, MI, Others Win Multiple Awards". P.M. News. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- "Headies goes to USA for 15th edition". 5 March 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
- "See di full list of winners for di 14th edition of Headies". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2021-02-26.