BET Award winners Sarkodie and Stonebwoy will compete against each other for the best African act the headies 2016. The two were nominated alongside Sauti Sol (Kenya) ,Casper Nyovest (South Africa), and DJ Maporisha (South Africa)
The Best Africa Artiste is a non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.
Mr Eazi was also nominated for the next rated category. He will compete with Y cee, Tekno, Humble Smith and Aramide.
The next rated category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming act in the year under review.
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 .