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Bisa Kdei, Sarkodie, Joselyn Dumas, others nominated for 2015 African Entertainment Awards (Canada)

Africa awards canadaAfrican Entertainment Inc., parent company of the 2015 African Entertainment Awards announces the official nominees for this year’s African Entertainment Awards. The nominees are made up of a diverse group of African entertainers exemplify talent and remarkable contributions to their craft. 
 
The Best International Female Artist, Best International Male Artist and Best International New Act categories boast some of the world’s very best in African music and entertainment. Some of our highlighted categories include: Best New Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Event of the Year, Best Breakout Artist of the Year and Best Media. 
 
This years honorees include: Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri with the Grange Real Estate Award of Excellence, Congolese musician Awilo Longomba with the Lifetime Achievement Award and President/CEO Fitzroy Gordon to receive the Equi Foundation Community Champion award.
 
The general public can now vote for their favorite African entertainer in any of the 30 categories, which include five official nominees. We encourage fans, supporters, family, friends and industry professionals to make their vote count today and during the month of August by visiting www.aeawards.ca to cast your votes!

 
2015 African Entertainment Awards Nominees:
 
Best MC 
MC Monbaden 
MC Bonde  
MC Ebone 
Mc Quinloho 
Mc Hilly 

Best DJ  
Dj Yung Jaah 
Dj Bravado 
Bj Mahijto  
Dj DeeMaks 
Dj Dharell
 
Quick Travels Best Gospel Act
Icha Km (Congo) 
The Focus Way
Foluke (Nigeria) 
Meezy Musik (Congo) 
Minister Ike
BAIFA Best Female Artist
Neza (Uganda) 
Missy Bk (Cameroon) 
Sweet Maria (Angola) 
Veeby Afrosoul (Cameroon) 
Yemimah (Sudan)

Pepeyee Best Male Artist 
P. Rhymes  
Ozee B 
Dice Ailes 
AO
Freeman Nadawo
Rasselas (Ethiopia)     

Best Single of the Year 
Body Yayi – Freeman Nadawo 
High – Kekay 
I Don’t Mind – Mora
Try Me – Ozee-B & Success K
Bamidele – CBG

Best New Artist of the Year 
Kekay  
Nina Blanc 
Garth Prince 
Patria P.  
Lotana Obiefuna   

Best Breakout Artist of the Year 
JD Era 
Temi Singer 
The Weekend 
Rich Kidd 
K’Naan    

Best Movie Producer 
Lonzo  
OJ Obiorah 
Tokumbo Jaboro 
Jude Idada 
Lucky Ejim     

Best Music Video 
Telephone – Dice Ailes
Commander – T-Obay ft Iyanya
Nigeria Girl – Akin
Moferen – Patria P. ft Kekay
Let Me Know – T-Major 

Best Video Director 
Tee Tash 
Oshakes 
James Abifade of Alpha & Pictures
Big Oj Films 
Jude Braimo 

VMO Best Promoter 
Envy Lounge 
Moh Coulibaly 
UAMG  
The Bachelors 
Pearl Noir 


Best Comedian 
Trixx 
Femi Lawson 
JayKay Kenny 
Arthur Simeon 

Best  Model 
Ty Ish  
Berlange  
Trina Atiliu  
Aluad Anei 
Nyabuoy Gatbel      

Best Movie Star 
Olunike Adeliyi 
Emmanuel Kabongo 
Linda Osifo 
Bibi Sonye 
Bobby Obodo     

Best Designer 
Nana Bediako 
Beni Boo 
Gwen Madiaba 
Beaucoup 
Chinedu designs   

Best Media 
Feva TV 
Ben Afrik 
G987FM The African Groove Show
AfricanEnt.com 
African Radio Show 88.5 Edmonton                   

Best Record Label 
Nyasha 
ICU Records
Chigzzy Entertainment 
MMG Microbell Media Group
Gatwitch Records 
 
Best Event Of The Year 
Bisa Kdei Concert 
Hold My Liquor  
HKN Invasion  
All African All White Boat Cruise  
Zouk On The Sea                   

Best Band/Group 
The Focus Way 
ICU Crew 
G.NAX    

Best Canadian Promoter  
Rodeo Promo  
Koncept Entertainment
BMW Promo 
Vibrant Promo           

World Music Artist of the Year 
Trinity (Boswana) 
Donne Roberts (Madagasca) 
Jean Fojeba (Cameroon) 
David John (Sudan) 
Cheka (Guinea)           
 



Grange Real Estate Award of Excellence (sponsored by Cory McNaught) 
Masai Ujiri (NBA Toronto Raptors General Manager)

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Awilo Longonba (Congolese International Recording Artist)
                
Equi Foundation Community Champion Award 
Fitzroy Gordon (President, CEO & Station Manager of G987FM)

Afrotunes Best International New Act 

Lil Kesh 
Korede Bello 
Eddy Kenzo 
Bisa Kdei 
Patoranking   

Best International  Male Artist 
AKA (South Africa) 
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 
Sarkodie (Ghana) 
Olamide (Nigeria) 
Davido (Nigeria)  

Best International Female Artist
Victoria Kimani (Kenya) 
Yemi Alade (Nigeria) 
Seyi Shay (Nigeria) 
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) 
Bucie (South Africa)        

Best International Actress  
Tayo Sobola 
Yvonne Okoro 
Joselyn Dumas 
Remmy Njoku 
Funke Akindele  

Best International Actor
John Dumelo 
Joseph Benjamin  
Hlomla Dandala 
O.C Ukeje 
Adjetey Anang   

Best International Raggae/Dancehall Artist  
Shatta Wale 
Cynthia Morgan 
Bebe Cool 
Burna Boy 
Patoranking     

Best Artist (USA) 
Nana NYC  
Sky E 
Filon Jay 
Gibril the African 
B Clay                

Best promoter (Diaspora
Dukes Osita 
Boogie Down Nima 
Big A 
Coscanino Big Moose  
 
Media Excellence 
Jide Adediran – Core Media
Jefferson Sackey – Joy TV

Service Award 
Tee – The Suya Spot 
 
African Entertainment Awards Executive Producer and Founder, Ibrahim Adekale says, “I’m proud of what we have accomplished this year and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what Africa has to offer with our impressive list of performers”. The award show will include performances by:
 
Traditional African Dancers – Lua Shayenne & Company
Comedian – JayKay Kenny
All Star Tribute for Runs Tee
Instrumentalists – Official AEA Band
Dance Group – Black Stars 
International Recording Artist – Bebe Cool 
International Recording Artist/Actor/Personality – Bow Wow
International Recording Artist – Awilo Longomba
Recording Artist – Missy BK
Saxophonist – Yemi Sax
Dancers – Melt Inc.
Recording Artist – AO
Recording Artist – Ozee B
Recording Artist – Freeman Nadawo
        

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