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Ghanaian music stars are in the battle for both continental and regional awards in the newly released All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) nomination list.

This year’s list includes Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Gyakie, Yaw Tog, Shatta Wale, KiDi, Black Sherif, and several others.

Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.

South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.

With his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, Wizkid follows closely with six nominations including ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Male Artist in Western Africa’ and ‘Album of the Year’. The Afrobeat singer’s other nominations are ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Song of the Year in Africa’, and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’. Aya Nakamura of French-Mali with her single, ‘Plus Jamais’ featuring Stormzy; Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz with his song, ‘waah’ featuring Koffi Olomide; Iba One of Mali for his single, ‘Education’, featuring Oumou Sangare and Mozambique’s DJ Tarico for his song, ‘Yaba buluku’ featuring Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson Tivane have five nominations each.

Nigeria’s sensation, Omah Lay has four nominations in ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste in Western Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’ and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’ categories. Also, in the group of four nominations are Davido (Nigeria); Fally Ipupa (DRC Congo); MHD (Guinea); Patoranking (Nigeria); and Rayvanny (Tanzania).

Ghana’s Gyakie leads the three nominations slot in the ‘Best Female Artist in Western Africa’, ‘Best African Collaboration’ and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’ categories. Also on the list of three nominations are Bella Shmurda (Nigeria); Nikita Kering (Kenya); Nata (Sierra Leone); Abir (Morocco); Olakira (Nigeria); Burna Boy (Nigeria); Calema (Sao Tome & Principe); Casper Nyovest (South Africa); DJ Moh Green (Algeria); Djelykaba Bintou (Guinea); Ferre Gola (DRC Congo); Gyakie (Ghana); Kamo Mphela (South Africa); Kelly Khumalo (South Africa); Loco (Cameroon); Lojay & Sarz; Makhadzi (South Africa); Nasty C (South Africa); Rebo (DR Congo); Tems (Nigeria); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria); and Vector (Nigeria).

Artistes with two nominations are Shan’L (Gabon); Tayc (Cameroon); The Isomers (Nigeria); T’neeya (Cameroon); Cavemen (Nigeria); Afrie (Uganda); Solking (Algeria); Ko-C (Cameroon); Salatiel & Rutshelle Guillaume (Cameroon); Djodje (Cape Verde); Adekunle Gold (Nigeria); Bensoul (Kenya); Blxckie (South Africa); Franck Biyong (Cameroon); and Innoss’B (DR Congo).

Others are Kidi (Ghana); Ladipoe (Nigeria); Major League DJZ (South Africa); Manal (Morocco); Mapara A Jazz (South Africa); Mi Casa (South Africa); Nandy (Tanzania); Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde); Nomcebo Zikode (South Africa); Sauti Sol (Kenya); Stonebwoy (Ghana); Toofan (Togo); Yaw Tog (Ghana); Yemi Alade (Nigeria) and Zuchu (Tanzania).

Ghana’s Sarkodie bagged a nomination in the

The list, released on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, was from the over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication. It features over 400 songs from artists in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.

“We believe we gave Africans and the world the very best nominations and songs in line with the 8,880 songs received under the year in review,” said Hadja Kobele, a member of the 13-man AFRIMA International Jury, representing Diaspora (USA) & West Africa (Guinea).

“The nominees list comprising 28 continental award categories and 10 regional award categories released for public voting on www.afrima.org is coming few days after a rigorous long-week adjudication process. The remaining two categories – Legend award category will be announced at the awards, while Best Soundtrack in a movie/series/documentary film category was suspended due to low-quality entries for this year’s edition,” Head of Culture, African Union Commission on the Jury, Angela Martins, said.

AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) will be broadcast live on 84 television stations in 109 countries from Lagos, Nigeria from November 19-21, 2021.

 

AFRIMA 2021 Nominations List

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST FEMALE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Anna JoycePuroAngola
Blanche Bailly (Feat. TZY Panchak)JalouxCameroon
Charlotte DipandaMadibaCameroon
Edmazia MayembeSegredoAngola
EyangoMULACameroon
MimiFayaCameroon
ReboMboteDR Congo
PerolaNao Custa NadaAngola
Shan’L (feat. Fally Ipupa)Où est le mariageGabon
T’neeyaDark Twisted FantasyCameroon

BEST MALE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
C4 PedroPele NegraAngola
Calema(feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)Kua BuaruSao Tome and Principe
Fally Ipupa(feat. Dadju)UncoupDR Congo
Ferre GolaRegarde MoiDR Congo
GIMSOrigamiDR Congo
Inoss’BMemeDR Congo
Koffi Olomide(feat. Charlotte Dipanda)Mon AmourCongo Republic
LockoAu Mariage de ma GoCameroon
Rui OrlandoJa Te conheco remixAngola
Salatiel & Rutshelle GuillaumeGood GirlCameroon

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
AfrieI Am An African GirlUganda
KarunI KnowKenya
Merry ZerabrukLiesEritrea
NandyNimekuzoeaTanzania
Nikita KeringExKenya
Rema Namakula, DJ Harold & ChikeLocoUganda
Rosa ReeThat GalTanzania
Spice DianaBodyTanzania
XENIALow KeyKenya
ZuchuSukariTanzania

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Bensoul(feat. Sauti sol, Nviiri The Storyteller & Mejja)NairobiKenya
Darassa (feat. Alikiba)Proud of YouTanzania
Diamond Platnumz(feat. Koffi Olomide)WaahTanzania
Eddy KenzoWeekendUganda
Harmonize(feat. Awilo Longomba & H baba)AttitudeTanzania
Lij mic (feat.Khaotic)KonjoEthiopia
MeddyMy VowRwanda
Nviiri The Storyteller(feat. Bien)Niko SawaKenya
Rayvanny(feat. Inoss’B)KelebeTanzania
Sauti Sol (feat. Ben Soul, Nviiri the storyTeller, Xenia Manasseh, Okello max & NHP)Rhumba JapaniKenya

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
AbirYachtMorocco
Emel MathlouthiHolmTunisia
Haidy MoussaTesd’a W Ta’men BellahEgypt
Jaylan (feat. Beathoven)Chi WqatMorocco
LatifaEl ostazTunisia
Manal3iytou LBOULISSMorocco
NadaIla Ta7 LilMorocco
Salma Rachid (feat. Don Bigg)Chlounr JMorocco
RubyHetta TanyaEgypt
Samira SaidMon CheriEgypt

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Amr DiabYa ana ya laEgypt
Dizzy DrosNotaMorocco
DJ Moh Green(feat. Fally Ipupa & Djodje)BailaAlgeria
Hamza El Fadly (feat. ILY)WalouMorocco
Klay BBJYal3eb JalelTunisia
L7ORHES BIYAMorocco
Mohamed Ramadan(feat. Maitre Gims)Ya habibiEgypt & DR Congo
MuslimSKATMorocco
SoolkingFadaAlgeria
Zouhair BahaouiSouwlo Dmou3iMorocco

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Busiswa (feat. Dunnie)Love SongSouth Africa
Cleo Ice QueenSensationZambia
DJ Zinhle(feat. Loyiso)IndlovuSouth Africa
Kamo MphelaNkulunkuluSouth Africa
Kelly KhumaloEmpiniSouth Africa
Makhadzi(Feat. Mr Brown)MurahuSouth Africa
Nomcebo Zikode (feat. Master KG)Xola Moya Wam’South Africa
Sha ShaWozaZimbabwe
Shekinah(feat. Bey T)fixateSouth Africa
Tamy MoyoKuleeraZimbabwe
Zanda ZakuzaI BelieveSouth Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Blaq DiamondSummer YomuthiSouth Africa
Casper Nyovest(feat. Abidhoza & Boohle)SiyathandanaSouth Africa
Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson)Yaba buluku (remix)Mozambique
Focalistic(Feat. Davido & Vigro Deep)Ke Star (remix)South Africa
Jah PrayzahMukwashaZimbabwe
Major League DJz (feat. Cassper Nyovest, Kammu Dee & Ma Lemon)Le Plane E’LandileSouth Africa
Mapara A Jazz (Feat. Ntosh Gazi & Colano)John Vuli GateSouth Africa
Mi CasaMamelaSouth Africa
Mr JazziQ (feat. Lady Du,Kaibza, Boohle)WozaSouth Africa
Nasty C(feat. Ari Lennox)Black & WhiteSouth Africa
Sun-EL Musician(feat. Msaki)Ubomi AbumangaSouth Africa

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)Plus JamaisMali
Djelykaba BintouLa PatronneGuinea
Gyakie(feat. Omah Lay)Forever (Remix)Ghana
JoseyRebeloteIvory Coast
Manamba KantéWoussai WoussaiGuinea
NiniolaAddictedNigeria
Soraia RamosO Nosso AmorCape Verde
TemsDamagesNigeria
TENI (feat. Davido)For YouNigeria
Tiwa SavageKorobaNigeria
Yemi Alade(feat. Mr P)Decieve MeNigeria

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Burna Boy (feat. Stormzy)Real LifeNigeria
DavidoJowoNigeria
DjodjeBelaCape Verde
Iba One(feat. Oumou Sangare)EducationMali
KIDI(feat. Kuami Eugene & Patoranking)SpiritualGhana
MHD(feat. Tiakola)PololoGuinea
Nelson FreitasDpos d’ QuarentenaCape Verde
OlamideInfinityNigeria
Omah LayUnderstandNigeria
Stonebwoy (feat. Davido)ActivateGhana
WizKid(ft. Tems)EssenceNigeria

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

AFRICAN FANS FAVOURITE

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Dadju(feat. Tiakola)Dieu MerciDRC
BujuOutsideNigeria
Dj Cleo(feat. Bucy Radebe)Gcina Impilo YamSouth Africa
Fireboy DMLPeruNigeria
GuchiJenniferNigeria
KikimotelebaTiginiIvory Coast
Master KG(feat. Nomcebo Zikode & BurnaBoy)Jerusalema (remix)South Africa
Rexxie (feat. Mohbad)KPKNigeria
Alikiba(feat. Mayorkun)JealousTanzania
ZinoleeskyKilofesheNigeria

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Name of ArtistAlbum titleCountry
Aya NakamuraAyaMali
BurnaBoyTwice As TallNigeria
DavidoA Beter TimeNigeria
Fally IpupaTokooos IIDRC
Iba OneMon EmpireMali
Maitre GimsLe FleauDRC
MHDMansaGuinea
OlamideCarpe DiemNigeria
TaycFleur FroideCameeroon
Tiwa SavageCeliaNigeria
WizkidMade In LagosNigeria

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Name of ArtistCountry
Aya NakamuraMali
Blaq DiamondSouth Africa
BurnaboyNigeria
DavidoNigeria
Diamond PlatnumzTanzania
Fally IpupaDR Congo
FocalisticSouth Africa
MakhadziSouth Africa
MHDGuinea
Omah LayNigeria
WizKidNigeria

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (FEMALE)

Name of ArtistTrack titleBase
ABIRYallahMorocco/USA
Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)Plus JamaisMali/France
Ms. BanksDipNigeria/UK
NAOMI ACHUTRUST IN MECameroon/USA
NataArt ThouSierra Leone/USA
Rimon(feat. EARTHGANG)iCloutEritrea/Netherlands
Shaybo(feat. haile)FriendlyNigeria/UK

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (MALE)

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Nelson FreitasDpos d’ QuarentenaCape Verde & Portugal
Dave (feat. Stormzy)ClashNigeria & UK
Double SDay OneUganda & UK
Headie One (ft. Burna Boy)SiberiaGhana & UK
JAE5(feat. Skepta, Rema)DimensionGhana & UK
MHD (feat. Tiakola)PololoGuinea & France
RotimiWhat to doNigeria & USA
TaycDis moi commentCameroon & France
Tion Wayne & Russ MillionsBodyNigeria & UK

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & LincolnCash AppNigeria
Calema (feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)Kua BuaruSao Tome and Principe,Angola, Cape Verde & Giunea Bissau
Diamond Platnumz(feat. Koffi Olomide)WaahTanzania & DR Congo
Dj Tarico (feat. Burnaboy, Preck & Nelson)Yaba buluku(remix)Mozambique & Nigeria
Focalistic & Davido [Feat. Vigro Deep]Ke Star [Remix]South Africa & Nigeria
Gyakie (feat. Omah Lay)Forever (remix)Ghana & Nigeria
Ladipoe (feat. Buju)FeelingNigeria
Mohamed Ramadan (feat. Maitre Gim)Ya habibiEgypt & DR Congo
Nandy (feat. Joeboy)Number OneTanzania & Nigeria
Shan’L (feat. Fally Ipupa)Où est le mariageGabon & DR Congo
Wizkid (feat. Tems)EssenceNigeria

BEST AFRICAN DJ

Name of ArtistCountry
DJ Moh GreenAlgeria
Black CoffeeSouth Africa
Dj CuppyNigeria
Dj ImpossibleAngola
Dj Kaywise Ft PhynoNigeria
Dj Mix premierCote d’Ivoire
Dj SinyoritaTanzania
Dj SlyGhana
Dj SpinallNigeria
Major League DJz & AbidozaSouth Africa

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Ajebo Hustlers (feat. Omah Lay)ProntoNigeria
B2C (Kampala Boys)(feat. Lutalo)AwoUganda
Blaq DiamondSummerYomuthiSouth Africa
Calema (feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)Kua BuaruSao Tome and Principe
CavemenSelenseNigeria
Chelsy & NsokiVou ArriscarAngola
MI CasaMamelaSouth Africa
Sauti Sol(feat. Bensoul, Nviiri The storyteller, Xenia & NHP)Rhumba JapaniKenya
The IsomersBeat TimeNigeria
ToofanGoumin FracasTogo

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

 

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
A-Q (feat. Chike)BreathNigeria
Dip Doundou GuissMusibaSenegal
Elow’nDoucement OhCote d’Ivoire
Khaligraph Jones (feat. Sarkodie)WavyKenya
Ko-CPresident Du Rap publiqueCameroon
LADIPOE feat. BujuFeelingNigeria
Nasty CEazySouth Africa
NataArt ThouSierra Leone
SarkodieRollies and CigarsGhana
Vector (feat. M.I Abaga & Pheelz)Crown Of ClayNigeria

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO

Name of Video DirectorTrack title / ArtistCountry
Dammy TwitchBerna Reloaded(Flavour feat. Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz)Nigeria
Director KennyWaah (Diamond platnumz feat. Koffi Olomide)Tanzania
Kwanda LimaDjodje – BellaCape Verde
Hosssam L HossainyYa Habibi (Maitre Gims & Mohammed ramadan)Egypt
Steven AwukuKobolé (King Alasko)Guinea
RexShow body (Kuami eugene feat. Falz)Ghana
Prior GoldAbule (Patroranking)Nigeria
RoadmanBensoul (feat. Sauti Sol, Nviiri the Storyteller, Mejja – NairobiKenya
Unlimited LAPaloma (Mr. P feat. Singah)Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R&B SOUL

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Adekunle Gold(feat. Lucky Daye)SinnerNigeria
Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)Plus JamaisMali
DjodjeTempo SabiCape Verde
ElaineRight nowSouth Africa
Gyakie (feat. Omah Lay)Forever (remix)Ghana
Nikita KeringExKenya
OxladeOjujuNigeria
TemsDamagesNigeria
T’neeyaDark Twisted FantasyCameroon
WizKid(feat. Tems)EssenceNigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
A2 Di Fulanita tewtoThe Gambia
Bebe coolmake a wishUganda
EXQ Ft Tock VibesWakatembaZimbabwe
Mykey ShewaFendataEthiopia
Natty OSafeZimbabwe
PatorankingAbuleNigeria
Rosa ReeThat GalTanzania
RugerBounceNigeria
Shatta Wale1 DonGhana
Stonebwoy(feat. Davido)ActivateGhana

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Diamond Platnumz (feat. Koffi Olomide)WaahTanzania
Dwp Academy, Dancegod lloyd & AfroBeastCorner derGhana
Flavour(feat. Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz)Berna ReloadedNigeria
Focalistic & Davido [Feat. Vigro Deep]Ke Star [Remix]South Africa
Innoss’BMemeDR Congo
RayvannyKelebeTanzania
ReboMboteDR Congo
Yemi AladeDancinaNigeria
Safarel ObiangChara danceIvory Coast

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
A-Q (feat. Chike)BreathNigeria
Black sherifSecond SermonGhana
Blaqbonez(feat. Amaarae & Buju)BlingNigeria
Blxckie(feat. Nasty C)Ye x4South Africa
Cassper Nyovest(feat. Busiswa & Legendary P)NokuthulaSouth Africa
Cheque (feat. Fireboy DML)HistoryNigeria
Ko-CPresident Du Rap publiqueCameroon
Rosa ReeSatanTanzania
Vector(feat. GoodGirl LA)Early MomoNigeria
Yaw Tog (feat. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur)Sore (Remix)Ghana

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Bokani DyerKalakutaSouth Africa
Franck BiyongEulogy for biafraCameroon
HornsphereDanceKenya
Jimmy Dludlutara taraMozambique
Made KutiFree your MindNigeria
Olugod save the queenNigeria
Thandi NtuliDikelediSouth Africa
Tomi OwoBeautifulNigeria
Zoe ModigaUmdaliSouth Africa

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Dark SuburbKeleweleGhana
Franck BiyongPeace in LimbeCameroon
RASHStructuresKenya
Tetu ShaniFurukaziKenya
The IsomersBeat TimeNigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Ayeah LeonnetteNiniCameroon
CavemenOsonduNigeria
Kcee & Okwesili Eze GroupCultural Praise Vol.1Nigeria
kid tini ft sbahleAmenSouth Africa
K1 De UltimateAde Ori OkinNigeria
Larry Gaaga (feat. Umu Obiligbo & Davido)Doubting ThomasNigeria
Malome VectorNobodySouth Africa
Meselu FantahuhYawokebetinaEthiopia
Paulo FloresSemba OriginalAngola
SHANAHGod Will Make A WayKenya
SHIVANAHAfricaUganda
Yonas MaynasHamidaEritrea

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
SoolkingFadaAlgeria
Borgia (feat. Jack Inga)NgayiDR Congo
Chike(feat. Simi)Running to youNigeria
Ferre GolaRegarde MoiDR Congo
Kizz DanielLIENigeria
LockoAu Mariage de ma GoCameroon
Lojay & SARZMonalisaNigeria
Majoos (feat. Koffi Olomide)NdotoDR Congo
Platini PAtansiyoRwanda
Salatiel (feat. Rutshelle Guillaume)Good GirlCameroon

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Wally SeckNatural LoveSenegal
Casper Nyovest (feat. Abidhoza)SiyathandanaSouth Africa
Nomcebo Zikode (Feat. Master KG)Xola Moya Wam’South Africa
Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson Tivane)Yaba buluku(remix)Mozambique
Kamo MphelaNkulunkuluSouth Africa
Makhadzi(feat. Mr Brown)MurahuSouth Africa
Naira Marley(feat. Busiswa)ComingNigeria
Focalistic (feat. Davido & Vigro Deep)Ke Star [Remix]South Africa
NiniolaAddictedNigeria
Mapara A Jazz(feat. Ntosh Gazi & Colano)John Vuli GateSouth Africa

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
AbirYachtMorocco
Bella Shmurda(feat. Zlatan & Lincoln)Cash AppNigeria
Blaq DiamondSummerYoMuthiSouth Africa
Djelykaba BintouLA PatronneGuinea
Iba One (feat. Oumou Sangare)EducationMali
Joe BoyShow meNigeria
KiDiTouch itGhana
LockoAu Mariage de ma GoCameroon
Olakira(feat. Davido)In my Maserati (Remix)Nigeria
Omah LayGodlyNigeria
RemaBounceNigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Ada Ehi ft BuchiCongratulationsNigeria
AfrieI Am An African GirlUganda
EdenAyoCote d’Ivoire
Kamo MphelaNkulunkuluSouth Africa
MontessSmall Girl Big GodCameroon
NataArt ThouSierra Leone
Noel NderituEnoughKenya
Ruth AsongJirehCameroon
Diana HamiltonAdom WisdomGhana
Kelly KhumaloEmpiniSouth Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
Ali MukhwanaMaombi YanguKenya
Ashs The BestXel Akk XolSenegal
AzayaAllah LÉ KabonGuinea
Blaq Diamond (feat. Dumi Mkokstad)MessiahSouth Africa
Ferre GolaRegarde MoiDR Congo
Iba One (feat. Oumou Sangare)EducationMali
Icha KavonsFaithfull till the endDR Congo
Mister Elad (feat. Cleo Grae)SaluteCameroon
PatorankingCelebrate meNigeria
SjavaUmceboSouth Africa
TZY Panchak (feat. Kameni & Stanley Enow)AminCameroon

BEST GLOBAL ACT

Name of ArtistTrack titleCountry
FaouziaMinefieldsCanada
DrakeLemon Pepper FreestyleCanada
Doja CatWomanUSA
H.E.R.Come ThroughUSA
Bruno MarsLeave the Door OpenUSA
Ed SheeranBad HabitsUK
Olivia rodrigoGood 4 UUSA
BeyonceBrown Skin girl(feat. Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter & SAINt JHN)USA
The WeekendSave your tears(remix)Canada

BREAKOUT ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Aveiro DjessNyamaCameroon
Bella Shmurda(feat. Zlatan & Lincoln)Cash AppNigeria
Blaq DiamondSummerYoMuthiSouth Africa
Djelykaba BintouLa PatronneGuinea
FocalisticKe StarSouth Africa
Omah LayGodlyNigeria
Remy AdanGout DeCote d’Ivoire
TemsDamagesNigeria
Yaw tog(feat. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur)Sore (remix)Ghana
ZuchuSukariTanzania

MOST PROMISING AFRICAN ARTISTE

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Ayra StarrsareNigeria
Blxckie (feat. Nasty C)Ye x4South Africa
BujuOutsideNigeria
CkayFelonyNigeria
El Grande Toto(feat. Damso)EtrangerMorocco
Iss 814 (feat. Jeeba)Xool Ma ci BëtSenegal
LojayMonalisaNigeria
REBOMboteDR Congo
RugerBounceNigeria
Xenia ManassehLow KeyKenya

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Name of ProducerTrack titleCountry
Blaq DiamondSummerYomuthiSouth Africa
Dj TaricoYaba Buluku (remix)Mozambique
Kolber ProdLe gout deIvory Coast
Legendury BeatzEssence (feat. Tems)Nigeria
Lizer ClassicWaahTanzania
NapjiFEMNigeria
OlakiraIn my MaseratiNigeria
P PrimeInfinityNigeria
TelzAbuleNigeria
Vigro DeepKe Star(remix)South Africa

SONG OF THE YEAR

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Blaq DiamondSummerYoMuthiSouth Africa
DavidoFEMNigeria
Diamond Platnumz (feat. Koffi Olomide)WaahTanzania
Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson)Yaba buluku (remix)Mozambique
Focalistic[Feat. Davido & Vigro Deep]Ke Star [Remix]South Africa
Olakira(feat. Davido)In my Maserati (remix)Nigeria
Olamide (feat. Omah Lay)InfinityNigeria
PatorankingAbuleNigeria
Rayvanny(feat. Zuchu)Number OneTanzania
Remy AdanLe Gout DeIvory Coast
WizKid(ft. Tems)EssenceNigeria

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Name of ArtisteTrack titleCountry
Nikita KeringExKenya
Nasty CBlack & White (feat. Ari lennox)South Africa
Adekunle Gold, Lucky Daye & Marcel AkunwataSinner (feat. Lucky Daye)Nigeria
BensoulNairobi (feat, Sauti sol, Nviiri The Storyteller & Mejja)Kenya
Iba OneEducation (feat. Oumou Sangare)Mali
Kelly KhumaloEmpiniSouth Africa
Tiwa Savage, Mystro & VitoralliKorobaNigeria
Fally Ipupa, Julio Masidi, The Guest & Dadju NsungulaUn Coup(feat. Dadju)DR Congo
Vector, BY LINX & GoodGirl LAEarly Momo(feat. Goodgirl LA)Nigeria
Manal3iytou LBOULISSMorocco

 

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Full Winners Ghana Events Awards2021

Ghana Events Awards(GEA), a creative industry player has awarded over 20 of its members in the creative art sector to boost their morale and encourage them work assiduously to make the industry a lucrative job for the upcoming artists.

 

The host and co-host, Jay foley and Roselyn Felli both of Joy Prime television at multimedia were very magnificent and hilarious as they are on top of the game throughout the ceremony giving the audience and invited guests the pleasure needed to enjoy the awards night at Movenpic Hotel in Accra.

Also at the 4th GEA night, citations and plaques were presented to winners in various categories like Best MC of the year, Best Disc Jockey (DJ) player of the year, Best Event Planner of the year, Best Event of the year among others.

 

Speaking to journalists, the Chief Executive of GEA, Kelvin Kenneth was delighted and expressed his appreciation to the Board of Directors and all stakeholders who were involved in making the event possible and successful.

 

He explained that the nomination and selection of winners in the various categories is based on lots of considerations from the public, Board members and the economy which includes good lightening system, sound system, stage and the environment in which the event was held or occasioned.

” the public, Board members and other economic issues were considered and other issues factored in during the nomination and selection of Best possible winners in the various categories”, he said.

 

Mr. Kenneth added that his next option is to focus on how to improve and extend the awards ceremony to other African countries, adding that, this will even place Ghana on the limelight and also enhance the creative industry across the African continent.

 

He therefore called for unity among the industry players in the creative arts in order to fight a common course or agenda for the benefit of the upcoming artists.

The founder of Jandel Limited who own the overall Best award in the creative industry, Afia Moro advised her colleagues to have a passionate feeling for the creative art rather than seeking for money, stating that, your passion for the job will let you earn good money at the end.

 

She tasked all stakeholders in the creative art industry to be innovative and creative through learning in order to enable them reinvent new things and bring new ideas to the table which can be a tool to remain in business even in this era of the pandemic.

 

“try to be driven by passion whiles you try to earn good money and also educate yourselve and be in track by using the advance technologies like the internet and social media that will make us in the creative industry be at par with our competitors in the outside world”, she added.

 

She further outlined some challenges like failure to recognize the industry by government, division among members, failure to be paid the right amount among others that are facing the industry and wished they can be addressed as soon as possible to drive them forward.

 

” we lack so many things and when it comes to certain things, government fail to recognize us like the sharing of the stimulus packages during the COVID-19 era, most of our members who also placed in their request were sidelined and never get anything”, she said.

But she was grateful and optimistic that the challenges will be addressed due to government’s establishment of the creative art alongside the tourism sector, adding, we can voice out our grievances at that department to be addressed by the appropriate authorities.

 

Also, the Best Master of Ceremony (MC) winner from multimedia, Andy Dosty appealed to government to include the industry in the distribution of the stimulus package or offer some of the members some loans that will cushion them since the pandemic have already caused a huge damage to the industry and things are difficult for most of the members in the industry in Ghana.

 

He also praised the award planners and stakeholders for making the event successful because according to him, there has been an improvement in this year’s ceremony and very optimistic the previous award ceremonies will be greater.

 

” am considering and wished stakeholders will come together and put their resources together to ensure a massive awards ceremony in the next occasion “, he noted.

 

The winners of the various categories are as follows:

 

REGIONAL EVENT OF THE YEAR- UPPER WEST CREATIVE ART AWARDS

EVENT ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – DIANA HAMILTON

EVENT OF THE YEAR – EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE YEAR AFRICA AWARDS

BEST EVENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR – GENET SERVICES

BEST EVENT VENUE OF THE YEAR – ( ACCRA CITY HOTEL)

EVENT INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR (BLOGGER) – RONNIE IS EVERYWHERE

BEST EVENT SECURITY OF THE YEAR – ASUAVO SECURITY

GHANA’S FAVORITE EVENT – 3MUSIC AWARDS

EVENT MC OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)- MZGEE

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – MANUEL PHOTOGRAPHY

CSR EVENT OF THE YEAR- MASK4ALL CHARITY CONCERT

EVENT MC OF THE YEAR (MALE) – NATHANIEL ATTOH

EVENT DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ VYRUSKY

YOUTH EVENT OF THE YEAR – GHANA TERTIARY AWARDS

MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT OF THE YEAR- RHYTHMS ON DA RUNWAY

MOST INFLUENTIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR- GHANA OUTSTANDING WOMEN AWARDS

BEST VIRTUAL EVENT OF THE YEAR – EXCLUSIVE MEN OF THE AFRICA AWARDS

BEST EVENT SETUP OF THE YEAR – VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS.

BEST EVENT VENUE OF THE YEAR (DOME, GARDEN, CONFERENCE HALL) – UNDERBRIDGE EVENT CENTRE

BEST EVENT VENUE (BAR/LOUNGE) – FRONT/BACK ACCRA

EVENT HYPEMAN OF THE YEAR – KOJO MANUEL

EXPERIENTIAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR – BTL AFRICA

EMERGING EVENT OF THE YEAR- UPPER WEST CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS

CORPORATE EVENT OF THE YEAR – CHARTED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING GHANA AWARDS

EVENT SPONSOR OF THE YEAR-

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