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After previously announcing the nominations in the regional categories of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the International Committee for the award ceremony has announced the complete list for the cross-continental categories.  Nasty C, Davido, Burna Boy and Tamer Hosny scored the highest  nominations.

The Nominees’ List comprising the 26 Continental Award Categories is coming few days after the 6th AFRIMA Regional Categories comprising the Best Female and Best Male artistes within each of the five African regions were unveiled by the International Jury of AFRIMA during the World Media Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria on August 14, 2019, and broadcast live around the world on Africa Independent Television (AIT), RayPower Radio and Kennis FM.

 

The Continental categories are made up of the different genres of African music from Hip-Hop, Jazz, R’n’B, Pop and Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall to other coveted categories such as ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘Best African Collaboration’ among others.

Over 200 songs have been nominated from a variety of artistes in the Continental and Regional categories cutting across a host of African talents and creative living on the continent and in the diaspora.

Leading the 6th AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s Nasty C with nine nominations in the following categories; 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 African Rapper/Lyricist, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop, Songwriter of the Year in Africa and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R’n’B & Soul.

Following closely is Davido with six nominations which include; Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, African Fans’ Favourite, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R’n’B & Soul, and Best African Collaboration for ‘Blow My Mind with Chris Brown’.

Burna Boy will be competing in five different categories which are Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Album of the Year in Africa and Best African Collaboration with ‘Killin Dem’ featuring Zlatan’.

Egyptian artiste, Tamer Hosny copped four nominations in the following categories; Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, and Songwriter of the Year in Africa.

Other artistes with multiple nominations include Diamond Platnumz who accrued four nominations (Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop and Best African Dance or Choreography category), and South Africa’s seasoned producer and DJ, Prince Kaybee with five spots (Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Producer of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro, and Best African Collaboration with ‘Banomoya’ featuring Busiswa & TNS.

 

The late DJ Arafat, known for his infectious music rhythms and energetic dance has also been posthumously nominated in the Best Male Artiste in Central Africa and Best African Dance or Choreography categories for works he produced within the 6th AFRIMA entry submission window of August 1, 2018 – August 2, 2019.

 

Meanwhile, public voting for the 6th AFRIMA Nominees to stand a chance to win the 23.9 Carat Gold-Plated AFRIMA trophy commences on September 1 on the AFRIMA voting platform www.afrima.orgFans and followers of African music can access the online voting pages through the links on AFRIMA social media platforms or directly on the landing page on www.afrima.org.

Voting closes at midnight CAT on November 22.

 

Speaking on the release of the 6th AFRIMA final Nominees’ List, Mr. Delani Makhalima, a member of the International Jury of AFRIMA representing Southern Africa, said: “As with each year, the musicians never cease to amaze us with their incredible talent. As jurors, we are impressed with the quality of work being produced. We are confident that the nominees’ list presented this year is a true reflection of world-class African talent and each year it gets harder and harder to judge and grade the standard, as all regions on the African continent continue to surprise us by what we see and hear.

 

It is encouraging to also see how the music lovers and fans are growing in record numbers to support the music. We are enthusiastic to see this wave of appreciation transcend across the border and overseas.

 

We would like to encourage more musicians, songwriters, and producers to keep submitting and spreading the word of AFRIMA so that we can celebrate together the progress and pinnacles of where African music is reaching”, he added.

 

The 2019 AFRIMA Call for Entry which opened worldwide on May 15 exceeded the 2018 submissions by 148 entries. Of the 8,157 entries submitted this year, Western Africa led the pack with 38% of the total entries followed by Southern Africa with 24%. Eastern Africa, Central Africa, and Northern Africa have 20%, 14%, and 4% respectively. The 13-man International Jury of AFRIMA sat in Lagos, Nigeria from Wednesday, August 7, 2019, to Tuesday, August 14 for screening, assessing, grading and selecting nominees into the 36 different Regional and Continental awarding categories of AFRIMA.

 

The 2019 main awards event scheduled for November 20 to November 23 will span four days packed with activities which include the 6th AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, the 6th Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS), the 6th AFRIMA Music Village, a Guided Tour of the Host City, the exclusive 6th AFRIMA Nominees Party and the 6th AFRIMA Main Awards ceremony.

 

The main awards events will be broadcast live on over 84 stations across Africa and the Diaspora including live streaming on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App, the AFRIMA social media handles and other online partner platforms.

6TH AFRIMA CONTINENTAL CATEGORY
AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
DavidoNigeriaWonder Woman
Ferre GolaDRCPourquoi tu m’as fait ça ?
GIMS & MalumaDRCHola Señorita (Maria)
Kuami EugeneGhanaOheemaa Ft. KIDI
MagascoCameroonCalling My Driver Ft. Mimie
Mohamed RamadanEgyptMafia
SkiibiiNigeriaSensima Ft. Reekado Banks
The BenRwandaFine Girl
WCB WasafiTanzaniaJibebe Ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava
ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Album TitleName of ArtistCountry
African GiantBurna BoyNigeria
Afrikan SauceSauti SolKenya
Chulo VibesTimayaNigeria
Limpopo Champions LeagueSho MadjoziSouth Africa
Manyan-NyanVusi NovaSouth Africa
NakedNadia NakaiSouth Africa
Omo Charlie ChampagneSimiNigeria
Poetic TranceAziz SahmaouiMorocco
UmqheleSjavaSouth Africa
WilmerPatorankingNigeria
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
AminuxMoroccoBini W Binek
Burna BoyNigeriaGbona
DaphneCameroonNe Lâches Pas
DavidoNigeriaWonder Woman
Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaKanyaga
Nasty CSouth AfricaSMA Ft. Rowlene
Prince KaybeeSouth AfricaBanomoya Ft. Buslswa & TNS
Tamer HosnyEgyptNaseny Leh
WizkidNigeriaFever
BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Aya NakamuraMaliPookie
Aziz SahmaouiMoroccoNouria
Brian NhiraZimbabweTil Death Do Us Part
GIMSDRCHola Señorita (Maria) Ft. Maluma
HiroDRCÀ Découvert Ft. Ninho
LbenjMoroccoAmoureux Tombé Ft. Mounim Slimani & DJ Med
Manno BeatsChadAkouna Ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
SooklingAlgeriaEspérance
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
Name of Artists/CollaboratorsCountryTrack title
AKA Ft. Yanga ChiefSouth AfricaJika
Anselmo Ralph Ft. C4 PedroAngolaPra Cuiar Mais
Burna Boy Ft. ZlatanNigeriaKillin Dem
Dammy Krane Ft. Olamide, Pearl Thusi & MedikalNigeriaBalance Well
Davido & Chris BrownNigeria/USABlow My Mind
Farid Bang & French Montana & KhaledAlgeria/MoroccoMaghreb Gang
Kizz Daniel Ft. DavidoNigeriaOne Ticket
Larry Gaaga Ft. WizkidNigeriaLow
Nasty C Ft. RowleneSouth AfricaSMA
Prince Kaybee Ft. Busiswa and TNSSouth AfricaBanomoya
Rayvanny Ft. Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaTetema
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
2BabaNigeriaOyi
Adil AssilMoroccoLala Moulati
Fally IpupaDRCAime-moi
KerozenCote d’IvoireLa Victoire
Kizz DanielNigeriaMadu
MbossoTanzaniaHodari
SalatielCameroonAnita
Salif KeitaMaliTonton
SjavaSouth AfricaUmama
Tamy MoyoZimbabweKwandinobva
Tiwa SavageNigeriaOne
BEST AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
AminuxMoroccoBini W Binek
Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaInama Ft. Fally Ipupa
DJ ArafatCote d’IvoireMoto Moto
Irene NamatovuUgandaTweyanze
NiniolaNigeriaBana
OlamideNigeriaWoske
RayvannyTanzaniaTetema Ft. Diamond Platnumz
Serge BeynaudCote d’IvoireKota Na Kota
ToofanTogoGbessi Gbeko
BEST AFRICAN DJ
Name of DJCountryTrack title
Black Coffee (& David Guetta)South AfricaDrive Ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ AfricanoMoroccoCh3andek Ft. Muslim
DJ Maphorisa, DJ RaybelSouth AfricaiWalk Ya Phara Ft. Moonchild Sanelly, K.O & Zulu Mkhathini
DJ Moh GreenAlgeriaAfrica Proud Ft. Wally B. Seck, Iba One, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley Enow, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Afrika & Bgmfk
DJ NeptuneNigeriaDemo Ft. Davido
DJ SpinallNigeriaDis Love Ft. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage
DJ TunezNigeriaTurn Up Ft. Wizkid & Reekado
DJ ZinhleSouth AfricaUmlilo
RJ The DJTanzaniaGood Time Drip Ft. Abba, Country Boy, Giggy Money, Sanja Boy & Queen Darleen
BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND
Name of Duo, Group or BandCountryTrack title
B2C Kampala BoyzUgandaYatonda
Charly Na NinaRwandaKomeza Unyirebere
Dream Boyz & Nelson FreitasAngolaFalta de Mim
Jano BandEthiopiaYetikur Almaz
Kika TroupeUgandaNabalanga
Mi CasaSouth AfricaTOCA Ft. Jay Em
Sauti SolKenyaExtravaganza Ft. Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini
ToofanTogoOu Lè Ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav
WCB WasafiTanzaniaJibebe Ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava
BEST AFRICA ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Black Coffee & David GuettaSouth AfricaDrive Ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ Maphorisa, DJ RaybelSouth AfricaiWalk Ya Phara Ft. Moonchild Sanelly
Guiltybeatz, Mr. Eazi & Kwesi ArthurGhana/NigeriaPilolo
Manno BeatsChadAkouna Ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
Mobi DixonSouth AfricaAbantu Ft. Samthing Soweto
NiniolaNigeriaBana
OlamideNigeriaWoske
Prince KaybeeSouth AfricaBanomoya Ft. Buslswa & TNS
Sho MadjoziSouth AfricaWakanda Forever Ft. Ycee
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP-HOP
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
BiuraAngolaFora Da Zona Ft. Bruno AG & Jéssica Pitbull
DJ AfricanoMoroccoCh3andek Ft. Muslim
FalzNigeriaHypocrite Ft. Demmie Vee
Khaligraph JonesKenya Leave Me Alone (Wachana Na Nimi)
Nadia NakaiSouth AfricaImma Boss
Nasty CSouth AfricaSMA Ft. Rowlene
NyashinskiKenyaMarathon Runner
SarkodieGhanaBibii Ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
SoolkingMoroccoEsperance
The Big HashSouth AfricaCircles
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Black MotionSouth AfricaJoy Joy Ft. Brenden Praise
BrymoNigeriaBá’nús
Carmen SouzaCabo VerdeSoul Searching
Judith SephumaSouth AfricaDance
Mandisi DyantyisSouth AfricaSomandla
Owen & TianaGabonAfrican Time
Ray LemaDRCTranscendance
Sibusiso Mash MashiloaneSouth AfricaAfrican Heart
BEST AFRICAN RAPPER/LYRICIST
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
BiuraAngolaFora Da Zona Ft. Bruno AG & Jéssica Pitbull
Double SUgandaCerty Ft. Skepta
Frank CasinoSouth AfricaSudden Ft. Cassper Nyovest & Major Leage DJz
Khaligraph JonesKenyaSuperman
Nadia NakaiSouth AfricaImma Boss
Nasty CSouth AfricaSMA Ft. Rowlene
NyashinskiKenyaMarathon Runner
SarkodieGhanaBibii Ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaKanyaga
Fireboy DMLNigeriaJealous
JoeboyNigeriaBaby
MagascoCameroonCalling My Driver Ft. Mimie
Mlindo The VocalistSouth AfricaMacala Ft. Sfeesoh, Kwesta & Thabsie
RemaNigeriaDumebi
SkiibiiNigeriaSensima Ft. Reekado Banks
Vanessa MdeeTanzaniaMoyo
Wax DeyCameroonMagufuli Ft. Mr. Leo & Locko
Yann’SineMoroccoJ’essaie
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA OR DANCEHALL
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
DaphneCameroonNe Lâches Pas
Navy KenzoTanzaniaRoll It
PatorankingNigeriaConfirm Ft. Davido
PraizNigeriaHustle Ft. Stonebwoy
Rosa ReeTanzaniaDip n Wine It Ft. G Nako
RudeboyNigeriaReason With  Me
Shatta WaleGhanaMy Level
StonebwoyGhanaTuff Seed
TimayaNigeriaBalance
Winky DZimbabweMuGarden Ft. Gemma
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R’N’B & SOUL
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Ahmed SoultanMoroccoDraw My Life
Anna JoyceAngolaDestino
C4 PedroAngolaSe Eu Soubesse
Davido & Chris BrownNigeriaBlow My Mind
HillzyZimbabweTV Room Ft. Garry Mapanzure
LandrickAngolaDistância
LockoCameroonLet Go
Sarz & WurlDNigeriaTrobul
Sidiki DiabatéMaliI Love You
Tellaman & Shekinah & Nasty CSouth AfricaWhipped
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Ahmed SoultanMoroccoWonder
CairokeeEgyptKan Lak Ma’aya
Cobhams AsuquoNigeriaStarlight
Daphil ColagNigeriaMy Season
Jano BandEthiopiaYetikur Almaz
Jeremy LoopsSouth AfricaGold
MohombiCongoHello Ft. Youssou N’dour
RashKenyaGrave Robbers
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Abrham BelanyehEthiopiaEte Abay
Aziz SahmaouiMoroccoLe Peur-Nogcha
CandySouth AfricaNathinga
Hamada HelalEgyptAshrab Shai
Irene NamatovuUgandaTweyanze
Salif KeitaMaliGnamale Ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
SherineEgyptKadabeen
Yared NeguEthiopiaAdimera
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
AfrieUgandaLet Her Know
Judy StevensKenyaLoco
Kanvee AdamsLiberiaDaily Prayer
Kelly KhumaloSouth AfricaJehova Ft. J Flo
NabilaCameroonCa Va Aller
Nada AzhariMoroccoJrit
Ntokozo MbanboSouth AfricaWe Pray for More
Olivia AmbaniKenyaBetter Than Just Fine
TeniNigeriaUyo Meyo
BEST MALE ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Daphil ColagNigeriaMy Season
Hamza El FadlyMoroccoMa Nensak
HarmonizeTanzaniaNever Give Up
Johnny DrilleNigeriaPapa
Mr. LeoCameroonAmen
Ommy DimpozTanzaniaNi Wewe
OnesimusMalawiSounds of Peace
Tim GodfreyNigeriaNara Ft. Travis Greene
BEST AFRICAN VIDEO
Name of Video DirectorCountryTrack title
Adasa CookeyNigeriaJericho’ by Simi Ft. Patoranking
Director KennyTanzaniaTetema’ by Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz
Jypheal TayoraultCote d’IvoireI Love You’ by Sidiki Diabaté
REXGhanaOheemaa’ by Kuami Eugene Ft. KIDI
Said El MaroukEgypt/LebanonNaseny Leh’  by Tamer Hosny
Tebego ‘Tebza’ MalopeSouth AfricaNgwa’ by Blick Bassy
Vusa BlaqsZimbabweDzamutsana’ by Jah Prayzah
MOST  PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Ariel SheneyCote d’IvoireAmina
Bráulio AlexandreAngolaQue Nada Nos Separe Ft. Rui Orlando & DJ Malvado
Farid GhannamMoroccoBelgana
Fireboy DMLNigeriaJealous
HillzyZimbabweTV Room Ft. Garry Mapanzure
Nada AzhariMoroccoJRIT
RemaNigeriaDumebi
Shan’LGabonC’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés
The Big HashSouth AfricaCircles
Yann’SineAlgeriaJ’essaie
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of ProducerCountryAlbum/Track (s) title
Kel PNigeriaOn The Low (Burna Boy); Gbona (Burna Boy); Killin Dem (Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan)
MaceSouth AfricaUmama (Sjava)
Nasty CSouth AfricaSMA (Nasty C Ft. Rowlene)
Prince KaybeeSouth AfricaBanomoya (Prince Kaybee Ft. Buslswa and TNS)
S2KizzyTanzaniaTetema (Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz)
SalatielCameroonAnita (Salatiel); Ne Lâches Pas (Daphne)
SarzNigeriaTrobul (Sarz & WurlD); Bana (Niniola)
ShizziNigeriaBlow My Mind (Davido & Chris Brown)
TH ProductionsEygptNaseny Leh (tamer Hosny)
Vusi NovaSouth AfricaManyan-Nyan
REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
Hamada HelalEgyptAshrab Shai
Kid XSouth AfricaMtan Omuntu Ft. Shwi Nomtekhala & Makwa
Nikita KeringKenyaHappy with You
Rosa ReeTanzaniaDip n Wine It Ft. G Nako
Sho MadjoziSouth AfricaIdhom
SkiibiiNigeriaSensima
TellamanSouth AfricaWhipped Ft. Shekinah & Nasty C
WurlDNigeriaTrobul (& Sarz)
SONG OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Song TitleName of ArtistCountry
BanomoyaPrince Kaybee Ft. Busiswa & TNSSouth Africa
Blow My MindDavido & Chris BrownNigeria
FeverWizkidNigeria
IokoteMaua Sama and HanstoneTanzania
Naseny LehTamer HosnyEgypt
On The LowBurna BoyNigeria
SMANasty C Ft. RowleneSouth Africa
TetemaRayvanny Ft. Diamond PlatnumzTanzania
UmamaSjavaSouth Africa
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of Songwriter (s)CountryTrack title
AfrieUgandaLet Her Know’ by Afrie
Asikey GeorgeNigeriaLove With You’ by Asikey
HanikesH Muzik, YoBass, YeAngolaVale Milhoes’ by YoBase
Kanvee AdamsLiberiaMama
Nikita KeringKenyaTragedy’ by Nikita
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo & RowleneSouth AfricaSMA’ by Nasty C Ft. Rowlene
Olivia Ingasiani AmbaniKenyaBetter Than Just Fine’ By Olivia Ambani
Sarz, WurlDNigeriaTrobul’ by Sarz & WurlD
Tamer HussinEgyptNaseny Leh’ by Tamer Hosny

 

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