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Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene, Stonebwoy round up Ghana’s nominations for 2019 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA

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 Artist Country Track title
Davido Nigeria Wonder Woman
Ferre Gola DRC Pourquoi tu m’as fait ça ?
GIMS & Maluma DRC Hola Señorita (Maria)
Kuami Eugene Ghana Oheemaa Ft. KIDI
Magasco Cameroon Calling My Driver Ft. Mimie
Mohamed Ramadan Egypt Mafia
Skiibii Nigeria Sensima Ft. Reekado Banks
The Ben Rwanda Fine Girl
WCB Wasafi Tanzania Jibebe Ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava
ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Album Title Name of Artist Country
African Giant Burna Boy Nigeria
Afrikan Sauce Sauti Sol Kenya
Chulo Vibes Timaya Nigeria
Limpopo Champions League Sho Madjozi South Africa
Manyan-Nyan Vusi Nova South Africa
Naked Nadia Nakai South Africa
Omo Charlie Champagne Simi Nigeria
Poetic Trance Aziz Sahmaoui Morocco
Umqhele Sjava South Africa
Wilmer Patoranking Nigeria
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of Artist Country Track title
Aminux Morocco Bini W Binek
Burna Boy Nigeria Gbona
Daphne Cameroon Ne Lâches Pas
Davido Nigeria Wonder Woman
Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Kanyaga
Nasty C South Africa SMA Ft. Rowlene
Prince Kaybee South Africa Banomoya Ft. Buslswa & TNS
Tamer Hosny Egypt Naseny Leh
Wizkid Nigeria Fever
BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA
Name of Artist Country Track title
Aya Nakamura Mali Pookie
Aziz Sahmaoui Morocco Nouria
Brian Nhira Zimbabwe Til Death Do Us Part
GIMS DRC Hola Señorita (Maria) Ft. Maluma
Hiro DRC À Découvert Ft. Ninho
Lbenj Morocco Amoureux Tombé Ft. Mounim Slimani & DJ Med
Manno Beats Chad Akouna Ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
Sookling Algeria Espérance
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
Name of Artists/Collaborators Country Track title
AKA Ft. Yanga Chief South Africa Jika
Anselmo Ralph Ft. C4 Pedro Angola Pra Cuiar Mais
Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan Nigeria Killin Dem
Dammy Krane Ft. Olamide, Pearl Thusi & Medikal Nigeria Balance Well
Davido & Chris Brown Nigeria/USA Blow My Mind
Farid Bang & French Montana & Khaled Algeria/Morocco Maghreb Gang
Kizz Daniel Ft. Davido Nigeria One Ticket
Larry Gaaga Ft. Wizkid Nigeria Low
Nasty C Ft. Rowlene South Africa SMA
Prince Kaybee Ft. Busiswa and TNS South Africa Banomoya
Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Tetema
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Name of Artist Country Track title
2Baba Nigeria Oyi
Adil Assil Morocco Lala Moulati
Fally Ipupa DRC Aime-moi
Kerozen Cote d’Ivoire La Victoire
Kizz Daniel Nigeria Madu
Mbosso Tanzania Hodari
Salatiel Cameroon Anita
Salif Keita Mali Tonton
Sjava South Africa Umama
Tamy Moyo Zimbabwe Kwandinobva
Tiwa Savage Nigeria One
BEST AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY
Name of Artist Country Track title
Aminux Morocco Bini W Binek
Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Inama Ft. Fally Ipupa
DJ Arafat Cote d’Ivoire Moto Moto
Irene Namatovu Uganda Tweyanze
Niniola Nigeria Bana
Olamide Nigeria Woske
Rayvanny Tanzania Tetema Ft. Diamond Platnumz
Serge Beynaud Cote d’Ivoire Kota Na Kota
Toofan Togo Gbessi Gbeko
BEST AFRICAN DJ
Name of DJ Country Track title
Black Coffee (& David Guetta) South Africa Drive Ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ Africano Morocco Ch3andek Ft. Muslim
DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel South Africa iWalk Ya Phara Ft. Moonchild Sanelly, K.O & Zulu Mkhathini
DJ Moh Green Algeria Africa Proud Ft. Wally B. Seck, Iba One, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley Enow, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Afrika & Bgmfk
DJ Neptune Nigeria Demo Ft. Davido
DJ Spinall Nigeria Dis Love Ft. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage
DJ Tunez Nigeria Turn Up Ft. Wizkid & Reekado
DJ Zinhle South Africa Umlilo
RJ The DJ Tanzania Good Time Drip Ft. Abba, Country Boy, Giggy Money, Sanja Boy & Queen Darleen
BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND
Name of Duo, Group or Band Country Track title
B2C Kampala Boyz Uganda Yatonda
Charly Na Nina Rwanda Komeza Unyirebere
Dream Boyz & Nelson Freitas Angola Falta de Mim
Jano Band Ethiopia Yetikur Almaz
Kika Troupe Uganda Nabalanga
Mi Casa South Africa TOCA Ft. Jay Em
Sauti Sol Kenya Extravaganza Ft. Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini
Toofan Togo Ou Lè Ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav
WCB Wasafi Tanzania Jibebe Ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava
BEST AFRICA ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
Name of Artist Country Track title
Black Coffee & David Guetta South Africa Drive Ft. Delilah Montagu
DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel South Africa iWalk Ya Phara Ft. Moonchild Sanelly
Guiltybeatz, Mr. Eazi & Kwesi Arthur Ghana/Nigeria Pilolo
Manno Beats Chad Akouna Ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou
Mobi Dixon South Africa Abantu Ft. Samthing Soweto
Niniola Nigeria Bana
Olamide Nigeria Woske
Prince Kaybee South Africa Banomoya Ft. Buslswa & TNS
Sho Madjozi South Africa Wakanda Forever Ft. Ycee
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP-HOP
Name of Artist Country Track title
Biura Angola Fora Da Zona Ft. Bruno AG & Jéssica Pitbull
DJ Africano Morocco Ch3andek Ft. Muslim
Falz Nigeria Hypocrite Ft. Demmie Vee
Khaligraph Jones Kenya  Leave Me Alone (Wachana Na Nimi)
Nadia Nakai South Africa Imma Boss
Nasty C South Africa SMA Ft. Rowlene
Nyashinski Kenya Marathon Runner
Sarkodie Ghana Bibii Ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
Soolking Morocco Esperance
The Big Hash South Africa Circles
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Name of Artist Country Track title
Black Motion South Africa Joy Joy Ft. Brenden Praise
Brymo Nigeria Bá’nús
Carmen Souza Cabo Verde Soul Searching
Judith Sephuma South Africa Dance
Mandisi Dyantyis South Africa Somandla
Owen & Tiana Gabon African Time
Ray Lema DRC Transcendance
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane South Africa African Heart
BEST AFRICAN RAPPER/LYRICIST
Name of Artist Country Track title
Biura Angola Fora Da Zona Ft. Bruno AG & Jéssica Pitbull
Double S Uganda Certy Ft. Skepta
Frank Casino South Africa Sudden Ft. Cassper Nyovest & Major Leage DJz
Khaligraph Jones Kenya Superman
Nadia Nakai South Africa Imma Boss
Nasty C South Africa SMA Ft. Rowlene
Nyashinski Kenya Marathon Runner
Sarkodie Ghana Bibii Ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP
Name of Artist Country Track title
Diamond Platnumz Tanzania Kanyaga
Fireboy DML Nigeria Jealous
Joeboy Nigeria Baby
Magasco Cameroon Calling My Driver Ft. Mimie
Mlindo The Vocalist South Africa Macala Ft. Sfeesoh, Kwesta & Thabsie
Rema Nigeria Dumebi
Skiibii Nigeria Sensima Ft. Reekado Banks
Vanessa Mdee Tanzania Moyo
Wax Dey Cameroon Magufuli Ft. Mr. Leo & Locko
Yann’Sine Morocco J’essaie
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA OR DANCEHALL
Name of Artist Country Track title
Daphne Cameroon Ne Lâches Pas
Navy Kenzo Tanzania Roll It
Patoranking Nigeria Confirm Ft. Davido
Praiz Nigeria Hustle Ft. Stonebwoy
Rosa Ree Tanzania Dip n Wine It Ft. G Nako
Rudeboy Nigeria Reason With  Me
Shatta Wale Ghana My Level
Stonebwoy Ghana Tuff Seed
Timaya Nigeria Balance
Winky D Zimbabwe MuGarden Ft. Gemma
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R’N’B & SOUL
Name of Artist Country Track title
Ahmed Soultan Morocco Draw My Life
Anna Joyce Angola Destino
C4 Pedro Angola Se Eu Soubesse
Davido & Chris Brown Nigeria Blow My Mind
Hillzy Zimbabwe TV Room Ft. Garry Mapanzure
Landrick Angola Distância
Locko Cameroon Let Go
Sarz & WurlD Nigeria Trobul
Sidiki Diabaté Mali I Love You
Tellaman & Shekinah & Nasty C South Africa Whipped
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK
Name of Artist Country Track title
Ahmed Soultan Morocco Wonder
Cairokee Egypt Kan Lak Ma’aya
Cobhams Asuquo Nigeria Starlight
Daphil Colag Nigeria My Season
Jano Band Ethiopia Yetikur Almaz
Jeremy Loops South Africa Gold
Mohombi Congo Hello Ft. Youssou N’dour
Rash Kenya Grave Robbers
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
Name of Artist Country Track title
Abrham Belanyeh Ethiopia Ete Abay
Aziz Sahmaoui Morocco Le Peur-Nogcha
Candy South Africa Nathinga
Hamada Helal Egypt Ashrab Shai
Irene Namatovu Uganda Tweyanze
Salif Keita Mali Gnamale Ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sherine Egypt Kadabeen
Yared Negu Ethiopia Adimera
BEST FEMALE ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Name of Artist Country Track title
Afrie Uganda Let Her Know
Judy Stevens Kenya Loco
Kanvee Adams Liberia Daily Prayer
Kelly Khumalo South Africa Jehova Ft. J Flo
Nabila Cameroon Ca Va Aller
Nada Azhari Morocco Jrit
Ntokozo Mbanbo South Africa We Pray for More
Olivia Ambani Kenya Better Than Just Fine
Teni Nigeria Uyo Meyo
BEST MALE ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Name of Artist Country Track title
Daphil Colag Nigeria My Season
Hamza El Fadly Morocco Ma Nensak
Harmonize Tanzania Never Give Up
Johnny Drille Nigeria Papa
Mr. Leo Cameroon Amen
Ommy Dimpoz Tanzania Ni Wewe
Onesimus Malawi Sounds of Peace
Tim Godfrey Nigeria Nara Ft. Travis Greene
BEST AFRICAN VIDEO
Name of Video Director Country Track title
Adasa Cookey Nigeria Jericho’ by Simi Ft. Patoranking
Director Kenny Tanzania Tetema’ by Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz
Jypheal Tayorault Cote d’Ivoire I Love You’ by Sidiki Diabaté
REX Ghana Oheemaa’ by Kuami Eugene Ft. KIDI
Said El Marouk Egypt/Lebanon Naseny Leh’  by Tamer Hosny
Tebego ‘Tebza’ Malope South Africa Ngwa’ by Blick Bassy
Vusa Blaqs Zimbabwe Dzamutsana’ by Jah Prayzah
MOST  PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA
Name of Artist Country Track title
Ariel Sheney Cote d’Ivoire Amina
Bráulio Alexandre Angola Que Nada Nos Separe Ft. Rui Orlando & DJ Malvado
Farid Ghannam Morocco Belgana
Fireboy DML Nigeria Jealous
Hillzy Zimbabwe TV Room Ft. Garry Mapanzure
Nada Azhari Morocco JRIT
Rema Nigeria Dumebi
Shan’L Gabon C’est Pas Les Gbés Gbés Gbés
The Big Hash South Africa Circles
Yann’Sine Algeria J’essaie
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of Producer Country Album/Track (s) title
Kel P Nigeria On The Low (Burna Boy); Gbona (Burna Boy); Killin Dem (Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan)
Mace South Africa Umama (Sjava)
Nasty C South Africa SMA (Nasty C Ft. Rowlene)
Prince Kaybee South Africa Banomoya (Prince Kaybee Ft. Buslswa and TNS)
S2Kizzy Tanzania Tetema (Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz)
Salatiel Cameroon Anita (Salatiel); Ne Lâches Pas (Daphne)
Sarz Nigeria Trobul (Sarz & WurlD); Bana (Niniola)
Shizzi Nigeria Blow My Mind (Davido & Chris Brown)
TH Productions Eygpt Naseny Leh (tamer Hosny)
Vusi Nova South Africa Manyan-Nyan
REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
Name of Artist Country Track title
Hamada Helal Egypt Ashrab Shai
Kid X South Africa Mtan Omuntu Ft. Shwi Nomtekhala & Makwa
Nikita Kering Kenya Happy with You
Rosa Ree Tanzania Dip n Wine It Ft. G Nako
Sho Madjozi South Africa Idhom
Skiibii Nigeria Sensima
Tellaman South Africa Whipped Ft. Shekinah & Nasty C
WurlD Nigeria Trobul (& Sarz)
SONG OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Song Title Name of Artist Country
Banomoya Prince Kaybee Ft. Busiswa & TNS South Africa
Blow My Mind Davido & Chris Brown Nigeria
Fever Wizkid Nigeria
Iokote Maua Sama and Hanstone Tanzania
Naseny Leh Tamer Hosny Egypt
On The Low Burna Boy Nigeria
SMA Nasty C Ft. Rowlene South Africa
Tetema Rayvanny Ft. Diamond Platnumz Tanzania
Umama Sjava South Africa
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Name of Songwriter (s) Country Track title
Afrie Uganda Let Her Know’ by Afrie
Asikey George Nigeria Love With You’ by Asikey
HanikesH Muzik, YoBass, Ye Angola Vale Milhoes’ by YoBase
Kanvee Adams Liberia Mama
Nikita Kering Kenya Tragedy’ by Nikita
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo & Rowlene South Africa SMA’ by Nasty C Ft. Rowlene
Olivia Ingasiani Ambani Kenya Better Than Just Fine’ By Olivia Ambani
Sarz, WurlD Nigeria Trobul’ by Sarz & WurlD
Tamer Hussin Egypt Naseny Leh’ by Tamer Hosny

 

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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