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And the Nominees are… Seyi Shay, Temi Dollface, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid & More on the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Nominee List




The African Union and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), have unveiled the Nominee List for the 2016 edition of AFRIMA (AFRIMA 3.0).

According to the Moderator of the adjudication process Mike Strano, about 2700 entries from African music professional were received during the period of May 20th 2015 to July 30th 2016. Describing the nominations process as careful and thorough, Strano harped on the Jury’s resolve to be fair and transparent.

A new category “People’s Choice Award”, has also been introduced and the winner will be selected after a debate by the International Committee of AFRIMA and the Jury.”

AFRIMA 3.0 is billed to take place from Friday, November 4th – Sunday November 6th 2016 and will wrap up with a grand concert.

Here’s the list of nominees:

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
Lira – Let there be Light (South Africa)
Lizha James -Chocolate (Mozambique)
Pah Chihera -Nemoyo (Zimbabwe)
Sally Boss Madam – Natural (Namibia)
Zahara – Imali (South Africa)
Zonke -reach it (South Africa)

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
AKA – Composure (South Africa)
Anatii & Cassper Nyovest – Jump (South Africa)
Black Coffee – Jump (South Africa)
Dizu Plaatjies – Inkomo (South Africa)
DJ Maphorisa – Soweto Baby (South Africa)
Jah Prayzah – Hello (Zimbabwe)
Kwesta – Ngud’ (South Africa)

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
Amah Meher – Ezay Fatetny (Egypt)
Angham -Wahda Kamla (Egypt)
Latifa – Ya Hayati (Tunisia)
Samira Said – Mahassalash (Morocco)
Zina Daoudia – La Waheed Wala Milion (Morocco)
Sarah Ayoub – Ahwak (Morocco)

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
Ahmed Soultan – Afrobian (Morocco)
Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami (Morocco)
Amir Diab – Al Qahira Cairo (Egypt)
Ayman Alatar – Fi Galbi Kalam (Libya)
DJ Van feat. Tyrane – #Woman (Morocco)
Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Morocco)
H-Name – Wach Rak Nachet (Morocco)

Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Bruna Tatiana – Prometo Mudar (Angola)
Daphne Ndolo – Ndolo (Cameroun)
Mani Bella – Qui Cherche Trouve (Cameroun)
Naomi Achu – Busy Body (Cameroun)
Reniss – La Sauce (Cameroun)
Syssi Mananga – Juste Un Peu (Rep. of Congo)

Best Male Artist in Central Africa
C4 Pedro – Spetxa (Angola)
Ferre Gola -Tucheze (DRC)
Franko – Coller la Petite (Cameroun)
Jovi -Zele (Cameroun)
Wax Dey – Saka Makossa (Cameroun)
Werrason – Yo te (Cameroun)

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa
Avril – No Stress (Kenya)
Cindy Sanyu -Still Standing (Uganda)
Fikeraddia Nekatebeb – Misekir (Ethiopia)
Juliana Kanyomozi – Twalina Omukwano (Uganda)
Victoria Kimani – Booty Bounce (Kenya)

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa
Alikiba – Aje (Tanzania)
Bebe Cool – Kabulengane (Uganda)
Diamond Platnumz – Utanipenda (Tanzania)
Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (Uganda)
Jose Chameleone – Agatako (Uganda)
Navio – Njogereza (Uganda)

Best Female Artist in Western Africa
Adiouza – Daddy (Senegal)
Aramide – I Don’t Care (Nigeria)
Niniola – Jete (Nigeria)
Josey – Diplome (Ivory Coast)
Seyi Shay -Right Now (Nigeria)
Temi Dollface -School your Face (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage -If I start to talk (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade – Na go de -(Nigeria)

Best Male Artist in Western Africa
Brymo – In the City (Nigeria)
Flavour – Dance (Nigeria)
Okyeame Kwame – Small Small (Ghana)
Sarkodie – Hand to Mouth (Ghana)
Sidiki Dibate – Fais Moi Confiance (Mali)
Tekno – Duro (Nigeria)
Wizkid – Final/Baba Nla (Nigeria)



    August 26, 2016 at 10:35 am


  2. Prince

    August 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Bellanaija, the nominees have been out since nah. How the thing dey do una

  3. Tosin

    August 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks for the list…so much music I have to go and find.

  4. zee

    August 26, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I am rooting for temi dollface!! That girl is soooo talented ..

  5. Nv

    September 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    wow, I love how they split things into the African categories like that. We get to be introduced to other African artistes from all over Africa. Looks more Legit!!

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