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AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list

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…Public Voting starts September 12

The African Union Commission, AUC, and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, have released the highly anticipated 2016 Nominees List for the Continental Categories of Africa’s leading awards project.

The 2016 AFRIMA Continental Nominees List was released to the public via the media and on the AFRIMA website www.afrima.org on Tuesday, September 6, two weeks after the Nominees list for the Regional Categories of the awards were unveiled on Monday, August 22 at a Press Conference in Lagos. The 22 continental nomination categories include different music genres, as well as coveted categories of “Artiste of the Year in Africa”, “Best Video in Africa”, “Best Producer in Africa”, “Best Songwriter in Africa” and “Revelation of the Year in Africa”.

This year also saw the introduction of an innovative category by the International Jury of AFRIMA titled “African Fans Favourite”, to recognise African artistes who create chartbusting, anthemic songs that propel the artistes to great popularity within and outside their respective countries and regions.

Reiterating the Jury’s position on fairness and transparency, Associate Producer, AFRIMA, Ms. Adenrele Niyi, said the gap between when the Regional and Continental Nominees List were released was necessary for the Jury to ‘painstakingly review and grade the qualified entries submitted and carefully and accurately fit them into their appropriate categories’.

“There is the need to be accurate right from the process of verifying eligibility of entries, to the process of collating and finalising results. Screening and selection of entries are evolving processes which we work painstakingly at to ensure transparency and fairness”, Ms. Niyi stated.

The Regional Categories which featured Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions, nominated 65 artistes while 184 nominees make up the newly released continental categories with online public voting expected to begin on Monday, September 12 on the AFRIMA voting platform domiciled on www.afrima.org

Also commending the commitment of the AFRIMA Jury to the adjudication process, Director of Communication/Sponsorship, AFRIMA, Ms. Matlou Tsotetsi observed that having been tasked with the responsibility, the Jury dedicates time and effort to get the best expressions of the rich African cultural heritage in music.

Ms. Tsotetsi said: “The urbane mix of African sounds in sync with modern tunes and works that promote the positive image of Africa to the world, are some of the guidelines the Jury worked with during the screening/selection exercise. AFRIMA will continue to maintain exemplary standards and uphold African music and culture as it had done since inception in 2014. The process is very transparent and the public can follow the entire process online and make any enquiries to the AFRIMA Secretariat”, she concluded.

Public voting for the nominees in the different categories of the awards opens on Monday, September 12 and ends Saturday, November 5.

In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, AFRIMA 3.0. calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016 will include the Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 4, and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars. The grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with over 6,000 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.
All roads lead to Lagos!

AFRIMA 3.0 Continental Categories

Best African Collaboration

Artiste

Country

Track

Ahmed Soultan Ft. Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Mehdi Nassouli

Morocco

Afrobian

Amine Aub & Masta Flow

Morocco

Feel the Same

Amine Aub Ft Papa Wemba and DJ Youcef

Morocco

Kanya Ma Kan

Eddy Kenzo Ft. Niniola

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Flavour Ft Selebobo

Nigeria

Mmege Mmege

Francois Van Coke Ft. Arno Carstens

South Africa

Ek Weet Nie

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Small Small

Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas

Ghana

Bra

Tiwa Savage Ft Dr. Sid

Nigeria

If I Start to Talk

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Electro

Artiste

Country

Track

Black Coffee

South Africa

Come with me

DJ Maphorisa

South Africa

Soweto Baby

Djeff Afrozila

Angola

So Blessed

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Renato Xtrova

Angola

Love Affair

Such

Zimbabwe

You

 

Best African Jazz

Artiste

Country

Track

Bokani Dyer

South Africa

Vuvu zela

Carmen Souza

Cabo Verde

Cape Verdean blues

Jimmy Dludlu

South Africa

Ha Deva

Kunle Ayo

Nigeria

Happy to Know You

Moreira Chonguica

Mozambique

Ngoma

Oum

Morocco

Ah Wah

Ray Lema Quintet

Democratic Republic of Congo

Head bug

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

Artiste

Country

Track

Agende

Uganda

Ziza Bafana

Anteneh Minalu

Ethiopia

 Wayo

Cindy Sanyu

Uganda

Still Standing

Dufla Diligon ft Cindy Sanyu

Kenya

Tempo

Montess

Cameroon

In Love With A Gun

Patoranking

Nigeria

No Kissing

Stonebwoy

Ghana

Go Higher

T-Smallz

Gambia

Guewel

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Hip-Hop

Artist

Country

Track

AKA

South Africa

Composure

CiCi Bala

Botswana

Lebanta

E.L

Ghana

King Without a Crown

H-Name

Morocco

Wach Rak Nachet?

Jizzle

Gambia

Man of the Year

Jovi

Cameroon

Zélé

Sarkodie

Ghana

Hand to Mouth

Stanley Enow

Cameroon

Work Hard

YCEE

Nigeria

Omo Alhaji

Zona 5

Angola

Pablo

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African RnB & Soul

Artiste

Country

Track

Aramide

Nigeria

I Don't Care

Butera Knowless

Rwanda

Konashize

Henok & Mehari Brothers

Ethiopia

Ewèdi Shalèhu

Iyanya

Nigeria

Type of Woman

Kiss Daniel

Nigeria

Mama

Korede Bello Ft Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

Romantic

Lira

South Africa

Let There Be Light

Niniola 

Nigeria

J'ètè

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

Gentlemen

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Tjan

Nigeria

Aduke

Zonke

South Africa

Reach It

     

 

Songwriter of the Year In Africa

Songwriter

Country

Track & (Artist)

Bulelwa Mkutukana

South Africa

Imali  (Zahara)

Eddy Kenzo & Niniola

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo (Eddy Kenzo & Niniola)

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal (Hatim Ammor)

Kwame Nsiah Apau

Ghana

Small Small (Kwame Okyeame Ft Mzvee)

Lerato Molapo

South Africa

Let There Be Light (Lira)

Naseeb Abdul Juma

Tanzania

Utanipenda (Diamond Platnumz)

Olawale Ashimi

Nigeria

In the City (Brymo)

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabate)

Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza

South Africa

Colours of Africa (Mafikizolo, Diamond, DJ Maphorisa)

Unique

Uganda

Njogereza (Navio)

 

Producer of the Year

Producer

Country

Track (Artiste)

DJ Coublon

Nigeria

Duro (Tekno)

DJ Maphorisa

South Africa

Soweto Baby (DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz)

DJ Van

Morocco

#Woman (DJ Van & Tyrane)

Don Jazzy

Nigeria

If I Start To Talk (Tiwa Savage)

Fortune Dane

Ghana

Hand To Mouth  (Sarkodie)

Kuseim

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo remix (Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola)

Masterkraft

Nigeria

Finally (Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie)

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabaté)

Legendury Beatz

Nigeria

Baba Nla (Wizkid)

 

Revelation of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aminux

Morocco

Makayen Ma

E.l

Ghana

King Without a Crown

Emtee

South Africa

Roll Up

Falz

Nigeria

Bad Baddo Baddest

Simi

Nigeria

Love Don't Care

Yamato Band

Tanzania

Cheza Kwa Madoido

Zani Challe ft. Patoranking

Malawi

Single Tonight

 

Song of the Year In Africa

Track

Artist

Country

Alawal

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Duro

Tekno

Nigeria

Fais Moi Confiance

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Final (Baba Nla)

Wizkid

Nigeria

If I Start to Talk

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

Imali

Zahara

South Africa

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Njogereza

Navio

Uganda

Small Small

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Soweto Baby

DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz

South Africa

Utanipenda

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

 

Album of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Album

Ahmed Soultan

Morocco

Afrobian

Music Has No Boundaries

C4 Pedro

Angola

Spectxa One

King C.K.W.A

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Home Sweet Home

Sauti Sol

Kenya

Live and Die in Afrika

Live and Die in Afrika

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Diabateba Music Vol. 1

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To talk

R.E.D (Deluxe Edition)

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Na Gode

Mama Africa (Diary of An African Woman)

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

Country Girl

Zonke

South Africa

Reach it

Work of Heart

 

 

 

 

 

Artiste of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Black Coffee

South Africa

Come With Me

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

Utanipenda

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Mbilombilo Remix

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal

Navio

Uganda

Njogereza

Sarkodie

Ghana

Hand To Mouth

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Tekno

Nigeria

Duro

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To Talk

Wizkid

Nigeria

Final (Baba Nla)

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

 

Video of the Year

Video

Director

Artiste

Country

Come With Me

Stacey Lee

Black Coffee Ft Mque

South Africa

Dogo Yaro

Pascal Aka

VVIP Ft Samini

Ghana

Ek Weet Nie

Hunter Kennedy

Francois Van Coke Ft Arno Carstens

South Africa

Gentleman

Mex

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

King Without a Crown

Phamousphilms

E.L.

Ghana

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Mex

Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola

Uganda

Mmege Mmege

Clarence Peters

Flavour Ft Selebobo

Nigeria

School Your Face

Damola Adelaja

Temi Dollface

Nigeria

 

Most Promising Artiste

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aub

Morocco

Feel the Same

Antenehminalu

Ethiopia

Wayo

Bisa Kdei

Ghana

Mansa

Butera Knowless

Rwanda

Konashize

Elzo Jamdong

Senegal

Assiko Flow

Nuru

Ghana

All in a Moment

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

Gentlemen

Sat B

Burundi

Nyampinga

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Pop

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aminux

Morocco

Makayen Ma

Amine Aub

Morocco

Feel the same

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

Utanipenda

Jose Chameleone

Uganda

Agatako

Tekno

Nigeria

Duro

Wizkid

Nigeria

Final (Baba Nla)

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Rock

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aub & Masta Flow

Morocco

Kanya Ma Kan

Dark Suburb, Featuring Wiyaala

Ghana

Mama

Francois Van Coke, Ft Arno Carstens

South Africa

Ek Weet Nie

Jano Band

Ethiopia

Darigne

Kanyeki

Kenya

Murata

Lionel Loueke Trio

Benin

Wacko Loco

Loki Rothman

South Africa

Under the Stars

M' Vula

Angola

Tristezas E Alegrias

 

Best African Group

   

 

Artiste

Country

Track

Jano Band

Ethiopia

Darigne

M' Vula

Angola

Tristezas E Alegrias

Mafikizolo

South Africa

Colours of Africa

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Sauti Sol

Kenya

Live and Die In Afrika

Toofan

Togo

Eledji

VVIP

Ghana

Dogo Yaro

X-Maleya

Cameroon

Mon Mariage

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Traditional

Artiste

Country

Track

Alokè

Benin

Gbétoho

Binakoumaré & Madou Diabate

Mali

N'djaba

Bioma

Nigeria

Ovedje Ayonuwe

Dizu Plaatjies

South Africa

Inkomo

Mabiisi

Ghana & Burkina Faso

Awine

Stypak Samo

Cameroon

Woyo hoooo

Zeynab

Benin

Bolojo

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band In African Contemporary

Artiste

Country

Track

Adiouza 

Senegal

Daddy

Ahmed Soultan

Morocco

Afrobian

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo Remix

Flavour

Nigeria

Mmege Mmege

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Small Small

Reniss 

Cameroon

La Sauce

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To Talk

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

 

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational

Artiste

Country

Track

Evelyn Wanjiru

Kenya

Nikufahamu

Mercy Masika

Kenya

Nikupendeze

Naomi Achu

Cameroon

Busy Body

Oum

Morocco

Ah Wah

Sinach

Nigeria

Way Maker

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Na Go De

 

Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational

Artiste

Country

Track

Benjamin Dube

South Africa

I Know Only You

Denno Ft Bahati

Kenya

Story Yangu

Icha Kavons

Democratic Republic of Congo

Testimony

Kanyekiz

Kenya

Murata

Mike Abdul

Nigeria

Korede

Papa Dennis & Rigan Sarkozi

Kenya

Olalo

 

African Fans Favourite

 Artiste

Country

Track

D’Banj

Nigeria

Emergency

DJ Hamida Ft H Magnum

Morocco

 

Pina Colada

 

H Magnum Ft Black M

Cote d’Ivoire

Aucun Mytho

Kiff No Beat

Cote d’Ivoire

La Vie De Louga

Maitre Gims Ft Nsika 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Sapés Comme Jamais

Mr. Bow

Mozambique

Vida Boa

Nyashinki

Kenya

Now You Know

Phyno Ft Olamide

Nigeria

Fada Fada

AFRIMA 3.0 Regional Categories 

Best Male Artiste  Central Africa

ARTISTE      

COUNTRY                             

TRACK TITLE

 C4 Pedro                         

Angola                             

 Spetxa  one

 Ferre gola                        

DRC                                           

 Tucheze

 Franko                             

Cameroon                                   

 Coller La Petite

 Jovi                                 

Cameroon                                     

 Zele 

 Nelson Freitas                 

Cabo Verde                                          

 Miuda Linda

 Wax Dey                         

Cameroon                                     

Saka Makossa

 Werasson

DRC                                             

 Yo Te

 

Best Female Artiste, Central Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

 Bruna Tatiana

Angola

 Pometo Mudar

 Daphne Ndolo  

Cameroon 

 Ndolo     

 Mani Bella  

Cameroon

 Qui Cherche Tronve

 Naomi Achu

Cameroon 

 Busy Body 

 Reniss 

Cameroon   

 La Sauce

 Syssi Mananga

DRC

 Juste Un Peu

 

Best Male Artiste,  Eastern Africa

ARTISTE      

COUNTRY                            

TRACK TITLE

Alikiba

Tanzania

Aje

Bebe Cool

Uganda

Kabulengane

Daimond Platinumz

Tanzania

Utanipenda

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo Remix

Jose Chameleone

Uganda

Agatako

Navio

Uganda

Njogereza

 

Best Female Artiste, Eastern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Avril

Kenya

No Stress

Cindy Sanyu

Uganda

Still Standing

Fikeraddis Nekatebeb

Ethiopia

Misekir

Irene Ntale

Uganda

Omukwano Gw’ekilo

Juliana Kanyomozi

Uganda

Twalina Omukwano

Victoria Kimani

Kenya

Booty Bounce

 

Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

 Amal Maher   

Egypt  

 Ezay Fatetny

 Angham  

Egypt  

Wahda Kam La

 Latifa

Tunisia

Ya Hayati 

 Samira Said

Morroco

Mahassalsh

 Sarah Ayoub

Morocco  

Nachid Al Houb

Zina Daoudia

Morocco

La Waheed Wala Million

 

Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY 

TRACK TITLE

 Ahmed Soultan 

 Morroco   

 Afrobian 

 Ahmed Chawki 

 Morocco     

Tsunami

 Amir Diab 

 Egypt    

 Al Qahira Cairo 

Ayman Alatar 

Libya    

Fi Galbi Kalam  

DJ Van FT  Tyrane      

Morocco   

#Woman

 Hatim Ammor         

Morocco 

 Alawal 

 H-Name           

Morocco   

Wach Rak Nachet)

 

Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa

ARTISTE    

COUNTRY 

TRACK TITLE

Lira

South Africa     

Let there be Light

Lizha James

Mozambique

Chocolate

Palu Chihera    

Zimbabwe  

Nemoyo

Sally Boss Madam    

Namibia  

Natural

Zahara  

South Africa   

Imali

Zonke      

South Africa 

Reach it

 

Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

AKA 

South Africa

Composure

Anatii & Cassper Nyovest

South Africa

Jump

Black Coffee  

South Africa  

Come with me

Dizu Plaaties

South Africa

Inkomo

DJ Maphorisa

South Africa

Soweto Baby

Jay Prayzah 

Zimbabwe

Hello

 

Best Female Artiste, Western Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Adiouza

Senegal 

Daddy

Aramide  

Nigeria

I don’t care

Niniola  

Nigeria

J’ete  

 Josey  

Ivory Coast

Diplome 

 Seyi Shay

Nigeria

Right Now 

 Temi Doll Face 

Nigeria

School Your Face

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria 

If I Start to Talk

Yemi Alade 

Nigeria

Na Go De

 

Best Male Artiste, Western Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

 Brymo  

Nigeria

 In The City

 Flavour 

Nigeria 

 Dance

 Okyeame Kwame

Ghana

 Small Small

 Sarkodie  

Ghana

 Hand to Mouth

Sidikiba Diabate Fais Moi

Mali

Confiance

 Tekno 

Nigeria

Duro

 Wizkid  

Nigeria

Final Baba Nla

 

 

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