Award Categories

Regional Categories

 S/N 

 CATEGORIES 

 DESCRIPTION

VOTING  PERCENTAGE

VOTING CATEGORISATION

   1

BEST MALE ARTISTE EASTERN AFRICA

Open to any Male Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa. Academy vote will be from members of the Eastern Region only

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE EASTERN AFRICA

Open to any Female Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The artiste must be a citizen of any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa. Academy vote will be from members of the Eastern Region only

3

BEST MALE ARTISTE CENTRAL AFRICA

Open to any Male Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

 

   

 

 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE CENTRAL  AFRICA

Open to any Female Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

5

BEST MALE ARTISTE SOUTHERN AFRICA

Open to any Male Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE SOUTHERN AFRICA

Open to any Female Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

7

BEST MALE ARTISTE NORTHERN AFRICA

Open to any Male Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

8

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE NORTHERN AFRICA

Open to any Female Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

9

BEST MALE ARTISTE WESTERN AFRICA

Open to any Male Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa.  Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

10

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE WESTERN AFRICA

Open to any Female Artiste of any music genre for a Single or Full Album released Digitally or Physically within the year in review. The Artiste must be a citizen of the any of the countries in the Region.

Public 50%.
Academy 50%

Public vote will be from the entirety of Africa. Academy vote will be from members of the Central Region only

         

 

Continental Categories

 

 S/N 

 CATEGORIES 

 DESCRIPTION

VOTING WEIGHT

 1

Best Male Artiste - Inspirational Music

Open to a Male African Artiste for a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The work must have influence across Africa.

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 2

Best Female Artiste - Inspirational Music

Open to a Female African Artiste for a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The work must have influence across Africa.

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 3

Best African Group/Duo/Band

Open to a Group, Duo or Band for a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The work must have influence across Africa.

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 4

Best African Traditional Music

Open to a Single or Full Album released digitally or physically in the year under review by a Male or Female Traditional Music Artiste or Group, that is indigenous to a culture in Africa. It must be Root Music.

Public 50% Academy 50%

 5

Best African Contemporary 

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste must be citizens of Africa or resident in Africa. The work must have influence across Africa and of African Music. 

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 6

Best African Electro

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste must be a citizen of Africa. The work must have influence across Africa. 

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 7

Most Promising Artiste in Africa

Open to a Single released digitally or physically in the year under review. The Single must be the first official release from the artiste who can be Male, Female or Group. 

 100% Academy

 8

Producer of the Year

Open to a Single that is also nominated for the Song of the Year Category. The award belongs to the Producer of the Song.

 100% Academy

9

Artiste of the Year

Open to an accomplished African artiste or group whose music has Africa-wide reach and appeal for a Full Album in the year under review. 

Public 50%
Academy 50%

10

Song of the Year

Open to a Single or Song off an Album voted by the Public to be the most popular and acceptable song across Africa. The artiste or group must be of African origin.

Public 50%
Academy 50%

11

Best Video 

Open to a Video that promotes African culture and adjudged by the Academy of Producers as having high technical, creative and production standards. The Award goes to the Director of the Video.

Public 50%
Academy 50%

12

Songwriter of the Year

Open to a Songwriter who must be acknowledged at the Point of Entry and verified on the Physical or Digital Release. It must be for a song that has strong lyrical composition and falls within the year under review.The award goes to the Songwriter. 

100% Academy

13

Album of the Year

Open to a Full Album, released digitally or physically within the year under review by an individual artiste or group of Africa. The album must be the most popular and acceptable across Africa

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 14

Best African RnB & Soul

Open to a Single or an Album that is released Digitally or Physically within the year of review. The Song is adjudged on strict adherence to genre specifics.  

  100% Academy

 15

Best African Pop

Open to a Single or Part of an Album that is released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The Song is adjudged on strict adherence to genre specifics.    

 100% Academy

 16

Best African Hip-Hop (Song)

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste must be citizen of Africa.The work must have influence across Africa.  

 Public 50% 

Academy 50%

 17

Best African Collaboration

Open to a Single or Part of an Album that is released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The Song which must feature two or more artistes is adjudged on strict adherence to genre specifics. 

 100% Academy

 18

Best African Ragga/Reggae/Dancehall

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste/artistes must be citizens of Africa.The work must have influence across Africa. 

Public 50%
Academy 50%

 19

Music/Entertainment Journalist of the Year

Open to a Music Critic/Journalist who has been adjudged by the International Media Committee as deserving of the award based on his/her craft feature piece written in the year under review.

To be nominated and approved by the International Media Committee in conjunction with the Regional Directors and Jury.

20

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 22

 

 

 

 23

 

 AFRIMA Legend Award

 

 

 

  

 

Best African Rock

 

 

 

 

Revelation of The African Continent

 

 

                                    Best African Jazz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open to an African Personality who has contributed tremendously to the growth of the African Music Industry through his music craft and career. He/She must have dedicated more than 20 years to the endeavour that qualifies him or her to be rewarded.

 

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste/artistes must be citizens of Africa.The work must have influence across Africa. 

 

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste must be a citizen of Africa and an artiste whose work has succeeded at crossing African borders. 

 

Open to a Single or Album released Digitally or Physically within the year under review. The artiste/artistes must be citizens of Africa.The work must have influence across Africa. 

Nominated and approved by the International Committee Members and Jury only.

 

 

 Public 50% Academy 50%

 

 

 

Public 50% Academy 50%

 

 

 

Public 50% Academy 50%