AFRIMA 2017 FULL NOMINEES' LIST

The full nominees list of 33 categories comprises of the Regional Category which covers the five African regions and the genre-based Continental Category.

REGIONAL CATEGORY

 

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Bussine

All Africa Party

Gabon

 

Daphne

Calee

Cameroon

 

Ewube

Fall for You

Cameroon

 

Merveille

Toi

Cameroon

 

Mimie

Dance Fi You

Cameroon

 

Montess

Love Witta Gun Man

Cameroon

 

Nsoki

Africa Unite ft Dj Maphorisa & Paulo Alves

Angola

 

Reniss

Mamamuh

Cameroon

 
       

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Anselmo Ralph

Casa Comigo

Angola

 

Big Nelo

O Legado Da Lenda

Angola

 

Fally Ipupa

Eloko Oyo

DRC

 

Hiro

Ton Pied, Mon Pied ft Chidinma

DRC

 

Jovi

Ou Meme

Cameroon

 

Ke Black

Bazardee

DRC

 

Locko

Supporter ft Mr Leo

Cameroon

 

Maitre Gims

Tout Donner

 DRC

 
       

Best Female Artiste Eastern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Chess Nthussi

Give it to you

Kenya

 

Feza

Walete

Tanzania

 

Juliana Kanyomozi

I am Still Here

Uganda

 

Lady Jaydee

Sawa Na Wao

Tanzania

 

Nandy

One Day

Tanzania

 

Vanessa Mdee

Cash Madame

Tanzania

 

Victoria Kimani

Giving You ft Sarkodie

Kenya

 

Wayna Wondwossen

You are not alone

Ethiopia

 
       

Best Male Artist, Eastern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Alikiba

Aje ft M.I

Tanzania

 

Diamond Platinumz

Eneka

Ethiopia

 

Eddy Kenzo

Shauri Yako

Uganda

 

Henok & Mehari Brothers

Fikir Yishala

Ethopia

 

Kibrom Birhane

Eskista ft Nassmbu Barasa

Ethiopia

 

Mura K.E

Excuse my Language

Kenya

 

Octopizzo

TBT

Kenya

 

Sinishaw Legesse

Selam Ethopia

Ethiopia

 

Qritiqual

Malika

Kenya

 
       

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Amanda Black

Amazulu

South Africa

 

Babes Wodumo

Family ft Mampinsta & Cassper Nyovest

South Africa

 

Busiswa

Ingqondo

South Africa

 

Lebo Sekgoela

Lion of Judah

South Africa

 

Rue

Down

Zimbabwe

 

Sally Boss Madam

BimBim ft Busiswa

Namibia

 

Thandiswa

Nontsokolo

South Africa

 
       

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

AKA

The world is yours

South Africa

 

Emtee

We Up

South Africa

 

Hugh Masekela

Shango

South Africa

 

Jah Prayzah

Watora Mari ft Diamond Platnumz

Zimbabawe

 

Nasty C

Down ft Seyi Shay & Ma-E

South Africa

 

Nduduzo Makhathini

Igagu

South Africa

 

Tay Grin

Tola ft Vanessa Mdee

Malawi

 
       

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Asma Lmnawar

3ndou Zine

Morocco

 

Cheba Maria

Kheltini

Algeria

 

Ibitssam Tiskat

Menak Wla Meni

Morocco

 

Sherine

Koul Maghani

Egypt

 

Zaho

Tant De Choses

Algeria

 

Zina Daoudia

Sayidati

Morocco

 
       

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Balti

Wela la

Tunisia

 

Fnaire

Ngol Mali

Morroco

 

French Montana

Unforgettable

Morocco

 

Lacrim

Collonel Carrillo

Algeria

 

L’Algerino

Less Monetess

Algeria

 

Shayfeen

Wach Kayn Wader

Morocco

 

Tasmer Hosny

Ya Maley 3eny

Egypt

 

Saad Lmajarred

Ghaltana

Morocco

 
       

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Aramide

Why So serious

Nigeria

 

Becca

Na wash ft Patoranking

Ghana

 

Oumou Sangare

Yere Faga ft Tony Allen

Mali

 

Seyi Shay

Yolo Yolo

Nigeria

 

Tiwa Savage

All Over

Nigeria

 

Viviane Chidid

Lon Kelen ft Banlieuzart

Senegal

 

Yemi Alade

Tumbum

Nigeria

 

Zeynab

Noctambule ft Shadow Chris)

Benin

 
       

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Davido

Fall

Nigeria

 

Dj Arafat

Agbangnan

Cote D’voire

 

MHD

La Puissance

Guinea

 

Mr. Eazi

Leg Over

Nigeria

 

Runtown

Mad Over You

Nigeria

 

Sarkodie

Pain Killer

Ghana

 

Tekno

Rara

Nigeria

 

Wizkid

Come Closer ft Drake

Nigeria

 

Ycee

Juice ft Maleek Berry

Nigeria

 
       
       

CONTINENTAL CATEGORY

 
       

Best Male Artiste in Inspirational.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Anselmo Ralph

Ensina-me a Amar

Angola

 

Dan Aceda

I look to you (Ft Etana)

Kenya

 

DJ Young Money

Mama Africa (Ft Sleamnico)

Nigeria

 

Gilad

Angel Uriel (ft Omer Millo)

Kenya

 

Michael Pulse

Lost

Namibia

 

Prosper Menko

Winner

Cameroon

 
       

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Amanda Black

Amazulu

South Africa

 

Asikey

Earth Attack

Nigeria

 

Busiswa

Ingqondo

South Africa

 

Juliana Kanyomozi

I am Still Here

Uganda

 

Lebo Sekgobela

Lion of Judah

South Africa

 

Nsoki

Africa Unite (Ft DJ Maphorisa & Paulo Alves)

Angola

 

Ogecha

Intentionally Woman

Nigeria

 

Wayna Wondersonn

You Are Not Alone

Ethiopia

 
       
       

Best Artist or Group in African Contemporary.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Adekunle Gold

My Life

Nigeria

 

Alikiba

Aje (Ft M.I.)

Tanzania

 

Anselmo Ralph

Por Favor DJ

Angola

 

Busiswa

Ingqondo

South Africa

 

Ferre Gola

Kipelekiese

DRC

 

Oumou Sangare

Yere Faga ft Tony Allen

Mali

 

P-Square

Bank Alert

Nigeria

 

Soul Bangs

Fare Bombo Mbai

Guinea

 

Wande Coal

Iskaba ft Dj Tunez

Nigeria

 

Werrason

Diemba

DRC

 
       

Most Promising Artist in Africa.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Beatballer

Partytales

Cameroon

 

Blaise B

Front & Back

Cameroon

 

Heritier Watanabe

D DED

DRC

 

Mousto Camara

Fore Bara Manquer

Guinea

 

Mr. Eazi

Leg Over

Nigeria

 

Neza

Uranyica

Rwanda

 

Rythmz

Boboloh

Cameroon

 

Soul Bangs

Fare Bombo Mbai

Guinea

 
       

Best African Group

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Degg J Force 3

Akolon

Guinea

 

Fnaire

Ngol Mali

Morocco

 

Kiff No Beat

Pourquoi Tu Dab

Cote d’Ivoire

 

Mafikizolo

Kucheza

South Africa

 

Magic System

Ya Foye

Cote d'Ivoire

 

Mi Casa

Nana

South Africa

 

P-Square

Bank Alert

Nigeria

 

R2Bees

Tonight (ft Wizkid)

Ghana

 

Toofan

Tere Tere

Togo

 
       

Best African Collaboration.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Alikiba

Aje (Ft M.I.)

Tanzania (Nigeria)

 

Becca

Na Wash (ft Patoranking)

Ghana (Nigeria)

 

C4 Pedro

Love Again (Ft Sauti Sol)

Angola (Kenya)

 

Davido

Coolest Kid in Africa (ft Nasty C)

Nigeria (South Africa)

 

Fuse ODG

Diary (Ft Tiwa Savage)

Ghana (Nigeria)

 

Jah Prayzah

Watora Mari (ft Diamond Platnumz)

Zimbabwe (Tanzania)

 

Locko

Supporter (ft Mr Leo)

Cameroon (Cameroon)

 

Oumou Sangare

Yere Faga (Ft Tony Allen)

Mali (Nigeria)

 

R2Bees

Tonight (ft Wizkid)

Ghana (Nigeria)

 

Zeynab

Noctambule (ft Shado Chris)

Benin (Cote d'Ivoire)

 
       

Best Artiste in African Rock.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Armageddon

Astral Adventure

South Africa

 

Dark Suburb

Terms

Ghana

 

Gilad

Angel Uriel (ft Omer Millo)

Kenya

 

Nathmac

Kill Myself

Nigeria

 

Skinflint

Ram on Fire

Botswana

 

Wiyaala

Village Sex

Ghana

 
       

Best Artiste in African Jazz.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Ed Izycs

Smile (Ft Godwyn Guitar)

Nigeria

 

Hugh Masekela

Shango

South Africa

 

Khalisax

New Day

Ghana

 

Kibrom Birhane

Song of Abrish

Ethiopia

 

Moreira Chonguica

Take Five (ft Manu Dibango)

Mozambique

 

Nduduzo Makhathini

Igagu

South Africa

 
       

Best Artist or Group in African Electro.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Mi Casa

Nana

South Africa

 

Mobi Dixon

Ezizweni (Ft Berita)

Zimbabwe

 

Mr. Mo

Tears Dried Out

South Africa

 

Mura K.E

Excuse My Language

Kenya

 

Naomi Achu

Gbagbe (Ft Skales)

Cameroon

 

Niniola

Maradona

Nigeria

 

Nsoki

Africa Unite (Ft DJ Maphorisa & Paulo Alves)

Angola

 

Paul Bingham

Hypnotic (Ft Loviso)

South Africa

 

R3hab & Skytech

Marrakech

Morocco

 
       

Best Artist or Group in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

2Baba

Holy Holy

Nigeria

 

Bebe Cool

Dede

Uganda

 

Henok and Mehari Brothers

Fikir Yishalal

Ethiopia

 

Jah Phinga

One World, One People (ft Henry)

Ghana

 

Juliana Kanyomozi

I am Still Here

Uganda

 

Qritiqal

Malkia

Kenya

 

Shan'l X Magasco

Love It

Cameroon

 

Shatta Wale

Taking Over

Ghana

 

Sinishaw Legesse

Selam Ethiopia

Ethiopia

 

Timaya

Dance (Ft Rudeboy)

Nigeria

 
       

Best Artist or Group in African Hip-Hop.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

AKA

The World is Yours

South Africa

 

Big Nelo

O Legado Da Lenda

Angola

 

Emtee

We Up

South Africa

 

French Montana

Unforgettable (Ft Swae Lee)

Morocco

 

Kaaris

Tchoin

Cote d'Ivoire

 

Nasty C

Down South (ft Sey Shay and Ma-E)

South Africa

 

Octopizzo

TBT

Kenya

 

YCEE

Juice (ft Maleek Berry)

Nigeria

 
       

Best Artist or Group in African RnB & Soul.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Ali Kiba

Aje (Ft M.I.)

Tanzania

 

Anselmo Ralph

Ensina-me a Amar

Angola

 

C4 Pedro

Love Again (Ft Sauti Sol)

Angola

 

Degg J Force 3

Akolon

Guinea

 

Diamond Platnumz

Marry You (Ft Neyo)

Tanzania

 

Mimie

Dance Fi You

Cameroon

 

Nozipho

Ang'kakaze Ngizizwe Nje

South Africa

 

Topher Jaxx

I Want You

Tanzania

 

Victoria Kimani

Giving You (ft Sakordie)

Kenya

 
       

Best Artist in African Pop.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Daphne

Calee

Cameroon

 

Diamond Platnumz

Eneka

Tanzania

 

Locko

Supporter ft Mr Leo

Cameroon

 

Mimie

Dance Fi You

Cameroon

 

Tiwa Savage

All Over

Nigeria

 

Toofan

Tere Tere

Togo

 

Wizkid

Come Closer  (Ft Drake)

Nigeria

 

Yemi Alade

Marry Me

Nigeria

 
       

Best Artist or Group in African Traditional.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Bombino

Akhar Zaman

Niger

 

Gani Ndani

Biiwa Yannou

Benin

 

Hamelmal Abate

Harar

Ethiopia

 

Kibrom Birhane

Eskista (ft Nassmbu Barasa)

Ethiopia

 

Msafiri Zawose

Asili Yangu

Tanzania

 

Nobuntu

Woza Ngane

Zimbabwe

 

Reniss

Mamumuh

Cameroon

 

Zoro

Gbo Gan Gbom (ft Flavour)

Nigeria

 

 

African Fans’ Favorite.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Darassa

Muziki (ft Ben Pol)

Tanzania

 

Donald

Raindrops (ft Tiwa Savage)

South Africa

 

Ebony

Poison (Ft Gatdoe)

Ghana

 

Kandia Kora

Retirer

Guinea

 

Nonso Amadi

Tonight

Nigeria

 

Nyashinki

Aminia

Kenya

 

Olamide

Pepper Dem Gang

Nigeria

 

The Dogg

Shuukifa Kwii

Namibia

 

Young Paris

Best of Me (Ft Ben Bronfman)

DRC

 
 

 

   

Video of the Year.

Video

Director

Artiste

Country

Africa Unite (Ft DJ Maphorisa & Paulo Alves)

DJ Marcel

Nsoki

Angola

All Africa Party

Fabasf Konexion

Bussine

Gabon

Come Closer (Redux)

Alan Ferguson

Wizkid

Nigeria

Cooking Pot

Adasa Cookey

Orezi

Nigeria

Jubilation

Sasha Vybz

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Love Again

DJ Marcel

C4 Pedro (Ft Sauti Sol)

Angola

Ngoul Mali

Abderrafia el Abdioui

Fnaire

Morocco

Yere Faga

Chris Saunders

Oumou Sangare

Mali

Yolo Yolo

Meji Alabi

Seyi Shay

Nigeria

       

Songwriter of the Year.

Songwriter

Track

Artiste

Country

Anselmo Ralph

Ensina me a amar

Anselmo Ralph

Angola

Dawson

If I

Dawson

Malawi

Karim Kharbouch, Khalif Brown, C.P DUBB, McCulloch Reid Sutphin & Jake Aujla

Unforgettable (ft Swae Lee)

French Montana

Morocco

Ogecha Diane Obande

Intentionally Woman

Ogecha

Nigeria

Salatiel, Daphne, Mr. Leo

Calee

Daphne

Cameroon

Simi

Smile for Me

Simi

Nigeria

       

Revelation of the Year.

 

Artiste

Track

Country

 

Big Nelo

O Legado Da Lenda

Angola

 

Bussine

All African Party

Gabon

 

Mr. Leo

C'est Faux

Cameroon

 

Nasty C

Down South (ft Seyi Shay and Ma-E)

South Africa

 

Nduduzo Makhathini

Igagu

South Africa

 

Nsoki

Africa Unite (Ft DJ Maphorisa & Paulo Alves)

Angola

 

Runtown

Mad Over You

Nigeria

 

Shayfeen

Wach Kayn Wader

Morocco

 

Shyn

Resim Pitia

Madagascar

 
       

Album of the Year in Africa.

Album

Artiste

Track

Country

Amor é Cego

Anselmo Ralph

Ensina-me a Amar

Angola

Azel

Bombino

Akhar Zaman

Niger

Biology

Eddy Kenzo

Shauri Yako

Uganda

Force et Honneur

Lacrim

Colonel Carrillo

Algeria

No Borders

Hugh Masekela

Shango

South Africa

Sounds from the Other Side

Wizkid

Come Closer (ft Drake)

Nigeria

The Start Looks Like the End

Dark Suburb

Terms

Ghana

Tokooos

Fally Ipupa

Eloko Oyo

DRC

       

Producer of the Year.

Producer

Track

Artiste

Country

DJ Coublon

Yolo Yolo

Seyi Shay

Nigeria

Jaegen & 1Mind

Unforgettable

French Montana (Ft Swae Lee)

Morocco

Runtown, Tspize & Del B

Mad Over You

Runtown

Nigeria

Salatiel

Calee

Daphne

Cameroon

Sarz

Come Closer

Wizkid (Ft Drake)

Nigeria

Tekno

If

Davido

Nigeria

Tony Allen

Yere Faga

Oumou Sangare (Ft Tony Allen)

Mali

       

Song of the Year in Africa.

 

Track

Artiste

Country

 

Come Closer

Wizkid  (ft Drake)

Nigeria

 

Calee

Daphne

Cameroon

 

Eloko Oyo

Fally Ipupa

DRC

 

If

Davido

Nigeria

 

Mad Over You

Runtown

Nigeria

 

Shauri Yako

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

 

Tere Tere

Toofan

Togo

 

Unforgettable

French Montana  (Ft Swae Lee)

Morocco

 

Yolo Yolo

Seyi Shay

Nigeria

 
       

Artiste of the Year in Africa.

 

Artiste

Country

Track

 

Davido

Nigeria

Fall

 

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Shauri Yako

 

Fally Ipupa

DRC

Kiname

 

French Montana

Morocco

Unforgettable (Ft Swae Lee)

 

Ke Black

DRC

Bazardée

 

MHD

Guinea

La Puissance

 

Oumou Sangare

Mali

Yere Faga (ft Tony Allen)

 

Saad Lamjarred

Morocco

Ghaltana

 

Seyi Shay

Nigeria

Yolo Yolo

 

Wizkid

Nigeria

Come Closer (ft Drake)