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    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Betty Akna

    Equatorial Guinea

    Lembo La Mboka Ame

    Reniss

    Cameroon

    C'est La Vie

    Marole Tchamba

    Cameroon

    Sacre Cameroun

    Mani Bella

    Cameroon

    Pala Pala Woman

    Laurette La Perle

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Terminus

    Gasandji

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Libela

     

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Fally Ipupa

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Original

    Stanley Enow

    Cameroon

    Hein Pere

    Krash Le Grav K featuring

    Gabon

    Desole

    Ben Armstrong

    Cameron

    Young Prince

     

    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA.

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Jackie Chandiru

    Uganda

    Champion

    Kaz

    Kenya

    Niokoe

    Muthoni the Drummer Queen

    Kenya

    Nai Ni Ya Who

    Size 8

    Kenya

    Moto

    Vanessa Mdee

    Tanzania

    Come Over

    Wahu

    Kenya

    For You

     

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA. 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Dan Aceda

    Kenya

    An E Yo

    Diamond Platnumz

    Tanzania

    Number One

    Dr. Jose Chameleone

    Uganda

    Tubonge

    Kidum

    Burundi

    Hali Na Mali

    Maurice Kirya

    Uganda

    The Blue Dress

    Peter Msechu, featuring Amini

    Tanzania

    Nyota

     

    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA. 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Aziza Brahim

    Western Sahara

    Julud

    Cheba Kheira

    Algeria

    Chelfaouia

    Noura Mint Seymale

    Mauritania

    Tzenni

    Samira Said

    Morocco

    Mazal

     

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Ahmed Soultan

    Morocco

    It's Alright

    Amr Diab

    Egypt

    El Leila

    Cheb Bilal

    Algeria

    Ma Nansakch

    Hakim

    Egypt

    Efred

    MC Majhoul

    Algeria

    Ktabi

     

    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Cindy Munyavi

    Zimbabwe

    Parere Moyo

    Dama Do Bling

    Mozambique

    Me Luv It

    Lira

    South Africa

    Something Inside So Strong

    Lizah James, featuring Uhuru

    Mozambique

    Quem Ti Mandou

    Mampi

    Zambia

    Love Recipe

    Zahara

    South Africa

    Impilo

     

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Eddy Tussa

    Angola

    Margaride

    Heavy K, featuring Professor

    South Africa

    Beautiful War

    Jah Prayzah

    Zimbabwe

    Tsviriyo

    Kueno Aionda

    Angola

    Isabel

    Lawi

    Malawi

    Whistle Song

    The Dogg, featuring Chesta

    Namibia

    Nuka

     

    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WEST AFRICA. 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Angelique Kidjo

    Benin

    Shango Wa

    Chidinma, featuring Flavour

    Nigeria

    Oh Baby

    Wiyaala

    Ghana

    Rock My Body

    Niyola

    Nigeria

    Toh Bad

    Omawumi

    Nigeria

    Megbele

    Tiwa Savage, featuring Don Jazzy

    Nigeria

    Eminado

         

     

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTIST IN WEST AFRICA 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Sarkodie, featuring Castro

    Ghana

    Adonai

    DJ Arafat

    Cote devoire

    Gbinchin pintin

    Darey

    Nigeria

    Special Fever

    Davido

    Nigeria

    Skelewu

    Flavour

    Nigeria

    Ada Ada

    2Face

    Nigeria

    Dance in the Rain

     

    CATEGORIES:  ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    Album

    Country

    Artiste

    Merchants, Dealers and Slaves

    Nigeria

    Brymo

    Phendula

    South Africa

    Zahara

    Reunited

    South Africa

    Mafikizolo

    Stand Like Giants

    South Africa

    The Parlotones

    Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (BGEL)

    Nigeria

    Olamide

     

    CATEGORIES: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

    SONGWRITER(S)

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Bulelwa Mkutukana

    South Africa

    Impilo

    David Adeleke, Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe

    Nigeria and South Africa

    Tchelete

    Kingsley Okonkwo and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

    Nigeria

    Pull Over

    Olawale Ashimi

    Nigeria

    Down

    Paul Okoye and Peter Okoye

    Nigeria

    Personally

    The Parlotones, Khuli Chana, Jon Savage and J. Nobrega

    South Africa

    Sleepwalker

              

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN GROUP/ DUO/BAND 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba

    Senegal

    Mbolo

    Mafikizolo, featuring May D

    South Africa

    Happiness

    Mi Casa

    South Africa

    Jika

    P-Square

    Nigeria

    Personally

    Sauti Sol

    Kenya

    Nishike

    Uhuru, featuring DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

    South Africa

     

    Y-tjukutja

     

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Davido and  Mafikizolo

    Nigeria and South Africa

    Tchelete

     

    Diamond Platnumz, featuring Davido

    Tanzania and Nigeria

     

    Number One

     

    DJ Clock, featuring Beatenberg

    South Africa

    Pluto

    Uhuru, featuring DJ Bucks, Oskido,Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

     South Africa

     

    Y-tjukutja

    D’Banj   and Friends

    19 countries in Africa

    Cocoa Na Chocolate

    Mavins /Don Jazzy

    Nigeria

    Dorobucci

     

    CATEGORY: MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Coda

    South Africa

    Fat Boy

    Davina Green

    Zimbabwe

    Everytime

    Isabel Novella

    Mozambique

    Moya

    Kakana

    Mozambique

    Xiluva

    TemiDollFace

    Nigeria

    Pata Pata

    Wiyaala, featuring Jupitar

    Ghana

    Rock My Body

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Angelique Kidjo

    Benin

    Shango Wa

    Olamide

    Nigeria

    Eleda Mi

    Erna Chimu

    Namibia

    Chant

    Gasandji

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Libela

    Kakana

    Mozambique

    Xiluva

    Tsedenia

     

    Ethiopia

     

    Yefikir Girma

     

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Coda

    South Africa

    Fat Boy

    Goldfish

    South Africa

    Three Second Memory

    Mi Casa

    South Africa

    Jika

    Taps

    Zimbabwe

    When You Said Goodbye

    The Dogg, featuring Chest

    Namibia

    Nuka

    Uhuru, featuring DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

     

    South Africa

    Y-tjukutja   

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN HIP-HOP (SONG)

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    E.L.

    Ghana

    Ayayaa

    Ice Prince

    Nigeria

    Jambo

    Davido

    Nigeria

    Aiye

    Khuli Chana, featuring KayGizm and Fifi Cooper

    South Africa

     

    Mnatebawen

     

    M.anifest

    Ghana

    Someway Bi

    Muthoni the Drummer Queen

    Kenya

    Nai Ni Ya Who

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN POP (A SONG)

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Carlprit, featuring Jaicko

    Zimbabwe

    Remember to Forget

    DJ Clock, featuring Beatenberg

    South Africa

     

    Pluto

    Elani

    Kenya

    Kookoo

    Mafikizolo, featuring May D

    South Africa

     

    Happiness

     

    P-Square

    Nigeria

    Personally

    TemiDollFace

    Nigeria

    Pata Pata

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Buffalo Souljah

    Zimbabwe

    Basawine

    Burna Boy

    Nigeria

    Yawa Dey

    Dama Do Bling

    Mozambique

    Me Luv It

    Patoranking

    Nigeria

    Girlie O

    Radio and Weasel

    Uganda

    Breath Away

    Wiyaala, featuring Jupitar

    Ghana

    Rock My Body

     

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN RNB & SOUL 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Davina Green

    Zimbabwe

    Everytime

    Isabel Novella

    Mozambique

    Moya

    Maurice Kirya

    Uganda

    The Blue Dress

    2Face

    Nigeria

    Dance in the Rain

    Vanessa Mdee

    Tanzania

    Come Over

    Wahu

    Kenya

    For You

           

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Adjiboye

    Benin

    Inna

    Cheb Bilal

    Algeria

    Ma Nansakch

    Yinka Ayanda

    Nigeria

    Ise Mi

    Hakim

    Egypt

    Efred

    Noura Mint Seymale

    Mauritania

     

    Tzenni

    The Nile Project

    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda

    Bi Wele Wele

                   

    CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ROCK 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Dear Zim

    Zimbabwe

    Indiana

    Shadow Club

    South Africa

    Melanielectriclove

    Shaun Jacobs

    South Africa

    End of the Road

    The Parlotones, featuring Khuli Chana

    South Africa

    Sleepwalker

     

    Van Coke Kartel

    South Africa

    Moregloed

                        

    CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Gore Rapera, featuring Jah Prayzah

    Zimbabwe

     

    Fungisai

     

    Maréma

    Senegal

    Femme d'affaires

    Monique

    Nigeria

    Power Flow

    Nikki Laoye

    Nigeria

    Only You

    Sessime

    Benin

    My Praise

    Size 8

    Kenya

    Moto

             

    CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Benjamin Dube, featuring Nomakhuze Ndabula

    South Africa

     

    Yebo Linamandla

     

    Bro Philemon, featuring Morris Baby Face

    Ghana

     

    It is Well

     

    Flo

    Nigeria

    Twale

    Pitson

    Kenya

    Lingale Ya Yeso

    Jimmy Gait, featuring Papa Dennis

    Pitson

    Kenya

     

    Makekes

     

    Sebastian Magacha

    Zimbabwe

    1+1

     

    CATEGORY: BEST VIDEO 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    BazaSon and Principlez, featuring Sinayo Mhaya

    South Africa

     

     

    Afrika

    Bez

    Nigeria

    Say

    Chidinma, featuring Flavour

    Nigeria

    Oh Baby!

    Mi Casa

    South Africa

    Jika

    P-Square

    Nigeria

    Personally

    TemiDollFace

    Nigeria

    Pata Pata

     

    CATEGORY: REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Patoranking

    Nigeria

    Girlie O

    Elani

    Kenya

    Kookoo

    Isabel Novella

    Mozambique

    Moya

    Temidolface

    Nigeria

    patapata

    Wiyaala, featuring Jupitar

    Ghana

    Rock My Body

    Kakana

    Mozambique

    Kakana

     

    CATEGORY: SONG OF THE YEAR 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Davido

    Nigeria

    Aye

    Uhuru

    South Africa

    Y-tjukutja

    P-square

    Nigeria

    Personally

    Yemi Alade

    Nigeria

    Johnny

    The Parlotones, featuring Khuli Chana

    South Africa

    Sleepwalker

    Davido and  Mafikizolo

    Nigeria & South Africa

    Tchelete

    Kcee featuring Wizkid

    Nigeria

    Pull Over

    Mi Casa

    South Africa

    Jika

     

    CATEGORY: BEST TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MUSIC 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Cheb Bilal

    Algeria

    Ma Nansakch

    Hakim

    Egypt

    Efred

    Adjiboye

    Benin

    Inna

    Yinka Ayanda

    Nigeria

    Ise MI

    Noura Mint Seymale

    Mauritania

    Tzenni

    The Nile Project

    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda

    Bi Wele Wele

     

    CATEGORY: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. 

    PRODUCER(S)

    COUNTRY

    TRACK

    Del'B 

    Nigeria

    Pull Over

    Don Jazzy

    Nigeria

    Eminado

    Mikky Me

    Nigeria

    Down

    Robbie Malinga & Mojalefa Thebe

    South Africa

    Impilo

    Oskida and Shizzi

    Nigeria

    Tchelete

    Vtek, Charles Duke, Mecca E,

    Oscar, Rudeboy and Mr P    

    Nigeria

    Personally

     

    ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

    ARTISTE

    COUNTRY

    Angelique Kidjo

    Benin

    P-Square

    Nigeria

    Uhuru

    South Africa

    Amr Diab

    Egypt

    Maurice Kirya

    Uganda

    Zahara

    South Africa

    Mi Casa

    South Africa

    Dan Aceda

    Kenya

    Davido

    Nigeria

    Mafikizolo

    South Africa

    Tiwa Savage

    Nigeria

  • Africa music’s big names make AFRIMA 2014 Nominees’ List

    Africa music’s big names make AFRIMA 2014 Nominees’ List

    Africa music’s big names make AFRIMA 2014 Nominees’ List

    …Mafikizolo, Davido, Amr Diab, Diamond Platnumz, Fally Ipupa, Uhuru, others make AFRIMA 2014 nominees list

    …as the six-week voting process stirs fever pitch excitement

    The five regions of Africa gave an impressive account of their respective music industry as the 2014 Nominees’ List of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, was unveiled today, September 23, 2014 during a world press conference held at Protea Hotel Leadway, Maryland Estate, Lagos, Nigeria.

    Present for the AFRIMA Panel of Jurors at the unveiling event was jury member Mr. Oscar Kidjo, a seasoned music producer, representing West Africa (Benin Republic). Also representing the International Committee of AFRIMA were: Executive Producer/President, Mike Dada; Director Brand Communication & Sponsorship, Matlou Tsotetsi; Chairman, International Media Committee, Steve Ayorinde and Co-Producer/Country Director, Nigeria, Kingsley James. Other attendees included African music industry personalities, heads of partner corporate organisations and music industry stakeholders.

    Although popular names in the continental music industry showed up on the highly-anticipated Nominees’ List of the awards project that is rewarding excellence by budding and established music professionals as well as journalists, the nominations of a generous number of emerging African artistes in many award categories threw more excitement into the unveiling event witnessed by local and international press as well as critical stakeholders in the music industry.

    Among the well-known African music names on the nominees list are: Mafikizolo (South Africa) 6 nominations, Davido (Nigeria) 6 nominations, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 2 nominations, Amr Diab (Egypt) 2 nominations, Zahara (South Africa) 3 nominations, Angelique Kidjo (Benin Republic) 2 nominations, Fally Ipupa (DRC) 1 nomination, Sakordie (Ghana) 1 nomination, Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) 2 nominations, Uhuru (South Africa) 5 nominations and Mi Casa (South Africa) 4 nominations. Leading the budding music acts on AFRIMA Nominees’ List is: TemiDollFace (Nigeria) 4 nominations, others are Wiyaala (Ghana) 3 nominations; Patoranking (Nigeria) 2 nominations; Davina Green (Zimbabwe) 1 nomination and Noura Mint Seymale (Mauritania) 2 nominations, among others.

    Heavyweight African music producer, Don Jazzy (Nigeria) made the Africa Producer of the Year category for the song ‘Eminado’ alongside top contenders: Robbie Malinga & Mojela Thebe (South Africa) for ‘Impilo’; Oskido and Shizzi (Nigeria) for ‘Tchelete’; Mikky Me (Nigeria) ‘Down’ and Del’B (Nigeria) for ‘Pull Over’.

    Giving details into the criteria by which the nominees list emerged, Matlou Tsotetsi explained that the jury panel adhered strictly to the entry submission requirements while being guided by AFRIMA’s core values of FACE IT –Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency. “The adjudication panel of jurors consisting of experienced names in the continental and global music industry were in Lagos in July to evaluate the submitted works. The entries which made the laid down criteria and qualified on merit were shortlisted based on their scores and this was sent to our Kenya-based auditors who then tabulated these scores. The result is what we are presenting today”, Ms. Tsotetsi stated.

    While 31 of the 33 award categories will be open for voting by the public and AFRIMA Academy of Voters, Mike Dada revealed that recipients of the AFRIMA Legend Award and the Africa Entertainment/Music Journalist Award will be decided by the International Committee of AFRIMA and announced at the main awards ceremony on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

    Mike Dada said further that the AFRIMA voting online platform will open on Tuesday, September 30 for the five-week voting process, while encouraging the public, fans and followers of African music to visit the AFRIMA website,   www.afrima.org , to view the nominees in the 30 categories of the award and vote for their favourite artiste (s).

    For the 2014 edition, the award project opened entries on May 15 and closed the submission of entries on July 21 in the process receiving a staggering total of 2,025 works for assessment submitted by African music industry artistes, professionals and journalists.

    The AFRIMA Jury, made up of seasoned African industry practitioners, were in Lagos, Nigeria, between July 31 to August 6 for the week-long adjudication of entries from artistes, songwriters, video directors, producers as well as journalists. In addition to Oscar Kidjo, the other jury members include: Kawesa Richard (Uganda) Eastern Africa; Tabu Osusa (Kenya) Eastern Africa; Laolu Akintobi (Nigeria) Western Africa; Robert Esong Ekukole (Cameroon), Central Africa; Kiki Toure (Equatorial Guinea) Central Africa; Delani Makhalima (Zimababwe) Southern Africa; Chris Syren (South Africa) Southern Africa; Angela Martins African Union Commission; Rab Bakari (USA) Diaspora and Rita Ray (UK), Diaspora. The result of the Jury’s work and the thorough collation by AFRIMA’s Kenya-based internal auditors has produced the AFRIMA 2014 Nominees’ List.

    Nominees are vying for the coveted AFRIMA trophy in 33 categories divided into the regional and continental categories and including the AFRIMA Legend Award –a honour for a great African who has contributed immensely to the advancement of African music, the creative sector in general and impacted on the positive image of the continent and its global reckoning.

    The continental award categories are: Best Male Artiste - Inspirational Music, Best Female Artiste - Inspirational Music, Best Inspirational Music Group, Best Traditional African Artiste, Best African Contemporary Artiste, Most Promising African Artiste, Revelation of the Year, Producer of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the year, Songwriter of the Year, Album of the Year, R ‘n’ B Song of the Year, Pop Song of the Year, Rap Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Best African Ragga/Reggae/Dancehall Song, Best African Group, Music/Entertainment Journalist of the Year and AFRIMA Legend Award.

    Regional categories are: Best Male Artiste East Africa, Best Female Artiste East Africa, Best Male Artiste Central Africa, Best Male Artiste Central Africa, Best Female Artiste Central Africa, Best Male Artiste Southern Africa, Best Female Artiste Southern Africa, Best Male Artiste North Africa, Best Female Artiste North Africa, Best Male Artiste West Africa, Best Female Artiste West Africa,

    In partnership with the African Union Commission, All Africa Music Awards promises to be a premium star-studded event on November 9, preceded by the AFRIMA Music Village between November 4 and 7, a four-day festival style open concert of non-stop music, fanfare and exhibition from countries in Africa and performances by African artistes. There will also be an African Music Summit, November 6 to 7, themed "Reviving the Business of Music in Africa". The two-day conference will be a platform for the music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the industry can be nurtured and be a major contributor to national and continental economies.

     

  • AFRIMA set to release 2014 Nominees’ List

    All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Juror in Adjudication session.

    Emerging from a rigorous period of collating, screening, grading and auditing the flood of quality entries that were submitted for the 2014 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the International Committee of AFRIMA is set to unveil the AFRIMA Nominees’ List on Tuesday, September 23, at a World Press Conference in the host country, Nigeria.

    All Africa Music Awards, in partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, will be rewarding excellence in the continental music and media industry at the main awards ceremony slated for Sunday, November 9, 2014 that will be broadcast to 84 countries on 109 television stations. For the 2014 edition, the award project opened entries on May 15 and closed the submission of entries on July 21 in the process receiving a staggering total of 2,025 works for assessment submitted by African music industry artistes, professionals and journalists. 

    The AFRIMA Jury, made up of seasoned African industry practitioners, were in Lagos, Nigeria, between July 31 to August 6 for the week-long adjudication of entries from artistes, songwriters, video directors, producers as well as journalists. The result of the Jury’s work and the thorough collation by AFRIMA’s Kenya-based internal auditors has produced the highly-anticipated Nominees’ List. Nominees are vying for the coveted AFRIMA trophy in 32 categories divided into the regional and continental categories and including the AFRIMA Legend Award –a honour for a great African who has contributed immensely to the advancement of African music, the creative sector in general and impacted on the positive image of the continent and its global reckoning.

    The announcement in Lagos will be witnessed by international and local media, African music industry personalities, heads of partner corporate organisations and other music industry stakeholders. AFRIMA is rewarding both budding and established artistes and seeks to effectively contribute to the national and continental economies through music and culture. 

    While reiterating the criteria used in screening the entries submitted which aligned with AFRIMA’s core FACE IT values: Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency, AFRIMA Director of Brand Communication and Sponsorship, Ms. Matlou Tsotetsi, enthused about the impending announcement. “AFRIMA Nominees’ List is a reflection of our values to ensure that there is fairness and transparency in this award. We want to celebrate excellence and integrity in Africa and not mediocrity. Our seasoned jury had screened and graded the entries and the international auditing firm had further screened the jury nominations to ensure that there is fairness and transparency. Just like everyone, we are particularly excited to know who our nominees will be come Tuesday, September 23. And eager to see how Africa will vote for their nominees thereafter for 35 days. ”.

    Also, AFRIMA Project Director Ms Adenrele Niyi said with excitement that “I am looking forward to the voting process as the contest is just about to begin after the announcement of the 2014 Nominee List as all votes from the Academy and the public will be collated and audited by an International auditing firm of repute who will be bringing the winners list to the Award Ceremony on Sunday, November 9, 2014”

    The five-week voting period commences on Tuesday, September 30, seven days after the announcement, where the AFRIMA Academy members and music fans and followers can vote for their favourite nominee (s) on the AFRIMA’s website and on AFRIMA social media platforms.

    All Africa Music Awards main ceremony promises to be a premium star-studded event on November 9. It will be preceded by the AFRIMA Music Village between November 4 and 7, a four-day festival style open concert of non-stop music, fanfare and exhibition from countries in Africa and performances by African artistes. There will also be an African Music Summit, November 6 to 7, themed "Reviving the Business of Music in Africa". The two-day conference will be a platform for the music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the industry can be nurtured and be a major contributor to national and continental economies.