Music

AFRIMA 2018: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, others bag nominations

By Jayne Augoye

August 18, 2018

Top Nigerian acts, Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage amongst others, have been nominated for the All African Music Awards.

This was made known at the official nominations announcement media briefing held at the Eko Hotels Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday.

Other popular Nigerian artistes who were also nominated include Simi, DJ Spinall, and Olamide.

Public voting is expected to commence from August 27 ahead of the event, which holds in November.

With over 8,000 entries, the organisers also announced the nominees comprising top acts across the continent at the event. The list covers five regional categories for both male and female.

At the press briefing, AFRIMA president, Mike Dada, said the awards existed to celebrate African music and to portray the continent as having other things besides poverty and violence.

He noted, “We are using AFRIMA to communicate ourselves to the rest of the world unapologetically. AFRIMA awards as a body also aims to reward our established superstars”.

A total of 79 songs made it to the regional nominees list.

The 5th AFRIMA is scheduled to hold in November 2018.

See the full nominee list below:

Best Male Artist in Central Africa

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

Best Female Artist in Western Africa

Best Male Artist in Western Africa