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

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 Female Artist in Central Africa
  • Amanda Malela – DRC – Kumama
  • Anabela Aya – Angola – I Love You Bue
  • Blanche Baily – Cameroon – BonBon
  • Bruna Tatiana – Angola – Amo Te
  • Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon – Sista
  • Daphne – Cameroon – Jusqu’à La Gare
  • Iyenga – DRC – Sorry
  • Shura – Cameroon – Allez Dire

Best Male Artist in Central Africa

  • Afrotonix – Chad – DYD
  • Belamy Paluku – DRC – Blood Brothers
  • Dadju – DRC – Bob Marley
  • Fally Ipupa – DRC – Mannequin
  • Gaz Mawete – DRC – Paulina
  • Locko – Cameroon – Je Serai La
  • Magasco – Cameroon – Sokoto
  • Maitre Gims – DRC – La Meme

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

  • Betty G – Ethiopia – Mengedegna
  • Irene namatovu – Uganda – Nsambila nyuma nga Janzi
  • Maua Sama – Tanzania – Nakuelewa
  • Petra – Kenya – I Got That
  • Rash – Kenya – Nitachange
  • Sandra Nankoma – Uganda – Kaddugala
  • Sheebah Sasha Vybz – Uganda – Mummy Yo
  • Vibe – Rwanda – Neza

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

  • Bebe Cool – Uganda – Freedom
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania – A Boy from Tandale
  • Harmonize – Tanzania – Kwangwaru
  • Kagwe Mungai – Kenya – Till the End
  • Khaligraph Jones – Kenya – Rider
  • Nyashinski – Kenya – Bebi Bebi
  • Rayvanny – Tanzania – Makulusa
  • Yamiu Mola – Ethiopia – Wegegta

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

  • Kenza – Algeria – Maliket Saba
  • Lyna Mahyem – Algeria – Boucan
  • Lyna Mahyem – Algeria – Bye Bye
  • Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – Egypt – Ekaa Maksour
  • N-S feat Kafon – Tunisia – Daloula
  • Souhia Ben Lachhab – Algeria – Lik Manwalich

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

  • Abu – Egypt – 3 Daqat
  • Balti  – Tunisia – Ya Lili
  • DJ Moh Green – Algeria – Por Favor
  • Hamza El Fadly – Morocco – Ya Mraya
  • Lartiste – Morocco – Mafiosa
  • Muslim – Morocco – Mama
  • Saad Lamjarred – Morocco – Casablanca
  • Sofiane – Algeria – Arafricain

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa

  • Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe – Akiliz
  • Babes Woduno – South Africa – Ganda Ganda
  • Lily – Malawi – Bad at Love
  • Mandisa Mamba – Swaziland – Party
  • Nadia Nakai – South Africa – Money Calling
  • Rouge – South Africa – Dololo
  • Ruby the Pigeon – Namibia – Rorisang
  • Shekhinah – South Africa – Please Mr

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa – Ksazobalit
  • EXQ – Zimbabwe – Pahukama
  • Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe – Nziyo Yerudo
  • Kwesta – South Africa – Spirit
  • Nasty C – South Africa – Jungle
  • Roberto – Zambia – Contolola
  • Shane Eagle – South Africa – Let it Flow
  • Sibusiso Mashiloane – South Africa – Niza

Best Female Artist in Western Africa

  • Angelique Kidjo – Benin – Once in a Lifetime
  • Aya Nakamura – Mali – Oumou Sangare
  • Becca – Ghana – Number One
  • Efya – Ghana – Mame
  • Josey – Cote d’Ivoire – Jour J-O
  • Simi – Nigeria – Joromi
  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria – Ma Lo
  • Viviane Chidid – Senegal – Marriage Force

Best Male Artist in Western Africa

  • Davido – Nigeria – Fia
  • DJ Spinall – Nigeria Nowo
  • Djodje – Cape Verde – Be Mine
  • King Promise – Ghana – CCTV
  •  Kuami Eugene – Ghana – Angela
  • Kwesi Arthur – Ghana – Grind Day
  • MHD – Guinea – Bella
  • Olamide – Nigeria – Wo!
  • Starboy – Nigeria – Soco

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