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Africa Music Magazine Awards & Music Festival: AFRIMMA 2019 Nominations | Vote Now

What a year of monumental growth it has been for African music? African music stars from all corners of the continent gave us amazing music and continued to push the culture. Without a doubt, the African music movement has gathered a massive momentum in the past
year culminating in the Beyoncé album ‘Lion King’ – A Gift to Africa.

The AFRIMMA 2019 Award & Music Festivalnominees list throws up a mix of incumbent stars who have continued to advance their career and youngsters who have barged through to earn their breakthrough. Nigeria’s Burna Boy aka the ’African Giant’, perhaps the fastest growing African star who has been on an immense rise in the past one year dominates the roster with multiple nominations. Mali’s Aya Nakamura was a shining light for female artists and bagged multiple nominations as well.

Some of the big names on the nominees list this year also include Nigeria’s Wizkid, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest. Davido, Yemi Alade, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Harmonize also earned their place on the nominees list. Stars like Kuami Eugene of Ghana, Uganda’s Vinka, Congo’s Ya Levis as well as Cameroon’s Salatiel all earned their first Afrimma nominations.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is a highly anticipated award show celebrating the beauty of African music, culture and artistry. The award show will take place on Saturday, 26th of October, 2019 and will honor some of the world’s top African celebrities, artists, artists managers, producers, video directors, DJs and cultural influencers.

AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and soukous. This year’s edition of AFRIMMA is the 6th one and promises to be the biggest edition of the biggest African music awards show in Diaspora. The star -studded event attracts guests all over the world and from cities within the United States as well as guests and honorees from various African countries.

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Check out the Nominees List Below:

Best Male West Africa

Wizkid – Nigeria
Davido – Nigeria
Kuami Eugene – Ghana
King Promise – Ghana
Burna Boy – Nigeria
Wally B. Seck- Senegal
Ariel Sheney– Ivory Coast
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Mr. Eazi – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa 

Aya Nakamura – Mali
Simi – Nigeria
Becca -Ghana
Teni- Nigeria
Adiouza – Senegal
Josey – Ivory Coast
MzVee – Ghana
Tiwa Savage- Nigeria
Yemi Alade- Nigeria
Niniola- Nigeria

Best Male East Africa

Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Harmonize – Tanzania
Nyashinski – Kenya
Juma Jux – Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania
Rayvanny – Tanzania
The Ben – Rwanda

Best Female East Africa

Vinka – Uganda
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Akothee – Kenya
Nandy – Tanzania
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Fena Gitu (Fenamenal) – Kenya
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Rema Namakula –Uganda
Juliana Kanyomozi- Uganda

Best Male Central Africa

Fally Ipupa – Congo
Dadju – Congo
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Preto Show – Angola
Naza– Congo
Ya Levis – Congo
Salatiel – Cameroon
Matias Damasio- Angola
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
C4 Pedro – Angola

Best Female Central Africa

Shan’L -Gabon
Neima – Mozambique
Blanche Bailly – Cameroon
Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon
Daphne – Cameroon
Maria Andrade – Cape Verde
Eva RapDiva- Angola
Liloca- Mozambique
Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde
Yasmine- Guinea Bissau

Best Male Southern Africa

Aka– South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Cassper Nyovest- South Africa –
Emtee- South Africa
EXQ – Zimbabwe
Nasty C – South Africa
Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Shyn – Madagascar
Prince Kaybee – South Africa
Master KG – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe
Busiswa – South Africa
Sho Madjozi- South Africa
Mampi – Zambia
Shashl – Zimbabwe
Cleo Ice Queen- Zambia
Zonke- South Africa
Lady X- South Africa
Bucie – South Africa
Kelly Khumalo- South Africa

Best African Group

Sauti Sol – Kenya
Toofan – Togo
B26 – Angola
R2bees – Ghana
Navy Kenzo – Tanzania
Umu Obiligbo – Nigeria
Forca Suprema – Angola
Bracket- Nigeria
Black Motion- South Africa
4KEUS- Congo

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

Burna Boy–Nigeria
Aya Nakamura -Mali/France
Stormzy – Ghana/UK
Wizkid – Nigeria
Afro B- Ivory coast
Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria /USA
Stefflon Don – Jamaica/UK
Rotimi- Nigeria
French Montana – Morocco

Best Newcomer

Rema – Nigeria
Kwesi Arthur – Ghana
Naiboi- Kenya
Zlatan – Nigeria
Ya Levis – Congo
Fireboy DML – Nigeria
Rui Orlando- Angola
Soraia Ramos – Cape Verde
Gaz Mawete- Congo
Sho Madjozi- South Africa

Artist of The Year 

Davido – (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Fally Ipupa- Congo
Wizkid -(Nigeria)
Burna Boy – (Nigeria)
Black Coffee – South Africa
Sarkodie- Ghana
Yemi Alade- Nigeria
Busiswa- South Africa
Aya Nakamura -Mali/France

Best Gospel

Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Gloria Muliro – Kenya
Bethel Revival Choir- Ghana
Papa Dennis – Kenya
Miguel Buila – Angola
Diana Hamilton – Ghana
Icha Kavons – Congo
Willy Paul – Kenya
Mercy Chinwo – Nigeria
Winnie Mashaba – South Africa

Best Live Act

Flavour – Nigeria
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Burna Boy – Nigeria
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania
Fally Ipupa – Congo

Best Rap Act

Phyno- Nigeria
Olamide – Nigeria
Falz – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Cassper Nyovest – South Africa
Zlatan Ibile – Nigeria
Nasty C – South Africa
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Medikal – Ghana

Best Collaboration

Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa – Inama
Beyonce x Wizkid x Blue Ivy x Saint JHN–Brown Skin Girl

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Toluwalope Daniel an Associate in lekkies Media lnc. A Blogger, Music Lover, a disc jockey and a fashion lover.

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