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AFRIMA 2016: Award Show’s Organisers Announce List of Nominees for 2016 Awards

By  Adeoluwa Atayero

      It was a scene of excitement and much anticipation at Protea Hotel Ikeja, Lagos as ladies and gentlemen of the press congregated for the official announcement of the nominees of this year’s edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). 

        The iconic award ceremony will be hosted at Lagos, Nigeria for the third consecutive year. It should be noted that this will be the last time that the ceremony will be hosted in Nigeria. 

      The list of nominees for the event were announced by various members of the jury, who represented various regions in Africa. Only ten of the thirty categories were unveiled, the remaining nominees will be released later this week. 

      As we countdown to this celebration of music and culture, we will be featuring the various nominees on the site. The nomination list is enumerated below.


Best Female Artiste In Central Africa

1. Bruna Tatiana – Angola – PometoMudar

2. Daphne Ndolo – Cameroun – Ndolo

3. Mani Bella – Cameroun – Qui ChercheTronve

4. Reniss – Cameroon – La Sauce

5. Syssi Mananga – DRC – Juste Un Peu

6. Naomi Achu – Cameroon – Busy Body

Best Male Artiste In Central Africa

1. C4 Pedro – Angola – Spetxa One

2. Ferre Gola – DRC – Tucheze

3. Franko – Cameroon – Coller La Petite

4. Jovi – Cameroon – Zele

5. Nelson Freitas – Angola – Miuda Linda

6. Wax Dey – DRC – YoTe

Best Female Artiste In East Africa

1. Victoria Kimani 

2. Avril

3. Cindy Sanyu

4. Irene Ntale

5. Fikerradis Nekatebeb

6. Juliana Kanyomozi

Best Male Artiste In East Africa

1. Bebe Cool

2. Diamond Platnumz

3. Eddy Kenzo

4. Jose Chameleone

5. Navio

6. Alikba

Best Female Artiste In North Africa

1. Amal Maher – Egypt – EzayFatetny

2. Angham – Egypt – WahdaKam La

3. Latifa – Tunisia – YaHayati

4. Samira Said – Morocco – Mahassalsh

5. Sarah Ayoub – Morocco – Ahwak

Best Male Artiste In North Africa

1. Ahmed Soultan – Morocco – Afrobian

2. Amir Diab – Egypt – Al Qahira Cairo

3. Ayman Alatar – Libya – Fi GalbiKalam

4. DJ Van Ft. Tyrane – Morocco – #Woman

5. Ahmed Chawki – Morocco – Tsunami

6. Hatim Ammor – Morocco – Alawal

7. H-Name – Morocco – WachRakNachet

Best Female Artiste In South Africa

1. Lira – South Africa – Let there be Light

2. Lizha James – Mozambique – Chocolate 

3. Pah Chihera – Zimbabwe – Nemoyo

4. Sally Ross Madam – Namibia – Natural

5. Zahara – South Africa – Imali

6. Zonke – South Africa – Reach It

Best Male Artiste In South Africa

1. AKA – South Africa – Composure

2. Anati & Casper Nyovest – South Africa – Jump

3. Black Coffee – South Africa – Come with me

4. Dizu Plaatjies – South Africa – Inkomo

5. DJ Maphorisa – South Africa – Soweto Baby

6. Jay Prayzah – Zimbabwe – Hello

Best Female Artiste In West Africa

1. Adiouza – Senegal – Daddy

2. Aramide – Nigeria – I don’t care

3. Josey – Ivory Coast – Diplome

4. Niniola – Nigeria – J’ete

5. Seyi Shay – Nigeria – Right Now

6. Tiwa Savage – Nigeria – If I Start to Talk

7. Yemi Alade – Nigeria – Na Go De

8. Temi Dollface – Nigeria – School Your Face

Best Male Artiste In West Africa

1. Brymo – Nigeria – In The City

2. Flavour – Nigeria – Dance

3. Okyeame Kwame – Ghana – Small Small

4. Sarkodie – Ghana – Hand to Mouth

5. Sidikita Diabate Fais Mois – Mali – Confiance

6. Tekno – Nigeria – Duro

7. Wizkid – Nigeria – Final (Baba Nla)

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  1. […]       The African Union and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, have unveiled the Nominees List for the 2016 edition of AFRIMA, the continent’s leading music awards. You can view the full list of the nominees by clicking here. […]

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