2018 AFRIMA Nominees Announced – See Full List


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2018 AFRIMA Nominees

The 2018 AFRIMA nominees have been announced and a number of Ghanaian, Nigerian, South African and other musicians on the continent are up for possible honours.

Among the acts who earned nomination(s) in respective categories of the 5th AFRIMA Awards include Sarkodie, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Becca, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Davido and Nasty C. The list also includes Kwesi Arthur, Diamond Platnumz, Babes Wodumu, Shekhinah and Mafikizolo.

Voting for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will commence on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Check the full list of nominees out!

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Amanda Malela (DR Congo) – Kumama
Anabela Aya (Angola) – I love you Bue
Blanche Baily (Cameroon) – BonBon
Bruna Tatiana (Angola) –  Amo-te
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) ft Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Sista
Daphne (Cameroon) – Jusqu’à La Gare
Iyenga (DR Congo) – Sorry
Shura (Cameroon) – Allez Dire

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Afrotronix (Chad) – DYD
Belamy Paluku (DR Congo) – Blood Brothers
Dadju (DR Congo) – Bob Marley
Fally Ipupa ft Keback & Naz (DR Congo) – Mannequin
Gaz Mawete (DR Congo) – Paulina
Locko (Cameroon) – Je Serai La
Magasco (Cameroon) – Sokoto
Maite Gims Ft. Vianney (DR Congo) – La Meme

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Mengedegna
Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
Maua Sama (Tanzania) – Nakuelewa
Petra Ft. Victoria Kimani (Kenya) – I got that
Sandra Nankoma (Uganda) – Kaddugala
Sheebah Sasha Vybz (Uganda) – Mummy Yo
Neza ft MC Galaxy (Rwanda) – Vibe

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Bebe Cool (Uganda) – Freedom
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – A Boy from Tandale
Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Kwangaru
Kagwe Mungai ft. Niniola (Kenya) – Till the End
Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra (Kenya) – Rider
Nyashinski (Kenya) – Bebi Bebi
Rayvanny ft Maphorisa & DJ Buckz (Tanzania) – Makulusa
Yamiu Mola (Ethiopia) – Wegegta

Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Kenza (Algeria) – Maliket Saba
Lyna Mahyem (Algeria) – Boucan
Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz (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 Artiste in Northern Africa
Abu Ft. Yousta (Egypt) – 3 Daqat
Balti ft Hamouda (Tunisia) – Ya Lili
DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco (Algeria) – Por Favor
Hamza El Fadly (Morocco) – Ya Mraya
Lartiste ft Carolina (Morocco) – Mafiosa
Muslim (Morocco) – Mama
Saad Lamjarred (Morocco) – Casablanca
Sofiane Ft. Maitre Gims (Algeria) – Arafricain

Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe) – Akiliz
Babes Wodumu (South Africa) ft Mampintsha & Madanon – Ganda Ganda
Lily (Malawi) – Bad at Love
Mandisa Mamba (Swaziland) – Party
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) Money Calling ft Frank Casino
Rouge (South Africa) – Dololo ft Bigstar
Ruby the Pigeon (Namibia) – Rorisang
Shekhinah (South Africa) – Please Mr

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – Ksazobalit
EXQ (Zimbabwe) – Pahukama ft Jah Prayzah
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Nziyo Yerudo ft Yemi Alade
Kwesta (South Africa) – Spirit ft Wale
Nasty C (South Africa) – Jungle
Roberto (Zambia) – Contolola Ft. Patoranking
Shane Eagle (South Africa) – Let it Flow
Sibusiso Mashiloane (South Africa) – Niza

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Angelique Kidjo (Benin) – Once in a Lifetime
Aya Nakamura (Mali) – Oumou Sangare
Becca (Ghana) – Number One Ft. Mr. Eazi
Efya (Ghana) – Mame ft Mr Eazi
Josey (Cote d’Ivoire) – Jour J-O
Simi (Nigeria) – Joromi
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – Ma Lo ft Wizkid & Spellz
Viviane Chidid (Senegal) – Marriage Force

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Davido (Nigeria) – Fia
DJ Spinall (Nigeria) – Nowo Ft. Wizkid
Djodje (Cape Verde) – Be Mine ft Patoranking
King Promise (Ghana) – CCTV ft Mugeez & Sarkodie
Kuami Eugene (Ghana) – Angela
Kwesi Arthur (Ghana) – Grind Day Ft. Sarkodie & Medikal
MHD (Guinea) – Bella ft Wizkid
Olamide (Nigeria) – Wo!
Starboy (Nigeria) – Soco ft Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

Album of the Year
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Wegegta
Bombino (Niger) – Deran
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – A Boy from Tandale
Lartiste (Morocco) – Grandestino
Maitre Gims (DR Congo) – Ceinture Noire
Mr. Leo (Cameroon) – Love Original
Shekhinah (South Africa) – Rose Gold
Simi (Nigeria) – Simisola

Artiste of the Year
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Wegegta
Daphne (Cameroon) – My Lover
Davido (Nigeria) – Fia)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Sikomi
Kwesta (South Africa) – Spirit ft Wale
Maître Gims (DR Congo) – La Meme ft Vianney
Nasty C (South Africa) – Jungle
Saad Lamjarred (Morocco) – Casablanca
Starboy (Nigeria) – Soco ft Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – Ma Lo ft Wizkid & Spellz

Best African Video
Armsdeal – Let It Flow (Shane Eagle)
Cedrick Kayla – Affairage (Toofan)
Clarence Peters – Melanin (Sauti Sol)
Felicite Ben Rejeb Price – Django (Dadju Ft. Franglish)
Jacob Bain – Nterini (Fatoumata Diawara)
Lebogang Rasethaba – Money Calling (Nadia Nakai & Franck Casino)
Meji Alabi – Ma Lo (Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid)
OneMovie – Nosso Momento (Bruna Tatiana)
Sasha Vybz – Freedom (Bebe Cool)
Sesan – Gringo (Shatta Wale)
Walid Ayoub – Ya Mraya (Hamza El Fadly)

Best African Act in Diaspora
Afrotronix (Chad) – OyO ft Seydina
Aya Nakamura (Mali) – Oumou Sangare
Chick Nick (Cameroon) – Contrôler
Dadju (DR Congo) – Bob Marley
Franglish (DR Congo) – Elle
Hazel Mak (Malawi) – Jaiva ft Roberto & Tay Grin
L’Algérino (Algeria) – Va Bene
Oudy 1er (Guinea) – Tourner Kabato

Best African Collaboration
Balti Ft. Hamouda (Tunisia) – Ya Lili
DJ Moh Green ft Magasco (Algeria/Cameroon) – Por Favor
DJ Spinall & Wizkid (Nigeria) – Nowo
Fally Ipupa ft KeBlack & Naza (DR Congo) – Mannequin
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo (Ghana/Nigeria) – Akwaaba
Maître Gims ft Vianney (DR Congo/France) – La Meme
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa ft Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna (US/South Africa/Nigeria) – Particula
Nasty C & Runtown (South Africa/Nigeria) – Said
Revolution & Magic System (Cote d’Ivoire) – Kelly
Sauti Sol ft Patoranking (Kenya/Nigeria) – Melanin
Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid & Spellz (Nigeria) – Ma Lo

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) – Sista ft Yemi Alade
Davido (Nigeria) – FIA
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Sikomi
EXQ (Zimbabwe) – Tsvigiri
Ferre Gola (DR Congo) – Premiere Classe
Josey (Cote d’Ivoire) – Jour J-O
Kidi (Ghana) – Odo Remix ft Mayorkun & Davido
Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – No Do
L’Algérino (Algeria) – Va Bene
Mafikizolo (South Africa) – Love Potion
Nandy (Tanzania) – Kivuruge
Tekno (Nigeria) – Jogodo
Wande Coal (Nigeria) – So Mi So

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography
Black M (Guinea) – Bodyguard
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – Ksazobalit
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo) – Ecole
Ferre Gola (DR Congo) – Premiere classe
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo (Ghana) – Akwaaba
Mr P. (Nigeria) – Ebeano
Olamide (Nigeria) – Science Student
Rouge (Rudi Smit) (South Africa) – Arumtumtum
Rythmz (Cameroon) – Fedeti
Shekhinah (South Africa) – Please Mr.
Toofan (Togo) – Affairage

Best African DJ
Afrotronix (Chad) – OyO
DJ Arafat (Cote d’Ivoire) – Dosabado
DJ Enimoney (Nigeria) – Diet Ft. Tiwa Savage, Reminince & Slimcase
DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) – Midnight Ft. DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly
DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – Por Favor Ft. Magasco
DJ Oudy 1er (Guinea) – Tourner Kabato
DJ Spinall (Nigeria) – Nowo ft Wizkid
DJ Zoumanto (Cameroon) – Do Like I Do ft Ko-C & Mimie
Van (Morocco) – Live Your Dream ft Dub Afrika

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro
Afrotronix (Chad) – OyO
Aminux (Morocco) – Ghanjibo
Babes Wodumo (South Africa) – Jiva Hezkombhede ft Duma Ntando & Mampintsha
Distruction Boyz (South Africa) – Omunye ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
DJ Enimoney, Tiwa Savage, Reminince & Slimcase (Nigeria) – Diet
DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) – Midnight ft DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly
Gold Fish (South Africa) – Talk to Me
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo (Ghana) – Akwaaba
Lartiste (Morocco) – Mafiosa ft Carolina
Master KG (South Africa) – Skeleton Move ft Zanda Zakuza
Mr. Real (Nigeria) – Legbegbe
Patoranking (Nigeria) – Available

Best African Duo, Group or Band
4Keus (DR Congo) – Mignon Garçon ft Naza, Keblack & Dry
Distruction Boyz (South Africa) – Omunye ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
Fnaïre (Morocco) – Siri Siri
H-Kayne (Morocco) – Do What You Can’t ft Khaoula
Mafikizolo (South Africa) – Love Potion
Mi Casa (South Africa) – Nana
Revolution (Cote d’Ivoire) – Kelly ft Magic System
Rythmz (Cameroon) – Fedeti
Sauti Sol (Kenya) – Melanin ft Patoranking
Toofan (Togo) – Money

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip-hop
Black M (Guinea) – Mama
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – Ksazobalit
Falz (Nigeria) – Next ft Maleek Berry & Medikal
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – Rider ft Petra
Kwesta (South Africa) – Spirit ft Wale
M.anifest ft King Promise (Ghana) – Me Ne Woa
MHD (Guinea) – Bodyguard ft Sidiki Diabaté
Muslim (Morocco) – Aji M3aya
Nadia Nakai & Frank Casino (South Africa) – Money Calling
Shane Eagle (South Africa) – Let it Flow
Sofiane (Algeria) – Arafricain ft Maître Gims

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Jazz
Alune Wade (Senegal) – African Fast Food
Anabela Aya (Angola) – I Love You Bue
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Mengedegna
Fadhilee (Kenya) – Afirika
Sibusiso Mashiloane (South Africa) – Niza

Best African Rapper or Lyricist
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) – Ksazobalit
Falz (Nigeria) – La Fête
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – Rider ft Petra
Muslim (Morocco) – Aji M3aya
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – Naaa Meeaan ft Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C (South Africa) – Jungle
Rouge (South Africa) – Dololo Ft. Bigstar
Shane Eagle (South Afric) – Let it Flow

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop
2Baba (Nigeria) – Amaka ft Peruzzi
Abu (Egypt) – 3 Daqat Ft. Yousra
Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe) – Akiliz
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo) – Mannequin Ft. KeBlack & Naza
Kuami Eugene (Ghana) – Angela
Lyna Mahyem (Algeria) – Bye Bye ft Medi Meyz
Maître Gims (DR Congo) – La Meme ft Vianney
MHD & Wizkid (Guinea) – Bella
Simi (Nigeria) – Joromi
Toofan (Togo) – Money
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – Wet Ft GNako

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Ragga, Reggae & Dancehall
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – Heaven’s Gate ft Lily Allen
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – Hallelujah ft Morgan Heritage
DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – Kondo Ft. Locko & Axel Tony
Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Angel Lo ft Jah Cure
MzVee (Ghana) – Sing My Name ft Patoranking
Patoranking (Nigeria) – Suh Different
Roberto (Zambia) – Contolola ft Patoranking
Sauti Sol (Kenya) – Melanin Ft Patoranking
Shatta Wale (Ghana) – Gringo
Stonebwoy (Ghana) – Hero
Van (Morocco) – Live Your Dream ft Dub Afrika

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R ‘n’ B & Soul
Asikey (Nigeria) – Dark
Banky W (Nigeria) – Love You Baby
Bruna Tatiana (Angola) – Amo-te
Dadju (DR Congo) – Bob Marley
Djodje & Patoranking (Cape Verde) – Be Mine
Emtee (South Africa) – Me and You ft Tiwa Savage
Locko (Cameroon) – Je Serai La
Patty Monroe (South Africa) – Reminiscing
Praiz (Nigeria) – Champagne and Flowers
Shekhinah (South Africa) – Please Mr.

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Africa Rock
Angelique Kidjo (Benin) – Once in a Lifetime
Bebe Cool (Uganda) – Freedom
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Ere Manew
Fokofpolisiekar (South Africa) – Komma
Hoba Hoba Spirit (Morocco) – Jnouni
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Egypt) – Ekaa Maksour
Rash (Kenya) Nitachange ft Ruff

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Traditional
Bombino (Niger) – Tehigren (The Trees)
Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) – Nterini
Harouna Samake (Mali) – Try Voice
Irene Namatovu (Uganda – Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
Raina Ray (Morocco) – Zhar
Stephane Akam (Cameroon) – Che Woue
Teni (Nigeria) – Fargin
Themindofay (Nigeria) – Sasa
Wally Seck (Senegal) – Mirna
Wutah (Ghana) – Bronya

Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music
Amanda Malela (DR Congo) – Kumama
Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) – Sista ft Yemi Alade
DJ Lee (Ethiopia) – Etege
Gloria Muliro (Kenya) – Narudisha
Janet Otieno (Kenya) – Narudi
Ogecha (Nigeria) – Ufedo Mi
Ruby The Pigeon (Namibia) – Rorisang
Sandra Nankoma (Uganda) – Kaddugala

Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music
Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria) – One Hit
Degg J Force (Guinea) – Fale
Falz (Nigeria) – Child of the World
Macky2 (Zambia) – Umutima Wandi ft Ephraim & Njamba
Mr. Leo (Cameroon) – Pray
Ochu Sheggy (Tanzania) – Mabusu Ya Yuda
Prosper Menko (Cameroon) – Belle Weh Ft. Protek Illasheva
Sarkodie (Ghana) – Glory ft Yung L
Stephane Akam (Cameroon) – Che Woue
Wazih (Cameroon) – Be Happy

Most Promising Artiste in Africa
Amanda Malela (DR Congo) – Kumama
Blanche Baily (Cameroon) – BonBon
DJ Zoumanto (Cameroon) – Do Like I Do ft Ko-C & Mimie
Gaz Mawete (DR Congo) -Paulina
Kidi (Ghana) – Odo ft Mayorkun & Davido
King Promise (Ghana) – CCTV ft Mugeez & Sarkodie
Ko-C (Cameroon) – Bollo C’est Bollo
Kuami Eugene (Ghana) – Confusion
Lily (Malawi) – Bad at Love
Lyna Mahyem (Algeria) – ByeBye ft Medi Meyz
Tamy (Zimbabwe) – Beautiful Ndozvandiri ft Takura & Dobba Don

Producer of the Year
David Scott, DJ Maphorisa, Shekhinah and Luke Goliath (South Africa) – Rose Gold
DJ Kore (Morocco) – Casablanca
Fresh VDM (Togo) – Fia
GuiltyBeatz (Ghana) – Akwaaba
Killertunes (Nigeria) – Nowo
Laizer Classic (Tanzania) – A Boy from Tandale
Makwa 6eats (South Africa) – Spirit
NorthBoi (Nigeria) – Soco
Renaud Rebillaud (DR Congo) – La Meme
Yamiu Mola (Ethiopia) – Wegegta

Revelation of the African Continent
Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe) – Akiliz
Aya Nakamura (Mali) – Djadja
Betty G (Ethiopia) – Ere Manew
Dadju (DR Congo) – Gentlemen 2.0
Iyenga (DR Congo) – Sorry
Mayorkun (Nigeria) – Bobo
Mimie (Cameroon) – Je m’en Fous
Shekhinah (South Africa) – Please Mr.
Soul Bangs (Guinea) – Kameremba
Vegedream (Cote d’Ivoire) – La Fuite ft DJ Leska

Song of the Year
Daphne (Cameroon) – My Lover
Davido (Nigeria) – FIA
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo (Ghana) – Akwaaba
Kwesta (South Africa) ft Wale – Spirit
Maître Gims ft Vianney (DR Congo) – La Meme
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa ft Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna (South Africa) – Particula
Nasty C & Runtown (South Africa/Nigeria) – Said
Saad Lamjarred (Morocco) – Casablanca
Sauti Sol (Kenya) ft Patoranking – Melanin
Starboy ft Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid (Nigeria) – Soco
Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz (Nigeria) – Ma Lo

Song Writer of the Year
Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria) – One Hit (Cobhams Asuquo)
Daphne Nije, Salatiel (Cameroon) – Jusqu’à la Gare (Daphne)
Maître Gims, Vianney, Renaud (DR Congo) – La Meme (Maître Gims ft Vianney)
Rebillaud, Nandy (Tanzania) – Kivuruge
Nasibu Abdul Juma Issaack (Tanzania) – Sikomi (Diamond Platnumz)
Saim El-Hadj (Algeria) – Ya Mraya (Hamza El Fadly)
Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II (South Africa) – Different (Shekhinah Ft. Mariechan)
Simisola (Nigeria) – Complete Me (Simi)
Venancio (Angola) – Amo-te (Bruna Tatiana)

African Fans’ Favourite
Afro B (Cote d’Ivoire) – Drogba (Joanna) ft Wizkid
AKA (South Africa) – Fela in Versace ft Kiddominant
Aminux (Morocco) – Ghanhibo
Hardy Caprio (Sierra Leone) – Best Life Ft. One Acen
Heavy K (South Africa) – Indie Ft. Bucie & Nokwazi
IAMDBB (Angola) – Shade
J Hus (Gambia) – Dark Vader
Kojo Funds (Ghana) – Stallin’
Maleek Berry (Nigeria) – Pon My Mind
Nedy Music (Tanzania) – One and Only Ft. Ruby
Not3s (Nigeria) – My Lover
Ommy Dimpoz (Tanzania) – Yanje ft Seyi Shay
Phyno (Nigeria) – N.W.A. ft Wale
Winky D (Zimbabwe) – Ngirozi ft Vabati VaJehovah
Yxng Bane (Angola/DR Congo) – Vroom

Source: Yaw Sarpong | GlammyNews.com

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