AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival releases nominees list

The 5th edition of the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation.

*Falz performing on stage Over the past one year African music stars from over 52 countries in the continent have put out beautiful musical works and the board of Afrimma after a thorough and excruciating screening process has come up with these nominees. African musical heavyweights like Davido, Wizkid, Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platinum, Ali Kiba, Khaligraph Jones, Mr Eazi, J Hus, Hiro all earn nomination for a brilliant and consistent year.

While fresh talents like Ghana’s Kwame Eugene, Kenya’s Arrowboy, Uganda’s Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Tresor amongst others also earn their first Afrimma Awards & Music Festival nomination. This year, AFRIMMA has decided to add another category to the awards show — (AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD). This category would be celebrating the feats of African stars in the fields of entertainment and sports.

The AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival would take place at the prestigious ‘House of Blues’, Dallas, Texas on October 7th, 2018 and it promises to be another thrilling edition and probably the best so far. Every year, the bar is raised higher and African music fans can expect no less this year as African music stars align in Dallas, Texas to celebrate the beauty of the music and culture of the continent. Check out the full nominees list below and head to www.afrimma.com to vote for your favorite artists.
Nominees in full:

1. Wizkid – Nigeria
2. Tekno – Nigeria
3. Sarkodie – Ghana
4. Davido – Nigeria
5. Toofan – Togo
6. J Hus – Gambia
7. Sidibe Diabate – Mali
8. Stonebwoy – Ghana
9. Kiss Daniel – Nigeria
10. Mr Eazi – Nigeria
Best Female West Africa Tiwa Savage – Nigeria Simi – Nigeria Efya – Ghana Adiouza – Senegal Ebony – Ghana Josey – Ivory Coast Vivien Chidid – Senegal Chidinma – Nigeria Becca – Ghana Yemi Alade – Nigeria Best Male East Africa Eddy Kenzo – Uganda Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania Harmonize – Tanzania Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania Sauti Sol – Kenya Khaligraph Jones – Kenya Ali Kiba – Tanzania Bebe Cool – Uganda Nyashinski – Kenya Juma Jux – Tanzania Best Female East Africa Victoria Kimani – Kenya Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania Leyla Kayondo – Uganda Knowles Butera – Rwanda Rema – Uganda Akothee – Kenya Nandy – Tanzania Sheebah Karungi – Uganda Juliana Kanyomozi – Uganda Charly & Nina – Rwanda
Best Male Central Africa Fally Ipupa – Congo Hiro – Congo Numerica – Cameroon C4 Pedro – Angola Locko – Cameroon Maitre Gims – (Congo) Naza – Congo Puto Portugues – Angola Anselmo Ralph – Angola Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola Best Female Central Africa Yola Semedo – Angola Shan’l -Gabon Neima – Mozambique Rennis – Cameroon Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon Nsoki – Angola Daphne – Cameroon Maria Andrade – Cape Verde Edmanzia – Angola Gasha – Cameroon Best Male Southern Africa Tha Dogg – Namibia Nasty C – South Africa Emtee – South Africa Roberto – Zambia Cassper Nyomvest- South Africa Tresor- South Africa EXQ – Zimbabwe Jah Prayza – Zimbabwe Shyn – Madagascar Prince Kaybee – South Africa Best Female Southern Africa Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe Busiswa – South Africa Shekinah – South Africa Mampi – Zambia Lady Zamar – South Africa Babes Wodumo – South Africa Sally Boss Madam – Namibia Shashl__ – Zimbabwe Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia Bucie – South Africa Best Male North Africa Saad El Majarid Ihab Amir – Morroco Chawki – Morocco Khaled – Algeria Mohammed Abbas – Egypt Douzi – Morocco Amr Diab – Egypt Khaled – Algeria Saber Rebai – Tunisia Tamer Hosny – Egypt Best Female North Africa Kenza Morsli – Algeria Ibtissam Tiskat – Algeria Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria Angham – Egypt Latifa – Tunisia Amani Swissi – Tunisia Sandy – Egypt Sarah Ayoub – Morocco Samira Said – Morocco Amal Maher – Egypt Best African Group Sauti Sol – Kenya Mafikizolo- South Africa Toofan – Togo B26 – Angola Mi Casa – South Africa R2bee’s – Ghana X-Maleya – Cameroon Bracket – Nigeria Navy Kenzo – Tanzania Fancy Gadam – Ghana Crossing Boundaries With Music Award J Hus – Gambia /UK Skepta – Nigeria / UK Stormzy – Ghana/UK MHD – Senegal/ France Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria Brian Soko – Zimbabwe French Montana – Morocco/USA Wale – Nigeria /USA Young Paris – Congo Steff London – Caribbean /UK Best Gospel Frank Edwards – Nigeria Gloria Muliro – Kenya Beejay Sax – Nigeria Papa Dennis – Kenya Miguel Buila – Angola Joe Mettle – Ghana Icha Chavons – Congo Willy Paul – Kenya Nikkie Laoye – Nigeria Winnie Mashaba – South Africa Best Newcomer Mayorkun – Nigeria Kuami Eugene – Ghana Distruction Boyz- South Africa King Promise – Ghana Tenor -Cameroon Dice Ailes – Nigeria Ykee Benda – Uganda Arrow Boy – Kenya Neru Americano – Angola Afro B – Ivory Coast Artist of The Year Davido – (Nigeria) Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania) Fally Ipupa- Congo Wizkid -(Nigeria) Cassper Nyovest -(South Africa) Nasty C -South Africa Flavour – Nigeria Sarkodie – Ghana MHD – Senegal/Gambia Mafikizolo – South Africa Best Live Act Flavour – Nigeria Ali Kiba – Tanzania Sauti Sol – Kenya Stonebwoy – Ghana Sidiki Diabate – Mali Yemi Alade – Nigeria Becca – Ghana Burnaboy – Nigeria Fally Ipupa – Congo Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe Best Video Director Justin Campos – South Africa Patrick Elis- Nigeria Dr Nkeng -Cameroon Enos Olik – Kenya Avalon Okpe – Nigeria Godfather – South Africa Clarence Peters – Nigeria Prince Dovlo – Ghana Sasha Vybz – Uganda Unlimited LA – Nigeria Best Dj Africa Dj Spinall – Nigeria Dj Joe MFalme – Kenya Dj Black Coffee – South Africa Dj Cuppy – Nigeria Dj Dollar – Senegal Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania Dj Helio Baiano – Angola Dj Crème Delacreme – Kenya DJ Slim- Ghana Dj Neptune – Nigeria Best African Dj USA Dj Tunez – Nigeria Dj Wagura – Ethiopia Dj Fully Focus – Kenya Dj Deemoney – Nigeria Dj Silent Killa – Carribeans Dj Poison Ivy – Kenya Dj Ecool – Nigeria Dj Rell – Sierra Leone Dj Buka – Nigeria Dj Shinski – Kenya AFRIMMA Video of The Year Shatta Wale – El Gringo Fally Ipupa – Mannequin feat Keblack & Naza Falz – This is Nigeria Wizkid – Soco Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty Toofan – Money Runtown – Energy Mayorkun – Cheche Ali Kiba – Mvumo Wa Radi Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit Music Producer of The Year Killbeatz – Ghana Masterkraft – Nigeria Dr Fizzo – Uganda Eno Beats – Uganda The Composers – Nigeria Tweezy – South Africa Tud Thomas – Tanzania Sidiki Diabate – Mali Kidomminant – Nigeria Bebe Philip – Ivory Coast Best African Dancer Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria The Grove – Angola Sherri Silver – Rwanda La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast Manuel Canza Laurenzo – Angola Moses Iyobo – Tanzania Ghetto Triplet Kids(Uganda) Dream chaser Kids (Nigeria) Dem3 – Ghana Didi Emah – Nigeria Best Rap Act Shane Eagle – South Africa Olamide – Nigeria Zoro – Nigeria Sarkodie – Ghana Tha Dogg – Namibia Casper Nyovest – South Africa MHD – Senegal Phyno – Nigeria Nasty C – South Africa Khaligraph Jones – Kenya Best Collaboration Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid – Ma Lo Diamond Platnumz ft Neyo – African Beauty Duncan Mighty x Wizkid – Fake Love Heavy K ft Bucie , Wokwazi – Inde Nasty C ft Runtown – Said Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit Fally Ipupa – Mannequin ft Kebzla & Naza Major Lazer ft Dj Maphorisa , Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular Nsoki ft Rayvanny – African Sunrise Dj Spinall ft Wizkid – Nowo Song of The Year Wizkid – Soco Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot Davido – FIA Distruction Boyz – Omunye Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty Afro B – Joanna (Drogba) Nasty C & Runtown – Said Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid – Fake Love Major Lazer & Dj Maphoriza ft Ice Prince , Nasty C , Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Kwangaru Best Lusophone C4 Pedro – Angola Mr Bow – Mozambique Preto Show – Angola Nelson Freita – Cape Verde Anselmo Ralph – Angola Maira Andrade – Cape Verde Cakema – Sao Tome Kyaku Kyadaff – Angola Puto Portugues – Angola Yola Semedo – Angola Best Francophone Stanley Enow – Cameroon Fally Ipupa – Congo Hiro – Congo Toofan – Togo Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast Dj Arafat – Ivory Coast Daphne – Cameroon Numerica – Cameroon Maitre Gims – Congo Locko – Cameroon Best African Dancehall/Reggea Act Stonewbwoy – Ghana Burnaboy – Nigeria Shatta Wale – Ghana Timaya – Nigeria Samini – Ghana Patoranking – Nigeria Winky D – Zimbabwe Yxng Bane – Congo/Angola Wyre – Kenya Takana Zion – Guinea AFRIMMA ACHIEVERS AWARD Luol Deng – South Sudan Trevor Noah – South Africa Lupita Nyongo – Kenya Fatma Samoura – Senegal Kamaru Usman – Nigeria Serge Ibaka – Congo Bismack Biyombo – DRC D. J Mbenga – Congo DRC Nigerian Bobsled Team Djimon Honsou – Benin

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