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AFRIMA Out With Final 2015 Nominees List; Sarkodie, VVIP, Wiyaala, Others Nominated

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AFRIMA Out With Final 2015 Nominees List; Sarkodie, VVIP, Wiyaala, Others Nominated

It was a phenomenal moment for all music lovers across Africa as the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with African Union Commission, AUC, announced the nominees for the 2015 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) at an international media conference which took place on Friday, August 14,, 2015 at Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Nominees are contending for the coveted AFRIMA 23.9 karat gold-plated trophy in 33 categories divided into the regional and continental categories and including the AFRIMA Legend Award and music/entertainment journalist of the year award. Well-known sensational African music names on the AFRIMA nominees list include: Amr Dab (Egypt) 1 nomination, Olamide (Nigeria) 2 nominations, Davido (Nigeria) 4 nominations, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 4 nominations, Psquare (Nigeria) 3 nominations, Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) 5 nominations, Sauti Sol (Kenya) 3 nominations, Sakordie (Ghana) 3 nominations, Yemi Alade (Nigeria) 5 nominations and Casper Nyovest (South Africa) 2 nominations. The budding music acts to earn nominations include: Kiss Daniel (Nigeria) 2 nominations; Wiyaala (Ghana) 3 nominations; Patoranking (Nigeria) 1 nomination; Joy Gitau (Kenya) 2 nomination, Ruby Gyang (Nigeria) 2 nominations and THT (Madagascar) 1 nomination, among others.

Ace music video director, Clarence Peters (Nigeria) made it into the the Africa video of the Year category for the video of the song ‘Golibe’ by Flavour and ‘Shekini’ by Psquare alongside other great music video directors like: Enos Olik (Kenya) for ‘Sura Yako’ by Sauti Sol and Stanley Ajjetey (Ghana) for ‘Africa’ by Wiyaala, John Njaga Demps & Unlimited L.A (Senegal & Nigeria) for “Time is now” by J. Martins, featuring Youssou N'dour and Gyo Gyimah (Ghana) for “The One” by Edem featuring Sway.

Jury members and AFRIMA International Committee were present to unveil the nominees after a rigorous six day screening exercise which started on Sunday, August 9 and ended on Friday, August 14. Also present at the conference were media practitioners, artistes’ managers, label owners, artistes and other stakeholders who were all excited and expectant as the nominees were being announced.

Giving insight into the criteria by which the nominees list was reached, AFRIMA juror and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Rita Ray explained that the jury panel adhered strictly to the entry submission requirements while being guided by AFRIMA’s core values of FACE IT –Fairness, Authenticity, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity and Transparency. she also went further to explain the voting process which is scheduled to begin on the Friday, August 21, 2015 and also said the AFRIMA voting online platform will open for an 11 week voting process, while encouraging the public, fans and followers of African music to visit the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org , to view the nominees in the 29 (open for public voting) categories of the award and vote for their favourite artiste (s).

Revealing programmes of AFRIMA 2015 event, the President/Executive Producer of AFRIMA, Mike Dada said: “Recipients of the AFRIMA Legendary Award and the Africa Entertainment/Music Journalist Award will be decided by the International Committee of AFRIMA and revealed at the main awards ceremony on Sunday, November 15 while songwriter and producer of the year will be wholly decided by the academy.

He added that: “The five star awards ceremony will be preceded by the AFRIMA Music Village between November 13 and 14, a two-day festival style outdoor concert of non-stop music, funfair and exhibition from countries in Africa and performances by African artistes. There will also be an African Music Summit on November 13, themed "Reviving the Business of Music in Africa". The one-day conference will be a platform for the music industry stakeholders to engage and deliberate on how the industry can be nurtured and be a major contributor to national and continental economies.”

“AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union Commission is aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of the African continent. We want to use AFRIMA as a pedestal to explore the power of music as a tool of integration and prosperity in Africa despite the challenges it faces” Mr Dada concluded.

AFRIMA will be held in Nigeria to be broadcast to 84 countries on 109 television stations across the world with the support of its media partners.

AFRIMA 2015 FINAL NOMINEES LIST

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

Best Female Artist in Inspirational.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Becky Joe

How Great

Nigeria

Betty Akna

Africa United

Equatorial Guinea

Lab'l

Ma ve wa Ngan

Cameroon

MoniQue

Na You Dey Reign

Nigeria

Ogecha

Dumimaja

Nigeria

Best Male Artist in Inspirational.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Darey

Pray for Me

Nigeria

Difference

Hosanna

Nigeria

Juliani

One Day

Kenya

Prince Eyango

Merci Seigneur

Cameroon

Timi Dakolo

Wish Me Well

Nigeria

Vumomse

Rakata

Cameroon

Best Artist in African RnB & Soul.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Ben Pol

Sophia

Tanzania

Danny Kalima

Dusty City

Malawi

Efya

Forgetting Me

Ghana

Joy Gitau

Are You Gonna Love Me?

Kenya

Liron

Lonliness

Kenya

Praiz

If I Fall

Nigeria

Ruby Gyang

Good Man

Nigeria

The Soil

Susan

South Africa

Best Artist in African Contemporary.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Brymo

1 Pound

Nigeria

Charlotte Dipanda

Elle n'a pas Vu

Cameroon

Diamond Platnumz

Nasema Nawe

Tanzania

Linah

Ole Themba

Tanzania

Makadem

Nipe Denda Moja

Kenya

Mani Bella

Face a Face

Cameroon

Best Artist in African Hip-Hop.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Cassper Nyovest

Ghetto

South Africa

Edem

The One (Remix)

Ghana

Jovi

Big Vulture

Cameroon

Juliani

One Day

Kenya

M.anifest

Forget Dem

Ghana

Stanley Enow

King Kong

Cameroon

NG Bling

Parle a ma Main

Gabon

Kiff No Beat

Ca Gate Coeur

Ivory Coast

Best Artist in African Electro.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Blade Deep

Perfectly

South Africa

Boddhi Satva

Mama Kosa

Democratic Republic of Congo

Busiswa

Lahla

South Africa

Flavour

Power to Win

Nigeria

Gazza

Shuna

Namibia & South Africa

Best Artist in African Pop.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

DJ Arafat

Gbobolor

Côte d'Ivoire

Don Bigg

Ghadi Bellour

Morocco

Meezo L Fadly

M'Wooppy

Morocco

Toofan

Orobo

Togo

Vanessa Mdee

Hawajui

Tanzania

Wande coal

Baby Hello

Nigeria

YCee

Condo

Nigeria

Best Artist in African Rock.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Bebe Cool

Love You Everyday

Uganda

Dark Suburb

I Dey Feel You Die

Ghana

Lulu & The Zakaleo Band

Thembassa

Kenya

M'vula

Volume 10

Angola

Prime Circle

Doors

South Africa

Wiyaala

Angel

Ghana

Best Artist in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Cindy

Dat Dat

Uganda

Erick Kristal

Ile Ife Africa

Benin

Nneka

My Love, My Love

Nigeria

Timaya

Sanko

Nigeria

Patoranking

Daniella Whine

Nigeria

Stonebwoy

Pull Up (Remix)

Ghana

Teddy Afro

Korkuma Africa

Ethiopia

Best Artist in African Jazz.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Abdullah Ibrahim

The Song is my Story

South Africa

Abel Mulugeta

Leb Barbamet

Ethiopia

Kunle Ayo

Joromi

Nigeria

Joel Sebunjo

Nakato

Uganda

Gabacho Maroconnection

Moussaoui

Morocco

Gangbe Brass Band

Yoruba

Benin

Best Artist in African Traditional.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Aziz Sahmaoui

Mazal

Morocco

Gangbe Brass Band

Yoruba

Benin

Irene Namatovu

Okuzaala Kujagaana

Uganda

Saava Karim

Akalulu

Uganda

Sekou Kouyate

Dela

Guinea

Simo Lagnawi

Bolami

Morocco

Best African Collaboration.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Davido, featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz

The Sound

Nigeria & South Africa

AKA, featuring Burna Boy, Da Les & Jr

All Eyes on Me

South Africa & Nigeria

Dibi Dobo, featuring Angelique Kidjo

Ekomole

Benin

J. Martins, featuring Youssou N'dour

Time is Now

Nigeria & Senegal

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, featuring Salif Keita

United We Stand

South Africa & Mali

Waje, Victoria Kimani, Vanessa Mdee, Arielle T, Gabriela, Yemi Alade, Selmor Mtukudzi, Judith Sephuma, Blessing Nwafor and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Strong Girl

Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Sauti Sol, featuring Amos & Josh

Nerea

Kenya

Toofan, featuring DJ Arafat

Apero

Togo & Ivory Coast

VVIP, featuring Idris Elba & Phyno

Selfie (Remix)

Ghana, Nigeria & Sierra Leone

Yemi Alade, featuring Dil

Temperature

Nigeria

Best African Group.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Dark Suburb

Jump Off a Cliff

Ghana

Featurist

Babaah

Cameroon

P-Square

Shekini

Nigeria

Sauti Sol

Sura Yako

Kenya

The Soil

Susan

South Africa

VVIP

Skolom

Ghana

Most Promising Artist in Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Aramide

Iwo Nikan

Nigeria

Ben Pol

Sophia

Tanzania

H_Art the Band

Uliza Kiatu

Kenya

Joy Gitau

Are You Gonna Love Me?

Kenya

Kiss Daniel

Woju

Nigeria

Liron

Loneliness

Kenya

Lulu & The Zakaleo Band

Thembassa

Kenya

Video of the Year in Africa.

VIDEO

VIDEO DIRECTOR (ARTIST)

COUNTRY

Africa

Stanley Ajjetey (Wiyaala)

Ghana

Time is Now

John Njaga Demps & Unlimited L.A (J. Martins, featuring Youssou N'dour)

Nigeria & Senegal

Sura Yako

Enos Olik (Sauti Sol)

Kenya

Golibe

Clarence Peters (Flavour)

Nigeria

The One

Edem Ft. Sway (Gyo Gyimah)

Ghana

Shekini

Clarence Peters (P-Square)

Nigeria

Revelation of the Year in Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Adekunle Gold

Sade

Nigeria

Amantle

Moratiwa

Botswana

Daphne

Gunshot

Cameroon

H_Art the Band

Uliza Kiatu

Kenya

Kiss Daniel

Woju

Nigeria

THT

Week end

Madagascar

Album of the Year in Africa

ALBUM

ARTIST

COUNTRY

Ayo (Joy)

Wizkid

Nigeria

Double Trouble

P-Square

Nigeria

Elle n'a pas vu

Charlotte Dipanda

Cameroon

Face a Face

Mani Bella

Cameroon

King of Queens

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Silt

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Sudan

Tabula Rasa

Brymo

Nigeria

Thankful

Flavour

Nigeria

The Lioness

Wiyaala

Ghana

Song of the Year in Africa

TRACK

ARTIST

COUNTRY

Adonai (Remix)

Sarkodie, featuring Castro

Ghana

Elle n'a pas vu

Charlotte Dipanda

Cameroon

Fans Mi

Davido, featuring Meek Mill

Nigeria

Kissing

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Mwana

Alikiba

Tanzania

Nasema Nawe

Diamond Platnumz, featuring Khadija Kopa

Tanzania

Ojuelegba

Wizkid

Nigeria

Shekini

P-Square

Nigeria

Sura Yako

Sauti Sol

Kenya

Wale Wale

Dr. Jose Chameleone

Uganda

Artist of the Year in Africa

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Alikiba

Mwana

Tanzania

Charlotte Dipanda

Elle n'a pas vu

Cameroon

Davido

Fans Mi

Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz

Nasema Nawe

Tanzania

Flavour

Golibe

Nigeria

Dr. Jose Chameleone

Wale Wale

Uganda

Olamide

Shakiti Bobo

Nigeria

Sarkodie

Adonai (Remix)

Ghana

Wizkid

Ojuelegba

Nigeria

Yemi Alade

Kissing

Nigeria

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Male Artist in Central Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Awilo Longomba

Bundelele

Democratic Republic of Congo

Herleo Muntu

Muabilayi

Democratic Republic of Congo

Junior Eyango

Belle Mere

Cameroon

Locko

Margo

Cameroon

Numerica

Kossa Moi Ça

Cameroon

Stanley Enow

King Kong

Cameroon

Best Female Artist in Central Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Betty Akna

Africa United

Equatorial Guinea

Charlotte Dipanda

Elle n'a pas Vu

Cameroon

Laurette La Perle

Twist

Democratic Republic of Congo

Mani Bella

Face a Face

Cameroon

Missy BK

Ndolo

Cameroon

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Alikiba

Mwana

Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz

Nasema Nawe

Tanzania

Dr. Jose Chameleone

Wale Wale

Uganda

Jaguar

One Centimetre

Kenya

Kidum

Ihorere

Burundi

Teddy Afro

Korkuma Africa

Ethiopia

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Alsarah

Habibi Taal

Sudan

Helen Berhe

Gumema Bet

Ethiopia

Lilian Mbabazi

Simple Girl

Uganda

Linah

Ole Themba

Tanzania

Suzanna Owiyo

Wamiel

Kenya

Tsedenia

Yet Biye

Ethiopia

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Ahmed Soultan

This is Who I Am

Morocco

Amr Diab

Gamalo

Egypt

Aziz Sahmaoui

Mazal

Morocco

Don Bigg

Ghadi Bellour

Morocco

Monsif Jilali

Bki Ya L'ayne

Morocco

Simo Lagnawi

Bolami

Morocco

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Cheba Sabrine

Oublie Moi

Algeria

Jannat

Agbany Shakhsito

Morocco

Manal

#Denia

Morocco

Samira Said

Mazloom

Morocco

Souad Massi

El Boulbouli

Algeria

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Anna Joyce

Ja Nao Combina

Angola

Bucie

Shela

South Africa

Busiswa

Lahla

South Africa

Celma Ribas

Fato

Angola

Cindy Munyavi

Kutsvaga Mari

Zimbabwe

Kelly Khumalo

Asine

South Africa

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Beatenberg

Beauty Like a Tightened Bow

South Africa

Cassper Nyovest

Ghetto

South Africa

DJ Malvado

Toca Ninguém se Mexe

Angola

Djeff Afrozila

Ser Kazukuta

Angola

Jeremy Loops

Down South

South Africa

KO

Son of a Gun

South Africa

Best Male Artist in Western Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Brymo

1 Pound

Nigeria

Davido

Fans Mi

Nigeria

Flavour

Golibe

Nigeria

Olamide

Shakiti Bobo

Nigeria

Sarkodie

Adonai (Remix)

Ghana

Wizkid

Ojuelegba

Nigeria

Best Female Artist in Western Africa.

ARTIST

TRACK

COUNTRY

Efya

Forgetting Me

Ghana

Niyola

Last Bus Stop

Nigeria

Ruby Gyang

Good Man

Nigeria

Seyi Shay

Jangilova

Nigeria

Wiyaala

Africa

Ghana

Yemi Alade

Kissing

Nigeria

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