Top Nigerian musicians including Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and Simi have been nominated for All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) 2019.
This was made known during a press conference held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos by Aderele Niyi, AFRIMA’s Associate Producer.
Niyi said that the nominees that cut across Western, Eastern, Central Southern and Northern Africa were carefully picked after rigorous screening by a group of professional jury.
According to her, the world music festival will hold between Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 2019 in a country that will be announced next month.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the following were nominated for the best male artistes from West Africa: Burna boy with his song “Ye”, Davido’s “Wonder Woman”, Kizz Daniel’s “Madu”, Wizkid’s “Fever”.
Other nominated artistes are: King Promise from Ghana; Salif Keita from Mali, Shatta Wale from Ghana, Sidiky Diabate from Mali and late DJ Arafat from Cote d’Ivoire.
The nominees for the female category from Nigeria and their works are : Simi’s “I Dun Care”; Tiwa Savage’s “One”; Teni’s “Case”; Yemi Alade’s “Oh My Gosh”; Niniola’s Bana.
Others are: Aya Nakamura from Mali; Jossey from Cote d’Ivoire ; Kanuer Adams from Liberia; Manamba Kante from Guinea and Mzuee from Ghana.
The best male artistes nominated from Central Africa are: C4 Pedro from Angola; Fally Ipupa from Congo; Locko from the Cameroon; and Magasco also from the Cameroon.
Others are Maitre Gims from Congo; Rui Orlando from Angola; Niska from Congo Brazzaville; Salatiel from the Cameroon and Ya Levis from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The best nominated female artistes from Central Africa are Anna Joyce from Angola; Blanche Baily from the Cameroon; and Bruna Tatiana from Angola.
Others are Charlotte Dipand also from the Cameroon; Daphine from the Cameroon; Duda from Angola; Shan’l from Gabon and Titica from Angola.
Also, the best male artistes from North Africa are: Ahmed Soultan from -Morocco; Aminux from Morocco; Amr Diab from Egypt; DJ Moh Green from Algeria; and Mostafa Hagag Kelso from Egypt.
Others are: Soolking from Algeria; Tamer Hosny from -Egypt and Yann Sine from Morocco.
In the best female categories: Cairokee from Egypt; Kenza Morsfi from Algeria; Nada Azhari from Morocco; Psychoqueen also from Morocco; Salma Rachid also from Morocco; Sherine from Egypt and Souhila Ben Lach from Algeria.
For the best male artistes from Southern Africa are: AKA, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee, Casper Nyovest, Black Coffee x David Guette, Sjava from South Africa and Jah Prayzah and Winky D from Zimbabwe.
Also, nominees for the best female artistes from Southern Africa are : Ammara Brown, and Tamy Moyo from Zimbabwe; Zonke, Kelly Khumalo, Nadia Nakai, and Sho Madjozi from South Africa; Trina South from Zambia and Chikune from Namibia.
Those nominated for best male artistes from East Africa are : Black Boy from Madagascar; Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania; Harmonize also from Tanzania; and Khaligraph Jones-from Kenya.
Others are: Shyn from Madagascar; WCB Wasafi, Rayvanny- and Mbosso from Tanzania and Nyashinski from Kenya.