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Final list of nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards

The continental nominees for the 2019 instalment of the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) have been announced.
The continental categories are made up of the different genres of African music from hip-hop, jazz, RnB, pop and reggae, ragga and dancehall to other coveted categories such as 'Song of the Year', 'Album of the Year', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Best African Collaboration' among others.

Nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards

The Afrima (All Africa Music Awards) international committee and the AU (African Union) have announced the regional and continental nominees of the sixth annual awards show...

15 Aug 2019


All the nominees


Over 200 songs have been nominated from a variety of artistes in the continental and regional categories cutting across a host of African talents and creative living on the continent and in the diaspora.

Leading the sixth Afrima nominations scorecard is South Africa's Nasty C with nine nominations in the following categories: Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Producer of the Year in Africa, Best African Rapper/Lyricist, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop, Songwriter of the Year in Africa and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul.


Following closely is Davido with six nominations, which include Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, African Fans' Favourite, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul, and Best African Collaboration for “Blow My Mind” with Chris Brown. 

Burna Boy will be competing in five different categories which are Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Album of the Year in Africa and Best African Collaboration with “Killin Dem” featuring Zlatan.

Egyptian artiste Tamer Hosny received four nominations in the following categories: Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, and Songwriter of the Year in Africa.

Other artistes with multiple nominations include Diamond Platnumz who accrued four nominations (Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop and Best African Dance or Choreography category) and South Africa's seasoned producer and DJ Prince Kaybee with five spots (Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Producer of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro, and Best African Collaboration with “Banomoya” featuring Busiswa & TNS.

The late DJ Arafat, known for his infectious music rhythms and energetic dance, has also been posthumously nominated in the Best Male Artiste in Central Africa and Best African Dance or Choreography categories for works he produced within the entry submission window.

Continental nominees










Public voting for the sixth Afrima nominees commences on 1 September 2019 on www.afrima.org. Voting closes at midnight on 22 November 2019. 

The 2019 AFRIMA ceremony is scheduled to be held from 20-23 November 2019.
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