Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Kuami Eugene, Efya, OTHERS bag AFRIM Awards nominations

Nominations for the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, were unveiled by the African Union Commission, AUC, and the International Jury of AFRIMA, during a World Media announcement held...

Nominations for the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, were unveiled by the African Union Commission, AUC, and the International Jury of AFRIMA, during a World Media announcement held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The released nominees list covers the five Regional Categories divided into Female and Male categories as follows: Best Female Artiste in Central Africa; Best Male Artiste in Central Africa; Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa; Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa; Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa; Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa; Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa; Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa; Best Female Artiste in Western Africa and Best Male Artiste in Western Africa.

A total of 79 songs made it to the Regional nominees list.
Cameroon takes up four of the eight spots in the category for Best Female Artiste in Central Africa, followed by DRC (2), and Angola (2). In the category for Best Male Artiste in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) takes the lead with five spots followed by Cameroon 2 and Chad 1.

From Eastern Africa, the female category Kenya holds three spots while Uganda takes 2 with Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania occupying one nomination slot respectively. In the male category, Kenya and Tanzania maintain three nominations each Tanzania ties with Ethiopia & Tanzania registering one nomination apiece.

The Algerian female artistes have a lead ahead of their male counterparts as they took four out of the six spots in the category for Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa, with Tunisia and Egypt holding one spot each. The Male category has Moroccan artistes occupying four of the eight spots, Algeria 2, Egypt and Tunisia earning one nomination each.

See full list of nominees below:

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Amanda Malela DRC Kumama
2 Anabela Aya Angola I love you Bue
3 Blanche Baily Cameroon BonBon
4 Bruna Tatiana Angola Amo-te
5 Charlotte Dipanda ft  Yemi Alade Cameroon Sista
6 Daphne Cameroon Jusqu’à La Gare
7 Iyenga DRC Sorry
8 Shura Cameroon Allez Dire
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 AFROTRONIX Chad DYD
2 Belamy Paluku (DRC) DRC Blood Brothers
3 Dadju DRC Bob Marley
4 FALLY IPUPA FT KEBACK& NAZ DRC MANNEQUIN
5 GAZ MAWETE DRC PAULINA
6 Locko Cameroon Je Serai La
7 Magasco Cameroon Sokoto
8 Maite Gims Ft. Vianney DRC La Meme
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Betty G Ethiopia Mengedegna
2 Irene namatovu Uganda Nsambila nyuma nga janzi
3 Maua Sama Tanzania Nakuelewa
4 Petra Ft. Victoria Kimani Kenya I got that
5 Rash Ft Ruff Kenya Nitachange
6 Sandra Nankoma Uganda kaddugala
7 Sheebah SASHA VYBZ Uganda Mummy Yo
8 Vibe ft MC Galaxy Rwanda Neza
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Bebe Cool Uganda Freedom
2 Diamond Platnumz Tanzania A boy from Tandale
3 HARMONIZE FT DIAMOND PLATNUMZ Tanzania KWANGWARU
4 Kagwe Mungai Ft. Niniola Kenya Till the end
5 Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra Kenya Rider
6 Nyashinski Kenya Bebi Bebi
7 RAYVANNY FT MAPHORISA & DJ BUCKZ Tanzania MAKULUSA
8 Yamiu Mola Ethiopia Wegegta
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Kenza Algeria Maliket Saba
2 Lyna Mahyem Algeria Boucan
3 Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz Algeria Bye Bye
4 Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh Egypt Ekaa Maksour
5 N-S feat Kafon Tunisia Daloula
6 Souhia Ben Lachhab Algeria Lik Manwalich
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Abu Ft. Yousta Egypt 3 Daqat
2 Balti ft Hamouda Tunisia Ya Lili
3 DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco Algeria Por Favor
4 Hamza El Fadly Morocco Ya Mraya
5 Lartiste ft Carolina Morocco Mafiosa
6 Muslim Morocco Mama
7 Saad Lamjarred Morocco Casablanca
8 Sofiane Ft. Maitre Gims Algeria Arafricain
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Ammara Brown Zimbabwe Akiliz
2 Babes Wodumu South Africa Ganda Ganda Ft. Mampintsha & Madanon
3 Lily Malawi Bad at Love
4 Mandisa Mamba Swaziland Party
5 Nadia Nakai South Africa Money Calling Ft. Frank Casino
6 Rouge South Africa Dololo Ft. Bigstar
7 Ruby the Pigeon Namibia Rorisang
8 Shekhinah South Africa Please Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Cassper Nyovest South Africa Ksazobalit
2 EXQ Zimbabwe Pahukama Ft. Jah Prayzah
3 Jah Prayzah Zimbabwe Nziyo Yerudo Ft. Yemi Alade
4 Kwesta South Africa Spirit Ft. Wale
5 Nasty C South Africa Jungle
6 Roberto Zambia Contolola Ft. Patoranking
7 Shane Eagle South Africa Let it Flow
8 Sibusiso Mashiloane South Africa Niza
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Angelique Kidjo Benin Once in a Lifetime
2 Aya Nakamura Mali Oumou Sangare
3 Becca Ghana Number One Ft. Mr. Eazi
4 Efya Ghana Mame Ft. Mr Eazi
5 Josey Cote d’Ivoire Jour J-O
6 Simi Nigeria Joromi
7 Tiwa Savage Nigeria Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
8 Viviane Chidid Senegal Marriage Force
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Davido Nigeria Fia
2 DJ Spinall Nigeria Nowo Ft. Wizkid
3 Djodje Cape Verde Be Mine Ft. Patoranking
4 King Promise Ghana CCTV Ft. Mugeez
5 Kuami Eugene Ghana Angela
6 Kwesi Arthur Ghana Grind Day Ft. Sarkodie & Medikal
7 MHD Guinea Bella Ft. Wizkid
8 Olamide Nigeria Wo!
9 Starboy Nigeria Soco Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid

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