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Saturday, 9 October 2021

NEWS: AFRIMMA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES 2021 UNVEIL THEME FOR CEREMONY ‘Flavors of Africa’

 


The 8th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is set to hold on November 14th, 2021. Celebrating African music and African music artists has been the fuel behind AFRIMMA awards, and the body has consistently uplifted African music on the world stage since inception. It is set to be another historic AFRIMMA edition this year as African stars hoist their country’s flags in different categories of nominations. 

African music continues an upwards surge internationally as talented African music artists blessed the world with beautiful music all year round. AFRIMMA 2021 Nominations cast the net wide and far over the various talents that are abound the continent with deserving artists earning recognition for honing their craft. Fresh faces like Ayra Starr, Black Sheriff, Yaw Tog join decorated winners like Fally Ipupa, Wizkid, Diamond Platnumz on the 2021 nominations list and the North African category has been brought back this year. 

Speaking further on AFRIMMA 2021, Anderson Obiagwu the founder of the biggest African Music Awards ceremony Africa stated that “We are committed to crossing boundaries with music as ever, the world has been through a lot in this season of pandemic, but music has been a constant ray of light through dark times. African artists are at the forefront now and this is the time to even push harder for African music to be the biggest genre in the world”. This year’s theme is ‘Flavors of Africa’ as Afrimma brings together the different flavors of Africa to create a festival of beautiful music. The countdown is on to the 14th of November 2021 and the voting has been declared open on www.afrimma.com. It is AFRIMMA 2021 and it comes with the flavours of Africa.

 

 


Best Male West Africa

 

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria 

 

Kidi - Ghana

 

Burna Boy – Nigeria 

 

Davido– Nigeria

 

Wizkid – Nigeria 

 

Rema -Nigeria   

 

Wally Seck– Senegal

 

Sarkodie – Ghana

 

 

 

Best Female West Africa

 

Adina– Ghana

 

Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

 

Zeynab – Benin 

 

Simi – Nigeria 

 

Yasmine- Guinea Bissau

 

Dior Mbaye – Senegal 

 

Mz Vee – Ghana

 

Tems– Nigeria 

 

 

 

Best Male East Africa 

 

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

 

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania 

 

Ali Kiba – Tanzania 

 

The Ben – Rwanda 

 

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya 

 

Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia

 

Otile Brown – Kenya 

 

Meddy – Rwanda

 

 

 

Best Female East Africa 

 

Nadia Mukami – Kenya 

 

Vinka – Uganda 

 

Zuchu – Tanzania

 

Nandy – Tanzania 

 

Sheebah Karungi – Uganda 

 

Nikita Kering – Kenya 

 

Tanasha Donna – Kenya

 

Knowles Butera - Rwanda

 

 

 

 

Best Male Central Africa

 

Gaz Mawete – Congo 

 

Innos’ B – Congo

 

TayC – Cameroon

 

Fally Ipupa - Congo 

 

Dadju - Congo 

 

Salatiel – Cameroon

 

Toofan – Togo

 

Ko – C -Cameroon

 

 

Best Female Central Africa

 

Coco Argentee – Cameroon 

 

Shan’L -Gabon

 

Daphne - Cameroon

 

Mayra Andrade - Cape Verde

 

Liloca- Mozambique

 

Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde

 

Mimie- Cameroon

 

Blanche Bailly - Cameroun

 

 

 

Best Male Southern Africa

 

Focalistic - South Africa 

 

Slap Dee - Zambia 

 

Cassper Nyovest- South Africa

 

Shimza - South Africa

 

Jah Prayzah - Zimbabwe

 

Tha Dogg – Namibia

 

Sjava – South Africa 

 

Anselmo Ralph - Angola

 

 

 

Best Female Southern Africa

 

DBN Gogo – South Africa 

 

Ammara Brown - Zimbabwe 

 

Lady Du - South Africa 

 

Shashl – Zimbabwe

 

Sally BossMadam – Namibia

 

Gemma Griffiths – Zimbabwe

 

Elaine – South Africa

 

Edmazia – Angola 

 

 

 

Best Male North Africa 

 

El Grande Toto – Morocco 

 

Baiti – Tunisia 

 

Hamaki – Egypt

 

Saad Lamdjareed – Morocco

 

Soolking – Algeria 

 

Mouh Milano – Algeria 

 

Akram Hosny – Egypt 

 

 

Best Female North Africa 

 

Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria 

 

Emel – Tunisia 

 

Marwa Loud – Morocco

 

Sandy – Egypt

 

Latifa – Tunisia

 

Ruby – Egypt 

 

Najoua Belyzel – Morocco 

 

Asma Lmnawar - Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

 

Burna Boy–Nigeria 

 

Aya Nakamura - Mali/France 

 

Dave - Nigeria/UK

 

Wizkid–Nigeria 

 

Headie One – Ghana/UK

 

S. Pri Noir - Guinea Bissau/France 

 

Tems – Nigeria

 

Dadju – Congo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Newcomer

 

Yaw Tog- Ghana   

 

Ruger – Nigeria

 

Black Sheriff – Ghana

 

Ayra Starr – Nigeria 

 

Marioo – Tanzania

 

Kamo Mphela – South Africa

 

Nviiri the Storyteller - Kenya

 

Busta 929 – South Africa

 

 

 

 

Artist of The Year 

 

Burna Boy – Nigeria

 

Fally Ipupa - Congo 

 

Diamond Platnumz - Tanzania

 

Wizkid - Nigeria

 

Aya Nakamura - Mali/France

 

El Grande Toto – Morocco 

 

Tay C- Cameroon 

 

Dadju – Congo

 

 

 

 

Best Gospel 

 

Mercy Chinwo - Nigeria

 

Joe Mettle - Ghana

 

Miguel Buila - Angola

 

Icha Kavons - Congo  

 

Diana Hamilton – Ghana 

 

DJ Kerozen – Ivory Coast

 

Tim Godfrey – Nigeria 

 

Sinach – Nigeria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Live Act

 

Flavour - Nigeria 

 

Sauti Sol - Kenya 

 

Stonebwoy - Ghana

 

Yemi Alade - Nigeria 

 

Burna Boy – Nigeria

 

Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

 

Fally Ipupa– Congo

 

Focalistic – South Africa

 

 

 

 

BEST FEMALE RAP ACT

 

Nadia Nakai  – South Africa

 

Sampa the Great – Zambia

 

Rosa Ree – Tanzania

 

Bombshell Grenade – Zambia

 

Askia – Cameroon

 

Eno Barony – Ghana

 

Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya

 

Ms Banks – Nigeria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Male Rap Act

 

Olamide - Nigeria 

 

Sarkodie - Ghana 

 

Moobers - Angola

 

Nasty C - South Africa 

 

Khaligraph Jones - Kenya 

 

Fik Fameica – Uganda

 

Phyno – Nigeria 

 

Yanga Chief – South Africa

 

 

 

Best Collaboration

 

Focalistic x Davido – ‘Ke Star’ Remix

 

Dadju ft Tiskola - ‘Dieu Merci’

 

Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz x Fally Ipupa – Berna  

 

Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku

 

Bella Shmurda x Zlatan – Cash App

 

Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming 

 

Diamond Platnumz ft Koffi Olomide - Waah

 

Serge Ibaka x Tay C – Leggo 

 

 

 

 

Song of The Year 

 

Focalistic x Davido – ‘Ke Star’ Remix

 

Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling 

 

Calema ft Perola , Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa – Kua Buaru

 

Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku

 

Tay C – Le Temps 

 

Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming 

 

Wizkid ft Tems & Justin Beiber – Essence Remix

 

Nviiri the Storyteller ft Bien – Niko Sawa 

 

 

 

Best Video Director

 

Dr Nkeng Stephens - Cameroon

 

Deska Torres - Kenya 

 

TG Omori - Nigeria 

 

David Duncan- Ghana

 

Sasha Vybz - Uganda

 

Director Kenny – Tanzania

 

Dammy Twitch - Nigeria

 

Ofentse Mwase – South Africa

 

 

 

 

Best Dj Africa

 

DJ Spinall - Nigeria 

 

DJ Zinhle - South Africa

 

DJ Dollar – Senegal 

 

DJ Soupamodel - Nigeria 

 

DJ Big N – Nigeria

 

Major League DJz – South Africa

 

DJ Kess – Ghana

 

DJ Moh Spice – Kenya

 

 

 

Best African Dj USA

 

 

DJ Ecool - Nigeria 

 

DJ Shinski - Kenya 

 

Dj Buka – Nigeria 

 

DJ Moh – Ivory Coast

 

DJ Tunez - Nigeria

 

DJ Akua – Ghana

 

DJ K Meta – Ethiopia 

 

Dj Oreo – Nigeria 

 

 

 

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

 

Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz x Fally Ipupa – Berna 

 

Tay C – Le Temps 

 

Teni – Hustle

 

Mz Vee – Baddest Boss

 

Zuchu – Sukari 

 

Ray Vanny x Innos’B – Kelebe 

 

Rema – Bounce 

 

Wizkid ft Tems - Essence

 

 

 

Music Producer of The Year

 

Kimamba – Tanzania

 

P.Prime– Nigeria 

 

S2kizzy- Tanzania

 

Salatiel - Cameroon

 

London– Nigeria 

 

JazziQ – South Africa 

 

Richie Mensah - Ghana

 

Dj Maphorisa – South Africa

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