(AFRIMA) has revealed Davido, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Simi, Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Teni, Yemi Alade and Niniola with other international artistes nominated for 2019 edition of the prestigious award.
This was made known yesterday at press conference held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, by AFRIMA’s Associate Producer, Aderele Niyi.
Niyi said that the nominees that cut across Western, Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern Africa were carefully picked after rigorous screenings by a group of professional jury.
She said that some of the criteria used in arriving at the nominees include fairness, creativity, excellence, integrity, originality of their music, authenticity, which must reveal African concept, among other things.
According to her, the world music festival will hold between November 21 and November 23, 2019 in a country that will be announced next month.
“This is going to be the 6th edition of AFRIMA and I can say that it has been getting better each year; this year’s edition promises to be a unique one,” she said.
For the best male artistes from West Africa, the following were nominated: Burna boy with his song “Ye,” Davido’s “Wonder Woman,” Kizz Daniel’s “Madu,” and 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 Cameroon; and Magasco also from the Cameroon.
Others are Maitre Gims from Congo; Rui Orlando from Angola; Niska from Congo Brazzaville; Salatiel from 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 Cameroon; and Bruna Tatiana from Angola.
Included are Charlotte Dipand also from Cameroon; Daphine from 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 are 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.
Best male artistes nominated 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.
- are Shyn from Madagascar; WCB Wasafi, Rayvanny and Mbosso from Tanzania and Nyashinski from Kenya.