AFRIMMA 2023: Nominees Announced, See Full List

Celebrating African Music Excellence, Full List of Nominees Revealed For The Prestigious Awards

The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is back, marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, AFRIMMA has championed the cause of African music, recognizing and celebrating the immense talent that exists across the continent and in the diaspora. This prestigious event has not only celebrated established musicians but has also provided a launchpad for many rising stars, contributing to the growth and evolution of African music on the global stage.

The 2023 edition of the AFRIMMA Awards is drawing closer, and the organizers have unveiled the full list of nominees. The list features a diverse range of artists from various African countries, representing the rich tapestry of sounds and cultures from the continent. Notable nominees for the Best Male West Africa category include Black Sheriff from Ghana, Adekunle Gold from Nigeria, and King Promise from Ghana. The Best Female West Africa category sees strong contenders like Tems from Nigeria, Gyakie from Ghana, and Tiwa Savage from Nigeria.

East Africa is also well represented with nominees like Lij Michael from Ethiopia, Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, and Nadia Mukami from Kenya. Central Africa boasts of talents like Trex from Angola, Fally Ipupa from Congo DR, and Perola from Angola. The southern region of the continent sees nominees like Costa Titch from South Africa, Macky2 from Zambia, and Ami Faku from South Africa.

In addition to individual categories, there are also nominations for Best African Group, Best Collaboration, and Song of the Year. The latter features hits like “Unavailable” by Davido ft. Musa Keys and “People” by Libianca.

See Full List Of Nominees

Category Nominees

Best Male West Africa

Black Sheriff (Ghana)
Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)
BNXN (Nigeria)
King Promise (Ghana)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)

Best Female West Africa

Ammarae (Ghana)
Tems (Nigeria)
Gyakie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Male East Africa

Lij Michael (Ethiopia)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Harmonize (Tanzania)

Best Female East Africa

Maua Sama (Tanzania)
Nadia Mukami (Kenya)
Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best Male Central Africa

Trex (Angola)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Calema (Sao Tome)

Best Female Central Africa

Perola (Angola)
Liloca (Mozambique)
Libianca (Cameroon)

Best Male Southern Africa

Costa Titch (South Africa)
Macky2 (Zambia)
AKA (South Africa)

Best Female Southern Africa

Ami Faku (South Africa)
DJ Zinhle (South Africa)
Makhadzi (South Africa)

Best Male North Africa

Wegz (Egypt)
Soolking (Algeria)
DJ Snake (Algeria)

Best Female North Africa

Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Faouzia (Morocco)
Ruby (Egypt)

Artist of the Year

Asake (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (Congo)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best Gospel

Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Piesie Esther (Ghana)
Christina Shusho (Tanzania)

Best Live Act

Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best African Group

Disco Misr (Egypt)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
The Cavemen (Nigeria)

AFRIMMA Album of the Year

Davido – Timeless
Ammarae – Fountain
Stonebwoy – 5th Dimension

Best Female Rap Act

Nata (Sierra Leone)
Eno Barony (Ghana)
Rosa Ree (Tanzania)

Best Male Rap Act

OdumoduBlvck (Nigeria)
Black Sheriff (Ghana)
Blaqbonez (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration

Davido x Musa Keys – Unavailable
Rema ft Selena Gomez – Calm Down Remix

Best Video Director

Hanscana (Tanzania)
TG Omori (Nigeria)
Dammy Twitch (Nigeria)

Best DJ Africa

DJ Spinall (Nigeria)
DJ Dollar (Senegal)
Major League DJs (South Africa)

Best African Dancer

Masaka Dance Kids (Uganda)
Poco Lee (Nigeria)
Ghetto Kids (Uganda)

Best Lusophone

Trex (Angola)
Mr Bow (Mozambique)
C4 Pedro (Angola)

The AFRIMMA Awards weekend promises to be a grand affair filled with excitement, emotions, and extraordinary performances. As artists and fans gather, they will not only celebrate the achievements of the past but also set the stage for the next decade of excellence and creativity in African music.

For all those who have been part of this incredible journey and for those who are yet to discover the beauty and richness of African music, the 10-year anniversary celebration of AFRIMMA Awards weekend promises an unforgettable experience.

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