Mzansi’s musos dominate AFRIMA 2021 nominations
With the prestigious All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) around the corner, South African musicians are leading the group of nominees in several major categories.
The AFRIMA is a combined effort by music professionals across the continent, hosted annually and are aimed at celebrating the rich and cultural musical heritage of the African continent, as Iziko previously reported.
The African Union, in partnership with the International Committee of the All African Music Awards, (AFRIMA), has formally unveiled the calendar of events for the upcoming 2021 edition of the awards ceremony. pic.twitter.com/oxSpAmZbDi
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This year, the awards feature 400 songs from various artists who have been nominated in the 30 continental and regional categories.
The event organisers have confirmed that the public voting for the AFRIMA is currently underway, nominations were officially opened on Monday, 27 September.
In partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), the AFRIMA have released the list of this year’s nominees and which lists South African superstars such as the duo, Blaq Diamond and Focalistic who are leading the wave with fifteen nominations in between them, excluding Makhadzi’s three nominations in huge categories.
— Ambitiouz Ent (@Ambitiouz_Ent) September 28, 2021
Sensational duo, Blaq Diamond have been nominated in eight categories for their hit song ‘Summer Yo Muthi’.
The Ambitiouz Entertainment (AE) signees, Blaq Diamond are nominated in the following categories;
- Best Male Artist in Southern Africa,
- Artist of the Year in Africa,
- Song of the Year,
- Producer of the Year in Africa,
- Best Artist in African Inspirational Music,
- Breakout Artist of the Year,
- Best Artist Duo or Group in African Pop and,
- Best African Duo, Group or Band.
In addition, fellow artists Kid Tini and Malome Vector will battle for honors in the category of Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional, and this brings a total of ten nominations for the AE.
South Africa’s Focalistic also made it to the top of the list in AFRIMA awards, snatching seven nominations for his hit song ‘Ke Star’ (Remix) which featured Nigerian’s Davido and his countryman Vigro Deep.
Other SA’s musos nominated in AFRIMA are the likes of Sjava, Makhadzi’s with three nominations, DJ Zinhle, and newbie Kamo Mphela, to name a few.
The 3-day awards will take place between November 19 and 21 in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be broadcast live across 84 television channels in over 100 countries.