All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 5th Awards Nominees Full List

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The globally-anticipated Nominees List for the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has been 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.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the AFRIMA Awards 2018 below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 Name of ArtisteCountryAlbum title
1Betty GEthiopiaWegegta
2BombinoNigerDeran
3Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaA Boy from Tandale
4LartisteMoroccoGrandestino
5Maitre GimsDRCCeinture Noire
6Mr. LeoCameroonLove Original
7ShekhinahSouth AfricaRose Gold
8SimiNigeriaSimisola

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

 Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Betty GEthiopiaWegegta
2DaphneCameroonMy Lover
3DavidoNigeriaFIA
4Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaSikomi
5KwestaSouth AfricaSpirit Ft. Wale
6Maître GimsDRCLa Meme Ft. Vianney
7Nasty CSouth AfricaJungle
8Saad LamjarredMoroccoCasablanca
9StarboyNigeriaSoco Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid
10Tiwa SavageNigeriaMa Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

 

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO

Name of Video DirectorTrack Title (Artiste)Country
1ArmsdealLet It Flow (Shane Eagle)South Africa
2Cedrick KaylaAffairage (Toofan)Togo
3Clarence PetersMelanin (Sauti Sol)Nigeria
4Felicite Ben Rejeb PriceDjango (Dadju Ft. Franglish)Congo
5Jacob BainNterini (Fatoumata Diawara)Mali
6Lebogang RasethabaMoney Calling (Nadia Nakai & Franck Casino)South Africa
7Meji AlabiMa Lo (Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid)Nigeria
8OneMovieNosso Momento (Bruna Tatiana)Angola
9Sasha VybzFreedom (Bebe Cool)Uganda
10SesanGringo (Shatta Wale)Nigeria
11Walid AyoubYa Mraya (Hamza El Fadly)Morocco

 

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1AfrotronixChadOyO Ft. Seydina
2Aya NakamuraMaliOumou Sangare
3Chick NickCameroonContrôler
4DadjuDRCBob Marley
5FranglishDRCElle
6Hazel MakMalawiJaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin
7L’AlgérinoAlgeriaVa Bene
8Oudy 1erGuineaTourner Kabato

 

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

Names of ArtistesCountryTrack Title
1Balti Ft. HamoudaTunisiaYa Lili
2DJ Moh Green Ft. MagascoAlgeria/CameroonPor Favor
3DJ Spinall & WizkidNigeriaNowo
4Fally Ipupa Ft. KeBlack & NazaDRCMannequin
5GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy KojoGhana/NigeriaAkwaaba
6Maître Gims Ft. VianneyDRC/FranceLa Meme
7Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & JidennaUS/South Africa/NigeriaParticula
8Nasty C & RuntownSouth Africa/NigeriaSaid
9Revolution & Magic SystemCote d’IvoireKelly
10Sauti Sol Ft. PatorankingKenya/NigeriaMelanin
11Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid & SpellzNigeriaMa Lo

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack Title
1Charlotte DipandaCameroonSista Ft. Yemi Alade
2DavidoNigeriaFIA
3Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaSikomi
4EXQZimbabweTsvigiri
5Ferre GolaDRCPremiere Classe
6JoseyCote d’IvoireJour J-O
7KidiGhanaOdo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
8Kizz DanielNigeriaNo Do
9L’AlgérinoAlgeriaVa Bene
10MafikizoloSouth AfricaLove Potion
11NandykivurugeTanzania
12TeknoNigeriaJogodo
13Wande CoalNigeriaSo Mi So

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY 
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack Title
1Black MGuineaBodyguard
2Cassper NyovestSouth AfricaKsazobalit
3Fally IpupaDRCEcole
4Ferre GolaDRCPremiere classe
5GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy KojoGhanaAkwaaba
6Mr P.NigeriaEbeano
7OlamideNigeriaScience Student
8Rouge (Rudi Smit)South AfricaArumtumtum
9RythmzCameroonFedeti
10ShekhinahSouth AfricaPlease Mr.
11ToofanTogoAffairage

 

BEST AFRICAN DJ

Name of DJCountryTrack Title
1AfrotronixChadOyO
2DJ ArafatCote d’IvoireDosabado
3DJ EnimoneyNigeriaDiet Ft. Tiwa Savage, Reminince & Slimcase
4DJ MaphorisaSouth AfricaMidnight Ft. DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly
5DJ Moh GreenAlgeriaPor Favor Ft. Magasco
6DJ Oudy 1erGuineaTourner Kabato
7DJ SpinallNigeriaNowo Ft. Wizkid
8DJ ZoumantoCameroonDo Like I Do Ft. Ko-C & Mimie
9VanMoroccoLive Your Dream  Ft. Dub Afrika

 

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1AfrotronixChadOyO
2AminuxMoroccoGhanjibo
3Babes WodumoSouth AfricaJiva Hezkombhede Ft. Duma Ntando & Mampintsha
4Distruction BoyzSouth AfricaOmunye Ft. Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
5DJ Enimoney, Tiwa Savage, Reminince & SlimcaseNigeriaDiet
6DJ MaphorisaSouth AfricaMidnight Ft. DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly
7Gold FishSouth AfricaTalk to Me
8GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy KojoGhanaAkwaaba
9LartisteMoroccoMafiosa  Ft. Carolina
10Master KGSouth AfricaSkeleton Move  Ft. Zanda Zakuza
11Mr. RealNigeriaLegbegbe
12PatorankingNigeriaAvailable

 

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND

Name of Duo/Group/BandCountryTrack Title
14KeusDRCMignon Garçon Ft. Naza, Keblack & Dry
2Distruction BoyzSouth AfricaOmunye Ft. Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
3FnaïreMoroccoSiri Siri
4H-KayneMoroccoDo What You Can’t Ft. Khaoula
5MafikizoloSouth AfricaLove Potion
6Mi CasaSouth AfricaNana
7RevolutionCote d’IvoireKelly Ft. Magic System
8RythmzCameroonFedeti
9Sauti SolKenyaMelanin Ft. Patoranking
10ToofanTogoMoney

 

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Black MGuineaMama
2Cassper NyovestSouth AfricaKsazobalit
3FalzNigeriaNext Ft. Maleek Berry & Medikal
4Khaligraph JonesKenyaRider Ft. Petra
5KwestaSouth AfricaSpirit Ft. Wale
6M.ANIFEST FT KING PROMISEGhanaME NE WOA
7MHDGuineaBodyguard Ft. Sidiki Diabaté
8MuslimMoroccoAji M3aya
9Nadia Nakai & Frank CasinoSouth AfricaMoney Calling
10Shane EagleSouth AfricaLet it Flow
11SofianeAlgeriaArafricain Ft. Maître Gims

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Alune WadeSenegalAfrican Fast Food
2Anabela AyaAngolaI Love You Bue
3Betty GEthiopiaMengedegna
4FadhileeKenyaAfirika
5Sibusiso MashiloaneSouth AfricaNiza

 

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Cassper NyovestSouth AfricaKsazobalit
2FalzNigeriaLa Fête
3Khaligraph JonesKenyaRider Ft. Petra
4MuslimMoroccoAji M3aya
5Nadia NakaiSouth AfricaNaaa Meeaan Ft. Cassper Nyovest
6Nasty CSouth AfricaJungle
7RougeSouth AfricaDololo Ft. Bigstar
8Shane EagleSouth AfricaLet it Flow

 

 

 

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
12BabaNigeriaAmaka Ft. Peruzzi
2AbuEgypt3 Daqat Ft. Yousra
3Ammara BrownZimbabweAkiliz
4Fally IpupaDRCMannequin  Ft. KeBlack & Naza
5Kuami EugeneGhanaAngela
6Lyna MahyemAlgeriaBye Bye Ft. Medi Meyz
7Maître GimsDRCLa Meme Ft. Vianney
8MHD & WizkidGuineaBella
9SimiNigeriaJoromi
10ToofanTogoMoney
11Vanessa MdeeTanzaniaWet Ft GNako

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN RAGGA, REGGAE & DANCEHALL
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Burna BoyNigeriaHeaven’s Gate Ft. Lily Allen
2Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaHallelujah Ft. Morgan Heritage
3DJ Moh GreenAlgeriaKondo Ft. Locko & Axel Tony
4Jah PrayzahZimbabweAngel Lo Ft. Jah Cure
5MzVeeGhanaSing My Name Ft. Patoranking
6PatorankingNigeriaSuh Different
7RobertoZambiaContolola Ft. Patoranking
8Sauti SolKenyaMelanin Ft Patoranking
9Shatta WaleGhanaGringo
10StonebwoyGhanaHero
11VanMoroccoLive Your Dream Ft. Dub Afrika

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R ‘N’ B & SOUL
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1AsikeyNigeriaDark
2Banky WNigeriaLove You Baby
3Bruna TatianaAngolaAmo-te
4DadjuDRCBob Marley
5Djodje & PatorankingCape VerdeBe Mine
6EmteeSouth AfricaMe and You Ft. Tiwa Savage
7LockoCameroonJe Serai La
8Patty MonroeSouth AfricaReminiscing
9PraizNigeriaChampagne and Flowers
10ShekhinahSouth AfricaPlease Mr.

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Angelique KidjoBeninOnce in a Lifetime
2Bebe CoolUgandaFreedom
3Betty GEthiopiaEre Manew
4FokofpolisiekarSouth AfricaKomma
5Hoba Hoba SpiritMoroccoJnouni
6Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu GhazalehEgyptEkaa Maksour
7RashKenyaNitachange Ft. Ruff

 

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1BombinoNigerTehigren (The Trees)
2Fatoumata DiawaraMaliNterini
3Harouna SamakeMaliTry Voice
4Irene NamatovuUgandaNsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi
5Raina RayMoroccoZhar
6Stephane AkamCameroonChe Woue
7TeniNigeriaFargin
8ThemindofayNigeriaSasa
9Wally SeckSenegalMirna
10WutahGhanaBronya

 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Amanda MalelaDRCKumama
2Charlotte DipandaCameroonSista Ft. Yemi Alade
3DJ LeeEthiopiaEtege
4Gloria MuliroKenyaNarudisha
5Janet OtienoKenyaNarudi
6OgechaNigeriaUfedo Mi
7Ruby The PigeonNamibiaRorisang
8Sandra NankomaUgandaKaddugala

 

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack Title
1Cobhams AsuquoNigeriaOne Hit
2Degg J ForceGuineaFale
3FalzNigeriaChild of the World
4Macky2ZambiaUmutima Wandi Ft. Ephraim & Njamba
5Mr. LeoCameroonPray
6Ochu SheggyTanzaniaMabusu Ya Yuda
7Prosper MenkoCameroonBelle Weh Ft. Protek Illasheva
8SarkodieGhanaGlory Ft. Yung
9Stephane AkamCameroonChe Woue
10WazihCameroonBe Happy

 

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack Title
1Amanda MalelaDRCKumama
2Blanche BailyCameroonBonBon
3DJ ZoumantoCameroonDo Like I Do Ft. Ko-C & Mimie
4Gaz MaweteDRCPaulina
5KidiGhanaOdo Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
6King PromiseGhanaCCTV Ft. Mugeez
7Ko-CCameroonBollo C’est Bollo
8Kuami EugeneGhanaConfusion
9LilyMalawiBad at Love
10Lyna MahyemAlgeriaByeBye Ft Medi Meyz
11TamyZimbabweBeautiful Ndozvandiri Ft. Takura & Dobba Don

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ProducerCountryTrack or Album Title
1David Scott, DJ Maphorisa, Shekhinah and Luke GoliathSouth AfricaRose Gold
2DJ KoreMoroccoCasablanca
3Fresh VDMTogoFia
4GuiltyBeatzGhanaAkwaaba
5KillertunesNigeriaNowo
6Laizer ClassicTanzaniaA Boy from Tandale
7Makwa 6eatsSouth AfricaSpirit
8NorthBoiNigeriaSoco
9Renaud RebillaudDRCLa Meme
10Yamiu MolaEthiopiaWegegta

 

 

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Name of ArtisteCountryTrack title
1Ammara BrownZimbabweAkiliz
2Aya NakamuraMaliDjadja
3Betty GEthiopiaEre Manew
4DadjuDRCGentlemen 2.0
5IyengaDRCSorry
6MayorkunNigeriaBobo
7MimieCameroonJe m’en Fous
8ShekhinahSouth AfricaPlease Mr.
9Soul BangsGuineaKameremba
10VegedreamCote d’IvoireLa Fuite Ft. DJ Leska

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

ArtisteTrack TitleCountry
1DaphneMy LoverCameroon
2DavidoFIANigeria
3GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy KojoAkwaabaGhana
4Kwesta Ft. WaleSpiritSouth Africa
5Maître Gims Ft. VianneyLa MemeDRC
6Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & JidennaParticulaSouth Africa
7Nasty C & RuntownSaidSouth Africa/Nigeria
8Saad LamjarredCasablancaMorocco
9Sauti Sol Ft. PatorankingMelaninKenya
10Starboy Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & WizkidSocoNigeria
11Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & SpellzMa LoNigeria

 

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR

Name of SongwriterCountrySong Title (& Artiste)
1Cobhams AsuquoNigeriaOne Hit (Cobhams Asuquo)
2Daphne Nije, SalatielCameroonJusqu’à la Gare (Daphne)
3Maître Gims, Vianney, Renaud RebillaudDRCLa Meme (Maître Gims Ft. Vianney)
4NandyTanzaniakivuruge
5Nasibu Abdul Juma IssaackTanzaniaSikomi (Diamond Platnumz)
6Saim El-HadjAlgeriaYa Mraya (Hamza El Fadly)
7Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya IISouth AfricaDifferent (Shekhinah Ft. Mariechan)
8SimisolaNigeriaComplete Me (Simi)
9VenancioAngolaAmo-te (Bruna Tatiana)

 

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE

Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Afro BCote d’IvoireDrogba (Joanna) Ft. Wizkid
2AKASouth AfricaFela in Versace Ft. Kiddominant
3AminuxMoroccoGhanhibo
4Hardy CaprioSierra LeoneBest Life Ft. One Acen
5Heavy KSouth AfricaIndie Ft. Bucie & Nokwazi
6IAMDBBAngolaShade
7J HusGambiaDark Vader
8Kojo FundsGhanaStallin’
9Maleek BerryNigeriaPon My Mind
10Nedy MusicTanzaniaOne and Only Ft. Ruby
11Not3sNigeriaMy Lover
12Ommy DimpozTanzaniaYanje featuring Seyi Shay
13PhynoNigeriaN.W.A.  Ft. Wale
14Winky DZimbabweNgirozi Ft Vabati VaJehovah
15Yxng BaneAngola/DRCVroom

 

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Amanda MalelaDRCKumama
2Anabela AyaAngolaI love you Bue
3Blanche BailyCameroonBonBon
4Bruna TatianaAngolaAmo-te
5Charlotte Dipanda ft  Yemi AladeCameroonSista
6DaphneCameroonJusqu’à La Gare
7IyengaDRCSorry
8ShuraCameroonAllez Dire
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1AFROTRONIXChadDYD
2Belamy Paluku (DRC)DRCBlood Brothers
3DadjuDRCBob Marley
4FALLY IPUPA FT KEBACK& NAZDRCMANNEQUIN
5GAZ MAWETEDRCPAULINA
6LockoCameroonJe Serai La
7MagascoCameroonSokoto
8Maite Gims Ft. VianneyDRCLa Meme
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Betty GEthiopiaMengedegna
2Irene namatovuUgandaNsambila nyuma nga janzi
3Maua SamaTanzaniaNakuelewa
4Petra Ft. Victoria KimaniKenyaI got that
5Rash Ft RuffKenyaNitachange
6Sandra NankomaUgandakaddugala
7Sheebah SASHA VYBZUgandaMummy Yo
8Vibe ft MC GalaxyRwandaNeza
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Bebe CoolUgandaFreedom
2Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaA boy from Tandale
3HARMONIZE FT DIAMOND PLATNUMZTanzaniaKWANGWARU
4Kagwe Mungai Ft. NiniolaKenyaTill the end
5Khaligraph Jones Ft. PetraKenyaRider
6NyashinskiKenyaBebi Bebi
7RAYVANNY FT MAPHORISA & DJ BUCKZTanzaniaMAKULUSA
8Yamiu MolaEthiopiaWegegta
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1KenzaAlgeriaMaliket Saba
2Lyna MahyemAlgeriaBoucan
3Lyna Mahyem ft Medi MeyzAlgeriaBye Bye
4Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu GhazalehEgyptEkaa Maksour
5N-S feat KafonTunisiaDaloula
6Souhia Ben LachhabAlgeriaLik Manwalich
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Abu Ft. YoustaEgypt3 Daqat
2Balti ft HamoudaTunisiaYa Lili
3DJ Moh Green Ft. MagascoAlgeriaPor Favor
4Hamza El FadlyMoroccoYa Mraya
5Lartiste ft CarolinaMoroccoMafiosa
6MuslimMoroccoMama
7Saad LamjarredMoroccoCasablanca
8Sofiane Ft. Maitre GimsAlgeriaArafricain
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Ammara BrownZimbabweAkiliz
2Babes WodumuSouth AfricaGanda Ganda Ft. Mampintsha & Madanon
3LilyMalawiBad at Love
4Mandisa MambaSwazilandParty
5Nadia NakaiSouth AfricaMoney Calling Ft. Frank Casino
6RougeSouth AfricaDololo Ft. Bigstar
7Ruby the PigeonNamibiaRorisang
8ShekhinahSouth AfricaPlease Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Cassper NyovestSouth AfricaKsazobalit
2EXQZimbabwePahukama Ft. Jah Prayzah
3Jah PrayzahZimbabweNziyo Yerudo Ft. Yemi Alade
4KwestaSouth AfricaSpirit Ft. Wale
5Nasty CSouth AfricaJungle
6RobertoZambiaContolola Ft. Patoranking
7Shane EagleSouth AfricaLet it Flow
8Sibusiso MashiloaneSouth AfricaNiza
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1Angelique KidjoBeninOnce in a Lifetime
2Aya NakamuraMaliOumou Sangare
3BeccaGhanaNumber One Ft. Mr. Eazi
4EfyaGhanaMame Ft. Mr Eazi
5JoseyCote d’IvoireJour J-O
6SimiNigeriaJoromi
7Tiwa SavageNigeriaMa Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
8Viviane ChididSenegalMarriage Force
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Name of ArtistCountryTrack title
1DavidoNigeriaFia
2DJ SpinallNigeriaNowo Ft. Wizkid
3DjodjeCape VerdeBe Mine Ft. Patoranking
4King PromiseGhanaCCTV Ft. Mugeez
5Kuami EugeneGhanaAngela
6Kwesi ArthurGhanaGrind Day Ft. Sarkodie & Medikal
7MHDGuineaBella Ft. Wizkid
8OlamideNigeriaWo!
9StarboyNigeriaSoco Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid

 

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