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Davido Leads With 6! 2014 All Africa Music Awards Unveils Nominees

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  play Davido represents West Africa with his impressive nominations for the tracks “Aye & Tchelete” which dominated in five categories

The five regions of Africa gave an impressive account of their respective music industry as the 2014 Nominees’ List of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has been unveiled.

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Nigerian singer, Davido leads this year nominations at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). The 'Aye' singer is tied with South African duo Mafikizolo; who also have six nominations.

Davido represents West Africa with his impressive nominations for the tracks “Aye & Tchelete” which dominated in five categories, Artiste Of The Year, Song Of The Year (Aye), Best African Hip Hop Song (Aye), Best African Collaboration (Tchelete) and Best African Songwriter (Tchelete), while “Skelewu” earned him a comfortable spot in the Best Male Artist In West Africa category.

Among the well-known African music names on the nominees list are: Mafikizolo (South Africa) 6 nominations, Davido (Nigeria) 6 nominations, Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 2 nominations, Amr Diab (Egypt) 2 nominations, Zahara (South Africa) 3 nominations, Angelique Kidjo (Benin Republic) 2 nominations, Fally Ipupa (DRC) 1 nomination, Sarkodie (Ghana) 1 nomination, Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) 2 nominations, Uhuru (South Africa) 5 nominations and Mi Casa (South Africa) 4 nominations.

Leading the budding music acts on AFRIMA Nominees’ List is: TemiDollFace (Nigeria) 4 nominations, others are Wiyaala (Ghana) 3 nominations; Patoranking (Nigeria) 2 nominations; Davina Green (Zimbabwe) 1 nomination and Noura Mint Seymale (Mauritania) 2 nominations, among others.

Heavyweight African music producer, Don Jazzy (Nigeria) made the Africa Producer of the Year category for the song ‘Eminado’ alongside top contenders: Robbie Malinga & Mojela Thebe (South Africa) for ‘Impilo’; Uhuru (South Africa) for ‘Tchelete’; Mikky Me (Nigeria) ‘Down’ and Del’B (Nigeria) for ‘Pull Over’.

Check out the complete list below.

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Betty AknaEquatorial GuineaLembo La Mboka Ame
RenissCameroonC'est La Vie
Marole TchambaCameroonSacre Cameroun
Mani BellaCameroonPala Pala Woman
Laurette La PerleDemocratic Republic of CongoTerminus
GasandjiDemocratic Republic of CongoLibela

 

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Fally IpupaDemocratic Republic of CongoOriginal
Stanley EnowCameroonHein Pere
KOBAGABONKrash Le Grav K
Ben ArmstrongCameronYoung Prince

 

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA.

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Jackie ChandiruUgandaChampion
KazKenyaNiokoe
Muthoni the Drummer QueenKenyaNai Ni Ya Who
Size 8KenyaMoto
Vanessa MdeeTanzaniaCome Over
WahuKenyaFor You

 

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA. 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Dan AcedaKenyaAn E Yo
Diamond PlatnumzTanzaniaNumber One
Dr. Jose ChameleoneUgandaTubonge
KidumBurundiHali Na Mali
Maurice KiryaUgandaThe Blue Dress
Peter Msechu, featuring AminiTanzaniaNyota

 

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA. 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Aziza BrahimWestern SaharaJulud
Cheba KheiraAlgeriaChelfaouia
Noura Mint SeymaleMauritaniaTzenni
Samira SaidMoroccoMazal

 

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Ahmed SoultanMoroccoIt's Alright
Amr DiabEgyptEl Leila
Cheb BilalAlgeriaMa Nansakch
HakimEgyptEfred
MC MajhoulAlgeriaKtabi

 

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Cindy MunyaviZimbabweParere Moyo
Dama Do BlingMozambiqueMe Luv It
LiraSouth AfricaSomething Inside So Strong
Lizah James, featuring UhuruMozambiqueQuem Ti Mandou
MampiZambiaLove Recipe
ZaharaSouth AfricaImpilo

 

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Eddy TussaAngolaMargaride
Heavy K, featuring ProfessorSouth AfricaBeautiful War
Jah PrayzahZimbabweTsviriyo
Kueno AiondaAngolaIsabel
LawiMalawiWhistle Song
The Dogg, featuring ChestaNamibiaNuka

 

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WEST AFRICA. 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Angelique KidjoBeninShango Wa
Chidinma, featuring FlavourNigeriaOh Baby
WiyaalaGhanaRock My Body
NiyolaNigeriaToh Bad
OmawumiNigeriaMegbele
Tiwa Savage, featuring Don JazzyNigeriaEminado
   

 

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTIST IN WEST AFRICA 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Sarkodie, featuring CastroGhanaAdonai
DJ ArafatCote devoireGbinchin pintin
DareyNigeriaSpecial Fever
DavidoNigeriaSkelewu
FlavourNigeriaAda Ada
2FaceNigeriaDance in the Rain

 

CATEGORIES:  ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AlbumCountryArtiste
Merchants, Dealers and SlavesNigeriaBrymo
PhendulaSouth AfricaZahara
ReunitedSouth AfricaMafikizolo
Stand Like GiantsSouth AfricaThe Parlotones
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (BGEL)NigeriaOlamide

 

CATEGORIES: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

SONGWRITER(S)COUNTRYTRACK
Bulelwa MkutukanaSouth AfricaImpilo
David Adeleke, Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo KgosinkweNigeria and South AfricaTchelete
Kingsley Okonkwo and Ayodeji Ibrahim BalogunNigeriaPull Over
Olawale AshimiNigeriaDown
Paul Okoye and Peter OkoyeNigeriaPersonally
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana, Jon Savage and J. NobregaSouth AfricaSleepwalker

          

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN GROUP/ DUO/BAND 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Diali Cissokho and Kaira BaSenegalMbolo
Mafikizolo, featuring May DSouth AfricaHappiness
Mi CasaSouth AfricaJika
P-SquareNigeriaPersonally
Sauti SolKenyaNishike
Uhuru, featuring DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

South Africa

 

Y-tjukutja

 

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Davido and  MafikizoloNigeria and South Africa

Tchelete

 

Diamond Platnumz, featuring Davido

Tanzania and Nigeria

 

Number One

 

DJ Clock, featuring BeatenbergSouth AfricaPluto
Uhuru, featuring DJ Bucks, Oskido,Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

 South Africa

 

Y-tjukutja
D’Banj   and Friends19 countries in AfricaCocoa Na Chocolate
Mavins /Don JazzyNigeriaDorobucci

 

CATEGORY: MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
CodaSouth AfricaFat Boy
Davina GreenZimbabweEverytime
Isabel NovellaMozambiqueMoya
KakanaMozambiqueXiluva
TemiDollFaceNigeriaPata Pata
Wiyaala, featuring JupitarGhanaRock My Body

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Angelique KidjoBeninShango Wa
OlamideNigeriaEleda Mi
Erna ChimuNamibiaChant
GasandjiDemocratic Republic of CongoLibela
KakanaMozambiqueXiluva

Tsedenia

 

Ethiopia

 

Yefikir Girma

 

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
ACodaSouth AfricaFat Boy
GoldfishSouth AfricaThree Second Memory
Mi CasaSouth AfricaJika
TapsZimbabweWhen You Said Goodbye
The Dogg, featuring ChestNamibiaNuka

Uhuru, featuring DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor and Uri-Da-Cunh

 

South AfricaY-tjukutja   

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN HIP-HOP (SONG)

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
E.L.GhanaAyayaa
Ice PrinceNigeriaJambo
DavidoNigeriaAiye
Khuli Chana, featuring KayGizm and Fifi Cooper

South Africa

 

Mnatebawen

 

ManifestGhanaSomeway Bi
Muthoni the Drummer QueenKenyaNai Ni Ya Who

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN POP (A SONG)

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Carlprit, featuring JaickoZimbabweRemember to Forget
DJ Clock, featuring Beatenberg

South Africa

 

Pluto
ElaniKenyaKookoo
Mafikizolo, featuring May D

South Africa

 

Happiness

 

P-SquareNigeriaPersonally
TemiDollFaceNigeriaPata Pata

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Buffalo SouljahZimbabweBasawine
Burna BoyNigeriaYawa Dey
Dama Do BlingMozambiqueMe Luv It
PatorankingNigeriaGirlie O
Radio and WeaselUgandaBreath Away
Wiyaala, featuring JupitarGhanaRock My Body

 

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN RNB & SOUL 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Davina GreenZimbabweEverytime
Isabel NovellaMozambiqueMoya
Maurice KiryaUgandaThe Blue Dress
2FaceNigeriaDance in the Rain
Vanessa MdeeTanzaniaCome Over
WahuKenyaFor You

       

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
AdjiboyeBeninInna
Cheb BilalAlgeriaMa Nansakch
Yinka AyandaNigeriaIse Mi
HakimEgyptEfred
Noura Mint Seymale

Mauritania

 

Tzenni
The Nile ProjectEgypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, UgandaBi Wele Wele

               

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ROCK 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Dear ZimZimbabweIndiana
Shadow ClubSouth AfricaMelanielectriclove
Shaun JacobsSouth AfricaEnd of the Road
The Parlotones, featuring Khuli ChanaSouth Africa

Sleepwalker

 

Van Coke KartelSouth AfricaMoregloed

                    

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Gore Rapera, featuring Jah Prayzah

Zimbabwe

 

Fungisai

 

MarémaSenegalFemme d'affaires
MoniqueNigeriaPower Flow
Nikki LaoyeNigeriaOnly You
SessimeBeninMy Praise
Size 8KenyaMoto

         

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Benjamin Dube, featuring Nomakhuze Ndabula

South Africa

 

Yebo Linamandla

 

Bro Philemon, featuring Morris Baby Face

Ghana

 

It is Well

 

FloNigeriaTwale
PitsonKenyaLingale Ya Yeso

Jimmy Gait, featuring Papa Dennis

Pitson

Kenya

 

Makekes

 

Sebastian MagachaZimbabwe1+1

 

CATEGORY: BEST VIDEO 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
BazaSon and Principlez, featuring Sinayo Mhaya

South Africa

 

 

Afrika

BezNigeriaSay
Chidinma, featuring FlavourNigeriaOh Baby!
Mi CasaSouth AfricaJika
P-SquareNigeriaPersonally
TemiDollFaceNigeriaPata Pata

 

CATEGORY: REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
PatorankingNigeriaGirlie O
ElaniKenyaKookoo
Isabel NovellaMozambiqueMoya
TemidolfaceNigeriapatapata
Wiyaala, featuring JupitarGhanaRock My Body
KakanaMozambiqueKakana

 

CATEGORY: SONG OF THE YEAR 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
DavidoNigeriaAye
UhuruSouth AfricaY-tjukutja
P-squareNigeriaPersonally
Yemi AladeNigeriaJohnny
The Parlotones, featuring Khuli ChanaSouth AfricaSleepwalker
Davido and  MafikizoloNigeria & South AfricaTchelete
Kcee featuring WizkidNigeriaPull Over
Mi CasaSouth AfricaJika

 

CATEGORY: BEST TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MUSIC 

ARTISTECOUNTRYTRACK
Cheb BilalAlgeriaMa Nansakch
HakimEgyptEfred
AdjiboyeBeninInna
Yinka AyandaNigeriaIse MI
Noura Mint SeymaleMauritaniaTzenni
The Nile ProjectEgypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, UgandaBi Wele Wele

 

CATEGORY: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. 

PRODUCER(S)COUNTRYTRACK
Del'B NigeriaPull Over
Don JazzyNigeriaEminado
Mikky MeNigeriaDown
Robbie Malinga & Mojalefa ThebeSouth AfricaImpilo
Oskida and ShizziNigeriaTchelete

Vtek, Charles Duke, Mecca E,

Oscar, Rudeboy and Mr P    

NigeriaPersonally

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR 

ARTISTECOUNTRY
Angelique KidjoBenin
P-SquareNigeria
UhuruSouth Africa
Amr DiabEgypt
Maurice KiryaUganda
ZaharaSouth Africa
Mi CasaSouth Africa
Dan AcedaKenya
DavidoNigeria
MafikizoloSouth Africa
Tiwa SavageNigeria
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