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AFRIMA 2016 Wizkid, Tekno, Brymo lead regional nominees list

The categories are to be keenly contested as all artistes have done duly well under period in review.

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Following an intense adjudication process of nominees selection, the African Union and the 13-man international jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have unveiled the official nominees list for the 2016 edition of the continent's leading music awards.

The Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions have been released while the nominees in the continental categories will follow suit seven days after.

Public voting for the nominees in the different categories of the awards will open on August 30. In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, the AFRIMA 3.0. calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016 will include the Africa Music Summit on Friday, November 4, and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars.

The grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with over 2,500 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.

Here are the lists out now:

Regional Categories

Best Male Artiste  Central Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

C4 Pedro

Angola

Spetxa One

Ferre Gola

DRC

Tucheze

Franko

Cameroon

Coller La Petite

Jovi

Cameroon

Zele

Nelson Freitas

Angola

Miuda Linda

Wax Dey

Cameroon

SakaMakossa

Werasson

DRC

YoTe

 

Best Female Artiste, Central Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Bruna Tatiana

Angola

PometoMudar

Daphne Ndolo

Cameroon

Ndolo

Mani Bella

Cameroon

Qui ChercheTronve

Naomi Achu

Cameroon

Busy Body

Reniss

Cameroon

La Sauce

Syssi Mananga

DRC

Juste Un Peu

 

Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Amal Maher

Egypt

EzayFatetny

Angham

Egypt

WahdaKam La

Latifa

Tunisia

YaHayati

Samira Said

Morocco

Mahassalsh

Sarah Ayoub

Morocco

Ahwak

 

Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Ahmed Soultan

Morocco

Afrobian

Ahmed Chawki

Morocco

Tsunami

Amir Diab

Egypt

Al Qahira Cairo

AymanAlatar

Libya

Fi GalbiKalam

DJ Van FT  Tyrane

Morocco

#Woman

HatimAmmor

Morocco

Alawal

H-Name

Morocco

WachRakNachet

 

Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Lira

South Africa

Let there be Light

Lizha James

Mozambique

Chocolate

Palu Chihera

Zimbabwe

Nemoyo

Sally Boss Madam

Namibia

Natural

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

Zonke

South Africa

Reach it

 

Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

AKA

South Africa

Composure

Anatii & CassperNyovest

South Africa

Jump

Black Coffee

South Africa

Come with me

Dizu Plaaties

South Africa

Inkomo

DJ Maphorisa

South Africa

Soweto Baby

Jay Prayzah

Zimbabwe

Hello

 

Best Female Artiste, Western Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Adiouza

Senegal

Daddy

Aramide

Nigeria

I don’t care

Niniola

Nigeria

J’ete

Josey

Ivory Coast

Diplome

Seyi Shay

Nigeria

Right Now

Temi Doll Face

Nigeria

School Your Face

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start to Talk

YemiAlade

Nigeria

Na Go De

 

Best Male Artiste,Western Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Brymo

Nigeria

In The City

Flavour

Nigeria

Dance

Okyeame  Kwame

Ghana

Small Small

Sarkodie

Ghana

Hand to Mouth

Sidikiba Diabate Fais Moi

Mali

Confiance

Tekno

Nigeria

Duro

Wizkid

Nigeria

Final Baba Nla

 

Best Female Artist Eastern Africa

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK TITLE

Avril

Kenya

No stress

Cindy Sanyu

Uganda

Still standing

Fikeraddis Nekatebeb

Ethiopia

Misekir

Irene Ntale

Uganda

Omukwano Gw’ekilo

Juliana Kanyomozi

Uganda

Twalina Omukwano

Victoria Kimani

Kenya

Booty Bounce

 

Best African Collaboration

ARTISTE

COUNTRY

TRACK

Ahmed Soultan Ft. Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Mehdi Nassouli

Morocco

Afrobian

Amine Aub & Masta Flow

Morocco

Feel the Same

Amine Aub Ft Papa Wemba and DJ Youcef

Morocco

Kanya Ma Kan

Eddy Kenzo Ft. Niniola

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Flavour Ft Selebobo

Nigeria

Mmege Mmege

Francois Van Coke Ft. Arno Carstens

South Africa

Ek Weet Nie

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Small Small

Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas

Ghana

Bra

Tiwa Savage Ft Dr. Sid

Nigeria

If I Start to Talk

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Electro

Artiste

Country

Track

Black Coffee

South Africa

Come with me

DJ Maphorisa

South Africa

Soweto Baby

Djeff Afrozila

Angola

So Blessed

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Renato Xtrova

Angola

Love Affair

Such

Zimbabwe

You

 

Best African Jazz

Artiste

Country

Track

Bokani Dyer

South Africa

Vuvu zela

Carmen Souza

Cabo Verde

Cape Verdean blues

Jimmy Dludlu

South Africa

Ha Deva

Kunle Ayo

Nigeria

Happy to Know You

Moreira Chonguica

Mozambique

Ngoma

Oum

Morocco

Ah Wah

Ray Lema Quintet

Democratic Republic of Congo

Head bug

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

Artiste

Country

Track

Agende

Uganda

Ziza Bafana

Anteneh Minalu

Ethiopia

 Wayo

Cindy Sanyu

Uganda

Still Standing

Dufla Diligon ft Cindy Sanyu

Kenya

Tempo

Montess

Cameroon

In Love With A Gun

Patoranking

Nigeria

No Kissing

Stonebwoy

Ghana

Go Higher

T-Smallz

Gambia

Guewel

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Hip-Hop

Artist

Country

Track

AKA

South Africa

Composure

CiCi Bala

Botswana

Lebanta

E.L

Ghana

King Without a Crown

H-Name

Morocco

Wach Rak Nachet?

Jizzle

Gambia

Man of the Year

Jovi

Cameroon

Zélé

Sarkodie

Ghana

Hand to Mouth

Stanley Enow

Cameroon

Work Hard

YCEE

Nigeria

Omo Alhaji

Zona 5

Angola

Pablo

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African RnB & Soul

Artiste

Country

Track

Aramide

Nigeria

I Don't Care

Butera Knowless

Rwanda

Konashize

Henok & Mehari Brothers

Ethiopia

Ewèdi Shalèhu

Iyanya

Nigeria

Type of Woman

Kiss Daniel

Nigeria

Mama

Korede Bello Ft Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

Romantic

Lira

South Africa

Let There Be Light

Niniola 

Nigeria

J'ètè

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

Gentlemen

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Tjan

Nigeria

Aduke

Zonke

South Africa

Reach It

 

Songwriter of the Year In Africa

Songwriter

Country

Track & (Artist)

Bulelwa Mkutukana

South Africa

Imali  (Zahara)

Eddy Kenzo & Niniola

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo (Eddy Kenzo & Niniola)

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal (Hatim Ammor)

Kwame Nsiah Apau

Ghana

Small Small (Kwame Okyeame Ft Mzvee)

Lerato Molapo

South Africa

Let There Be Light (Lira)

Naseeb Abdul Juma

Tanzania

Utanipenda (Diamond Platnumz)

Olawale Ashimi

Nigeria

In the City (Brymo)

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabate)

Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza

South Africa

Colours of Africa (Mafikizolo, Diamond, DJ Maphorisa)

Unique

Uganda

Njogereza (Navio)

 

Producer of the Year

Producer

Track (Artiste)

Country

DJ Coublon

Duro (Tekno)

Nigeria

DJ Maphorisa

Soweto Baby (DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz)

South Africa

DJ Van

#Woman (DJ Van & Tyrane)

Morocco

Don Jazzy

If I Start To Talk (Tiwa Savage)

Nigeria

Fortune Dane

Hand To Mouth  (Sarkodie)

Ghana

Kuseim

Mbilo Mbilo remix (Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola)

Uganda

Masterkraft

Finally (Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie)

Nigeria

Sidikiba Diabaté

Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabaté)

Mali

Young John

Baba Nla (Wizkid)

Nigeria

 

Revelation of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aminux

Morocco

Makayen Ma

E.L

Ghana

King Without a Crown

Emtee

South Africa

Roll Up

Falz

Nigeria

Bad Baddo Baddest

Simi

Nigeria

Love Don't Care

Yamato Band

Tanzania

Cheza Kwa Madoido

Zani Challe ft. Patoranking

Malawi

Single Tonight

 

Song of the Year In Africa

Track

Artist

Country

Alawal

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Duro

Tekno

Nigeria

Fais Moi Confiance

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Final (Baba Nla)

Wizkid

Nigeria

If I Start to Talk

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

Imali

Zahara

South Africa

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Njogereza

Navio

Uganda

Small Small

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Soweto Baby

DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz

South Africa

Utanipenda

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

 

Album of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Album

Ahmed Soultan

Morocco

Afrobian

Music Has No Boundaries

C4 Pedro

Cameroon

Spectxa One

King C.K.W.A

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Home Sweet Home

Sauti Sol

Kenya

Live and Die in Afrika

Live and Die in Afrika

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Diabateba Music Vol. 1

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To talk

R.E.D (Deluxe Edition)

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Na Gode

Mama Africa (Diary of An African Woman)

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

Country Girl

Zonke

South Africa

Reach it

Work of Heart

 

Artiste of the Year

Artiste

Country

Track

Black Coffee

South Africa

Come With Me

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

Utanipenda

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Mbilombilo Remix

Hatim Ammor

Morocco

Alawal

Navio

Uganda

Njogereza

Sarkodie

Ghana

Hand To Mouth

Sidikiba Diabaté

Mali

Fais Moi Confiance

Tekno

Nigeria

Duro

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To Talk

Wizkid

Nigeria

Final (Baba Nla)

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

 

Video of the Year

Video

Director

Artiste

Country

Come With Me

Stacey Lee

Black Coffee Ft Mque

South Africa

Dogo Yaro

Pascal Aka

VVIP Ft Samini

Ghana

Ek Weet Nie

Hunter Kennedy

Francois Van Coke Ft Arno Carstens

South Africa

Gentleman

Mex

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

King Without a Crown

Phamousphilms

E.L.

Ghana

Mbilo Mbilo remix

Mex

Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola

Uganda

Mmege Mmege

Clarence Peters

Flavour Ft Selebobo

Nigeria

School Your Face

Damola Adelaja

Temi Dollface

Nigeria

 

Most Promising Artiste

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aub

Morocco

Feel the Same

Antenehminalu

Ethiopia

Wayo

Bisa Kdei

Ghana

Mansa

Butera Knowless

Rwanda

Konashize

Elzo Jamdong

Senegal

Assiko Flow

Nuru

Ghana

All in a Moment

Ric Hassani

Nigeria

Gentlemen

Sat B

Burundi

Nyampinga

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Pop

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aminux

Morocco

Makayen Ma

Amine Aub

Morocco

Feel the same

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

Utanipenda

Jose Chameleone

Uganda

Agatako

Tekno

Nigeria

Duro

Wizkid

Nigeria

Final (Baba Nla)

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Rock

Artiste

Country

Track

Amine Aub & Masta Flow

Morocco

Kanya Ma Kan

Dark Suburb, Featuring Wiyaala

Ghana

Mama

Francois Van Coke, Ft Arno Carstens

South Africa

Ek Weet Nie

Jano Band

Ethiopia

Darigne

Kanyeki

Kenya

Murata

Lionel Loueke Trio

Benin

Wacko Loco

Loki Rothman

South Africa

Under the Stars

M' Vula

Angola

Tristezas E Alegrias

 

Best African Group

Artiste

Country

Track

Jano Band

Ethiopia

Darigne

M' Vula

Angola

Tristezas E Alegrias

Mafikizolo

South Africa

Colours of Africa

Mi Casa

South Africa

Barman

Sauti Sol

Kenya

Live and Die In Afrika

Toofan

Togo

Eledji

VVIP

Ghana

Dogo Yaro

X-Maleya

Cameroon

Mon Mariage

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Traditional

Artiste

Country

Track

Alokè

Benin

Gbétoho

Binakoumaré & Madou Diabate

Mali

N'djaba

Bioma

Nigeria

Ovedje Ayonuwe

Dizu Plaatjies

South Africa

Inkomo

Mabiisi

Ghana & Burkina Faso

Awine

Stypak Samo

Cameroon

Woyo hoooo

Zeynab

Benin

Bolojo

 

Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band In African Contemporary

Artiste

Country

Track

Adiouza 

Senegal

Daddy

Ahmed Soultan

Morocco

Afrobian

Eddy Kenzo

Uganda

Mbilo Mbilo Remix

Flavour

Nigeria

Mmege Mmege

Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee

Ghana

Small Small

Reniss 

Cameroon

La Sauce

Tiwa Savage

Nigeria

If I Start To Talk

Zahara

South Africa

Imali

 

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational

Artiste

Country

Track

Evelyn Wanjiru

Kenya

Nikufahamu

Mercy Masika

Kenya

Nikupendeze

Naomi Achu

Cameroon

Busy Body

Oum

Morocco

Ah Wah

Sinach

Nigeria

Way Maker

Yemi Alade

Nigeria

Na Go De

 

Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational

Artiste

Country

Track

Benjamin Dube

South Africa

I Know Only You

Denno Ft Bahati

Kenya

Story Yangu

Icha Kavons

Democratic Republic of Congo

Testimony

Kanyekiz

Kenya

Murata

Mike Abdul

Nigeria

Korede

Papa Dennis & Rigan Sarkozi

Kenya

Olalo

 

African Fans Favourite

 Artiste

Country

Track

D’Banj

Nigeria

Emergency

DJ Hamida Ft H Magnum

Morocco

 

Pina Colada

 

H Magnum Ft Black M

Cote d’Ivoire

Aucun Mytho

Kiff No Beat

Cote d’Ivoire

La Vie De Louga

Maitre Gims Ft Nsika 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Sapés Comme Jamais

 

Mr. Bow

Mozambique

Vida Boa

Nyashinki

Kenya

Now You Know

Phyno Ft Olamide

Nigeria

Fada Fada

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