Davido, Flavour, Wizkid And Iyanya Fight For Supremacy In West Africa

The best entertainers from the continent battle for the top honors at the African Music Magazine Awards

The stage is set for a clash of Nigerian stars, including Davido, Wizkid, Iyanya and Flavour, in the 2014 African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), next month.

Over the past year these artistes have spent a fair amount of time at the top of the continental charts, with hit topping singles that have in many ways defined the course of African entertainment. And so it's fitting that they all get a nomination in the Best Male West Africa Category.

In the Best Female West Africa Category, a similar battle is raging between Nigerians Chidinma and Tiwa Savage. They are up against other notable singers including Ghanaian songbird, Efya, and Ivorian songstress, Teeyah.

In the group awards, P-Square, Bracket, Mafikizolo, Sauti Sol, R2Bees, and others slug it out for the Best African Group gong. Phyno, Sarkodie, Olamide, and AKA, are the top names up against each other in the Best Rap Act.

AFRIMMA will be hosted by Africa’s #1 Comedian, BasketMouth and Nollywood/ Ghollywood sensation, Juliet Ibrahim. Confirmed guests include 2Face, Diamond Platnumz, Stanley Enow, Davido, Flavour, Kcee, Navio, TooFan, Wyre, Timaya, Les Nubians, Fally Ipupa, Bracket, Iyanya, Miriam Chemmoss,, DJ Arafat , J. Martins and many more.There will also be live performances by Grammy Award Winner T-Pain, Jamaican Reggae super star DeMarco and many more. The award show will take place Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas at the Eisemann Center in Texas.Other nominees include the regular suspects, Mafikizolo, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Chidinma and many more.

Read the full list of Nominees below.

Best Male West AfricaFlavour Nabania (Nigeria)Wizkid(Nigeria)Iyanya (Nigeria)Sarkodie (Ghana)Dj Arafat (Ivory Coast)Davido (Nigeria)Shatta Wale( Ghana)

Best Female West AfricaTiwa Savage (Nigeria)Chidimma(Nigeria)Viviane Chidid (Senegal)Teeyah (Ivory Coast)Sessima (Benin)Efya (Ghana)

Best Male East AfricaDiamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Ben Pol(Tanzania)Bebe Cool(Uganda)Wyre (Kenya)Navio (Uganda)Jackie Gosee (Ethiopia)

Best Female East AfricaRema (Uganda)Aster Aweke(Ethiopia)Avril (Kenya)Lady Jaydee (Tanzania)Victoria Kimani (Kenya)Irene Ntale (Uganda)

Best Male Central AfricaFally Ipupa (DR Congo)Stanley Enow (Cameroun)Ferre Gola (Congo)Privato “Lill’P” Niyintunze (Burundi)Anselmo Ralph (Angola)Sine (Cameroun)

Best Female Central AfricaArielle T (Gabon)Suzanna Lubrano (Cape Verde)Gasha (Cameroun)Lady Ponce (Cameroun)Ceuzeny (Cape Verde)Ary (Angola)

Best Male Southern AfricaAka (South Africa)Zeus (Botswana)Donald (South Africa)Slap Dee (Zambia)Khuli Chana (South Africa)Stunner (Zimbabwe)Tha Dogg (Namibia)

Best Female Southern AfricaLira (South Africa)Toya De Lazy (South Africa)Judy (Zambia)Zahara (South Africa)Kearoma Rantao (Botswana)Lizha James (Mozambique)

Best African GroupPsquare (Nigeria)Mafikizolo (South Africa)R2bee’s (Ghana)Bracket (Nigeria)Radio and Weasel (Uganda)Toofan (Togo)Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best Male DiasporaFuse ODG( Ghana)Tinnie TempahWale (Nigeria)Knaan(Somalia)French Montana(Morocco)

Best Female DiasporaMiriam Chemmoss (Kenya)Mayra Andrade(Cape Verde)Bumi Thomas (Nigeria)STL (Kenya)Les Nubians(Cameroun)Nneka(Nigeria)Dencia(Cameroun)

Best Dancehall ArtistSamini(Ghana)Wyre(Kenya)Timaya(Nigeria)MC Norman(Uganda)Dr. Jose Chameleon(Uganda)Shatta Wale(Ghana)

Best Dance in a VideoIyanya -Lekwaukwu ( Nigeria)Toofan- Gweta ( Togo)Kcee- Limpopo ( Nigeria)Guru- Alkayida ( Ghana)Psquare- Personally ( Nigeria)Davido Skelewu ( Nigeria)

Best Gospel ArtisteNikki Laoye (Nigeria)Isabella (Nigeria)Sonnie Badu (Ghana)Icha Kavons (Congo)Bahati(Kenya)Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa)Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)

Best Traditional ArtistFlavour(Nigeria)Kwabena Kwabena (Ghana)Bassekou Kouyate (Mali)Sayicology (South Africa)Mrisho Mpoto (Tanzania)Stanlux (Togo)Tunakie (Namibia)

Best NewcomerStanley Enow (Cameroun)Nakhane Touré (South Africa)Joey B (Ghana)Phyno (Nigeria)Kenzo (Uganda)Sage (Kenya)

Best Video DirectorGodfather (South Africa)Clarence Peters (Nigeria)Ogopa DJ (Kenya)Patrick Elis (Nigeria)Klasszik & JKP STUDIO (Angola)Phamous Films (Ghana)Justine Campos (South Africa)

Best DJ AfricaDj Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria)Dj Exclusive (Nigeria)Dj Joe Mfalme (Kenya)Dj Cndo (South Africa)Dj Black (Ghana)Dj Creme de la Creme (Kenya)DJ Shiru (Uganda)

Best African DJ USADJ Shinsky (Kenya)DJ Josh(Kenya)DJ Fully Focus(Kenya)DJ Amin (Ethiopia)DJ Dee Money (NG/US)DJ Ronnie (GH/US)DJ Ecool (Nigeria)

Best Video of the YearPsquare -Personally ( Nigeria)Sarkodie -Illuminati ( Ghana)Mafikizolo ft Uhuru – Khona ( South Africa)Diamond Platnumz ft Davido – Number One ( Tanzania)Flavour – Ada Ada ( Nigeria)Anselmo Ralph – Unica Mulher (Angola)

Music producer of the yearDon Jazzy(Nigeria)Shizzi(Nigeria)Killbeatz(Ghana)Dj Oskido(South Africa)Nash Wonder (Uganda)Sheddy Clever(Tanzania)Ogopa(Kenya)

Best Dance GroupCEO DancersUnique Silver DancersAfro MaskImagineto Dance CompanyD3

Best Rap ActSarkodie (Ghana)Aka (South Africa)Olamide (Nigeria)Phyno (Nigeria)Octopizzo (Kenya)Zeus(Botswana)M.anifest (Ghana)

Best Collabo2face ft Tpain- Rainbow ( Nigeria/ United States)Diamondz ft Davido – Number One remix ( Tanzania/ Nigeria)Mafikizolo ft Uhuru– Khona ( South Africa)Dr Sid ft Don Jazzy /Phyno/Wizkid- Surulere remix(Nigeria)Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)Jmartins ft DJ Arafat— Touching body ( Nigeria/ Ivory Coast)R2bees and Wizkid- Slow down ( Ghana/ Nigeria)

Song of the YearDavido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)Yuri Da Cunha- Atchu Tchu Tcha (Angola)Fuse ODG FT. Wyclef – Antenna Remix(Ghana)Diamonds ft Davido —- Number 1(Tanzania)Wizkid ft L.A.X- Carol ( Nigeria)

Artist of the yearFlavour(Nigeria)Davido(Nigeria)Diamond(Tanzania)Sarkodie(Ghana)Mafikizolo(South Africa)Anselmo Ralph- A Dor do Cupido(Angola)Wizkid(Nigeria)Jaguar(Kenya)

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