2014 All Africa Music Awards Unveils Nominees

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.

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

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA.

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA.

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA.

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTH AFRICA

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WEST AFRICA.

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTIST IN WEST AFRICA

CATEGORIES:  ALBUM OF THE YEAR

CATEGORIES: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN GROUP/ DUO/BAND

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

CATEGORY: MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ELECTRO

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN HIP-HOP (SONG)

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN POP (A SONG)

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN RNB & SOUL

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

CATEGORY: BEST AFRICAN ROCK

CATEGORY: BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

CATEGORY: BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

CATEGORY: BEST VIDEO

CATEGORY: REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

CATEGORY: SONG OF THE YEAR

CATEGORY: BEST TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MUSIC

CATEGORY: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

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