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The ‘African Giant’ Burna Boy Earns Multiple Nominations at AFRIMMA 2019 Awards & Music Festival

The ‘African Giant’ Burna Boy Earns Multiple Nominations at AFRIMMA 2019 Awards & Music Festival
What a
year of monumental growth it has been for African music? African music stars
from all corners of the continent gave us amazing music and continued to push
the culture. Without a doubt, the African music movement has gathered a massive
momentum in the past year culminating in the Beyoncé album ‘Lion King’ – A Gift
to Africa.
The AFRIMMA
2019 Award & Music Festival
nominees list throws up a mix of
incumbent stars who have continued to advance their career and youngsters who
have barged through to earn their breakthrough. Nigeria’s Burna
Boy
 aka the ’African Giant’, perhaps the fastest growing
African star who has been on an immense rise in the past one year dominates the
roster with multiple nominations. Mali’s Aya Nakamura was a
shining light for female artists and bagged multiple nominations as well.
Some
of the big names on the nominees list this year also include Nigeria’s Wizkid,
Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest. Davido, Yemi
Alade, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Harmonize also earned their place on the nominees
list. Stars like Kuami Eugene of Ghana, Uganda’s Vinka, Congo’s Ya Levis as
well as Cameroon’s Salatiel all earned their first Afrimma nominations.
African
Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is a highly
anticipated award show celebrating the beauty of African music, culture and
artistry. The award show will take place on Saturday, 26
th of October, 2019 and will honor some of the world’s top
African celebrities, artists, artists managers, producers, video directors, DJs
and cultural influencers.
AFRIMMA is
the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres
including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge,
Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and soukous. This year’s edition of AFRIMMA is
the 6
th one
and promises to be the biggest edition of the biggest African music awards show
in Diaspora. The star -studded event attracts guests all over the world and
from cities within the United States as well as guests and honorees from
various African countries.
Check
out the Nominees List Below:
Best Male West Africa
Davido
– Nigeria
Kuami
Eugene – Ghana
King
Promise – Ghana
Burna
Boy – Nigeria
Wally
B. Seck- Senegal
Ariel
Sheney– Ivory Coast
Sidiki
Diabate – Mali
Stonebwoy
– Ghana
Wizkid-
Nigeria
Mr.
Eazi – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa 
Aya
Nakamura – Mali
Simi
– Nigeria
Becca
-Ghana
Teni-
Nigeria
Adiouza
– Senegal
Josey
– Ivory Coast
MzVee
– Ghana
Tiwa
Savage- Nigeria
Yemi
Alade- Nigeria
Niniola-
Nigeria
Best Male East Africa
Ali
Kiba – Tanzania
Diamond
Platnumz – Tanzania
Harmonize
– Tanzania
Nyashinski
– Kenya
Juma
Jux – Tanzania
Eddy
Kenzo – Uganda
Khaligraph
Jones – Kenya
Ommy
Dimpoz – Tanzania
Rayvanny
– Tanzania
The
Ben – Rwanda
Best Female East Africa
Vinka
– Uganda
Victoria
Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa
Mdee – Tanzania
Akothee
– Kenya
Nandy
– Tanzania
Sheebah
Karungi – Uganda
Fena
Gitu (Fenamenal) – Kenya
Knowles
Butera – Rwanda
Rema
Namakula –Uganda
Juliana
Kanyomozi- Uganda
Best Male Central Africa
Fally
Ipupa – Congo
Dadju
– Congo
Stanley
Enow – Cameroon
Preto
Show – Angola
Naza–
Congo
Ya
Levis – Congo
Salatiel
– Cameroon
Matias
Damasio- Angola
Anselmo
Ralph – Angola
C4
Pedro – Angola
Best Female Central Africa
Shan’L
-Gabon
Neima
– Mozambique
Blanche
Bailly – Cameroon
Charlotte
Dipanda- Cameroon
Daphne
– Cameroon
Maria
Andrade – Cape Verde
Eva
RapDiva- Angola
Liloca-
Mozambique
Soraia
Ramos- Cape Verde
Yasmine-
Guinea Bissau
Best Male Southern Africa
Aka– South Africa
Roberto
– Zambia
Cassper
Nyovest- South Africa –
Emtee-
South Africa
EXQ
– Zimbabwe
Nasty
C – South Africa
Jah
Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Shyn
– Madagascar
Prince
Kaybee – South Africa
Master
KG – South Africa
Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara
Brown – Zimbabwe
Busiswa
– South Africa
Sho
Madjozi- South Africa
Mampi
– Zambia
Shashl__
– Zimbabwe
Cleo
Ice Queen- Zambia
Zonke-
South Africa
Lady
X- South Africa
Bucie
– South Africa
Kelly
Khumalo- South Africa
Best African Group
Sauti
Sol – Kenya
Toofan
– Togo
B26
– Angola
R2bee’s
– Ghana
Navy
Kenzo – Tanzania
Umu
Obiligbo – Nigeria
Forca
Suprema – Angola
Bracket-
Nigeria
Black
Motion- South Africa
4KEUS-
Congo
Crossing Boundaries with Music
Award
Burna
Boy–Nigeria
Aya
Nakamura -Mali/France
Stormzy
– Ghana/UK
Wizkid
– Nigeria
Davido–Nigeria
Afro
B- Ivory coast
Tobe
Nwigwe – Nigeria /USA
Stefflon
Don – Jamaica/UK
Rotimi-
Nigeria
French
Montana- Morocco
Best Newcomer
Rema
– Nigeria
Kwesi
Arthur – Ghana
Naiboi-
Kenya
Zlatan
– Nigeria
Ya
Levis – Congo
Fireboy
DML – Nigeria
Rui
Orlando- Angola
Soraia
Ramos – Cape Verde
Gaz
Mawete- Congo
Sho
Madjozi- South Africa
Artist of The Year 
Davido
– (Nigeria)
Diamond
Platnumz (Tanzania)
Fally
Ipupa- Congo
Wizkid
-(Nigeria)
Burna
Boy – (Nigeria)
Black
Coffee – South Africa
Sarkodie-
Ghana
Yemi
Alade- Nigeria
Busiswa-
South Africa
Aya
Nakamura -Mali/France
Best Gospel
Frank
Edwards – Nigeria
Gloria
Muliro – Kenya
Bethel
Revival Choir- Ghana
Papa
Dennis – Kenya
Miguel
Buila – Angola
Diana
Hamilton – Ghana
Icha
Kavons – Congo
Willy
Paul – Kenya
Mercy
Chinwo – Nigeria
Winnie
Mashaba – South Africa
Best Live Act
Flavour
– Nigeria
Ali
Kiba – Tanzania
Sauti
Sol – Kenya
Stonebwoy
– Ghana
Sidiki
Diabate – Mali
Yemi
Alade – Nigeria
Becca
– Ghana
Burna
Boy – Nigeria
Diamond
Platnumz- Tanzania
Fally
Ipupa – Congo
Best Rap Act
Phyno-
Nigeria
Olamide
– Nigeria
Falz
– Nigeria
Sarkodie
– Ghana
Tha
Dogg – Namibia
Cassper
Nyovest – South Africa
Zlatan
Ibile – Nigeria
Nasty
C – South Africa
Khaligraph
Jones – Kenya
Medikal
– Ghana
Best Collaboration
Burna
Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Diamond
Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa – Inama
Beyonce
x Wizkid x Blue Ivy x Saint JHN–Brown Skin Girls

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