AFRIMA).igerian music stars, Kizz Daniel, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Fireboy, have bagged four nominations for the All Africa Music Awards (
The International Executive Committee for AFRIMA, in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), on Wednesday September 12, released the official list of nominees for 2022 edition.
Kizz Daniel was nominated in Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Collaboration and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop categories.
Burna Boy got nominated for Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Artiste of the Year.
Tiwa Savage received nomination for Best Female Artiste in Western Africa Artiste of the Year Best African Collaboration and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB/Soul.
Fireboy was nominated for Best Male Artiste in Western Africa Song of the Year Artiste of the Year and Best African Collaboration.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that leading the nominations on a regional basis this year is the Western African region, with 134 nominations, representing 35 percent; while the Eastern African region follows closely with 69 nominations, representing 18 percent; the Southern African region races closely with 68 nominations, representing 17.8 percent; while Central Africa pulls in its weight with 52 nominations, representing 13.6 percent; while the Northern African region follows closely with 49 nominations, representing 12.8 percent.
Also, the Global music region, which represents music from Non-Africans in the diaspora who still contribute to the growth of the African region, sums the list with 10 nominations, representing 2.6 percent.
Dominating the list with the most nominations, this year, is the South African maverick, Costa Titch, with six nominations for his 2021 hit song ‘Big Flexa’, in Song of the Year, Breakout Artiste of the Year, Best African Collaboration”: “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro, and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography.
Interestingly, the Congolese maestro, Dadju, ties with six nominations, as well in Best Male in Central Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary.
Ranking closely with the third highest nominations is the Ivorian rapper Didi B who bagged five nominations in Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best African Rapper/Lyricist, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop.
Again, tying with five nominations, as well, is the Algerian disc jockey and record producer, in Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa Song of the Year Best African DJ Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro.
Commenting on the nominations list, AFRIMA jury member representing the Southern African Region, Adam Tiran, said: “The sheer breadth of music from all over the continent that we considered at the AFRIMA adjudication, for this year’s awards, is mind blowing. It’s really encouraging to see so many African superstars on the list, as well as other rising stars who have had an amazing year, and, finally, a lot of brand new music discoveries. The future is bright for the continent!”
Importantly, the public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition would be live on Sunday, 25th September, 2022, at 12:00pm CAT.
African music lovers within the continent, and around the world, can visit the official website to vote.Voting closes at 12.00 (CAT), December 10, 2022, before the AFRIMA main awards ceremony.