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The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 Nominees List

The Countdown is on to the 7th edition of the Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA). The biggest African music award ceremony in Diaspora that creates a platform to promote the diversity of African music by bringing top African talents across the world on the same stage to celebrate African music. Every year, African music unearths new talents and the past year is no different with different stars blowing up from South Africa to Chad, Benin to Madagascar and so on.

 

The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 Nominees List

The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 Nominees List

This year’s nominees list features a raft of established talents but also stars a host of new talents in what seems to be a major paradigm shift on the African music scene. Revered names like Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz, Aya Nakamura, Soraia Ramos, Davido, Master KG all earned nominations while newbies like Oxlade, J Derobie, Zeynab and so on got their first AFRIMMA nominations. This year promises to be a lot of fun and excitement with many new names propping up the list as well as musical behemoths who have maintained an unbelievable run of consistency.

 

The African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA has unlocked a new level with the announcement of its first Virtual Awards show. The 7th Edition of Africa’s biggest music award in Diaspora sponsored by Majority is set to be a virtual affair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is not going to stop AFRIMMA from flying the African cultural flag as we countdown to an epoch and history making event on November 15th, 2020.

 

The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 is set to be the first of its kind in the African music world with performances coming from different artists around the world and audience catching the performances, speeches and award presentations on multiple streaming devices. Anticipation is high and excitement is hitting the rooftop with the release of the nominees list. This is your chance to make a statement for your favorite artist. Head to www.afrimma.com and vote now for your favourite artists and songs while we prepare for an epic show in November that would solidify the fast growing African music genre.

 

Best Male West Africa

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

Sidiki Diabate – Mali

Davido– Nigeria

Kidi - Ghana

Burna Boy – Nigeria

Kuami Eugene – Ghana

Rema – Nigeria

Ariel Sheney – Ivory Coast

Wally Seck– Senegal

Fireboy- Nigeria

 

Best Female West Africa

Josey – Ivory Coast

Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

Zeynab – Benin

Yemi Alade – Nigeria

Yasmine- Guinea Bissau

Dior Mbaye – Senegal

Adina – Ghana

Teni – Nigeria

Aya Nakamura – Mali

Simi – Nigeria

 

Best Male East Africa

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Harmonize – Tanzania

The Ben – Rwanda

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia

Mbosso – Tanzania

Rayvanny- Tanzania

Ali Kiba- Tanzania

Otile Brown – Kenya

 

Best Female East Africa

Nadia Mukami – Kenya

Vimka – Uganda

Zuchu – Tanzania

Maua Sama – Tanzania

Rosa Ree- Tanzania

Akothee- Kenya

Nandy – Tanzania

Sheebah Karungi – Uganda

Fena Gitu (FenaMenal) – Kenya

Tanasha Donna – Kenya

 

Best Male Central Africa

Gaz Mawete – Congo

Matias Damiaso - Angola

Ninho - Congo

Anselmo Ralph – Angola

Innos’ B – Congo

TayC – Cameroon

Fally Ipupa - Congo

Dadju - Congo

C4 Pedro – Angola

BM – Congo

 

Best Female Central Africa

Reniss – Cameroon

Shan’L -Gabon

Daphne - Cameroon

Mayra Andrade - Cape Verde

Eva RapDiva- Angola

Liloca- Mozambique

Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde

Charlotte Dipanda - Cameroun

Edmazia – Angola

Blanche Bailly - Cameroun

 

Best Male Southern Africa

Black Coffee- South Africa

Slap Dee - Zambia

Cassper Nyovest- South Africa -

Master KG- South Africa

Jah Prayzah - Zimbabwe

Vee Mampeezy - Botswana

Shyn - Madagascar

Tshego- South Africa

Tha Dogg - Namibia

Yanga Chief – South Africa

 

Best Female Southern Africa

Shasha – Zimbabwe

Sho Madjozi – South Africa

Ammara Brown - Zimbabwe

Busiswa - South Africa

Shashl - Zimbabwe

Ami Faku – South Africa

Sally BossMadam – Namibia

Azana – South Africa

Gemma Griffiths – Zimbabwe

Elaine – South Africa

 

Best African Group

Sauti Sol - Kenya

Toofan - Togo

Navy Kenzo - Tanzania

Forca Suprema – Angola

Mi Casa- South Africa

4KEUS- Congo

Kiff No Beats – Ivory Coast

Moobers – Angola

Magic System- Cote d’ivoire

Umu Obiligbo- Nigeria

 

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

Burna Boy–Nigeria

Aya Nakamura -Mali/France

Dave- Nigeria/UK

J Hus - Gambia

Davido–Nigeria

Mr Eazi - Nigeria

French Montana- Morocco

Headie One – Ghana/UK

S. Pri Noir - Guinea Bissau/France

NSG – Nigeria/Ghana/UK

 

Best Newcomer

Kofi Mole- Ghana

Fanicko- Benin

Omah Lay – Nigeria

Shasha–Zimbabwe

Mc One – Cote d’ivoire

Edgar Domingos – Angola

J Derobie – Ghana

Ami Faku – South Africa

Zuchu – Tanzania

Oxlade – Nigeria

 

Artist of The Year 

Burna Boy – (Nigeria)

Fally Ipupa- Congo

Davido - (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Sho Madjozi – South Africa

Wizkid -(Nigeria)

Aya Nakamura -Mali/France

Tiwa  Savage – Nigeria

Toofan – Togo

Master KG– South Africa

 

Best Gospel 

Mercy Chinwo - Nigeria

Joe Mettle - Ghana

Miguel Buila - Angola

Sinach - Nigeria

Icha Kavons - Congo

Winnie Mashaba - South Africa

Diana Hamilton – Ghana

DJ Kerozen – Ivory Coast

Benjamin Dube – South Africa

Tim Godfrey – Nigeria

 

Best Live Act

Flavour - Nigeria

Sauti Sol - Kenya

Stonebwoy - Ghana

Sidiki Diabate - Mali

Yemi Alade - Nigeria

Burna Boy – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

Fally Ipupa– Congo

C4 Pedro – Angola

Efya – Ghana

 

BEST FEMALE RAP ACT

Eno Barony – Ghana

Nadia Nakai – South Africa

Moonaya – Senegal

Rosa Ree – Tanzania

Bombshell Grenade – Zambia

Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya

Askia – Cameroon

Candy Bleakz – Nigeria

Keko – Uganda

Rouge – South Africa

 

Best Male Rap Act

Falz - Nigeria

Sarkodie - Ghana

Moobers - Angola

Nasty C - South Africa

Tenor – Cameroon

Khaligraph Jones - Kenya

Manifest – Ghana

Medikal – Ghana

Yanga Chief – South Africa

Kiff No Beat- Cote divoire

 

Best Collaboration

Master KG x Burna Boy – Jerusalema Remix

Kabza ft Wizkid, Burna Boy – Sponono

Ladipoe ft Simi – Know You

Khaligraph Jones ft Bien – Yes Bana

Beyonce ft Shatta Wale – King Already

Dj Neptune ft Mr Eazi &Joeboy – Nobody

Tanasha Donna ft Mbosso – La Vie

Mz Vee ft Yemi Alade

Sauti Sol ft Soweto Gospel Group – Brighter Days

Innos B ft Diamond Platnumz – Yope Remix

 

Song of The Year 

Sauti Sol - Suzanna

Rema – Woman

Master KG – Jerusalema

Ali Kiba - Dodo

Burnaboy - Anybody

Young John ft Naira Marley – Mafo

Medikal – Omo Ada

Kabza De Small x DjMaphorisa – Koko

Sarkodie ft Prince Bright– Oofeetsu

Diamond Platnumz – Jeje

 

Best Video Director

Justin Campos - South Africa

Dr Nkeng Stephens -Cameroon

Enos Olik - Kenya

TG Omori - Nigeria

David Duncan- Ghana

Sasha Vybz - Uganda

Director Kenny – Tanzania

Clarence Peters - Nigeria

Gyo Gyimah- Ghana

Patrick Elis – Nigeria

 

Best Dj Africa

DJ Spinall - Nigeria

DJ Black Coffee - South Africa

DJ Dollar – Senegal

DJ Lutonda - Angola

DJ Andy Josty - Ghana

DJ Neptune - Nigeria

DJ Cuppy– Nigeria

DJ ECool – Nigeria

DJ Malvado – Angola

DJ Moh Spice – Kenya

 

Best African Dj USA

DJ DeeMoney  - Nigeria

DJ Fully Focus - Kenya

DJ Poison Ivy - Kenya

DJ Shinski - Kenya

DJ Moh – Ivory Coast

DJ Tunez - Nigeria

DJ Akua – Ghana

DJ K Meta – Ethiopia

DJ Mekzy – Nigeria

DJ Buka - Nigeria

 

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