AFRIMA 2021: Yaw TOG, Gyakie, KiDi, Sarkodie & More Nominated (Full List Of Nominees)

Ghanaian musicians Yaw TOG, Gyakie, KiDi, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Black Sherrif and several others have grabbed nominations in various categories at the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

The list, released on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, was from the over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication. It features over 400 songs from artists in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.

Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.

South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.

With his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, Wizkid follows closely with six nominations including ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Male Artist in Western Africa’ and ‘Album of the Year’. The Afrobeat singer’s other nominations are ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Song of the Year in Africa’, and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’. Aya Nakamura of French-Mali with her single, ‘Plus Jamais’ featuring Stormzy; Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz with his song, ‘waah’ featuring Koffi Olomide; Iba One of Mali for his single, ‘Education’, featuring Oumou Sangare and Mozambique’s DJ Tarico for his song, ‘Yaba buluku’ featuring Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson Tivane have five nominations each.

Nigeria’s sensation, Omah Lay has four nominations in ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste in Western Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’ and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’ categories. Also, in the group of four nominations are Davido (Nigeria); Fally Ipupa (DRC Congo); MHD (Guinea); Patoranking (Nigeria); and Rayvanny (Tanzania).

Ghana’s Gyakie leads the three nominations slot in the ‘Best Female Artist in Western Africa’, ‘Best African Collaboration’ and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’ categories. Also on the list of three nominations are Bella Shmurda (Nigeria); Nikita Kering (Kenya); Nata (Sierra Leone); Abir (Morocco); Olakira (Nigeria); Burna Boy (Nigeria); Calema (Sao Tome & Principe); Casper Nyovest (South Africa); DJ Moh Green (Algeria); Djelykaba Bintou (Guinea); Ferre Gola (DRC Congo); Gyakie (Ghana); Kamo Mphela (South Africa); Kelly Khumalo (South Africa); Loco (Cameroon); Lojay & Sarz; Makhadzi (South Africa); Nasty C (South Africa); Rebo (DR Congo); Tems (Nigeria); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria); and Vector (Nigeria).

Artistes with two nominations are Shan’L (Gabon); Tayc (Cameroon); The Isomers (Nigeria); T’neeya (Cameroon); Cavemen (Nigeria); Afrie (Uganda); Solking (Algeria); Ko-C (Cameroon); Salatiel & Rutshelle Guillaume (Cameroon); Djodje (Cape Verde); Adekunle Gold (Nigeria); Bensoul (Kenya); Blxckie (South Africa); Franck Biyong (Cameroon); and Innoss’B (DR Congo).

Others are Kidi (Ghana); Ladipoe (Nigeria); Major League DJZ (South Africa); Manal (Morocco); Mapara A Jazz (South Africa); Mi Casa (South Africa); Nandy (Tanzania); Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde); Nomcebo Zikode (South Africa); Sauti Sol (Kenya); Stonebwoy (Ghana); Toofan (Togo); Yaw Tog (Ghana); Yemi Alade (Nigeria) and Zuchu (Tanzania).
A member of the 13-man AFRIMA International Jury, representing Diaspora (USA) & West Africa (Guinea), Hadja Kobele, said: “We believe we gave Africans and the world the very best nominations and songs in line with the 8,880 songs received under the year in review.”

AFRIMA 2021 NOMINEES LIST

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST FEMALE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Anna Joyce

Puro

Angola

Blanche Bailly (Feat. TZY Panchak)

Jaloux 

Cameroon

Charlotte Dipanda

Madiba

Cameroon

Edmazia Mayembe

Segredo

Angola

Eyango

MULA

Cameroon

Mimi

Faya

Cameroon

Rebo

Mbote

DR Congo

Perola

Nao Custa Nada

Angola

Shan’L  (feat. Fally Ipupa)

Où est le mariage 

Gabon

T’neeya

Dark Twisted Fantasy

Cameroon

BEST MALE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

C4 Pedro

Pele Negra

Angola

Calema(feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)

Kua Buaru 

Sao Tome and Principe

Fally Ipupa(feat. Dadju)

Uncoup

DR Congo

Ferre Gola

Regarde Moi

DR Congo

GIMS

Origami

DR Congo

Inoss’B 

Meme

DR Congo

Koffi Olomide(feat. Charlotte Dipanda)

Mon Amour 

Congo Republic

Locko

Au Mariage de ma Go

Cameroon

Rui Orlando

Ja Te conheco remix

Angola

Salatiel & Rutshelle Guillaume

Good Girl

Cameroon

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Afrie

I Am An African Girl

Uganda

Karun

I Know

Kenya

Merry Zerabruk

Lies

Eritrea

Nandy

Nimekuzoea

Tanzania

Nikita Kering

Ex

Kenya

Rema Namakula, DJ Harold & Chike

Loco

Uganda

Rosa Ree

That Gal

Tanzania

Spice Diana

Body

Tanzania

XENIA

Low Key

Kenya

Zuchu

Sukari

Tanzania

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN EASTERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Bensoul(feat. Sauti sol, Nviiri The Storyteller & Mejja)

Nairobi 

Kenya

Darassa (feat. Alikiba)

Proud of You 

Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz(feat. Koffi Olomide)

Waah 

Tanzania

Eddy Kenzo

Weekend

Uganda

Harmonize(feat. Awilo Longomba & H baba)

Attitude 

Tanzania

Lij mic (feat.Khaotic)

Konjo 

Ethiopia

Meddy

My Vow

Rwanda

Nviiri The Storyteller(feat. Bien)

Niko Sawa 

Kenya

Rayvanny(feat. Inoss’B)

Kelebe 

Tanzania

Sauti Sol (feat. Ben Soul, Nviiri the storyTeller, Xenia Manasseh, Okello max & NHP)

Rhumba Japani

Kenya

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Abir

Yacht

Morocco

Emel Mathlouthi

Holm

Tunisia

Haidy Moussa

Tesd’a W Ta’men Bellah

Egypt

Jaylan (feat. Beathoven)

Chi Wqat 

Morocco

Latifa

El ostaz

Tunisia

Manal

3iytou LBOULISS

Morocco

Nada

Ila Ta7 Lil

Morocco

Salma Rachid (feat. Don Bigg)

Chlounr J 

Morocco

Ruby

Hetta Tanya

Egypt

Samira Said

Mon Cheri

Egypt

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Amr Diab

Ya ana ya la

Egypt

Dizzy Dros

Nota

Morocco

DJ Moh Green(feat. Fally Ipupa & Djodje)

Baila 

Algeria

Hamza El Fadly (feat. ILY)

Walou 

Morocco

Klay BBJ

Yal3eb Jalel

Tunisia

L7OR

HES BIYA

Morocco

Mohamed Ramadan(feat. Maitre Gims)

Ya habibi

Egypt & DR Congo

Muslim

SKAT

Morocco

Soolking

Fada

Algeria

Zouhair Bahaoui

Souwlo Dmou3i

Morocco

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Busiswa  (feat. Dunnie)

Love Song

South Africa

Cleo Ice Queen

Sensation

Zambia

DJ Zinhle(feat. Loyiso)

Indlovu 

South Africa

Kamo Mphela

Nkulunkulu

South Africa

Kelly Khumalo

Empini

South Africa

Makhadzi(Feat. Mr Brown)

Murahu 

South Africa

Nomcebo Zikode (feat. Master KG)

Xola Moya Wam’ 

South Africa

Sha Sha

Woza

Zimbabwe

Shekinah(feat. Bey T)

fixate 

South Africa

Tamy Moyo

Kuleera

Zimbabwe

Zanda Zakuza

I Believe

South Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Blaq Diamond 

Summer Yomuthi

South Africa

Casper Nyovest(feat. Abidhoza & Boohle)

Siyathandana 

South Africa

Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson)

Yaba buluku (remix) 

Mozambique

Focalistic(Feat. Davido & Vigro Deep)

Ke Star (remix)

South Africa

Jah Prayzah

Mukwasha

Zimbabwe

Major League DJz (feat. Cassper Nyovest, Kammu Dee & Ma Lemon)

Le Plane E’Landile 

South Africa

Mapara A Jazz (Feat. Ntosh Gazi & Colano)

John Vuli Gate 

South Africa

Mi Casa

Mamela

South Africa

Mr JazziQ (feat. Lady Du,Kaibza, Boohle)

Woza 

South Africa

Nasty C(feat. Ari Lennox)

Black & White 

South Africa

Sun-EL Musician(feat. Msaki)

Ubomi Abumanga 

South Africa

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)

Plus Jamais 

Mali

Djelykaba Bintou

La Patronne

Guinea

Gyakie(feat. Omah Lay)

Forever (Remix) 

Ghana

Josey

Rebelote

Ivory Coast

Manamba Kanté

Woussai Woussai

Guinea

Niniola

Addicted

Nigeria

Soraia Ramos

O Nosso Amor

Cape Verde

Tems

Damages

Nigeria

TENI (feat. Davido)

For You 

Nigeria

Tiwa Savage

Koroba

Nigeria

Yemi Alade(feat. Mr P)

Decieve Me

Nigeria

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN WESTERN AFRICA

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Burna Boy (feat. Stormzy)

Real Life

Nigeria

Davido 

Jowo

Nigeria

Djodje

Bela

Cape Verde

Iba One(feat. Oumou Sangare)

Education 

Mali

KIDI(feat. Kuami Eugene & Patoranking)

Spiritual

Ghana

MHD(feat. Tiakola)

Pololo 

Guinea

Nelson Freitas

Dpos d’ Quarentena

Cape Verde

Olamide 

Infinity

Nigeria

Omah Lay

Understand

Nigeria

Stonebwoy  (feat. Davido)

Activate

Ghana

WizKid(ft. Tems)

Essence 

Nigeria

CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

 

 

 

AFRICAN FANS FAVOURITE

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Dadju(feat. Tiakola)

Dieu Merci

DRC

Buju

Outside

Nigeria

Dj Cleo(feat. Bucy Radebe)

Gcina Impilo Yam 

South Africa

Fireboy DML

Peru

Nigeria

Guchi

Jennifer

Nigeria

Kikimoteleba

Tigini

Ivory Coast

Master KG(feat. Nomcebo Zikode & BurnaBoy)

Jerusalema (remix)

South Africa

Rexxie (feat. Mohbad)

KPK 

Nigeria

Alikiba(feat. Mayorkun)

Jealous

Tanzania

Zinoleesky

Kilofeshe

Nigeria

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Name of Artist

Album title

Country

Aya Nakamura

Aya

Mali

BurnaBoy

Twice As Tall

Nigeria

Davido

A Beter Time

Nigeria

Fally Ipupa 

Tokooos II

DRC

Iba One

Mon Empire

Mali

Maitre Gims

Le Fleau

DRC

MHD

Mansa

Guinea

Olamide 

Carpe Diem

Nigeria

Tayc

Fleur Froide

Cameeroon 

Tiwa Savage 

Celia

Nigeria

Wizkid

Made In Lagos

Nigeria

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Name of Artist

Country

 

Aya Nakamura

Mali

Blaq Diamond

South Africa

Burnaboy

Nigeria

Davido

Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania

Fally Ipupa

DR Congo 

Focalistic

South Africa

Makhadzi

South Africa

MHD

Guinea

Omah Lay

Nigeria

WizKid

Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (FEMALE)

Name of Artist

Track title

Base

ABIR

Yallah

Morocco/USA

Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)

Plus Jamais 

Mali/France

Ms. Banks

Dip

Nigeria/UK

NAOMI ACHU

TRUST IN ME

Cameroon/USA

Nata

Art Thou

Sierra Leone/USA

Rimon(feat. EARTHGANG)

iClout 

Eritrea/Netherlands

Shaybo(feat. haile)

Friendly 

Nigeria/UK

BEST AFRICAN ACT IN THE DIASPORA (MALE)

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Nelson Freitas

Dpos d’ Quarentena

Cape Verde & Portugal

Dave (feat. Stormzy)

Clash 

Nigeria & UK

Double S 

Day One

Uganda & UK

Headie One (ft. Burna Boy)

Siberia 

Ghana & UK

JAE5(feat. Skepta, Rema)

Dimension 

Ghana & UK

MHD (feat. Tiakola)

Pololo

Guinea & France

Rotimi

What to do

Nigeria & USA

Tayc

Dis moi comment

Cameroon & France

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions 

Body

Nigeria & UK

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln

Cash App

Nigeria

Calema (feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)

Kua Buaru

Sao Tome and Principe,Angola, Cape Verde & Giunea Bissau

Diamond Platnumz(feat. Koffi Olomide)

Waah 

Tanzania & DR Congo

Dj Tarico (feat. Burnaboy, Preck & Nelson)

Yaba buluku(remix)

Mozambique & Nigeria

Focalistic & Davido  [Feat. Vigro Deep]

Ke Star [Remix]

South Africa & Nigeria

Gyakie (feat. Omah Lay)

Forever (remix)

Ghana & Nigeria

Ladipoe (feat. Buju)

Feeling 

Nigeria

Mohamed Ramadan (feat. Maitre Gim)

Ya habibi

Egypt & DR Congo

Nandy (feat. Joeboy)

Number One

Tanzania & Nigeria

Shan’L (feat. Fally Ipupa)

Où est le mariage

Gabon & DR Congo

Wizkid (feat. Tems)

Essence

Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN DJ

Name of Artist

Country

 

DJ Moh Green 

Algeria

Black Coffee

South Africa

Dj Cuppy

Nigeria

Dj Impossible 

Angola

Dj Kaywise Ft Phyno

Nigeria

Dj Mix premier

Cote d’Ivoire

Dj Sinyorita

Tanzania

Dj Sly

Ghana

Dj Spinall

Nigeria

Major League DJz & Abidoza 

South Africa

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Ajebo Hustlers (feat. Omah Lay)

Pronto

Nigeria

B2C (Kampala Boys)(feat. Lutalo)

Awo 

Uganda

Blaq Diamond

SummerYomuthi

South Africa

Calema (feat. Pérola, Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa)

Kua Buaru 

Sao Tome and Principe

Cavemen

Selense

Nigeria

Chelsy & Nsoki

Vou Arriscar

Angola

MI Casa

Mamela

South Africa

Sauti Sol(feat. Bensoul, Nviiri The storyteller, Xenia & NHP)

Rhumba Japani 

Kenya

The Isomers

Beat Time

Nigeria

Toofan

Goumin Fracas

Togo

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

A-Q  (feat. Chike)

Breath

Nigeria

Dip Doundou Guiss

Musiba

Senegal

Elow’n

Doucement Oh

Cote d’Ivoire

Khaligraph Jones (feat. Sarkodie)

Wavy 

Kenya

Ko-C

President Du Rap publique

Cameroon

LADIPOE feat. Buju

Feeling

Nigeria

Nasty C

Eazy

South Africa

Nata

Art Thou

Sierra Leone

Sarkodie

Rollies and Cigars

Ghana

Vector (feat. M.I Abaga & Pheelz)

Crown Of Clay 

Nigeria

BEST AFRICAN VIDEO

Name of Video Director

Track title / Artist

Country

Dammy Twitch

Berna Reloaded(Flavour feat. Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz)

Nigeria

Director Kenny

Waah (Diamond platnumz feat. Koffi Olomide)

Tanzania

Kwanda Lima

Djodje – Bella

Cape Verde

Hosssam L Hossainy

Ya Habibi (Maitre Gims & Mohammed ramadan) 

Egypt

Steven Awuku

Kobolé (King Alasko)

Guinea

Rex

Show body (Kuami eugene feat. Falz) 

Ghana

Prior Gold 

Abule (Patroranking)

Nigeria

Roadman

Bensoul (feat. Sauti Sol, Nviiri the Storyteller, Mejja – Nairobi

Kenya

Unlimited LA

Paloma (Mr. P feat. Singah) 

Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN R&B SOUL

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Adekunle Gold(feat. Lucky Daye)

Sinner 

Nigeria

Aya Nakamura(feat. Stormzy)

Plus Jamais 

Mali

Djodje

Tempo Sabi

Cape Verde

Elaine

Right now

South Africa

Gyakie (feat. Omah Lay)

Forever (remix)

Ghana

Nikita Kering

Ex

Kenya

Oxlade

Ojuju

Nigeria

Tems

Damages

Nigeria

T’neeya

Dark Twisted Fantasy

Cameroon

WizKid(feat. Tems)

Essence 

Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

A2 Di Fulani

ta tewto

The Gambia

Bebe cool

make a wish

Uganda

EXQ Ft Tock Vibes

Wakatemba

Zimbabwe

Mykey Shewa

Fendata

Ethiopia

Natty O

Safe

Zimbabwe

Patoranking

Abule

Nigeria

Rosa Ree

That Gal

Tanzania

Ruger

Bounce

Nigeria

Shatta Wale

1 Don

Ghana

Stonebwoy(feat. Davido)

Activate

Ghana

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCE OR CHOREOGRAPHY

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Diamond Platnumz (feat. Koffi Olomide)

Waah

Tanzania

Dwp Academy, Dancegod lloyd & AfroBeast

Corner der

Ghana

Flavour(feat. Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz)

Berna Reloaded

Nigeria

Focalistic & Davido  [Feat. Vigro Deep]

Ke Star [Remix]

South Africa

Innoss’B

Meme

DR Congo

Rayvanny

Kelebe

Tanzania

Rebo

Mbote

DR Congo

Yemi Alade 

Dancina

Nigeria

Safarel Obiang

Chara dance

Ivory Coast

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN HIP HOP

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

A-Q (feat. Chike)

Breath 

Nigeria

Black sherif

Second Sermon

Ghana

Blaqbonez(feat. Amaarae & Buju)

Bling 

Nigeria

Blxckie(feat. Nasty C)

Ye x4 

South Africa

Cassper Nyovest(feat. Busiswa & Legendary P)

Nokuthula 

South Africa

Cheque (feat. Fireboy DML)

History

Nigeria

Ko-C

President Du Rap publique

Cameroon

Rosa Ree

Satan

Tanzania

Vector(feat. GoodGirl LA)

Early Momo 

Nigeria

Yaw Tog (feat. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur)

Sore (Remix)

Ghana

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN JAZZ

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Bokani Dyer

Kalakuta

South Africa

Franck Biyong

Eulogy for biafra

Cameroon

Hornsphere

Dance

Kenya

Jimmy Dludlu

tara tara

Mozambique

Made Kuti

Free your Mind

Nigeria

Olu

god save the queen

Nigeria

Thandi Ntuli

Dikeledi

South Africa

Tomi Owo

Beautiful

Nigeria

Zoe Modiga

Umdali

South Africa

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ROCK

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Dark Suburb

Kelewele

Ghana

Franck Biyong

Peace in Limbe

Cameroon 

RASH

Structures

Kenya

Tetu Shani

Furukazi

Kenya

The Isomers

Beat Time

Nigeria

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Ayeah Leonnette

Nini

Cameroon

Cavemen

Osondu

Nigeria

Kcee & Okwesili Eze Group

Cultural Praise Vol.1

Nigeria

kid tini ft sbahle

Amen

South Africa

K1 De Ultimate

Ade Ori Okin

Nigeria

Larry Gaaga (feat. Umu Obiligbo & Davido)

Doubting Thomas

Nigeria

Malome Vector

Nobody

South Africa

Meselu Fantahuh

Yawokebetina

Ethiopia

Paulo Flores

Semba Original

Angola

SHANAH

God Will Make A Way

Kenya

SHIVANAH

Africa

Uganda

Yonas Maynas

Hamida

Eritrea

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Soolking

Fada

Algeria

Borgia (feat. Jack Inga)

Ngayi 

DR Congo

Chike(feat. Simi)

Running to you

Nigeria

Ferre Gola

Regarde Moi

DR Congo

Kizz Daniel

LIE

Nigeria

Locko

Au Mariage de ma Go

Cameroon

Lojay & SARZ

Monalisa

Nigeria

Majoos (feat. Koffi Olomide)

Ndoto

DR Congo

Platini P

Atansiyo

Rwanda

Salatiel (feat. Rutshelle Guillaume)

Good Girl

Cameroon

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Wally Seck

Natural Love

Senegal

Casper Nyovest (feat. Abidhoza)

Siyathandana

South Africa

Nomcebo Zikode (Feat. Master KG)

Xola Moya Wam’ 

South Africa

Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson Tivane)

Yaba buluku(remix)

Mozambique

Kamo Mphela

Nkulunkulu

South Africa

Makhadzi(feat. Mr Brown)

Murahu 

South Africa

Naira Marley(feat. Busiswa)

Coming

Nigeria

Focalistic  (feat. Davido & Vigro Deep)

Ke Star [Remix]

South Africa

Niniola

Addicted

Nigeria

Mapara A Jazz(feat. Ntosh Gazi & Colano)

John Vuli Gate 

South Africa

BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN POP

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Abir

Yacht

Morocco

Bella Shmurda(feat. Zlatan & Lincoln)

Cash App

Nigeria

Blaq Diamond

SummerYoMuthi

South Africa

Djelykaba Bintou

LA Patronne

Guinea

Iba One (feat. Oumou Sangare)

Education 

Mali

Joe Boy

Show me

Nigeria

KiDi 

Touch it

Ghana

Locko

Au Mariage de ma Go

Cameroon

Olakira(feat. Davido)

In my Maserati (Remix) 

Nigeria

Omah Lay

Godly

Nigeria

Rema

Bounce

Nigeria

BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Ada Ehi ft Buchi

Congratulations

Nigeria

Afrie

I Am An African Girl

Uganda

Eden

Ayo

Cote d’Ivoire

Kamo Mphela

Nkulunkulu

South Africa

Montess

Small Girl Big God

Cameroon

Nata

Art Thou

Sierra Leone

Noel Nderitu

Enough

Kenya

Ruth Asong

Jireh

Cameroon

Diana Hamilton

Adom Wisdom

Ghana

Kelly Khumalo

Empini

South Africa

BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Ali Mukhwana

Maombi Yangu

Kenya

Ashs The Best

Xel Akk Xol

Senegal

Azaya 

Allah LÉ Kabon

Guinea

Blaq Diamond (feat. Dumi Mkokstad)

Messiah

South Africa

Ferre Gola

Regarde Moi

DR Congo

Iba One (feat. Oumou Sangare)

Education 

Mali

Icha Kavons

Faithfull till the end

DR Congo

Mister Elad (feat. Cleo Grae)

Salute

Cameroon

Patoranking

Celebrate  me

Nigeria

Sjava

Umcebo

South Africa

TZY Panchak  (feat. Kameni & Stanley Enow)

Amin

Cameroon

BEST GLOBAL ACT

Name of Artist

Track title

Country

Faouzia

Minefields

Canada

Drake

Lemon Pepper Freestyle

Canada

Doja Cat

Woman

USA

H.E.R.

Come Through

USA

Bruno Mars

Leave the Door Open

USA

Ed Sheeran

Bad Habits

UK

Olivia rodrigo

Good 4 U

USA

Beyonce 

Brown Skin girl(feat. Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter & SAINt JHN)

USA

The Weekend

Save your tears(remix)

Canada

BREAKOUT ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Aveiro Djess

Nyama

Cameroon

Bella Shmurda(feat. Zlatan & Lincoln)

Cash App 

Nigeria

Blaq Diamond

SummerYoMuthi

South Africa

Djelykaba Bintou

La Patronne

Guinea

Focalistic

Ke Star

South Africa

Omah Lay

Godly

Nigeria

Remy Adan

Gout De

Cote d’Ivoire

Tems

Damages

Nigeria

Yaw tog(feat. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur)

Sore (remix) 

Ghana

Zuchu

Sukari

Tanzania

MOST PROMISING AFRICAN ARTISTE

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Ayra Starr

sare

Nigeria

Blxckie (feat. Nasty C)

Ye x4 

South Africa

Buju

Outside

Nigeria

Ckay

Felony

Nigeria

El Grande Toto(feat. Damso)

Etranger 

Morocco

Iss 814 (feat. Jeeba)

Xool Ma ci Bët 

Senegal

Lojay

Monalisa

Nigeria

REBO

Mbote

DR Congo

Ruger

Bounce

Nigeria

Xenia Manasseh

Low Key

Kenya

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Name of Producer

Track title

Country

Blaq Diamond

SummerYomuthi

South Africa

Dj Tarico

Yaba Buluku (remix)

Mozambique

Kolber Prod

Le gout de

Ivory Coast

Legendury Beatz

Essence (feat. Tems)

Nigeria

Lizer Classic

Waah

Tanzania

Napji

FEM

Nigeria

Olakira

In my Maserati

Nigeria

P Prime

Infinity 

Nigeria

Telz

Abule

Nigeria

Vigro Deep

Ke Star(remix)

South Africa

SONG OF THE YEAR

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Blaq Diamond

SummerYoMuthi

South Africa

Davido

FEM

Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz (feat. Koffi Olomide)

Waah

Tanzania

Dj Tarico(feat. Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson)

Yaba buluku (remix) 

Mozambique 

Focalistic[Feat. Davido & Vigro Deep]

Ke Star [Remix] 

South Africa

Olakira(feat. Davido)

In my Maserati (remix) 

Nigeria

Olamide (feat. Omah Lay)

Infinity 

Nigeria

Patoranking

Abule

Nigeria

Rayvanny(feat. Zuchu)

Number One 

Tanzania

Remy Adan 

Le Gout De

Ivory Coast

WizKid(ft. Tems)

Essence 

Nigeria

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Name of Artiste

Track title

Country

Nikita Kering

Ex

Kenya

Nasty C

Black & White (feat. Ari lennox)

South Africa

Adekunle Gold, Lucky Daye & Marcel Akunwata

Sinner (feat. Lucky Daye)

Nigeria

Bensoul

Nairobi (feat, Sauti sol, Nviiri The Storyteller & Mejja)

Kenya

Iba One

Education (feat. Oumou Sangare)

Mali

Kelly Khumalo

Empini

South Africa

Tiwa Savage, Mystro & Vitoralli

Koroba

Nigeria

Fally Ipupa, Julio Masidi, The Guest & Dadju Nsungula

Un Coup(feat. Dadju)

DR Congo

Vector, BY LINX & GoodGirl LA

Early Momo(feat. Goodgirl LA)

Nigeria

Manal

3iytou LBOULISS

Morocco

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