Full List of Nominees for AFRIMA Awards 2022

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Full List of Nominees for AFRIMA Awards 2022

Full List of Nominees for AFRIMA Awards 2022

Full List of Nominees for AFRIMA Awards 2022: The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC),has announced the full list of nominees for the 2022 edition.

This announcement was made on Wednesday, September 14 with an official release of the nominees shared publicly.

See full list of nominees below:

Best Male Artist in Central Africa

C4 Pedro
Dadju
Fally Ipupa
Innoss’B
Gaz Mawete
Matias Damasio
Ninho
Roga Roga & Extra Musica
Tayc
Tenor ft. Innoss’B

Best Female Artist in Central Africa

Asaba
Blanche Bailly ft. Joeboy
Emma’a
Espoir La Tigresse
Pérola
Shay
Vernyuy Tina
Zara Williams ft. C4 Pedro

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

Addis Legesse
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui)
Diamond Platnumz ft. Zuchu
Eddy Kenzo
Kassmasse
King Saha
Marioo ft. Jovial
Mbosso ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze
Nyashinski ft. Femi One
Rayvanny ft. Vjollca

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

Betty G
Tanasha Donna
Frida Amani
Hewan Gebrewold
C4 Pedro
Dadju
Fally Ipupa
Innoss’B
Gaz Mawete
Matias Damasio
Ninho
Roga Roga & Extra Musica
Tayc
Tenor ft. Innoss’B

Best Female Artist in Central Africa

Asaba
Blanche Bailly ft. Joeboy
Emma’a
Espoir La Tigresse
Pérola
Shay
Vernyuy Tina
Zara Williams ft. C4 Pedro

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa

Addis Legesse
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui)
Diamond Platnumz ft. Zuchu
Eddy Kenzo
Kassmasse
King Saha
Marioo ft. Jovial
Mbosso ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze
Nyashinski ft. Femi One
Rayvanny ft. Vjollca

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa

Betty G
Tanasha Donna
Frida Amani
Hewan Gebrewold
Muthaka
Nandy
Nikita Kering
Rosa Ree
Spice Diana ft. DJ Seven
Zuchu ft. Bontle Smith & Tyler

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

Ali Loka
Ahmed Saad ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh
A.L.A
DJ Snake
Draganov
El Grande Toto
Marwan Moussa
Snor
Soolking
Wegz

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Faouzia
Jaylann
Kenza Morsli ft. DJ Adel
Lyna Mahyem
Manal
Marwa Loud & Moha K
Ruby
Rym

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

A-Reece
Blxckie feat A-Reece
DJ Tarico
Gemini Major
Focalistic

African Fans Favourite

‘Dibango Dibanga’ – Bello Falcao

‘Tempela’ – Ch’cco, Mellow, Sleazy Nkao
‘Ameno Amapiano’ – Goya Menor & Nektunez
‘Sip (Alcohol)’ – Joeboy
‘Monalisa (Remix)’ – Lojay X Sarz ft. Chris Brown
‘Overloading (Overdose)’ – Mavins; Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, Ladipoe, Magixx
‘Ku Lo Sa’ – Oxlade
‘Nack’ – The Therapist
‘Dada’ – Young Jonn
‘Adiwele’ – Young Stunna ft. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa

Album of the Year

9: Esan – Brymo
Love, Damini – Burna Boy
Cullilan – Dadju
First of All – Diamond Platnumz
History – Dadi B
KOA II – Kabza De Small
Amagama – Nomfundo Moh
Timbuktu – Oumou Sangare
Sans Visa – Soolking
Rave & Roses – Rema

Artist of the Year

Burna Boy
CKay
Dadju
Diamond Platnumz
Fireboy DML
Kabza De Small
Manal
Tiwa Savage
Wegz
Zakes Batwini

Best African Collaboration

‘Al Moulouk’ – Ahmed Saad ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh
‘Onde Anda’ – Onde Anda
‘Big Flexa’ – Costa Titch ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
‘Champion Sound’ – Davido ft. Focalistic
‘Peru Remix’ – Fireboy ft. Ed Sheeran
‘Tigini (Remix)’ – Kikimoteleba ft. Franglish
‘Buga’ – Kizz Daniel ft. Tekno
‘Mi Amour’ – Marioo ft. Jovial
‘Moyo’ – Mbosso, Costa Titch, Phantom Steeze
‘Somebody’s Son’ – Tiwa Savage ft. Brandy

Best African Act in Diaspora (Female)

Aya Nakamura
Bey T
Darkoo
Faouzia
Moha K, Marwa Loud
Nata
Rimon
Ronisia
Shay
Soraia Ramos

Best African Act in Diaspora (Male)

Calema
Dadju
Dafencii
DJ Snake
Gil Semedo
Jae5
Ninho
Soolking
Tion Wayne
Ya Levia

Best African Band, Duo or Group

Calema & Zé Felipe
Disco Misr, Aziz Maraka
Jano Band
Mafikizolo
Major League DJz
Ridimz
The Cavemen
Toofan
Umoja Sounds
Wanavakali

Best African DJ

DJ Lito
DJ P2N
DJ Snake
DJ Tarica
DJ Yessonia
Major League DJz
DJ Zinhle
DJ Spinall
Uncle Waffles
Zakes Batwini
Best African Rapper/Lyricist

A-Reece
Dafencii
Didi B
Dip Doundou Guiss
Marwan Moussa
Ladipoe
LAMB (Loose Kaynon, A-Q, MI, Blaqbonez)
Nata
Nay Wa Mitego
Youssoupha

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography

Ans-T Crazy
Costa Titch
Eltee Skhillz
Kamo Mphela
Portable X Poco Lee
Roga Roga & Extra Musica
Serge Beynaud
Simi
Spice Diana
Toofan

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro

Asake
Costa Titch
Davido
DJ Maphorisa
DJ Snake
DJ Yessonia
Felo Le Tee
Mbosso
Tresor
Zakes Bantwini

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop

Black Sherif
Blxckie
Cdrik Kodjo
Darkoo
Didi B
KikiMoteleba ft. Franglish
Marwan Moussa
Nay Wa Mitego
Ninho

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop

Adekunle Gold, Davido
CKay
Kizz Daniel & Tekno
Kouz1
Matias Damasio
Pheelz, BNXN
Ronisia
Roseline Layo
Soraia Ramos
Tenor ft. Innoss’B

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall

DJ Lito, Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRoja
Fave
Femi One, King Kaka & Mbithi
KiDi
Navy Kenzo
Nutty O
Rosa Ree
Ruger
Teddy Afro
Winky D

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul

Ahmed Basyoni & Hussein Gamal
Bridget Blue
C4 Pedro
Frida Amani x Mayunga
Lil Jay
Tayc
Tiwa Savage, Amaarae
Nomfundo Moh, ShaSha & Ami Faku
Omah Lay
Ya Levis

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock

Amir Eid
Clay
Daniel Baron
Franck Biyong
RASH
Reën & Refentse Morake

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional

Azaya, Djelykaba Bintou
Betty G
Josey ft. Bonigo
Lencho Gemechu
Manamba Kante
Flavour
Oumr Sangare
Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee
Royalty
Stewart Sukuma

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary

Adekunle Gold ft. Fatoumata Dawara
Alikiba
Brymo
Fadilee Itulya, Fidq & Goemi
Fally Ipuppa
Fior 2 Bior
Roga Roga & Extra Musica
Sidiki Diabate
Wallly B. Seck, Viviane

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Jazz

Addis Legesse
Elida Almeida, Jimmy P
Franck Biyong
Guta Abera
Jano Band
Jimmy Dludlu, Rhodalia Silvestre, Dx Nuvunga, Mano Tsotsi
Kelvin Momo, TBO, JaySax
Somi
Thapelo Lekoane
The Cavemen, Made Kuti

Best Soundtrack Movies, Series or Documentary

‘AlMoulouk’ (Moon Knight) – Ahmed Saad ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh
‘A Body, A Coffin’ (Black Panther Wanda Forever Prologue EP) – Amaarae & Marvel
‘Ima’ – Dadju
‘ODG’ (The Blood Covenant Movie) – Eltee Skhillz
‘EL Ghazala Raye2a’ ( Zeko) – Mohamed Osama & Karim Mahmoud (Ahmed Tarik Yahia)
‘Speed Life (Sonic 2 Film)
‘No Woman, No Cry’ (Black Panther Wanda Forever Prologue EP) – Tems & Marvel
‘B3oda Ya Belady’ (Captains of Zaatari) – Wegz

Best African Music Video

‘Moustahil’ – Amine Boumediene
‘Big Flexa’ – Casta Titch
‘Woman’ – Simi
‘Nwoke Oma’ – Chike
‘Disco Maghreb’ – DJ Snake
‘Sewasew’ – Maranta Da Silva
‘ Suavamente’ – Soolking
‘Buga’ – Kizz Daniel ft. Tekno

Breakout Artist of the Year

Asake
Camidoh
Costa Titch
Daliwonga
El Grande Toto
Fior 2 Bior
Hewan Gebrewold
Marwan Moussa
Nomfundo Moh
Pheelz

Most Promising Artist

Ans-T Crazy
Dafencii
Fave
Frida Amani
Jeeba
Khanyisa
Kikimoteleba
Lloyiso
Magixx
Zara Williams

Producer of the Year

C4 Pedro
CKay & BMH
Kimambo Beats
Nyadjiko & Dadju
Rahal
Reward Beatz
Sdida & Man T
Serge Beynaud
Stan-E Kibulu & William Grigahcine

Song of the Year

‘Kwaku The Traveller’ – Black Sherif
‘Last Last’ – Burna Boy
‘Big Flexa’ – Costa Titch ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
‘Ambassadeur’ – Dadju
‘Tala’ – Didi B
‘Disco Maghreb’ – DJ Snake
‘Peru’ (Remix) – Fireboy DML ft. Ed Sheeran
‘Buga’ – Kizz Daniel ft. Tekno
‘Mi Amor’ – Marioo ft. Jovial
‘Calm Down’ – Rema
‘Suavemente’ – Soolking
‘El Bakht’ – Wegz

Songwriter of the Year

Bridget Blue and Jibril Blessing
Daniel Baron
Lloyiso Mandlovandile Gigana, Luke Goliath
Martin Obudho, Muthaka
Matias Damasio
Mordecai ‘Dex’ Mwini
Olawale Olofo’ro
Rokia Kone, Garret Lee
Iba One
Sidy Diop

Best Global Act

Anitta
Brandy
Chris Brown
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Maluma
Popcaan
Tyga
Vitaa

Best Female Artist in Africa Inspirational Music

Bridget Blue
Chaama & Eljoee
Diana Hamilton
DJ Zinle
Irene Robert
Janet Otieno
Makhadzi
Manal
TY Bello

Best Male Artist in Africa Inspirational Music

Davido
Grace Lokwa
Kassmasse
KS Bloom, Chike
Nathaniel Bassey
Noel Nderitu
Samthing Soweto
Wave Rhyder

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