Popular singer, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has been nominated for the Artiste of the Year in Africa class within the forthcoming Africa Music Awards. With his hit tune, ‘Essence’ presenting Tems, the afrobeats superstar got 5 different nominations which encompass ‘Best Male Artiste in Western Africa,’ ‘Album of the Year, Song of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’ and ‘Best African Collaboration’..”
Self-acclaimed African Giant, Damini Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, got three nominations— ‘Best Male Artiste in West Africa, ‘Album of the Year, and Artiste of the Year. Fem’ singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, bagged nominations for ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro, ‘Best Artiste’, ‘Duo or Group in African Pop’.
Meanwhile, the nominees listing functions over 400 songs via artistes from 10 nearby and 28 continental classes, which cut across African creatives residing on the continent and in the diaspora.
Fast-growing Nigerian singer, Omah Lay, also bagged 4 nominations— ‘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’..”
Other nominees are Blaq Diamond (South Africa), Bella Shmurda (Nigeria), Nikita Kering (Kenya), Nata (Sierra Leone), Abir (Morocco), Olakira (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), Nasty C (South Africa), Rebo (DR Congo), Tems (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), Cavemen (Nigeria) and Vector (Nigeria).
In a announcement made to be had to Saturday Beats, the Head of Culture, African Union Commission on the Jury, Angela Martins mentioned that the nominees were decided on via a ‘rigorous’ selection manner. She additionally delivered that the Legend Award Category might be announced at the rite, whilst the ‘Best Soundtrack in a Movie/Series/Documentary film’ category become suspended because of low-exceptional entries for this 12 months’s version.
A member of the 13-guy AFRIMA International Jury, Hadja Kobele, noted that a total of 8,880 songs have been obtained for this 12 months’s version of the awards..”
The awards ceremony can be held in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 19 to 21, 2021..”