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Mercy Chinwo, Asake, Burna Boy, Rema, Ayra Star AFRIMMA

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) would this year return its live events after two years following the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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This is as the organizers released the much-anticipated names of nominees for this year’s prestigious awards.

The awards event has been held virtually in the last two years due to the impact of the pandemic.

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However, with the pandemic subsiding, AFRIMMA announced this year’s award night will be held on the 19th of November at the Gilley’s Event Center in Dallas, Texas.

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The event tagged “This is Africa”, promised to consolidate the growth of the previous award ceremonies and the massive growth of African music culture.

African superstars, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz, Focalistic and Nigerians musicians – Gen Z stars like Asake, Ayra Star, Jay Melody, Marioo, Rema, Black Sheriff, Ruger, Buju and more also made the list.

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Also, stars like Ammarae, Mahkhadzi, Gambo and DJ Snake all earned their first AFRIMMA nominations on a list that is practically tight in every category.

While cheering entertainers and lovers of African music to anticipate amusement in the new chapter in history as African stars hoist their country’s flags in different categories of nominations, AFRIMMA founder, Anderson Obiagwu states that “African music is the new oil, everybody wants a bit of it, AFRIMMA is committed to promoting African music on the biggest stage and celebrating and rewarding excellence.”

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See below AFRIMMA 2022 Nominee List

Best Male West Africa

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Oxlade – Nigeria

Kidi – Ghana

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Buju – Nigeria

Black Sheriff– Ghana

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Fireboy– Nigeria

Didi B – Ivory Coast

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Ruger – Nigeria

Samba Peuzzi – Senegal

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Omah Lay – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa

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Ammarae– Ghana

Tems – Nigeria

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Josey – Ivory Coast

Zeynab – Benin

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Ayra Star – Nigeria

Gyakie – Ghana

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Tiwa Savage– Nigeria

Roselyne Layo– Ivory Coast

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Best Male East Africa

John Frog – South Sudan

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Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

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Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Rayvanny – Tanzania

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Otile Brown – Kenya

Meddy – Rwanda

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Sat B – Burundi

Best Female East Africa

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Femi One – Kenya

Zuchu – Tanzania

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Sheebah Karungi – Uganda

Jovial – Kenya

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Maua Sama – Tanzania

Sanaipei Tande – Kenya

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Nandy – Tanzania

Winnie Nwagi – Uganda

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Best Male Central Africa

KoC- Cameroon

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Innos’ B – Congo

TayC – Cameroon

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Fally Ipupa – Congo

Calema – Sao Tome

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Mic Monsta- Cameroon

Tenor -Cameroon

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Nelson Freitas – Cape Verde

Best Female Central Africa

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Rinyu– Cameroon

Shan’L -Gabon

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Mayra Andrade – Cape Verde

Liloca- Mozambique

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Blanche Bailly – Cameroon

Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde

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Edmazia – Angola

Emma’a – Gabon

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Asaba – Cameroon

Best Male Southern Africa

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Mark Exodus –Mozambique

Focalistic- South Africa

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Slap Dee – Zambia

Dlala Thuzkin -South Africa

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Zakes Bantwini- South Africa

Edgar Muzah – Zimbabwe

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Master KG – South Africa

Macky2 – Zambia

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Best Female Southern Africa

DBN Gogo– South Africa

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Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe

Mpho Sebina – Botswana

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Msaki- South Africa

Gemma Griffiths – Zimbabwe

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Makhadzi – South Africa

Towela – Zambia

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Shekinah – South Africa

Best Male North Africa

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Ali Loka – Egypt

Baiti – Tunisia

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SoolKing – Algeria

Marwan Moussa – Egypt

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El Grande Toto – Morocco

Dj Snake – Algeria

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Wegz – Egypt

Snor – Morocco

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Best Female North Africa

Rym – Morocco

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Emel – Tunisia

Faouzia – Morocco

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Souhila Ben Lachab – Algeria

Ruby – Egypt

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Latifa – Tunisia

Kenza Morsli – Algeria

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Jaylann – Morocco

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

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Burna Boy–Nigeria

Aya Nakamura -Mali/France

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Ckay- Nigeria

Dadju – Congo DR

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Wizkid–Nigeria

Tay C – Cameroon

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French Montana- Morocco

Dj Black Coffee – South Africa

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Best Newcomer

Camidoh- Ghana

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Asake – Nigeria

Young Stunna– South Africa

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Ssaru – Kenya

Santorini Raphael – Togo

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Jay Melody – Tanzania

Goya Menor – Nigeria

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Nenny – Cape Verde

Baby Diaz – Congo DR

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Artist of The Year

Asake – (Nigeria)

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Fally Ipupa- Congo

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

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Burnaboy- Nigeria

Kidi– Ghana

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Rema – Nigeria

Zakes Bantwini – South Africa

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Tay C – Cameroon

Davido – Nigeria

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Best Gospel

Mercy Chinwo – Nigeria

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Joe Mettle – Ghana

Christina Shusho – Tanzania

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Miguel Buila – Angola

Oheema Mercy – Ghana

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KS Bloom – Ivory Coast

Joel Lwaga – Tanzania

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Pulani Maphari – South Africa

Best Live Act

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Barnaba -Tanzania

Flavour – Nigeria

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Sauti Sol – Kenya

Yemi Alade – Nigeria

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Burna Boy – Nigeria

Fally Ipupa– Congo DR

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Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Patoranking – Nigeria

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BEST FEMALE RAP ACT

Nadia Nakai – South Africa

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Femi One – Kenya

Ms Banks – Nigeria

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Nata – Sierra Leone

Feli Nuna – Ghana

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Fena Gitu – Kenya

Candy Bleakz – Nigeria

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Rosa Ree – Tanzania

Best Male Rap Act

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Phyno – Nigeria

Yung Lunya – Tanzania

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Didi B – Ivory Coast

Ladipoe – Nigeria

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Black Sheriff – Ghana

A-Reece – South Africa

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Blaqbonez – Nigeria

Blxckie – South Africa

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Best Collaboration

Pheelz x Buju – Finesse

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Diamond Platnumz x Focalistic – Iyo

Musa Keys x Loui – Selema

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Marioo x Jovial – Mi Amor

Costa Titch ft C’buda M, Alfa kat, Banaba Des, Sidda & Man T – Big Flexa

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Fireboy x Ed Sheeran – Peru (remix)

Roga Roga & Extra Musica – Bokoko

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Camidoh ft Darkoo, Mayorkun – Sugarcane Remix

Asake ft Burnaboy – Sungba Remix

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Song of The Year

Pheelz x Buju – Finesse

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Kizz Daniel x Tekno – Buga

Lojay – Monalisa

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Davido ft Focalistic – Champion Sound

Roga Roga & Extra Musica – Bokoko

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Costa Titch ft C’buda M, Alfa kat, Banaba Des, Sidda & Man T – Big Flexa

TayC – Dodo

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Black Sheriff – Kweku The Traveller

Maluma ft Rayvanny – Mama Tetema

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Best Update Director

Anurin Nwunembom -Cameroon

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Enos Olik – Kenya

TG Omori – Nigeria

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Rex- Ghana

Sasha Vybz – Uganda

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Hanscana – Tanzania

Patrick Elis – Nigeria

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Dammy Twitch- Nigeria

Best Dj Africa

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DJ Spinall – Nigeria

Black Coffee – South Africa

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DJ Sly King – Ghana

Waffles – South Africa

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DJ Tunez– Nigeria

DJ Djeff – Angola

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DJ Romy Jones – Tanzania

Dj Big N – Nigeria

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Best African Dj USA

DJ Prince – Nigeria

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DJ Shinski – Kenya

Dj Soofire – Ghana

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DJ Poison Ivy – Kenya

DJ Buka- Nigeria

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DJ Birame BB l’amour – Ivory Coast

Dj Yas Meen Selectress – Egypt

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DJ Freshy K– Nigeria

AFRIMMA Update of The Year

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Flavor – Levels

Rogo Rogo & Extra Musica – Bokoko

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Dj Snake – Disco Maghreb

Diamond Platnumz ft Mbosso – Oka

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Chike – Nwoke Oma

Bosom Pyung – Nyinya

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Makhadzi ft Prince Benza – Ghanama

Kizz Daniel x Tekno – Buga

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Music Producer of The Year

PhillBill – Cameroon

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Tempoe– Nigeria

207 – Uganda

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S2kizzy – Tanzania

Magicstick– Nigeria

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MOGBeats – Ghana

DjMaphoriza – South Africa

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Pheelz – Nigeria

Best African Dancer

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Poco Lee – Nigeria

Uncle Azeez – Nigeria

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Ghetto Kids – (Uganda)

Angel Ngiyu– Tanzania

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Hope Ramafalo – South Africa

Wet Bad Gang– Angola

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Dancegod Lloyd – Ghana

Sayrahchips – Nigeria

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Manuel Kanza – Angola

Best Lusophone

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Calema – Sao Tome

Nelson Freitas – Cape Verde

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Edgar Domingos – Angola

Djodje – Cape Verde

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Mr Bow – Mozambique

Soraia Ramos – Cape Verde

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Jerislon Israel – Angola

Mayra Andrade – Cape Verde

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Best Francophone

Fally Ipupa – Congo

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Kedjevara- Ivory Coast

Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast

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Josey – Ivory Coast

Wally B. Seck- Senegal

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TayC– Cameroon

Innos B – Congo

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Tenor – Cameroon

Best Reggea/Dancehall

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Spice – Jamaica

Mr Killa – Jamaica

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Patoranking – Nigeria

SteffLondon – Jamaica

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Shatta Wale – Ghana

Popcaan – Jamaica

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Shenseea – Jamaica

Alkaline – Jamaica

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AFRIMMA Album of The Year

Basketmouth – Horoscopes

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Focalistic – President Ya Strata

Burnaboy – Love Damini

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Kidi – Golden Boy

Dadju -Cullinan

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Diamond Platnumz – First of All

Dadi B – History

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KOA II – Kabza De Small

RADIO/TV PERSONNEL OF THE YEAR

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Ebuka – Nigeria

Konnie Toure – Ivory Coast

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Dj Slim – Ghana

Do2tun – Nigeria

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Afonso Quintas – Angola

James Onen – Uganda

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Jamal Ghadafi – Kenya

Serwa Amihere – Ghana

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AFRIMMA BEST TRADITIONAL ARTIST

Sholo Wamba – Tanzania

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Kcee – Nigeria

Mrisho Mpoto – Tanzania

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Manamba Kante – Guinea

Oumou Sangare – Mali

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Betty G – Ethiopia

Thokozani Langa – South Africa

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Nii Tettey Tetteh – Ghana

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