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AFRIMA Awards 2018 Nominees list  – Nigeria, Simi and Davido, South Africa’s Nasty C and Shekhinnah, Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz and a hot of many others join AFRIMA Awards’ A list of nominees top contenders. Voting has commenced with 1st of September as the kickoff. To find out more, read on!

The AFRIMA Award scheduled to hold this November in Ghana. This is the fifth year we will be witnessing the prestigious award ceremony, and among its main events will be the Africa Music Business Summit and the AFRIMA Music Village, so expect to see an amazing array of music lovers and live performances from all countries here in Africa.

The Africa Music Business Roundtable will hold at the Ballroom, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos and on the same day The AFRIMA Music Village at the Waterfront, Bar Beach, and the main Awards ceremony at the Eko Hotels later that same day.

5th AFRIMA Nominees Categories

The renowned African Union Commission, AUC and the official International Jury of the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA has released its comprehensive list of regional and continental categories for the annual awards which it did on the 28th of August 2014 via its website, There are 36 AFRIMA awarding categories  and about five regional categories.

The nominee’s list covers the five Regional categories which are divided  into Female and Male categories as follows:

  • Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
  • Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
  • Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
  • Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa; Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
  • Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
  • Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
  • Best Male Artiste in Western Africa.

The AFRIMA awards list according to Mr Robert Ekukole,the spokesperson for the International Jury of AFRIMA and the Programme Director, Cameroon TV and Radio, CRTV has said that it was created not by the number of views on YouTube or any other media outlets but based on the quality and top-notch creative expressions of the music produced.

Top Nigerian Contenders on the 5th AFRIMA Nominees

Here below are the list of some of its top contenders and Nigerian artistes  for you to begin your voting at once via its website.

Nigeria’s Simi is rated in the second category following its top contenders, Congo;s Maitre Gims and South Africa’s Shekhinnah.  Shekhinna has received seven nominations. Shekhinnah and Maitre Gimms have both received seven nominations making then the highest nominated artists for this edition of the AFRIMA Awards.

In the second category, Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz, Ethiopia’s Betty G has received six nominations each while Nigeria’s Simi and Nasty C (South Africa) has both received five nominations on the AFRIMA nominees list.

Simi emerges with five nominations namely; Artiste of the Year, Song Writer of the Year, Best Artiste in African Pop, Album of the Year (for Simisola album released 2018) and Best Female Artiste in Western Africa.

Nasty c has also received nominations for categories of Song of the year, best African Collaboration for his song featuring Nigerian artist, Runtown, Best African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year and Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa.

Many other contenders on this list from Nigeria include:

  • Tiwa Savage
  • Femi Kuti
  • 2Baba
  • Davido
  • Wizkid/Starboy

These are joined by AFRIMA nomination debutantes from Nigeria such as:

  • DJ Enimoney
  • Teni
  • and many others.

As said earlier, public voting has commenced on Saturday September 1, via the AFRIMA website,, where both regional and continental nominees in the 36 AFRIMA awarding categories will compete for the 23.9 carat gold plated AFRIMA Trophy. Start voting for your favorite artistes now.

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AFRIMA Awards 2018 Nominees list

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Amanda Malela DRC Kumama
2 Anabela Aya Angola I love you Bue
3 Blanche Baily Cameroon BonBon
4 Bruna Tatiana Angola Amo-te
5 Charlotte Dipanda ft  Yemi Alade Cameroon Sista
6 Daphne Cameroon Jusqu’à La Gare
7 Iyenga DRC Sorry
8 Shura Cameroon Allez Dire
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
2 Belamy Paluku (DRC) DRC Blood Brothers
3 Dadju DRC Bob Marley
6 Locko Cameroon Je Serai La
7 Magasco Cameroon Sokoto
8 Maite Gims Ft. Vianney DRC La Meme
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Betty G Ethiopia Mengedegna
2 Irene namatovu Uganda Nsambila nyuma nga janzi
3 Maua Sama Tanzania Nakuelewa
4 Petra Ft. Victoria Kimani Kenya I got that
5 Rash Ft Ruff Kenya Nitachange
6 Sandra Nankoma Uganda kaddugala
7 Sheebah SASHA VYBZ Uganda Mummy Yo
8 Vibe ft MC Galaxy Rwanda Neza
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Bebe Cool Uganda Freedom
2 Diamond Platnumz Tanzania A boy from Tandale
4 Kagwe Mungai Ft. Niniola Kenya Till the end
5 Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra Kenya Rider
6 Nyashinski Kenya Bebi Bebi
8 Yamiu Mola Ethiopia Wegegta
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Kenza Algeria Maliket Saba
2 Lyna Mahyem Algeria Boucan
3 Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz Algeria Bye Bye
4 Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh Egypt Ekaa Maksour
5 N-S feat Kafon Tunisia Daloula
6 Souhia Ben Lachhab Algeria Lik Manwalich
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Abu Ft. Yousta Egypt 3 Daqat
2 Balti ft Hamouda Tunisia Ya Lili
3 DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco Algeria Por Favor
4 Hamza El Fadly Morocco Ya Mraya
5 Lartiste ft Carolina Morocco Mafiosa
6 Muslim Morocco Mama
7 Saad Lamjarred Morocco Casablanca
8 Sofiane Ft. Maitre Gims Algeria Arafricain
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Ammara Brown Zimbabwe Akiliz
2 Babes Wodumu South Africa Ganda Ganda Ft. Mampintsha & Madanon
3 Lily Malawi Bad at Love
4 Mandisa Mamba Swaziland Party
5 Nadia Nakai South Africa Money Calling Ft. Frank Casino
6 Rouge South Africa Dololo Ft. Bigstar
7 Ruby the Pigeon Namibia Rorisang
8 Shekhinah South Africa Please Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Cassper Nyovest South Africa Ksazobalit
2 EXQ Zimbabwe Pahukama Ft. Jah Prayzah
3 Jah Prayzah Zimbabwe Nziyo Yerudo Ft. Yemi Alade
4 Kwesta South Africa Spirit Ft. Wale
5 Nasty C South Africa Jungle
6 Roberto Zambia Contolola Ft. Patoranking
7 Shane Eagle South Africa Let it Flow
8 Sibusiso Mashiloane South Africa Niza
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Angelique Kidjo Benin Once in a Lifetime
2 Aya Nakamura Mali Oumou Sangare
3 Becca Ghana Number One Ft. Mr. Eazi
4 Efya Ghana Mame Ft. Mr Eazi
5 Josey Cote d’Ivoire Jour J-O
6 Simi Nigeria Joromi
7 Tiwa Savage Nigeria Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
8 Viviane Chidid Senegal Marriage Force
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist Country Track title
1 Davido Nigeria Fia
2 DJ Spinall Nigeria Nowo Ft. Wizkid
3 Djodje Cape Verde Be Mine Ft. Patoranking
4 King Promise Ghana CCTV Ft. Mugeez
5 Kuami Eugene Ghana Angela
6 Kwesi Arthur Ghana Grind Day Ft. Sarkodie & Medikal
7 MHD Guinea Bella Ft. Wizkid
8 Olamide Nigeria Wo!
9 Starboy Nigeria Soco Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid



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