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List of Nominees for the 2021 AFRIMMA Awards (Full List)

Kenya has; Otile Brown, Sauti Sol, Khaligraph, Nadia Mukami, Nviiri, Deska Tores, DJ Moh Spice, Jamal Gaddafi among others

Zuchu, Nadia Mukami, Otile Brown, Tanasha Donna and Diamond Platnumz. List of Nominees for the 2021 AFRIMMA Awards (Full List)

The list of Nominees for the 2021 Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is out and heavy weights in the music industry are set to battle it out for the top accolades.

Kenyan Otile Brown and Khaligraph Jones will battle out with; Diamond Platnumz, Alikiba, The Ben, Gildo Kassa, Meddy and Eddy Kenzo for the Best Male Artiste in East Africa.

In the Best Female artiste in East Africa Category, Kenya’s Nadia Mukami, Nikita Kering and Tanasha Donna will go head to head with Zuchu, Nandy, Vinka, Sheebah Karungi and Knowles Butera from Rwanda.

Other Kenyans on the Nominees List are; Nviiri the storyteller (Best Newcomer, Best Song of the Year- Niko Sawa), Sauti Sol (Best Live Act), Muthoni Drummer Queen (Best Female Rap), Khaligraph Jones (Best Male Rap), DJ Shinski (BEST AFRICAN DJ USA), Deska Torres (Best Video Director), DJ Moh Spice (Best DJ Africa) and Jamal Gaddafi (Personality of the Year).

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Here is the Full List of Nominees

BEST MALE EAST AFRICA

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

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Ali Kiba – Tanzania

The Ben – Rwanda

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia

Otile Brown – Kenya

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Meddy – Rwanda

BEST FEMALE EAST AFRICA

Nadia Mukami – Kenya

Vinka – Uganda

Zuchu – Tanzania

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Nandy – Tanzania

Sheebah Karungi – Uganda

Nikita Kering – Kenya

Tanasha Donna – Kenya

Knowles Butera – Rwanda

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BEST NEWCOMER

Yaw Tog- Ghana

Ruger – Nigeria

Black Sheriff – Ghana

Ayra Starr – Nigeria

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Marioo – Tanzania

Kamo Mphela – South Africa

Nviiri the Storyteller - Kenya

Busta 929 – South Africa

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Burna Boy – Nigeria

Fally Ipupa - Congo

Diamond Platnumz - Tanzania

Wizkid - Nigeria

Aya Nakamura - Mali/France

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El Grande Toto – Morocco

Tay C- Cameroon

Dadju – Congo

BEST LIVE ACT

Flavour - Nigeria

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Sauti Sol - Kenya

Stonebwoy - Ghana

Yemi Alade - Nigeria

Burna Boy – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

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Fally Ipupa– Congo

Focalistic – South Africa

BEST FEMALE RAP ACT

Nadia Nakai – South Africa

Sampa the Great – Zambia

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Rosa Ree – Tanzania

Bombshell Grenade – Zambia

Askia – Cameroon

Eno Barony – Ghana

Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya

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BEST MALE RAP ACT

Olamide - Nigeria

Sarkodie - Ghana

Moobers - Angola

Nasty C - South Africa

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Khaligraph Jones - Kenya

Fik Fameica – Uganda

Phyno – Nigeria

Yanga Chief – South Africa

BEST COLLABORATION

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Focalistic x Davido – ‘Ke Star’ Remix

Dadju ft Tiskola - ‘Dieu Merci’

Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz x Fally Ipupa – Berna

Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku

Bella Shmurda x Zlatan – Cash App

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Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming

Diamond Platnumz ft Koffi Olomide - Waah

Serge Ibaka x Tay C – Leggo

SONG OF THE YEAR

Focalistic x Davido – ‘Ke Star’ Remix

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Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling

Calema ft Perola , Soraia Ramos & Manecas Costa – Kua Buaru

Dj Tarico x Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku

Tay C – Le Temps

Naira Marley x Busiswa – Coming

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Wizkid ft Tems & Justin Beiber – Essence Remix

Nviiri the Storyteller ft Bien – Niko Sawa

BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR

Dr Nkeng Stephens - Cameroon

Deska Torres - Kenya

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TG Omori - Nigeria

David Duncan- Ghana

Sasha Vybz - Uganda

Director Kenny – Tanzania

Dammy Twitch - Nigeria

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Ofentse Mwase – South Africa

BEST DJ AFRICA

DJ Spinall - Nigeria

DJ Zinhle - South Africa

DJ Dollar – Senegal

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DJ Soupamodel - Nigeria

DJ Big N – Nigeria

Major League DJz – South Africa

DJ Kess – Ghana

DJ Moh Spice – Kenya

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BEST AFRICAN DJ USA

DJ Ecool - Nigeria

DJ Shinski - Kenya

Dj Buka – Nigeria

DJ Moh – Ivory Coast

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DJ Tunez - Nigeria

DJ Akua – Ghana

DJ K Meta – Ethiopia

Dj Oreo – Nigeria

AFRIMMA VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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Flavour ft Diamond Platnumz x Fally Ipupa – Berna

Tay C – Le Temps

Teni – Hustle

Mz Vee – Baddest Boss

Zuchu – Sukari

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Ray Vanny x Innos’B – Kelebe

Rema – Bounce

Wizkid ft Tems – Essence

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Kimamba – Tanzania

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P.Prime– Nigeria

S2kizzy- Tanzania

Salatiel - Cameroon

London– Nigeria

JazziQ – South Africa

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Richie Mensah - Ghana

Dj Maphorisa – South Africa

BEST AFRICAN DANCER

Poco Lee - Nigeria

Henry Le Sheriff- Cameroon

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La Petite Zota - Ivory Coast

Masaka Kids Africana - Uganda

Sayrah Chips - Nigeria

Angel Nyigu – Tanzania

Soweto’s Finest - South Africa

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Incredible Zigi – Ghana

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Ebuka – Nigeria

Jamal Gaddafi – Kenya

Boity Thulo – South Africa

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Dot2dun – Nigeria

Serwa Amihere – Ghana

Konnie Toure – Ivory Coast

Afonso Quintas – Angola

James Onen – Uganda

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BEST MALE CENTRAL AFRICA

Gaz Mawete – Congo

Innos’ B – Congo

TayC – Cameroon

Fally Ipupa - Congo

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Dadju - Congo

Salatiel – Cameroon

Toofan – Togo

Ko – C –Cameroon

BEST FEMALE CENTRAL AFRICA

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Coco Argentee – Cameroon

Shan’L -Gabon

Daphne - Cameroon

Mayra Andrade - Cape Verde

Liloca- Mozambique

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Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde

Mimie- Cameroon

Blanche Bailly – Cameroun

BEST MALE SOUTHERN AFRICA

Focalistic - South Africa

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Slap Dee - Zambia

Cassper Nyovest- South Africa

Shimza - South Africa

Jah Prayzah - Zimbabwe

Tha Dogg – Namibia

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Sjava – South Africa

Anselmo Ralph – Angola

BEST FEMALE SOUTHERN AFRICA

DBN Gogo – South Africa

Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe

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Lady Du - South Africa

Shashl – Zimbabwe

Sally BossMadam – Namibia

Gemma Griffiths – Zimbabwe

Elaine – South Africa

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Edmazia – Angola

BEST MALE NORTH AFRICA

El Grande Toto – Morocco

Baiti – Tunisia

Hamaki – Egypt

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Saad Lamdjareed – Morocco

Soolking – Algeria

Mouh Milano – Algeria

Akram Hosny – Egypt

BEST FEMALE NORTH AFRICA

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Souhila Ben Lachhab – Algeria

Emel – Tunisia

Marwa Loud – Morocco

Sandy – Egypt

Latifa – Tunisia

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Ruby – Egypt

Najoua Belyzel – Morocco

Asma Lmnawar - Morocco

BEST MALE WEST AFRICA

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

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Kidi - Ghana

Burna Boy – Nigeria

Davido– Nigeria

Wizkid – Nigeria

Rema -Nigeria

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Wally Seck– Senegal

Sarkodie – Ghana

BEST FEMALE WEST AFRICA

Adina– Ghana

Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

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Zeynab – Benin

Simi – Nigeria

Yasmine- Guinea Bissau

Dior Mbaye – Senegal

Mz Vee – Ghana

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Tems– Nigeria

CROSSING BOUNDARIES WITH MUSIC AWARD

Burna Boy–Nigeria

Aya Nakamura - Mali/France

Dave - Nigeria/UK

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Wizkid–Nigeria

Headie One – Ghana/UK

S. Pri Noir - Guinea Bissau/France

Tems – Nigeria

Dadju – Congo

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BEST GOSPEL

Mercy Chinwo - Nigeria

Joe Mettle - Ghana

Miguel Buila - Angola

Icha Kavons - Congo

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Diana Hamilton – Ghana

DJ Kerozen – Ivory Coast

Tim Godfrey – Nigeria

Sinach – Nigeria

BEST FRANCOPHONE

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Dadju - Congo

Toofan - Togo

Wally B. Seck - Senegal

TayC – Cameroon

Innos B - Congo

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Aya Nakamura- Mali

Tenor – Cameroon

Gaz Mawete – RDC

BEST LUSOPHONE

Matias Damasio - Angola

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Nelson Freitas - Cape Verde

Anselmo Ralph - Angola

Mayra Andrade - Cape Verde

Calema - Sao Tome

C4Pedro - Angola

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Prodigio - Angola

Paulo Flores – Angola

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