AFRIMA Awards 2021 is almost upon us hence The African Union Commission (AUC) and The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have released the 2021 nominees list.
The list, released on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 was from the over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication. It features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
The 3-day event which is Slated to hold from November 19-21 in Lagos, sees South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Wizkid is the highest nominated Nigerian on the list with his chart-topping song, “Essence” which features Tems seeing him land six nominations including ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Male Artist in Western Africa’ and ‘Album of the Year.
Omah Lays also makes the nominees list vying for Artiste of the Year in Africa and 3 other categories. Davido, Dally Ipupa Patoranking, Rayvanny and MHD also take in 4 nominations each.
“The nominees list comprising 28 continental award categories and 10 regional award categories released for public voting on www.afrima.org is coming a few days after a rigorous long-week adjudication process. The remaining two categories – Legend award category will be announced at the awards, while Best Soundtrack in a movie/series/documentary film category was suspended due to low quality entries for this year’s edition,” Head of Culture, African Union Commission on the Jury, Angela Martins, said.
See full nomination list here.