AFRIMA 2016 Ghana's Sarkodie and Okyeame Kwame get nominated

The categories are to be keenly contested as all artistes have done duly well under period in review.

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Following an intense adjudication process of nominees selection, the African Union and the 13-man international jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have unveiled the official nominees list for the 2016 edition of the continent's leading music awards.

The Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions have been released while the nominees in the continental categories will follow suit seven days after.

Public voting for the nominees in the different categories of the awards will open on August 30. In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, the AFRIMA 3.0. calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016 will include the Africa Music Summit on Friday, November 4, and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars.

The grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with over 2,500 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.

Here are the lists out now:

Regional Categories

Best Male Artiste,Western Africa

BrymoNigeriaIn The City
Okyeame  KwameGhanaSmall Small
SarkodieGhanaHand to Mouth
Sidikiba Diabate Fais MoiMaliConfiance
WizkidNigeriaFinal Baba Nla


Best Male Artiste  Central Africa

C4 PedroAngolaSpetxa One
Ferre GolaDRCTucheze
FrankoCameroonColler La Petite
Nelson FreitasAngolaMiuda Linda
Wax DeyCameroonSakaMakossa


Best Female Artiste, Central Africa

Bruna TatianaAngolaPometoMudar
Daphne NdoloCameroonNdolo
Mani BellaCameroonQui ChercheTronve
Naomi AchuCameroonBusy Body
RenissCameroonLa Sauce
Syssi ManangaDRCJuste Un Peu


Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa

Amal MaherEgyptEzayFatetny
AnghamEgyptWahdaKam La
Samira SaidMoroccoMahassalsh
Sarah AyoubMoroccoAhwak


Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa

Ahmed SoultanMoroccoAfrobian
Ahmed ChawkiMoroccoTsunami
Amir DiabEgyptAl Qahira Cairo
AymanAlatarLibyaFi GalbiKalam
DJ Van FT  TyraneMorocco#Woman


Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa

LiraSouth AfricaLet there be Light
Lizha JamesMozambiqueChocolate
Palu ChiheraZimbabweNemoyo
Sally Boss MadamNamibiaNatural
ZaharaSouth AfricaImali
ZonkeSouth AfricaReach it


Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa

AKASouth AfricaComposure
Anatii & CassperNyovestSouth AfricaJump
Black CoffeeSouth AfricaCome with me
Dizu PlaatiesSouth AfricaInkomo
DJ MaphorisaSouth AfricaSoweto Baby
Jay PrayzahZimbabweHello


Best Female Artiste, Western Africa

AramideNigeriaI don’t care
JoseyIvory CoastDiplome
Seyi ShayNigeriaRight Now
Temi Doll FaceNigeriaSchool Your Face
Tiwa SavageNigeriaIf I Start to Talk
YemiAladeNigeriaNa Go De


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