• AUC-AFRIMA Releases Final Full List of Nominees
• Public Voting Opens August 21
Angolan RnB star, Anselmo Ralph, traditional music star from Mali, Oumou Sangare and Nigerian pop-star, Wizkid lead the pack of highest nominated African music talents on the just unveiled 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Nominees List with six, six and seven nominations respectively.
This was revealed on Thursday, August 17, as the African Union and the International Committee of AFRIMA released the full AFRIMA 2017 Nominees while also disclosing that public voting on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org has been scheduled to open on Monday, August 21.
The full nominees list of 33 categories comprising of the Regional Category which covers the five African regions and the genre-based Continental Category was revealed to the media and on AFRIMA digital media platforms.
Angola’s Electro Music Diva, Nsoki and Tanzania’s RnB musician, Ali Kiba both garnered five nominations. Nigerian pop-artistes Davido, Runtown and Seyi Shay, as well as Moroccan-American star French Montana, Cameroon’s Daphne and Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo have earned four nominations each in the jostle for the for 23.9 karat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.
From August 21 – November 11, music lovers across the continent will be empowered to vote for their favorite artistes in Regional and Continental categories during the voting period that will be ongoing for 11 weeks on the AFRIMA website. The works that were reviewed and assessed by the AUC-AFRIMA’s 13-man are strictly within the year in review (August 1,2016 –July 17,2017).