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All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) reveals the list of nominees for the 2022 edition

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  The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards AFRIMA https www AFRIMA org in conjunction with the African Union Commission AUC released the official list of nominees for the edition of 2022 Download document 1 https bit ly 3UrlFBH Download document 2 https bit ly 3BxWapB Download document 3 https bit ly 3Lw03Qw Selected from a total of 9 067 entries submitted the highest number ever recorded by the awards since its inception the AFRIMA jury selected a total of 382 nominations in 39 categories to represent the five regions of Africa as well as the diaspora Let us remember that the jury made up of a 12 member panel of musical experts in addition to the AUC held a 10 day adjudication in July to select the best entries of the contest to make up the list Importantly only entries within the validity period of August 20 2021 to August 5 2022 were considered for nomination for this year s awards Leading the nominations regionally this year is the West African region with 134 nominations representing 35 percent while the East African region follows closely with 69 nominations representing 18 percent the southern African region is closely vying with 68 nominations representing 17 8 percent while Central Africa attracts its weight with 52 nominations representing 13 6 percent while the North African region follows closely behind with 49 nominations accounting for 12 8 percent In addition the Global music region which represents the music of non Africans in the diaspora who are still contributing to the growth of the African region adds 10 nominations to the list representing 2 6 percent Dominating the list with the most nominations this year is South African maverick Costa Titch with six nominations for his 2021 smash hit Big Flexa in Song of the Year Revelation Artist of the Year Best African Collaboration Best Artist Duo or Group in African Electro and Best Artist Duo or Group in Use of African Dance Choreography Curiously the Congolese teacher Dadju ties with six nominations in addition in Best Male of Central Africa The song of the year Album of the year Artist of the Year Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Soundtrack for a Movie Series or Documentary Close behind the third highest nominations is Ivorian rapper Didi B who picks up five nominations for Best Male Artist in West Africa The song of the year Album of the year Best African Rapper Lyricist Best African Hip Hop Artist Duo or Group Again tied with five nominations there is also the Algerian disc jockey and record producer in Best Male Artist in North Africa The song of the year Best African DJ Best African Act in the Diaspora and Best Artist Duo or Group in African Electro Also in third place among the highest nominations is another Algerian singer Soolking with five nominations in Best Male Artist in North Africa The song of the year Album of the year The best video and Best African Act in the Diaspora Lastly closing the tie for artists with the third highest nominations is Egyptian rapper and record producer Wegz with five nominations for Best North African Male Artist The song of the year Producer of the Year Artist of the Year and Best Artist Duo or Group in Contemporary Africa Other artists with four nominations are the Nigerian mavericks Burna Boy in Best Male Artiste in Western Africa The song of the year Album of the year and Artist of the Year Fireboy in Best West African Male Artist The song of the year Producer of the Year Artist of the Year and Best African Collaboration Kizz Daniel in Best West African Male Artist The song of the year Artist of the Year Best African Collaboration and Best African Pop Artist Duo or Group and Tiwa Savage for Best West African Female Artist Artist of the Year Best African Collaboration and Best Artist Duo or Group in African RnB Soul The other African superstars with four nominations are Zakes Bantwini South Africa in Best Male Artist from Southern Africa Best African DJ Artist of the Year and Best Artist Duo or Group in African Electro Marwan Moussa Egypt in Best North African Male Artist Best African Rapper Lyricist Revelation Artist of the Year and Best African Hip Hop Artist Duo or Group and Nomfundo Moh South Africa in Best Southern African Female Artist Album of the year Revelation Artist of the Year and Best Artist Duo or Group in African RnB Soul Interestingly artists who were recognized in the Most Promising category last year whose current nominations indicate significant growth in their respective artistic work include Ckay Nigeria in Producer of the Year Artist of the Year and Best African Pop Artist Duo or Group Ruger Nigeria in Best Artiste in African Reggae Ragga and Dancehall El Grande Toto Morocco in Best North African Male Artist and Revelation Artist of the Year Commenting on the list of nominations AFRIMA jury member representing the Southern African Region Adam Tiran said The wide variety of music from across the continent that we considered in awarding AFRIMA for the awards of this year it s amazing It s really heartening to see so many African superstars on the list as well as other rising stars who have had an amazing year and eventually many new musical discoveries The future is bright for the continent It is important to note that the public voting portal for the AFRIMA 2022 edition will be available on Sunday September 25 2022 at 12 00 pm central time African music lovers on the continent and around the world can visit the official website www AFRIMA org to vote Voting closes at 12 00 CAT December 10 2022 before the main AFRIMA awards ceremony The list of nominees comprises 29 continental award categories and 10 regional award categories published for public voting on www AFRIMA org The remaining category for the Legend Award will be announced at the awards In addition this year we recovered the category Best Soundtrack in a Movie Series or Documentary due to the availability of quality tickets for this year s edition Let s remember that we had to suspend it last year due to lack of quality tickets Overall we are very proud and confident in our work and we will continue to intensify our efforts to ensure that AFRIMA remains the highest recognition of African music globally in line with its vision Head of Culture Jury Commission of the African Union Angela Martins said Meanwhile the 2022 All Africa Music Awards will now take place from December 8 to 11 2022 A special announcement regarding the host country and location of the awards will be made on September 30 2022 AFRIMA awards will feature a 4 day party of music glitz and glamor with the aim of celebrating Africa recognizing talents and expanding the economic frontiers of culture and the creative industry on the continent The event is scheduled to kick off with the welcome evening followed by the AFRIMA Music Village host city tour Africa Music Business Summit and exclusive nominees party and concluded with the live broadcast of the award ceremony awards to more than 84 countries around the world African music lovers can participate in events on social media stream live on the AFRIMA website at www AFRIMA org and visit social media platforms Instagram Facebook Afrima official Twitter Aframawards and you can watch the event coverage by tuning in to your local and cable TV providers In partnership with the African Union Commission AFRIMA is a youth focused music platform that recognizes and rewards the work and talent of African artists across generations AFRIMA primarily stimulates conversations among Africans and also the rest of the world especially about the potential of the creative arts to foster real human enterprise as well as contributing significantly to social cohesion as well as sustainable development in Africa The Events Program is in line with the AU Agenda 2063 which describes Aspiration 05 as the development of the arts and culture sector including its cultural and creative industries to drive the development of the African economy
All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) reveals the list of nominees for the 2022 edition

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