Jah Phinga, Fuse ODG, Ebony and more nominated for All Africa Music Awards 2017
In addition to previously announced nominations for Sarkodie and Becca in the Best Male and Female Artist (West Africa), the final list of nominees for the 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is out and we have more from Ghana. They include Jah Phinga, Fuse ODG, Ebony, Dark Suburb and more.
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 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 nominee’s 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 favourite 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).
In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of the African continent. It employs the tool of music to encourage unity, cooperation, interaction, partnerships and progress in the continent. It will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world.