Top Nigeria’s talented musical artistes, Wizkid, Omah Lay, Burna Boy, and so many others have taken the lead at the AFRIMA 2021 nominations
The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released recently, features over 400 songs from artists in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creative’s living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is 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.
South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix] featuring Davido and Virgo Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo Or Group In African Electro and Breakout Artiste of the Year.
The hit song by Wizkid ‘Essence’ featuring Terms, bags six nominations including ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’, ‘Best Male Artist in Western Africa’, and ‘Album of the Year’. The Afrobeat singer’s other nominations are ‘Best African Collaboration’, ‘Song of the Year in Africa’, and ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul’.
Nigerian talented singer, Omah Lay bagged four nominations in ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste in Western Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’ and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’ categories.
Also, in the group of four nominations are Davido (Nigeria); Fally Ipupa (DRC Congo); MHD (Guinea); Patoranking (Nigeria); and Rayvanny (Tanzania).
Also on the list of other talented Nigerian artists who got three nominations are Bella Shmurda (Nigeria); Olakira (Nigeria); Burna Boy (Nigeria); Terms (Nigeria); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria); and Vector (Nigeria).