All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Releases 2016 Nominees List



The All Africa Music Awards has released the 2016 list of nominees, which was deliberated on by a 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA and The African Union Commission (AUC).

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All Africa Music Awards may just be the most all-encompassing award show in Africa. Featuring 22 continental nomination categories including different music genres, as well as coveted categories of “Artiste of the Year in Africa”, “Best Producer in Africa”, “Best Songwriter in Africa” and “Revelation of the Year in Africa”, the nominations show diversity in the wide range of African countries covered.

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Lagos, Nigeria is the official host city of the third All Africa Music Awards which has a calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016. The programme for the All Africa Music Awards will include the Africa Music Business 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 ceremony of the All Africa Music Awards will hold on Sunday, November 6 with over 6,000 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.

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Check out the full list of nominees for the All Africa Music Awards below.

All Africa Music Awards Best African Collaboration

  • Ahmed Soultan ft. Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Mehdi Nassouli – Afrobian (Morocco)
  • Amine Aub & Masta Flow – Feel the Same (Morocco)
  • Amine Aub ft Papa Wemba and DJ Youcef – Kanya Ma Kan (Morocco)
  • Eddy Kenzo Ft. Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo remix (Uganda)
  • Flavour Ft Selebobo – Mmege Mmege (Nigeria)
  • Francois Van Coke ft. Arno Carstens – Ek Weet Nie (South Africa)
  • Okyeame Kwame Ft Mzvee – Small Small (Ghana)
  • Sarkodie ft Pat Thomas – Bra (Ghana)
  • Tiwa Savage ft Dr. Sid – If I Start to Talk (Nigeria)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Electro

  • Black Coffee – Come With Me (South Africa)
  • DJ Maphorisa – Soweto Baby (South Africa)
  • Djeff Afrozila – So Blessed (Angola)
  • Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Morocco)
  • Mi Casa – Barman (South Africa)
  • Renato Xtrova – Love Affair (Angola)
  • Such – You (Zimbabwe)

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All Africa Music Awards Best African Jazz

  • Bokani Dyer – Vuvuzela (South Africa)
  • Carmen Souza – Cape Verdean Blues (Cabo Verde)
  • Jimmy Dludlu – Ha Deva (South Africa)
  • Kunle Ayo – Happy to Know You (Nigeria)
  • Moreira Chonguica – Ngoma (Mozambique)
  • Oum – Ah Wah (Morocco)
  • Ray Lema Quintet – Head Bug (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

  • Agende – Ziza Bafana (Uganda)
  • Anteneh Minalu – Wayo (Ethiopia)
  • Cindy Sanyu – Still Standing (Uganda)
  • Dufla Diligon ft Cindy Sanyu – Tempo (Kenya)
  • Montess – In Love with A Gun (Cameroon)
  • Patoranking – No Kissing Baby (Nigeria)
  • Stonebwoy – Go Higher (Ghana)
  • T-Smallz – Guewel (Gambia)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Hip-Hop

  • AKA – Composure (South Africa)
  • CiCi Bala – Lebanta (Botswana)
  • E.L – King Without a Crown (Ghana)
  • H-Name – Wach Rak Nachet? (Morocco)
  • Jizzle – Man of the Year (Gambia)
  • Jovi – Zélé (Cameroon)
  • Sarkodie –Hand to Mouth (Ghana)
  • Stanley Enow – Work Hard (Cameroon)
  • YCEE – Omo Alhaji (Nigeria)
  • Zona 5 – Pablo (Angola)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African RnB & Soul

  • Aramide – I Don’t Care (Nigeria)
  • Butera Knowless – Konashize (Rwanda)
  • Henok & Mehari Brothers – Ewèdi Shalèhu (Ethiopia)
  • Iyanya – Type of Woman (Nigeria)
  • Kiss Daniel – Mama (Nigeria)
  • Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic (Nigeria)
  • Lira – Let There Be Light (South Africa)
  • Niniola – J’ètè (Nigeria)
  • Ric Hassani – Gentlemen (Nigeria)
  • Sidikiba Diabaté – Fais Moi Confiance (Mali)
  • Tjan – Aduke (Nigeria)
  • Zonke – Reach It – (South Africa)

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Songwriter of the Year In Africa

  • Bulelwa Mkutukana -Imali (Zahara, South Africa)
  • Eddy Kenzo & Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo (Eddy Kenzo & Niniola, Uganda)
  • Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Hatim Ammor, Morocco)
  • Kwame Nsiah Apau – Small Small (Kwame Okyeame ft Mzvee, Ghana)
  • Lerato Molapo – Let There Be Light (Lira, South Africa)
  • Naseeb Abdul Juma – Utanipenda (Diamond Platnumz, Tanzania)
  • Olawale Ashimi – In the City (Brymo, Nigeria)
  • Sidikiba Diabaté – Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabate, Mali)
  • Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza – Colours of Africa (Mafikizolo, Diamond, DJ Maphorisa, South Africa)
  • Unique – Njogereza (Navio, Uganda)

Producer of the Year

  • DJ Coublon – Duro (Tekno, Nigeria)
  • DJ Maphorisa – Soweto Baby (DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz, South Africa)
  • DJ Van – #Woman (DJ Van & Tyrane, Morocco)
  • Don Jazzy – If I Start To Talk (Tiwa Savage, Nigeria)
  • Fortune Dane – Hand To Mouth (Sarkodie, Ghana)
  • Kuseim – Mbilo Mbilo remix (Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola, Uganda)
  • Masterkraft – Finally (Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie, Nigeria)
  • Sidikiba Diabaté – Fais Moi Confiance (Sidikiba Diabaté, Mali)
  • Yung John – Baba Nla (Wizkid, Nigeria)

All Africa Music Awards Revelation of the Year

  • Amine Aminux – Makayen (Ma Morocco)
  • E.L – King Without a Crown (Ghana)
  • Emtee – Roll Up (South Africa)
  • Falz – Bad Baddo Baddest (Nigeria)
  • Simi – Love Don’t Care (Nigeria)
  • Yamato Band – Cheza Kwa Madoido (Tanzania)
  • Zani Challe ft. Patoranking – Single Tonight (Malawi)

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Song of the Year In Africa

  • Alawal – Hatim Ammor (Morocco)
  • Duro – Tekno (Nigeria)
  • Fais Moi Confiance – Sidikiba Diabaté (Mali)
  • Final (Baba Nla) – Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • If I Start to Talk – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Imali – Zahara (South Africa)
  • Mbilo Mbilo remix – Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Njogereza – Navio (Uganda)
  • Small Small – Okyeame Kwame ft Mzvee (Ghana)
  • Soweto Baby – DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz (South Africa)
  • Utanipenda – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Album of the Year

  • Ahmed Soultan – Music Has No Boundaries (Morocco)
  • C4 Pedro – King C.K.W.A (Cameroon)
  • Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home (South Africa)
  • Sauti Sol – Live and Die in Afrika (Kenya)
  • Sidikiba Diabaté – Diabateba Music Vol. 1 (Mali)
  • Tiwa Savage – R.E.D (Deluxe Edition) (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade – Mama Africa (Diary of An African Woman) (Nigeria)
  • Zahara – Country Girl (South Africa)
  • Zonke – Work of Heart (South Africa)

Artiste of the Year

  • Black Coffee – Come With Me (South Africa)
  • Diamond Platnumz – Utanipenda (Tanzania)
  • Eddy Kenzo – Mbilombilo Remix (Uganda)
  • Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Morocco)
  • Navio – Njogereza (Uganda)
  • Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth (Ghana)
  • Sidikiba Diabaté – Fais Moi Confiance (Mali)
  • Tekno – Duro (Nigeria)
  • Tiwa Savage – If I Start To Talk (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla) (Nigeria)
  • Zahara – Imali (South Africa)

Video of the Year



  • Come With Me – Stacey Lee (Black Coffee Ft Mque, South Africa)
  • Dogo Yaro – Pascal Aka (VVIP Ft Samini, Ghana)
  • Ek Weet Nie – Hunter Kennedy (Francois Van Coke Ft Arno Carstens, South Africa)
  • Gentleman – Mex (Ric Hassani, Nigeria)
  • King Without a Crown – Phamousphilms (E.L., Ghana)
  • Mbilo Mbilo remix – Mex (Eddy Kenzo ft Niniola, Uganda)
  • Mmege Mmege – Clarence Peters (Flavour ft Selebobo, Nigeria)
  • School Your Face – Damola Adelaja (Temi Dollface, Nigeria)

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Most Promising Artiste

  • Amine Aub – Feel the Same (Morocco)
  • Antenehminalu – Wayo (Ethiopia)
  • Bisa Kdei – Mansa (Ghana)
  • Butera Knowless – Konashize (Rwanda)
  • Elzo Jamdong – Assiko Flow (Senegal)
  • Nuru – All in a Moment (Ghana)
  • Ric Hassani – Gentlemen (Nigeria)
  • Sat B – Nyampinga (Burundi)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Pop

  • Amine Aminux – Makayen Ma (Morocco)
  • Amine Aub – Feel the same (Morocco)
  • Diamond Platnumz – Utanipenda (Tanzania)
  • Jose Chameleone – Agatako (Uganda)
  • Tekno – Duro (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla) (Nigeria)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Rock

  • Amine Aub & Masta Flow – Kanya Ma Kan (Morocco)
  • Dark Suburb ft Wiyaala – Mama (Ghana)
  • Francois Van Coke ft Arno Carstens – Ek Weet Nie (South Africa)
  • Jano Band – Darigne (Ethiopia)
  • Kanyeki – Murata (Kenya)
  • Lionel Loueke Trio – Wacko Loco (Benin)
  • Loki Rothman – Under the Stars (South Africa)
  • M’ Vula – Tristezas E Alegrias ( Angola)

All Africa Music Awards Best African Group

  • Jano Band – Darigne (Ethiopia)
  • M’ Vula – Tristezas E Alegrias (Angola)
  • Mafikizolo – Colours of Africa ( South Africa)
  • Mi Casa – Barman (South Africa)
  • Sauti Sol – Live and Die In Afrika (Kenya)
  • Toofan – Eledji (Togo)
  • VVIP – Dogo Yaro (Ghana)
  • X-Maleya – Mon Mariage (Cameroon)

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Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Traditional

  • Alokè – Gbétoho (Benin)
  • Binakoumaré & Madou Diabate – N’djaba (Mali)
  • Bioma – Ovedje Ayonuwe (Nigeria)
  • Dizu Plaatjies – Inkomo (South Africa)
  • Mabiisi – Awine (Ghana & Burkina Faso)
  • Stypak Samo – Woyo hoooo (Cameroon)
  • Zeynab – Bolojo (Benin)

Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band In African Contemporary

  • Adiouza – Daddy (Senegal)
  • Ahmed Soultan – Afrobian (Morocco)
  • Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (Uganda)
  • Flavour – Mmege Mmege (Nigeria)
  • Okyeame Kwame ft Mzvee – Small Small (Ghana)
  • Reniss – La Sauce (Cameroon)
  • Tiwa Savage – If I Start To Talk (Nigeria)
  • Zahara – Imali (South Africa)

Best Female Artiste in Inspirational

  • Evelyn Wanjiru – Nikufahamu (Kenya)
  • Mercy Masika – Nikupendeze (Kenya)
  • Naomi Achu – Busy Body (Cameroon)
  • Oum – Ah Wah (Morocco)
  • Sinach – Way Maker (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade – Na Go De (Nigeria)

Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational

  • Benjamin Dube – I Know Only You (South Africa)
  • Denno Ft Bahati – Story Yangu (Kenya)
  • Icha Kavons – Testimony (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Kanyekiz – Murata (Kenya)
  • Mike Abdul – Korede (Nigeria)
  • Papa Dennis & Rigan Sarkozi Olalo (Kenya)

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All Africa Music Awards African Fans Favourite

  • D’Banj – Emergency (Nigeria)
  • DJ Hamida Ft H Magnum – Pina Colada (Morocco)
  • H Magnum ft Black M – Aucun Mytho (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Kiff No Beat – La Vie De Louga (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Maitre Gims Ft Nsika – Sapés Comme Jamais (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Mr. Bow – Vida Boa (Mozambique)
  • Nyashinki – Now You Know (Kenya)
  • Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (Nigeria)

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Best Male Artiste Central Africa

  • C4 Pedro – Spetxa One (Angola)
  • Ferre gola – Tucheze (DRC)
  • Franko – Coller La Petite (Cameroon)
  • Jovi – Zele (Cameroon)
  • Nelson Freitas – Miuda Linda (Angola)
  • Wax Dey – Saka Makossa (Cameroon
  • Werasson – Yo Te (DRC)

Best Female Artiste, Central Africa

  • Bruna Tatiana – Pometo Mudar (Angola)
  • Daphne Ndolo – Ndolo (Cameroon)
  • Mani Bella – Qui Cherche Tronve (Cameroon)
  • Naomi Achu – Busy Body (Cameroon)
  • Reniss – La Sauce (Cameroon)
  • Syssi Mananga – Juste Un Peu (DRC)

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Best Male Artiste, Eastern Africa

  • Alikiba – Aje (Tanzania)
  • Bebe Cool – Kabulengane (Uganda)
  • Diamond Platinumz – Utanipenda (Tanzania)
  • Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (Uganda)
  • Jose Chameleone – Agatako (Uganda)
  • Navio – Njogereza (Uganda)

Best Female Artiste, Eastern Africa

  • Avril – No Stress (Kenya)
  • Cindy Sanyu – Still Standing (Uganda)
  • Fikeraddis Nekatebeb – Misekir (Ethiopia)
  • Irene Ntale – Omukwano Gw’ekilo (Uganda)
  • Juliana Kanyomozi – Twalina Omukwano (Uganda)
  • Victoria Kimani – Booty Bounce (Kenya)

Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa

  • Amal Maher -Ezay Fatetny (Egypt)
  • Angham – Wahda Kam La (Egypt)
  • Latifa – Ya Hayati (Tunisia)
  • Samira Said – Mahassalsh (Morocco)
  • Sarah Ayoub – Nachid Al Houb (Morocco)
  • Zina Daoudia – La Waheed Wala Million (Morocco)

Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa

  • Ahmed Soultan – Afrobian (Morroco)
  • Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami (Morocco)
  • Amir Diab – Al Qahira Cairo (Egypt)
  • Ayman Alatar – Fi Galbi Kalam (Libya)
  • DJ Van ft Tyrane – #Woman (Morocco)
  • Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Morocco)
  • H-Name – Wach Rak Nachet (Morocco)

Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa

  • Lira – Let there be Light (South Africa)
  • Lizha James – Chocolate (Mozambique)
  • Palu Chihera – Nemoyo (Zimbabwe)
  • Sally Boss Madam – Natural (Namibia)
  • Zahara – Imali (South Africa)
  • Zonke – Reach it (South Africa)

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Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa

  • AKA – Composure (South Africa)
  • Anatii & Cassper Nyovest – Jump (South Africa)
  • Black Coffee – Come with me (South Africa)
  • Dizu Plaaties – Inkomo (South Africa)
  • DJ Maphorisa – Soweto Baby (South Africa)
  • Jay Prayzah – Hello (Zimbabwe)

Best Female Artiste, Western Africa

  • Adiouza – Daddy (Senegal)
  • Aramide – I don’t care (Nigeria)
  • Niniola – J’ete (Nigeria)
  • Josey – Diplome (Ivory Coast)
  • Seyi Shay – Right Now (Nigeria)
  • Temi Doll Face – School Your Face (Nigeria)
  • Tiwa Savage – If I Start to Talk (Nigeria)Yemi Alade – Na Go De (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade – Na Go De (Nigeria)

Best Male Artiste, Western Africa

  • Brymo – In The City (Nigeria)
  • Flavour – Dance (Nigeria)
  • Okyeame Kwame – Small Small (Ghana)
  • Sarkodie – Hand to Mouth (Ghana)
  • Sidikiba Diabate – Fais Moi Confiance (Mali)
  • Tekno -Duro (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid – Final Baba Nla (Nigeria)

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