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AFRIMMA 2016 NOMINEES LIST UNVEILED

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The African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA has unveiled the nominees list for the 3rd edition of the biggest African music awards in Diaspora. Following the outstanding success of the 1st and 2nd editions, AFRIMMA 2014 and AFRIMMA 2015 respectively; anticipation and expectations have hit the roof for this year’s edition set to hold in Dallas on October 15th, 2016.
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Some of Africa’s big hitters and the most impressive names on the African music scene in the past calendar year earned a mention in highly competitive categories. Wizkid, Flavour, Davido, Sarkodie, Aka are joined by fresh faces like Falz, Mr. Eazi, Locko and Bisa Kdei on the AFRIMMA 2016 Nominees list. Also for the first time in the history of AFRIMMA, North African music and Caribbean music have been recognized with categories.

Celebrating African music and heritage , the 3rd edition of the annual African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA promises to be another festival of African music and the nominees list has set off the massive countdown to 10/15/16. Start Voting at www.afrimma.com and Get your tickets at http://www.afrimma.com/

Best Male West Africa
Wizkid – Nigeria
Bisa Kdei – Ghana
Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast
Olamide – Nigeria
Flavour – Nigeria
Carlou D – Senegal
Davido – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana

Best Female West Africa
Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Efya – Ghana
Vivian Chidid – Senegal
Mz Vee – Ghana
Dobet Gnahore – Ivory Coast
Adiouza – Senegal
Almok – Togo

Best Male East Africa
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Jacky Gosee – Ethiopia
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Jose Chameleon – Uganda
Bebe Cool – Uganda
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Dynamq – South Sudan

Best Female East Africa
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Ester Aweke – Ethiopia
Tsedenia Gebremarkos (Ethiopia)
Linah (Tanzania)
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Akothee – Kenya

Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Magasco – Cameroon
Ferre Golla – DRC
C4 Pedro – Angola
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Kyaku Kadaff – Angola
Franko – Cameroon
Fabregas – Republic of Congo

Best Female Central Africa
Anna Joyce – Angola
Laurette La Perle – Congo
Betty Akna – Equitorial Guinea
Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroon
Chikune – Namibia
Daphne – Cameroon
Rennis – Cameroon
Arielle T – Gabon

Best Male Southern Africa
Aka – South Africa
Black Coffee – South Africa
The Dogg – Namibia
Vee Mampeezy – Botswana
Dj Bongz – South Africa
Emtee – South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Casper Nyomvest- South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa
Zonke – South Africa
Miss Lira – South Africa
Ice Queen Cleo – Zambia
Lizha James – Mozambique
Pah Chihera – Zimbabwe
Nnunu Ramo Gotsy – Botswana
Busiswa – South Africa

Best Male North Africa
Amr Diab – Egypt
Tamer Hosny – Egypt
Chawki – Morocco
Mohammed Hamaki – Egypt
Douzi – Morocco
Saad Lamjareed – Morocco
Khaled -Algeria
Saber Rebai – Tunisia

Best Female North Africa
Samira Said – Morrocco
Ibtissam Tiskat – Morocco
Angham – Egypt
Sandy – Egypt
Amal Maher – Egypt
Latifa – Tunisia
Amani Swissi – Tunisia
Jannat Mahid – Morocco

Best African Group
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Radio & Weasel – Uganda
Os Moikanos – Angola
Bracket – Nigeria
Mi Casa – South Africa
R2bee’s – Ghana
Bana C4 – Congo
Yamoto Band – Tanzania

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award
C4 Pedro (Angola)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Maitre Gims – (Congo)
Tinie Tempah – Nigeria
MHD – Senegal
Ayo Jay – Nigeria
STL – (Kenya)
Rotimi (Nigeria )

Best Gospel
Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Uche Agu – Nigeria
Willy Paul – Kenya
SP Koffi Sarpong – Ghana
Icha Kavons – Congo
Ntokozo Mbambo – South Africa
Sinach- Nigeria
Sonnie Badu – Ghana

Best Newcomer
Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
Reekado Banks- Nigeria
Harmonize – Tanzania
Falz – Nigeria
Locko- Cameroon
Nathi – South Africa
Kofi Kinaata – Ghana
Humblesmith – Nigeria

Best Video Director
Justin Campos – South Africa
Godfather – (South Africa)
Clarence Peters – Nigeria
Patrick Elis- Nigeria
Mysta Adrenalyne -Cameroon
Enos Olik – Kenya
Phamous Films – Ghana
Savy Filmz – Uganda

Best Dj Africa
Dj Spinall – Nigeria
Dj Joe MFalme – Kenya
Dj Cndo – South Africa
Dj Neptune – Nigeria
Dj Malvado Jnr – Angola
Dj Shiru – Uganda
Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania
Dj Labastille – Cameroon

Best African Dj USA
Dj Tunes – Nigeria
Dj Amin – Ethiopia
Dozzy Ross – Nigeria
Dj Deemoney – Nigeria
Dj Silent Killa – Carribeans
Dj Akua – Ghana
Dj Fully Focus -Kenya
Dj Rell – Sierra Leone

AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Flavour – Champion (Nigeria)
Emma Nyra ft Patoranking – For My Matter (Remix)
Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae (Kenya/Tanzania)
Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother (Ghana)
Akothee ft Diamond – My Sweet Love Kenya /Tanzania
Stanley Enow ft Aka and Locko – Bounce (Cameroon/South Africa)
Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage – Romantic ( Nigeria )

Music Producer of The Year
Young John – Nigeria
Masterkraft – Nigeria
Dr Fizol – Uganda
Kaywa – Ghana
Visita – Kenya
Tweezy – South Africa
Tud Thomas – Tanzania
Dj Coublon – Nigeria

Best African Dancer
Kaffy Dancequeen – Nigeria
Ezinne CEO – Nigeria
Brenda Derry – Cameroon
Sherri Silver – Rwanda
La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
Eddy Wizzy – Uganda
Moses Iyobo – Tanzania
Roxy Roberts –

Best Rap Act
Phyno – Nigeria
Olamide – Nigeria
Aka – South Africa
Sarkodie – Ghana
Casper Nyovest – South Africa
King Kaka Sungura – Kenya
Octopizzo – Kenya
Prodigio – Angola

Best Collaboration
Reggea Blues – Harrysong , Kcee , Iyanya, Olamide and Orezi
Finally by MasterKraft , Flavour and Sarkodie
Mr. Eazi ft Efya – Skin Tight – Ghana
Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing
Wizkid X Dj Maphorisa – Soweto Baby
Kiff No Beat ft Dj Arafat – Approchez Regardez
Lil Kesh ft Patoranking – Is it Because I love You
J Martins ft Youssour Ndour – Time is Now

Song of The Year
Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae
Franko – Coller La Petite
Reggea Blues – Kcee, Harrysong, Orezi, Iyanya and Olamide
Bisa Kdei – Mansa
Tekno – Duro
Kiss Daniel – Mama
Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
Diamond Platnumz ft Aka – Make Me Sing

Artist of The Year
Flavour (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Aka (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol – Kenya
C4 Pedro – Angola

Dancehall Act of the Year
Timaya – Nigeria
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Buffola Soldier – Zimbabwe
Burna Boy – Nigeria
Mc Norman Ganja -Uganda
Samini – Ghana
Patoranking – Nigeria
Shatta Wale – Ghana

AFRIMMA Caribbean Artist of The Year
Morgan Heritage
Alaine
Machel Montano
Sean Paul
Konshens
Busy Signal
Tarrus Riley
Olatunji

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Tems To Perform Her New Single On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

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Nigerian superstar Tems is returning to the stage on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on May 20th, 2024. This will be her second appearance on the show. In 2021, she joined Wizkid to perform their massive hit “Essence,” which has won multiple awards.

Tems is using this appearance to promote her highly anticipated debut album, “Born In The Wild.” The album is set to drop on June 7th, 2024. So, to build excitement, she’s already released several singles. They include “Me & U,” “Not An Angel,” and her most recent, “Love Me Jeje.” “Love Me Jeje” samples a classic song by Seyi Sodimu & Shaffy Bello.

 

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Tems’ rise to fame has been meteoric. Since her breakout collaboration with Wizkid on “Essence” in 2020, she’s become one of Africa’s biggest music stars. Her talent has landed her collaborations with global artists like Beyoncé, Drake, and Future. The latter’s “Wait For U” earned her a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

On top of all that, Tems just received nominations for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for “Me & U” at the 2024 BET Awards.

This talented singer, songwriter, and now director is definitely one to watch! Don’t miss Tems performance on “The Tonight Show.” Also, keep an eye out for her debut album coming next month.

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10 Iconic Stages Davido Has Headlined

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Famous singer Davido is one of the musicians who helped make Afrobeats popular around the world. Davido talked about his early career on The Bridge interview. He became famous when he was still a teenager. Davido has headlined so many stages and events.

Davido said he performed for a huge crowd that filled a stadium in Mali and another big venue in France. These big shows early in his career show how he became one of the most important African musicians.

Here are 10 iconic stages Davido has headlined

Davido made history in a few ways! First, he was the very first musician from Nigeria to be featured in a World Cup theme song. The song was called “Hayya Hayya,” and it was the official song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He sang it with two other artists, AISHA and Trinidad Cardona. But that wasn’t all!

Davido also performed the song live at the closing ceremony of the World Cup. This made him the first Nigerian artist to ever perform at the World Cup final. The ceremony took place at a giant stadium in Qatar called Lusail Stadium, which could hold a whopping 88,000 people!

Davido keeps breaking records. In 2017, he achieved something amazing: he became the very first Nigerian musician to sell out a huge concert all by himself at a place called the Arena.

This venue is massive and can hold 20,000 people! But get this: that wasn’t the only time he sold out the arena. Davido did it again two more times after that first concert, proving how popular he is.

Davido feels a close connection to Atlanta because that’s the city where he was born. Performing there is always special for him and the fans. The venue he plays at is called the State Farm Arena, a giant place that can hold 16,000 people.

During his “Timeless Tour,” Davido had a major concert in France! He was the main performer at the Accor Arena, a huge venue that holds 20,000 people.

The crowd went wild for Davido’s performance; he played his hit songs, and it was an unforgettable night for everyone there.

Afrobeats music is a big hit in Houston, Texas! One of the hottest Afrobeats artists, Davido, performed there as part of his “Timeless Tour.” The concert was a huge success and sold out all 19,000 seats at the Toyota Centre. That’s a lot of fans who came out to see Davido live.

Davido has achieved something that only a few other Nigerian musicians have done. He has performed as the main act at a giant concert venue in Washington, D.C., called the Capital One Arena. This place is massive and can hold a crowd of 20,000 people.

Davido made history in July 2023! He became the first musician ever from Nigeria to sell out a giant concert venue in Canada called the Scotia Bank Arena.

This arena is huge, fitting 16,000 people, and Davido sold every single ticket. That’s an amazing accomplishment!

8. 2017 AFCON Opening Ceremony

In 2017, Davido kicked off the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon in style! He wasn’t alone, though; he shared the stage with other famous musicians like Flavour and Akon. It must have been an amazing concert to open up the big soccer competition.

In 2017, Davido’s hit songs “IF,” “Fall,” and “FIA” were super popular all over Africa. He became a superstar across the continent! This was clear when a huge crowd of 60,000 fans came to see him perform in Mali. That’s a lot of fans!

Davido’s concert in Sierra Leone in 2017 was a massive success! The National Stadium was packed with over 50,000 fans there to see him perform.

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Egungun Of Lagos Proposes To Long-time Girlfriend

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Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, better known by his online alias Egungun of Lagos, took a big step in his relationship by proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Pashotah.

Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, who has become a social media sensation under the name Egungun of Lagos, took to the internet to share his exciting news. Egungun, known for his popular catchphrase “That’s massive” and his unique way of reviewing fashion items and property prices, posted a collection of pictures on his social media page. The photos documented his recent proposal to his girlfriend, Pashotah.

The post captioned “It’s time to plan a wedding. Ring it on!” signals the couple’s exciting new chapter together.

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The joyous occasion wouldn’t be complete without being shared on social media. A heartwarming video of the proposal quickly began making the rounds online. In the clip, Egungun was kneeling in front of Pashotah. Their friends and colleagues surrounded them, and the beautiful decorations around them created a truly romantic atmosphere, perfectly capturing the special moment.

Egungun joyously kneeled on one knee, eager to put the ring on his girl’s finger. One of his friends reminded him that he hadn’t asked the question yet.

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