PHOTO: See the Full List of Nominees for the 2018 AFRIMA

The Organizers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 2018) has released the names of the Nominees for this year’s Award which features Top Artiste in the whole of Africa.

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) released the highly anticipated full list of the Regional and Continental Categories of the annual awards ceremony to the public on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

It was announced that AFRIMA is adding four new awards categories namely African DJ of the Year; Best African Dance/Choreography; African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year and Best African Act in Diaspora; introduced in June 2018 by the African Union (AU) and the International Committee of AFRIMA to give room for expansion and inclusiveness in the African music industry.

Public voting will commence on the AFRIMA website on Saturday, September 1, where both continental and regional nominees in the 36 AFRIMA awarding categories will slug it out for the coveted 23.9 carat gold-plated AFRIMA Trophy.

See the nominees list of major categories below:

Best Female Western Africa

Best Male West Africa

Artiste Of The Year
ft & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)
Starboy feat , Ceeza Milli, Terri, Spotless – Nigeria (Soco)
– Nigeria (FIA)
Betty G – Ethiopia (Wegegta)
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania (Sikomi)
feat - South Africa (Spirit)
Maitre Gims feat Vianney- DRC (La Meme)
– South Africa (Jungle)
Saad Lamjarred – Morocco (Casablanca)
Song Of The Year
Daphne – My Lover
– FIA
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba

Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney- La Meme
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. , Ice Prince, & Jidenna – Particula
& Runtown – Said
Saad Lamjarred – Casablanca
Sauti Sol Ft. – Melanin
Starboy Ft. Terry, Ceeza Milli, Spotless – Soco
Ft. & Spellz – Ma Lo
Best African Collaboration
Ft & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)
Balti Ft Hamouda – Tunisia (Ya Lili)
DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco – Algeria/Cameroon (Por Favor)
& – Nigeria (Nowo)
Fally Ipupa Ft. KeBlack & Naza – DRC (Mannequin)
GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patappa & Pappy Kojo – Ghana (Akwaaba)
Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney – DRC/France (La Meme)
Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. , Ice Prince, , Jidenna – Particula
& Runtown – South Africa/Nigeria (Said)
Revolution & Magic System – Cote d’Ivoire (Kelly)
Sauti Sol & – Kenya/Nigeria (Melanin)
Best Male Southern Africa


Best African Rapper or Lyricist
– South Africa (Ksazobalit)
– Nigeria (La Fete)
Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra – Kenya (Rider)
Muslim – Aji M3aya (Morocco)
Nadia Nakai Ft. – South Africa (Naaa Meeaan)
– South Africa (Jungle)
Rouge Ft. Bigstar – South Africa (Dololo)
– South Africa (Let it Flow)

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