AFRIMA 2022 edition Full Nomination List

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The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), on Wednesday September 12, released the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition.

Culled from a total of 9,067 entries submitted- the highest number ever recorded by the awards, since its inception – the AFRIMA jury selected a total of 382 nominations across 39 categories, to represent all five regions in Africa, as well as in the diaspora. Recall that the jury, composed of a 12-member panel of music experts, as well as the AUC, held a 10-day adjudication, in July, to sieve out the best of entries from the fray to make up the list.

Importantly, only entries within the validity period of August 20, 2021 to August 5, 2022, were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.

Leading the nominations on a regional basis this year is the Western African region, with 134 nominations, representing 35 percent; while the Eastern African region follows closely with 69 nominations, representing 18 percent; the Southern African region races closely with 68 nominations, representing 17.8 percent; while Central Africa pulls in its weight with 52 nominations, representing 13.6 percent; while the Northern African region follows closely with 49 nominations, representing 12.8 percent.

Also, the Global music region, which represents music from Non-Africans in the diaspora who still contribute to the growth of the African region, sums the list with 10 nominations, representing 2.6 percent.

Dominating the list with the most nominations, this year, is the South African maverick, Costa Titch, with six nominations for his 2021 smash hit, Big Flexa, in “Song of the Year”; “Breakout Artiste of the Year”; “Best African Collaboration”: “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography”.

Interestingly, the Congolese maestro, Dadju, ties with six nominations, as well, in “Best Male in Central Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Album of the Year”; “Artiste of the Year”; “Best African Act in the Diaspora”; and “Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary”.

Ranking closely with the third highest nominations is the Ivorian rapper Didi B who bags five nominations in “Best Male Artiste in Western Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Album of the Year”; “Best African Rapper/Lyricist”; “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop”.

Again, tying with five nominations, as well, is the Algerian Disc Jockey and Record Producer, in “Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Best African DJ”; “Best African Act in the Diaspora”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro”.

Also, ranking equally with the third highest nominations is another Algerian singer, Soolking, with five nominations in “Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Album of the Year”; “Best Video”; and “Best African Act in the Diaspora”.

Lastly, closing the tie of artistes with the third highest nominations is the Egyptian rapper and record producer, Wegz, with five nominations in “Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Producer of the Year”; “Artiste of the Year”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary”.

Other artistes with four nominations are the Nigerian mavericks, Burna Boy in “Best Male Artiste in Western Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Album of the Year”; and “Artiste of the Year”); Fireboy in “Best Male Artiste in Western Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Artiste of the Year”; and “Best African Collaboration”; Kizz Daniel in “Best Male Artiste in Western Africa”; “Song of the Year”; “Artiste of the Year”; “Best African Collaboration”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop”; and Tiwa Savage in “Best Female Artiste in Western Africa”; “Artiste of the Year”; “Best African Collaboration”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB/Soul”.

The other African superstars with four nominations are Zakes Bantwini (South Africa) in “Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa”; “Best African DJ”; “Artiste of the Year”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro”; Marwan Moussa (Egypt) in “Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa”; “Best African Rapper/Lyricist”; “Breakout Artiste of the Year”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop”; and Nomfundo Moh (South Africa) in “Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa”; “Album of the Year”; “Breakout Artiste of the Year”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African RnB/Soul”.

Interestingly, artistes who were recognized among the “Most Promising” category, last year, whose current nominations indicate that significant growth in their respective artistries include: Ckay (Nigeria) in “Producer of the Year”; “Artiste of the Year”; and “Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop”; Ruger (Nigeria) in “Best Artiste in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall”; El Grande Toto (Morocco) in “Best Male Artiste in North Africa”; and “Breakout Artiste of the Year”.

Commenting on the nominations list, AFRIMA jury member representing the Southern African Region , Adam Tiran, said: “The sheer breadth of music from all over the continent that we considered at the AFRIMA adjudication, for this year’s awards, is mind blowing. It’s really encouraging to see so many African superstars on the list, as well as other rising stars who have had an amazing year, and, finally, a lot of brand new music discoveries. The future is bright for the continent!”

Importantly, the public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition would be live on Sunday, 25th September, 2022, at 12:00pm CAT. African music lovers within the continent, and around the world, can visit the official website to vote.

Voting closes at 12.00 (CAT), December 10, 2022, before the AFRIMA main awards ceremony.

SEE AFRIMA 2022 FULL NOMINATION LIST

Best Male Artist in Central Africa
ArtistSongCountry
C4 PedroPosaAngola
DadjuAmbassadeurDRC
Fally IpupaBloquéDRC
Innoss’BMortel-06DRC
Gaz Mawete500DRC
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
NinhoJefeDRC
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
TaycDodoCameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’BMami WataCameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
AsabaMon BebeCameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. JoeboyMineCameroon
Emma’aEncréGabon
Espoir La TigresseAbianeGabon
PérolaSinceraAngola
ShayDADRC
Vernyuy TinaNdani YaCameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 PedroPosaDRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis LegesseEnjaEthiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui)Bald Men AnthemKenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. ZuchuMtasubiriTanzania
Eddy KenzoSongaUganda
KassmasseSewasewEthiopia
King SahaZakayoUganda
Marioo Ft. JovialMi AmorTanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi OneProperlyKenya
Rayvanny Ft. VjollcaPele PeleTanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty GAddis SemayEthiopia
Tanasha DonnaMaradonnaKenya
Frida AmaniFala MimiTanzania
Hewan GebrewoldShemunaEthiopia
C4 PedroPosaAngola
DadjuAmbassadeurDRC
Fally IpupaBloquéDRC
Innoss’BMortel-06DRC
Gaz Mawete500DRC
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
NinhoJefeDRC
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
TaycDodoCameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’BMami WataCameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
AsabaMon BebeCameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. JoeboyMineCameroon
Emma’aEncréGabon
Espoir La TigresseAbianeGabon
PérolaSinceraAngola
ShayDADRC
Vernyuy TinaNdani YaCameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 PedroPosaDRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis LegesseEnjaEthiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui)Bald Men AnthemKenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. ZuchuMtasubiriTanzania
Eddy KenzoSongaUganda
KassmasseSewasewEthiopia
King SahaZakayoUganda
Marioo Ft. JovialMi AmorTanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi OneProperlyKenya
Rayvanny Ft. VjollcaPele PeleTanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty GAddis SemayEthiopia
Tanasha DonnaMaradonnaKenya
Frida AmaniFala MimiTanzania
Hewan GebrewoldShemunaEthiopia
MuthakaSorryKenya
NandySiweziTanzania
Nikita KeringLast NameKenya
Rosa ReeWatatubuTanzania
Spice Diana Ft. DJ SevenTujuogeUganda
Zuchu Ft. Bontle Smith & TylerKituTanzania
Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
Ali LokaMatkhafesh YammaEgypt
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double ZukshAlMouloukEgypt
A.L.A30Tunisia
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DraganovChichiMorocco
El Grande TotoSalade CocoMorocco
Marwan MoussaBatal 3alamEgypt
SnorKassetaMorocco
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
WegzAlbakhtEgypt
Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
FaouziaRIP LoveMorocco
JaylannOui OuiMorocco
Kenza Morsli Ft. DJ AdelMoustahilAlgeria
Lyna MahyemMal De ToiAlgeria
ManalMakhelaw MagalouMorocco
Marwa Loud & Moha KGhir NtiyaMorocco
RubyNamet NennaEgypt
RymStylo WarqaMorocco
Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
A-ReeceCouldn’t Have Said It Better, Pt.3South Africa
Blxckie feat A-ReeceSneakySouth Africa
DJ TaricoNumber One X DJ Consequence Ft. Nelson Tivane & Preck)Mozambique
Gemini MajorOoh Lala feat. Ayra StarrMalawi
Focalistic16 Days No Sleep X Madumane and Mellow & Sleazy feat. DJ MaphorisaSouth Africa
Kabza De SmallAbalele X DJ MaphorisaSouth Africa
Musketeers Ft. AzmoDanko feat. AzmoNamibia
Master KGDali Nguwe x Wanitwa Mos Ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Basetsana, Obeey AmSouth Africa
Winky DHappy AgainZimbabwe
Zakes BantwiniOsama feat. KasangoSouth Africa
Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
DJ Yessonia Ft. BoohleNgifuna WenaNamibia
DJ Zinhle Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & NokwaziSiyabongaSouth Africa
Kamo MphelaGhostSouth Africa
MakhadziMamaSouth Africa
Nadia Nakai Ft. LucasrapsNot The SameSouth Africa
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami FakuPhakade LamiSouth Africa
ShaSha Ft. Kamo Mphela & Felo Le TeeiPianoZimbabwe
SimmyWe Were HereSouth Africa
Tamy MoyoSareZimbabwe
Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & BoibizzaTanzaniaSouth Africa
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Black SherifKwaku the TravellerGhana
Burna BoyLast LastNigeria
Didi BTalaCote d’Ivoire
Fireboy DML Ft. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)Nigeria
Kizz DanielBugaNigeria
RemaCalm DownNigeria
Serge BeynaudC’est DoseCote d’Ivoire
Sidiki DiabateDiarabi Nene BenaMali
Wally B. Seck Ft. VivianeReugine TassSenegal
WizkidAnotiNigeria
Best Female Artist in Western Africa
AsaOceanNigeria
GyakieSomethingGhana
Josey Ft. BonigoZambelemanCote d’Ivoire
Manamba KanteBhouloun DjouriGuinea
Oumou SangareWassulu DonMali
SimiWomanNigeria
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
TemsCrazyNigeria
Tiwa Savage Ft. BrandySomebody’s SonNigeria
Viviane CHIDIDSweet GameSenegal
African Fans Favourite
Bello FalcaoDibango DibangaCote d’Ivoire
Ch’cco, Mellow, SleazyNkao TempelaSouth Africa
Goya Menor & NektunezAmeno AmapianoGhana & Nigeria
JoeboySip (Alcohol)Nigeria
Lojay X Sarz feat. Chris BrownMonalisa (Remix)Nigeria
Mavins; Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, MagixxOverloading (Overdoes)Nigeria
OxladeKu Lo SaNigeria
The TherapistNackSerria Leone
Young JohnDadaNigeria
Young Stunna feat. Kabza De Small, DJ MaphorisaAdiweleSouth Africa
Album of the year
Brymo9: EsanNigeria
Burna BoyLove DaminiNigeria
DadjuCullilanDRC
Diamond PlatnumzFirst of AllTanzania
Didi BHistoryCote d’Ivoire
Kabza De SmallKOA IISouth Africa
Nomfundo MohAmagamaSouth Africa
Oumou SangareTimbuktuMali
SoolkingSans VisaAlgeria
RemaRaves & RosesNigeria
Artiste of the Year
Burna BoyLast LastNigeria
CKayEmilianaNigeria
DadjuAmbassaduerDRC
Diamond Platnumz feat. ZuchuMtasubiriTanzania
Fireboy DML feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)Nigeria
Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa Ami FakuAsibe HappySouth Africa
ManalMakhelaw MagalouMorroco
Tiwa Savage feat. BrandySomebody’s SonNigeria
WegzElbakhtEgypt
Zakes Batwini feat. KasangoOsamaSouth Africa
Best Africa Collaboration
Ahmed Saad feat. 3enba & Double ZukshAl MouloukEgypt
Calema x Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome and Principe/Brazil
Costa Titch feat. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Davido feat. focalisticChampion SoundNigeria / South Africa
Fireboy feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)Nigeria/Great Britain
Kikimoteleba feat. FranglishTigini (Remix)Cote d’Ivoire/DRC
Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoBugaNigeria
Marioo feat. JovialMi AmourTanzania
Mbosso, Costa Titch, Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania/South Africa
Tiwa Savage feat. BrandySomebody’s SonNigeria/USA
Best African Act In Diaspora (Female)
Aya Nakamura Ft. DamsoDegaineMali
Bey T Ft. BoohleUnanichezaKenya
Darkoo Ft Black SherifAlwaysNigeria
FaouziaRIP, LoveMorocco
Moha K, Marwa LoudGhir NtiyaMorocco
Nata94Sierra Leone
RimonFeed MeEritrea
RonisiaMelodieCape Verde
ShayDADRC
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
Best African Act In Diaspora (Male)
Calema Ft. Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome & Principe
DadjuKIngDRC
Dafencii ft. KhayyatKing AlhalabaSudan
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
Gil Semedo Ft. Calema, Soraia Ramos & Mito KaskasGostu SabiCape Verde
Jae5 Ft Dave, BnxnPropellerGhana
NinhoVVSDRC
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
Tion Wayne Ft. Davido & Jae5Who’s TrueNigeria
Ya LevisPardonne MoiDRC
Best African Band, Duo, Group
Calema & Zé FelipeOnde AndaSao Tome & Principe
Disco Misr, Aziz MarakaAhla WahdaEgypt
Jano BandZebnanawEthiopia
Mafikizolo Ft. SimmyMamazelaSouth Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJzBAKWA LAHSouth Africa
RidimzShabasikoSouth Africa
The Cavemen ft. Made KutiBiriNigeria
ToofanOnaTogo
Umoja Sounds Ft. Ariel WayzHappyKenya
WanavokaliWhat A TimeKenya
Best African DJ
DJ LitoTick Talk feat. Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRojaUganda
DJ P2NLikolo (Remix) feat. Tenor, DJ AmaroulaDRC
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DJ Tarico Ft. DJ ConsequenceNumber One feat. Nelson Tivane, PreckMozambique & Nigeria
DJ YessoniaNgifuna Wena feat. BoohleNamibia
DJ ZinhleSiyabonga feat. Black Motion, Kazba de Small, NokwaziSouth Africa
MAJOR LEAGUE DJzNgama BonoGhana
SpinallPallazo feat. AsakeNigeria
Uncle WafflesTanzania feat. Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & BoibizzaSouth Africa
Zakes BatwiniOsama feat. KasangoSouth Africa
Best African Rapper/Lyricist
A-ReeceCouldn’t Have Said It Better, Pt.3South Africa
Dafencii feat. KhayyatKing AlhalabaSudan
Didi BGame De DjaiCote d’Ivoire
Dip Doundou GuissCalifatSenegal
Marwan MoussaBatal 3alamEgypt
Ladipoe feat. RemaAfro JiggaNigeria
LAMB (Loose Kaynon, A-Q, MI, Blaqbonez)The Last CypherNigeria
Nata94Sierra Leone
Nay Wa MitegoRais Wa KitaaTanzania
YoussouphaAmapianoCote d’Ivoire
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography
Ans-T CrazyPauseGuinea
Costa Titch Ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Eltee SkhillzODGNigeria
Kamo MphelaGhostSouth Africa
Portable X Poco Lee Ft. OlamideZaZoo ZehhNigeria
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
Serge BeynaudC’est DoseCote d’Ivoire
SimiWomanNigeria
Spice DianaTujooge Ft. Dj SevenUganda
ToofanOnaTogo
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
AsakePeace Be Unto YouNigeria
Costa Titch Ft. C’buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man TBig FlexaSouth Africa
Davido Ft. FocalisticChampion SoundNigeria
DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU Ft. Sir Till & CoBanyanaSouth Africa
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
DJ Yessonia Ft. BoohleNgifuna WenaNamibia
Felo Le Tee & Myztro Ft. Daliwonga66 & Dipatje Tsa FeloSouth Africa
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom SteezeMoyoTanzania
Tresor Ft. Kabza De Small and DJ MaphorisaMakosaDRC
Zakes Bantwini Ft. KasangoOsamaSouth Africa
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop
Black SherifKwaku the TravellerGhana
BlxckieYour AllSouth Africa
Cdrik KodjoNyi NudéBenin
Darkoo Ft. Black SherifAlwaysNigeria
Didi BTalaCote d’Ivoire
KikiMoteleba Ft. FranglishTiginiCote d’Ivoire
Marwan MoussaBatal 3alamEgypt
Nay Wa MitegoRais Wa KitaaTanzania
NinhoJefeDRC
Nyashinski Ft. Femi OneProperlyKenya
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop
Adekunle Gold Ft. DavidoHighNigeria
CkayEmilianaNigeria
Kizz Daniel & TeknoBugaNigeria
Kouz1MagicMorocco
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
Pheelz, BNXNFinesseNigeria
RonisiaMelodieCape Verde
Roseline LayoDonnez Nous Un PeruCote d’Ivoire
Soraia RamosBKBNCape Verde
Tenor Ft. Innoss’BMami WataCameroon
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall
DJ Lito Ft. Bebe Cool x Sheilah Gashumba x SlickStuartRojaTick TalkUganda
FaveBaby RiddimNigeria
Femi One Ft. King Kaka & MbithiHepiKenya
KiDi Ft. TygaTouch It(Remix)Ghana
Navy KenzoManzeseTanzania
Nutty OHandipereZimbabwe
Rosa ReeWatatubuTanzania
RugerDiorNigeria
Teddy AfroNaetEthiopia
Winky DHappy AgainZimbabwe
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul
Ahmed basyoni & Hussein GamalElHalawa DiEgypt
Bridget BlueGoodbyeKenya
C4 PedroEsta Tudo BemAngola
Frida Amani Ft. MayungaTanzaniaTanzania
Lil JaySauce GraineCote d’Ivorie
TaycD O D OCameroon
Tiwa Savage, AmaaraeTales By MoonlightNigeria
Nomfundo Moh Ft. ShaSha & Ami FakuPhakade LamiSouth Africa
Omah LayI’m A MessNigeria
Ya LevisPardonne MoiDRC
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock
Amir EidAna NegmEgypt
ClayAminNigeria
Daniel BaronHow to FeelSouth Africa
Franck BiyongPepe SoupCameroon
RASHFAR BEYONDKenya
Reën & Refentse MorakeSkobbejakSouth Africa
Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional
Azaya Ft. Djelykaba BintouBB LaGuinea
Betty GAddis SemayEthiopia
Josey Ft. BonigoZambelemanCote d’Ivoire
Lencho gemechuSagliiEthiopia
Manamba KanteBhouloun DjouriGuinea
FlavourLevelNigeria
Oumou SangareWassulu DonMali
Rokia Kone & Jacknife LeeN’yanyanMali
RoyaltyStrongbangwaboy Ft. Longue Longue, Tzy PanchakCameroon
Stewart SukumaEzamany Kim’bedimaMozambique
Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary
Adekunle Gold Ft. Fatoumata DiawaraBorn AgainNigeria
AlikibaUTUTanzania
BrymoFura SaraNigeria
Fadilee Itulya Ft. Fidq & Taz GoemiProblemTanzania
Fally IpupaBloquéDRC
Fior 2 BiorGodo GodoCote d’Ivoire
Roga Roga & Extra MusicaBokokoDRC
Sidiki DiabateDiarabi nene benaMali
Wally B. Seck ft VivianeReugine TassSenegal
WegzEl bakhtEgypt
Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Jazz
Addis LegesseEnjaEthiopia
Elida Almeida, Jimmy PMau MeninoCape Verde
Franck BiyongNegropolitaineCameroon
Gutu AberaDeemiEthiopia
Jano BandZebnanawEthiopia
Jimmy Dludlu Ft. Rhodalia Silvestre, Dx Nuvunga & Mano TsotsiMale Ya PepaMozambique
Kelvin Momo Feat. TBO and JaySaxFunaSouth Africa
SomiLove Tastes Like StrawberriesRwanda
Thapelo LekoaneHeritageSouth Africa
The Cavemen Ft. Made kutiBiriNigeria
Best Soundtrack Movie, Series and Documentary
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double ZukshAlMoulouk (Moon Knight)Egypt
Amarae & MarvelA Body, A Coffin (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)Ghana
Amir EidAna Negm (RIVO)Egypt
DadjuIma(From the movie “IMA”)DRC
Eltee SkhillzODG (The Blood Convenant Movie)Nigeria
Mohamed Osama & Karim Mahmoud (Ahmed Tarik Yahia)EL GHAZALA RAYE2A (ZEKO)Egypt
  Stephane LegarSpeed Llife (From Sonic 2 Le Film) From Sonic 2 Le Film  Togo
Tems & MarvelNo Woman No Cry (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)Nigeria
WegzB3oda Ya Belady(From the film “Captains Of Zaatari”)Egypt
Best Video
Amine BoumedieneMoustahilAlgeria
Costa TitchBig Flexa by Costa Titch.South Africa
DAMMY TWITCHWoman by Simi.Nigeria
Director PinkNwoke Oma by ChikeNigeria
Elias BelkaderDisco Maghreb by DJ SnakeAlgeria
Maranta TegegneSewasewEthopia
Mateo Da SilvaDonnelemoi by TayCCameroon
NapephashaGhost Kamo MphelaSouth Africa
Soolking & Digital NakSuavemente by SoolkingAlgeria
TG OmoriBuga by Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoNigeria
Breakout Artist of the Year
AsakePeace Be Unto You (PBUY)Nigeria
CamidohSugarcane (Remix) feat. Darkoo, King Promise, MayorkunGhana
Costa TitchMa Gang feat Champuru Makhenzo, Phantom Steeze, ManT, Sdida & C’BUDSouth Africa
DaliwongaAbo Mvelo feat. Mellow And Sleazy & M.JSouth Africa
El Grande TotoSalade CocoMorroco
Fior 2 BiorGodo GodoCote d’Ivoire
Hewan GebrewoldShemunaEthiopia
Marwan MoussaBatal 3alamEgypt
Nomfundo MohPhakade Lami feat. ShaSha & Ami FakuSouth Africa
PheelzFinesse feat. BNXNNigeria
Most Promising Artist
Ans-T Crazy10 Na ifari feat. Ibro GnametGuinea
DafenciiKing AlhalabaSudan
FaveBaby RiddimNigeria
Frida AmaniFala MimiTanzania
JeebaLamou SaffSenegal
KhanyisaBheka Mina Ngedwa feat Tsiki XII, Marcus MC and Lady DuSouth Africa
KikimotelebaTigini feat. FranglishCote d’Ivoire
LloyisoSpeakSouth Africa
MagixxLove Don’t Cost A Dime feat. Ayra StarrNigeria
Zara WilliamsPosa feat. C4 PedroDRC
Producer of the year
C4 PedroPosa C4 PedroAngola
CKay & BMHEmiliana by CKayNigeria
Kimambo beatsMi Amor by Marioo feat. JovialTanzania
Nyadjiko & DadjuAmbassaduer by DadjuDRC
RahalElbakht by WegzEgypt
Reward BeatzBuga by Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoNigeria
Sdida & Man TBig Flexa by Costa TitchSouth Africa
Serge BeynaudC’est Dose by Serge BeynaudCote d’Ivoire
ShizziPeru (Remix) by Fireboy DMLNigeria
Stan-E Kibulu & William GrigahcineDisco Maghreb by DJ SnakeAlgeria
Song of the year
Black SherifKwaku The TravellerGhana
Burna BoyLast LastNigeria
Costa Titch feat. Banaba Des, Alfa Kat, Man T, Sdida, C’Buda MBig FlexaSouth Africa
DadjuAmbassaduerDRC
Didi BTalaCote d’Ivoire
DJ SnakeDisco MaghrebAlgeria
Fireboy DML feat. Ed SheeranPeru (Remix)NIgeria
Kizz Daniel feat. TeknoBugaNigeria
Marioo feat. JovialMi AmorTanzania
RemaCalm DownNigeria
SoolkingSuavementeAlgeria
WegzElbakhtEgypt
Songwriter of the Year
Bridget Blue & Jibiril BlessingWoman by Bridget BlueKenya
Daniel BaronHow To Feel by Daniel BaronSouth Africa
Lloyiso Mandlovandile Gigana, Luke GoliathSeasons by LloyisoSouth Africa
Martin Obudho, MuthakaSorryKenya
Matias DamasioComo AntesAngola
Mordecai ‘Dex’ MwiniReason by Wanavokali Ft. H_art the BandKenya
Olawale Olofo’roFura Sára by BrymoNigeria
Rokia Kone, Garret LeeKurunbaMali
Iba OneHommage a mes parentsMali
Sidy DiopNgalamSenegal
Best Global Act
AnittaMon Soleil (By Dadju)Brazil
BrandySomebody’s Son (By Tiwa Savage)USA
  Chris BrownCall Me Everyday Ft. Wizkid/Monalisa Remix By Lojay X Sarz/Nobody Has to Know Ft. Davido/Diana By Fireboy DML/Time & Affection By Rema  USA
DrakeFountains Ft. Tems, TresorCanada
Ed SheeranPeru Remix (By Fireboy DML)/For My Hand (Burna Boy)Great Britain
Justin BieberEssence Remix(By Wizkid)/Attention By Omah LayCanada
MalumaMama Tetema Ft. RayvannyColombia
PopcaanToni-Ann Singh (By Burna Boy)Jamaican
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