Wizkid, Omah Lay Nominated for AFRIMA 2021
The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list was released on Wednesday and featuring over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents living home and abroad.
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’.
Also, South Africa’s sensational act, Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix]; featuring Davido and Vigro Deep. Focalistic also got 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’.
Wizkid follows closely with 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’.
Aya Nakamura of French-Mali, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz Iba One of Mali, and Mozambique’s DJ Tarico for his song, ‘Yaba buluku’ featuring Burna Boy, have five nominations each.