Mampi, Roberto & Cleo Ice Queen score nominations at 2019’s AFRIMMA Awards

The cream of Zambian music, Mampi, Roberto and Cleo Ice Queen have been nominated in this year’s African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the categories; Best Male Southern Africa – Roberto, Best Female Southern Africa – Mampi and Cleo Ice Queen while Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Wizkid and Rema lead the nominations.

The 5th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA 2019) is set to be another one for the history books.

AFRIMMA 2018 was an enormous success with artists like Fally Ipupa, Yemi Alade, AfroB, Toofan, Didi Emah, C4 Pedro, Harmonize , Erykah Badu amongst others and we have resolved to give you a better show this year at the biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora. Our African music stars have continued their exploits spectacularly and it is a thing of joy to see African music crossing boundaries despite inherent challenges.

Mark your calendars, November 2nd, 2019 would see African stars descend in Dallas, Texas again as we celebrate the fifth edition of AFRIMMA Awards & Music Festival. Be ready for a couple of surprises this year as well as a magnificent show as the AFRIMMA team works tirelessly. African artists deserve all the accolades and we are here to hand the accolades with your support. Celebrating the beauty of African music and culture is the foundation on which the brand AFRIMMA is built.

Crossing boundaries with music is the mantra that gave birth to this award show and incorporating the music festival gives fans and audience a chance to enjoy their favorite acts the more with longer performance sets as seen at AFRIMMA 2018. The venue for the festival celebrating of African music this year remains the prestigious The Bomb Factory, Dallas, a high profile venue that has hosted some of the finest and upscale events in Dallas, Texas.

The vision is alive and international success is at the behest of our talents from Tanzania, South Africa, Egypt, Congo, Senegal, Zambia, Ghana, Togo, Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana and all parts of Africa. Africa was created to make this a reality and to document this historic movement. The story would be told to generations to come. Africa music is alive and African music is life.

AFRIMMA 2019 is going to be the best experience ever with a full weekend of activities lined up including welcome party, fashion show, meet and greet sessions, red carpet, award ceremony, music festival, after party and lots more. The rich and glorious culture of motherland Africa in the language of the culture and in the colors of the continent on the international stage. Get Ready to be a part of History! Welcome AFRIMMA 2019!

See below for the full list of 2019 nominees.

Best Male West Africa
Davido — Nigeria

Kuami Eugene — Ghana

King Promise — Ghana

Burna Boy — Nigeria

Wally B. Seck — Senegal

Ariel Sheney — Ivory Coast

Sidiki Diabate — Mali

Stonebwoy — Ghana

Wizkid — Nigeria

Mr. Eazi — Nigeria

Best Female West Africa
Aya Nakamura — Mali

Simi — Nigeria

Becca — Ghana

Teni — Nigeria

Adiouza — Senegal

Josey — Ivory Coast

MzVee — Ghana

Tiwa Savage — Nigeria

Yemi Alade — Nigeria

Niniola — Nigeria

Best Male East Africa
Ali Kiba — Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz — Tanzania

Harmonize — Tanzania

Nyashinski — Kenya

Juma Jux — Tanzania

Eddy Kenzo — Uganda

Khaligraph Jones — Kenya

Ommy Dimpoz — Tanzania

Rayvanny — Tanzania

The Ben — Rwanda

Best Female East Africa
Vinka — Uganda

Victoria Kimani — Kenya

Vanessa Mdee — Tanzania

Akothee — Kenya

Nandy — Tanzania

Sheebah Karungi — Uganda

Fena Gitu (Fenamenal) — Kenya

Knowles Butera — Rwanda

Rema Namakula — Uganda

Juliana Kanyomozi — Uganda

Best Male Central Africa
Fally Ipupa — Congo

Dadju — Congo

Stanley Enow — Cameroon

Preto Show — Angola

Naza — Congo

Ya Levis — Congo

Salatiel — Cameroon

Matias Damasio — Angola

Anselmo Ralph — Angola

C4 Pedro — Angola

Best Female Central Africa
Shan’L — Gabon

Neima — Mozambique

Blanche Bailly — Cameroon

Charlotte Dipanda — Cameroon

Daphne — Cameroon

Maria Andrade — Cape Verde

Eva RapDiva — Angola

Liloca — Mozambique

Soraia Ramos — Cape Verde

Yasmine — Guinea Bissau

Best Male Southern Africa
Aka — South Africa

Roberto — Zambia

Cassper Nyovest — South Africa

Emtee — South Africa

EXQ — Zimbabwe

Nasty C — South Africa

Jah Prayzah — Zimbabwe

Shyn — Madagascar

Prince Kaybee — South Africa

Master KG — South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa
Ammara Brown — Zimbabwe

Busiswa — South Africa

Sho Madjozi — South Africa

Mampi — Zambia

Shashl__ — Zimbabwe

Cleo Ice Queen — Zambia

Zonke — South Africa

Lady X — South Africa

Bucie — South Africa

Kelly Khumalo — South Africa

Best African Group
Sauti Sol — Kenya

Toofan — Togo

B26 — Angola

R2bee’s — Ghana

Navy Kenzo —Tanzania

Umu Obiligbo — Nigeria

Forca Suprema — Angola

Bracket —Nigeria

Black Motion — South Africa

4KEUS — Congo

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award
Burna Boy — Nigeria

Aya Nakamura — Mali/France

Stormzy — Ghana/UK

Wizkid — Nigeria

Davido — Nigeria

Afro B — Ivory coast

Tobe Nwigwe — Nigeria /USA

Stefflon Don — Jamaica/UK

Rotimi — Nigeria

French Montana — Morocco

Best Newcomer
Rema — Nigeria

Kwesi Arthur — Ghana

Naiboi — Kenya

Zlatan — Nigeria

Ya Levis — Congo

Fireboy DML — Nigeria

Rui Orlando — Angola

Soraia Ramos — Cape Verde

Gaz Mawete — Congo

Sho Madjozi — South Africa

Artist of The Year
Davido — Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz — Tanzania

Fally Ipupa — Congo

Wizkid — Nigeria

Burna Boy — Nigeria

Black Coffee — South Africa

Sarkodie — Ghana

Yemi Alade — Nigeria

Busiswa — South Africa

Aya Nakamura — Mali/France

Best Gospel
Frank Edwards — Nigeria

Gloria Muliro — Kenya

Bethel Revival Choir — Ghana

Papa Dennis — Kenya

Miguel Buila — Angola

Diana Hamilton — Ghana

Icha Kavons — Congo

Willy Paul — Kenya

Mercy Chinwo — Nigeria

Winnie Mashaba — South Africa

Best Live Act
Flavour — Nigeria

Ali Kiba — Tanzania

Sauti Sol — Kenya

Stonebwoy — Ghana

Sidiki Diabate — Mali

Yemi Alade — Nigeria

Becca — Ghana

Burna Boy — Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz — Tanzania

Fally Ipupa — Congo

Best Rap Act
Phyno — Nigeria

Olamide — Nigeria

Falz — Nigeria

Sarkodie — Ghana

Tha Dogg — Namibia

Cassper Nyovest — South Africa

Zlatan Ibile — Nigeria

Nasty C — South Africa

Khaligraph Jones — Kenya

Medikal — Ghana

Best Collaboration
Burna Boy x Zlatan — “Killin’ Dem”

Diamond Platnumz ft. Fally Ipupa — “Inama”

Beyoncé x Wizkid x Blue Ivy x Saint JHN — “Brown Skin Girls”

Ommy Dimpoz ft. Alikiba — “Rockstar”

Anselmo Ralph ft. C4 Pedro — “Pra Cuiar Mais”

Mayorkun ft. Kizz Daniel— “True”

MHD ft. Dadju — “Bebe”

Master KG ft. Zanda — “Skeleton Move”

Aya Nakamura ft. Niska — “Sucette”

Flavour ft. Umu Obiligbo — “Awele”

Song of The Year
Burna Boy x Zlatan — “Killin’ Dem”

Rema — “Dumebi”

Master KG ft. Zanda Zakuza — “Skeleton Move”

Ya Levis — “Katchua”

Wizkid — “Fever”

Diamond Platnumz ft. Fally Ipupa — “Inama”

BM ft. Awilo Longomba — “Rosalina” (Remix)

Burna Boy — “On The Low”

Aya Nakamura — “Pookie”

Shatta Wale — “My Level”

Best Video Director
Justin Campos — South Africa

Dr Nkeng Stephens — Cameroon

Enos Olik — Kenya

Clarence Peters — Nigeria

David Duncan — Ghana

Sasha Vybz — Uganda

Director Kenny — Tanzania

Daps — Nigeria

Gyo Gyimah — Ghana

Patrick Ellis — Nigeria

Best DJ Africa
DJ Spinall — Nigeria

DJ Black Coffee — South Africa

Man Renas — Angola

DJ Jeff — Angola

DJ D-Ommy — Tanzania

DJ Slim — Ghana

DJ Neptune — Nigeria

DJ E Cool — Nigeria

DJ Tira — South Africa

DJ Euphonik — South Africa

Best African DJ USA
DJ Tunez — Nigeria

DJ Fully Focus — Kenya

DJ Silent Killa — Caribbean

DJ Poizon Ivy — Kenya

DJ Mekzy — Nigeria

DJ Shinski — Nigeria

DJ Rell — Sierra Leone

DJ Freshy K — Nigeria

DJ Nana B — Ghana

DJ Moh — Ivory Coast

AFRIMMA Video of The Year
Rema — “Dumebi”

Burna Boy x Zlatan — Killin’ Dem

Diamond Platnumz ft. Fally Ipupa — “Inama”

Patoranking ft. Davido — “Confirm”

Ommy Dimpoz — “You Are The Best”

Anselmo Ralph ft. C4 Pedro — “Pra Cuiar Mais”

Flavour ft. Umu Obiligbo — “Awele”

Aya Nakamura — “Pookie”

Adekunle Gold — “Kelegbe Megbe”

Sho Madjozi — “Idhom”

Music Producer of The Year
Masterkraft — Nigeria

Northboi Oracle — Nigeria

Kimamba — Tanzania

Kel P — Nigeria

Laizer Classic — Tanzania

Guilty Beatz — Ghana

DJ Maphoriza — South Africa

S2kizzy — Tanzania

Salatiel — Cameroon

Sidike Diabate — Mali

Best African Dancer
Kaffy Dance Queen — Nigeria

The Grove — Angola

Sherri Silver — Rwanda

La Petite Zota — Ivory Coast

Manuel Canza Laurenzo — Angola

Ghetto Triplet Kids — Uganda

Izzy Odigie — Nigeria

Bajuni — Tanzania

Rabbit Cre 255 — Tanzania

The Team — Angola

Best Lusophone

DJODJE — Cape Verde

Mr Bow — Mozambique

Matias Damasio — Angola

Nelson Freitas — Cape Verde

Anselmo Ralph — Angola

Maira Andrade — Cape Verde

Calema — Sao Tome

CEF — Angola

Puto Português — Angola

Filho du Zua — Angola

Best Francophone
Stanley Enow — Cameroon

Fally Ipupa — Congo

Dadju — Congo

Toofan — Togo

Airel Sheney — Ivory Coast

DJ Arafat — Ivory Coast

Daphne — Cameroon

Ya Levis — Cameroon

Aya Nakamura — Mali

Salatiel — Cameroon

Radio/TV Personality of The Year
Willy Tuva — Kenya

Lil Ommy — Tanzania

Do2dtun — Nigeria

Yaw — Nigeria

Jamal Gaddafi — Kenya

Afonso Quintas — Angola

Sammy Forson — Ghana

James Onen — Uganda

DJ Fresh — South Africa

Konnie Toure — Ivory Coas

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