Burna Boy, Wizkid & Rema Lead The AFRIMMA 2019 Nominations

As the year draws to a close, we anticipate one of the biggest African music awards in the diaspora, the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA). Set to hold in Dallas on October 26 and 27, AFRIMMA just announced their 2019 nominees, and, of course, Burna Boy bagged several. 

This year has been an especially fruitful year for African music, especially Nigerian music. As well as Beyoncé enlisting some of Africa’s brightest stars for her Lion King: The Gift album, we’ve had diverse acts such as Adekunle Gold and Runtown featuring on projects from artists all over the world.

With Nigerians unequivocally leading the charge, many of our favourite music personalities bagged nominations, including, Daps, who stunned us with Lil Uzi Vert’s “Sanguine Paradise” music video, and dancer, Izzy Odigie, who has toured and choreographed for many African stars. 

2019 undoubtedly belongs to Burna Boy, and the nomination list for this year’s AFRIMMA reflects exactly that. Burna Boy has a total of seven nominations, including ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ nods for both “On The Low” and the Zlatan-assisted “Killin Dem”

Along with Burna Boy, Rema and Wizkid also bagged a bunch of major nominations, with Wizkid scoring nods for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for “Fever”, while Rema, who also nabbed a ‘Song of the Year’ nod for “Dumebi”, seems like a shoo-in for the ‘Best Newcomer’ award.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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

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