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2019 AFRIMMA: Full List Of Nominees



The AFRIMMA 2019 Award & Music Festival nominees list throws up a mix of incumbent stars who have continued to advance their career and youngsters who have barged through to earn their breakthrough.

Nigeria’s Burna Boy aka the ’African Giant’, perhaps the fastest-growing African star who has been on an immense rise in the past one year dominates the roster with multiple nominations. Mali’s Aya Nakamura was a shining light for female artists and bagged multiple nominations as well.

Some of the big names on the nominee’s list this year also include Nigeria’s Wizkid, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest. Davido, Yemi Alade, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Harmonize also earned their place on the nominees list. Stars like Kuami Eugene of Ghana, Uganda’s Vinka, Congo’s Ya Levis as well as Cameroon’s Salatiel all earned their first Afrimma nominations.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is a highly anticipated award show celebrating the beauty of African music, culture and artistry. The award show will take place on Saturday, 26th of October, 2019 and will honor some of the world’s top African celebrities, artists, artists managers, producers, video directors, DJs and cultural influencers.

AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and soukous. This year’s edition of AFRIMMA is the 6th one and promises to be the biggest edition of the biggest African music awards show in Diaspora. The star -studded event attracts guests all over the world and from cities within the United States as well as guests and honorees from various African countries.

Check out the Nominees List 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

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


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 – Killing Dem

Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa – Inama

Beyonce x Wizkid x Blue Ivy x Saint JHN–Brown Skin Girls

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Meet King Luther, The AfroHigh Crooner



Music is all about discovery. You could think you have a favorite artist until one night you’re shuffling through Soundcloud and suddenly chance on a completely new sound that you can’t get enough of.

Well, that’s the kind of feeling you get from this new artist King Luther (LT).

Born in Lagos Nigeria and the second of 5 siblings, he started his early childhood and junior high at the police children school, continued to senior high at Anneson High School, and then moved to Valley View University in Ghana where he gained his BSc Information Technology in 2018.

King Luther began his professional music career in August 2020 and has released his debut single under the ADT (Adenta) Accra Ghana Records Label in Ghana. He is the originator of a new music genre he defines as “Afro-High” which encompasses a few afrobeat with African authentic sounds and delectable lyrics accompanied with a low groove bass anchor.

You’ve got to listen to him yourself to appreciate the dexterity of talent he holds.

Enjoy the new sound “Time to Collect” by King Luther (LT) available everywhere for free!

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All You Need To Know About Abidji Kobiyedema Marcel



Abidji Kobiyedema Marcel is an entrepreneur. He was born on the 27th of April, 1979 in Lome – Togo. His father was in the army but passed on and his mother is also a businesswoman, Lome where he was raised. He had his conventional primary, secondary, and higher education in Togo but developed an interest in music at a tender age. His Parents are Togolese, from the north.

He founded a Record label called Beat City Production, renamed it to Black Diamond entertainment in the year 2006, and later changed it to Kobiye kan Entertainment in the year 2016 in Belgium where he currently lives. He is single but has two kids.

Abidji Kobiyedema’s appetite to grow in the music industry was satiated when he traveled to Belgium. He partnered with his friend to establish a record label which became a success such that in two years, he had already gotten artists.

He signed other artists (Ariki boy, Synthez TG, Nello Antia, Menez Gh, Nivek, kuejo Blaq, Scarce-gift Antwerp) as the record label grew.

He has organized big events in bigger clubs in Togo such as: chess night club, Palace night club, bar la gaité.
Before kobiyekanent Entertainment rebranded from Black diamond entertainment and Beats City production, they also organised events in Belgium such as: Million styles, nesbeth, Don andre, Warm Up, Live On Stage Out Of Jamaica.

Abidji Kobiyedema is also into a clothing line with a brand named “Kobiye Kan”. They have nice clothes for unisex at a very affordable rate.


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‘None Of My Exes Have Been Able To Replace Me’ : Tee Billz Brags



Music executive, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun took to Instagram on Friday morning, September 25, to brag about his exes not being able to replace him since they broke up.

According to him, it’s ‘God’s flex.’

He wrote: ‘None of my ex have been able to replace me! That’s God’s flex #LibraGang.’

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