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Nominees of the AFRIMA 2017 Announced and Public Voting Opens 23 Aug 2017 | By Whitney Nasanga

The full list of nominees for the AFRIMA ( All Africa Music Awards) awards is set to be released today. Amongst the nominees who will battle for the various categories are Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, Morrocan-American Hip Hop artist, French Montana, Nigerian musician Seyi Shay, Tanzanian R’n’b musician, Ali Kiba and many more, some of whom have received multiple nominations. The public voting also opens today where fans can vote on their website:

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of the African continent.  It employs the tool of music to encourage unity, cooperation, interaction, partnerships and progress in the continent. It will be broadcast live to over 84 countries around the world.

There are 33 categories that African artists have to compete for and they include the Regional Category which covers the five African regions and the genre-based Continental Category was revealed to the media and on AFRIMA digital media platforms. 

Other African artists who have been nominated include: Fally Ipupa (DRC); Hugh Masekela (South Africa); Nduduzo Makhathini (South Africa); Juliana Kanyomozi (Uganda); Fnaire (Morroco); Toofan (Togo); Locko (Cameroon); Kibrom Birhane (Ethiopia); Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) and C4 Pedro (Angola). Contemporary music stars with two nominations are: Mr. Eazi (Nigeria); R2Bees (Ghana); Mi Casa (South Africa); Zeynab (Benin); Psquare (Nigeria); Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe); Dark Suburb (Ghana); Qritiqal (Kenya); AKA (South Africa); Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania); Bussine (Gabon); Lacrim (Algeria); Bombino (Niger); MHD (Guinea); Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Adekunle Gold(Nigeria) amongst others. 

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