AFRIMMA 2020: Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage & Yemi Alade Lead Nominations | See The Full List

AFRIMMA 2020 Nominees List OnoBello

The nominees for the 2020 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) were announced on Monday September 14. The show which is  going on its 7th Edition is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of African music and artistry.

Among the leading nominees are Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage & Yemi Alade. Other notable nominees include Davido, Mr Eazi, Diamond Platnumz, Aya Nakamura, Soraia Ramos, Master KG, Adekunle Gold, Simi, Rema, Mercy Chinwo and many more.

The award show which honours some of Africa’s top music artistes, producers and cultural influencers is themed ‘Destination Africa’ and will be held virtually this year due to the global pandemic, on Sunday, November 15.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Male West Africa

  • Adekunle Gold – Nigeria
  • Sidiki Diabate – Mali
  • Davido – Nigeria
  • KiDi – Ghana
  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Kuami Eugene – Ghana
  • Rema – Nigeria
  • Ariel Sheney – Ivory Coast
  • Wally Seck – Senegal
  • Fireboy – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa

  • Josey – Ivory Coast
  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Zeynab – Benin
  • Yemi Alade – Nigeria
  • Yasmine- Guinea Bissau
  • Dior Mbaye – Senegal
  • Adina – Ghana
  • Teni – Nigeria
  • Aya Nakamura – Mali
  • Simi – Nigeria

Best Male East Africa

  • Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Harmonize – Tanzania
  • The Ben – Rwanda
  • Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
  • Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia
  • Mbosso – Tanzania
  • Rayvanny – Tanzania
  • Ali Kiba- Tanzania
  • Otile Brown – Kenya

Best Female East Africa

  • Nadia Mukami – Kenya
  • Vimka – Uganda
  • Zuchu – Tanzania
  • Maua Sama – Tanzania
  • Rosa Ree – Tanzania
  • Akothee – Kenya
  • Nandy – Tanzania
  • Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
  • Fena Gitu (FenaMenal) – Kenya
  • Tanasha Donna – Kenya

Best Male Central Africa

  • Gaz Mawete – Congo
  • Matias Damiaso – Angola
  • Ninho – Congo
  • Anselmo Ralph – Angola
  • Innos’ B – Congo
  • TayC – Cameroon
  • Fally Ipupa – Congo
  • Dadju – Congo
  • C4 Pedro – Angola
  • BM – Congo

Best Female Central Africa

  • Reniss – Cameroon
  • Shan’L – Gabon
  • Daphne – Cameroon
  • Mayra Andrade – Cape Verde
  • Eva RapDiva – Angola
  • Liloca – Mozambique
  • Soraia Ramos – Cape Verde
  • Charlotte Dipanda – Cameroun
  • Edmazia – Angola
  • Blanche Bailly – Cameroun

Best Male Southern Africa

  • Black Coffee – South Africa
  • Slap Dee – Zambia
  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa
  • Master KG – South Africa
  • Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
  • Vee Mampeezy – Botswana
  • Shyn – Madagascar
  • Tshego- South Africa
  • Tha Dogg – Namibia
  • Yanga Chief – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

  • Shasha – Zimbabwe
  • Sho Madjozi – South Africa
  • Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe
  • Busiswa – South Africa
  • Shashl – Zimbabwe
  • Ami Faku – South Africa
  • Sally BossMadam – Namibia
  • Azana – South Africa
  • Gemma Griffiths – Zimbabwe
  • Elaine – South Africa

Best African Group

  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • Toofan – Togo
  • Navy Kenzo – Tanzania
  • Forca Suprema – Angola
  • Mi Casa- South Africa
  • 4KEUS – Congo
  • Kiff No Beats – Ivory Coast
  • Moobers – Angola
  • Magic System – Cote d’Ivoire
  • Umu Obiligbo – Nigeria

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Aya Nakamura – Mali/France
  • Dave – Nigeria/UK
  • J Hus – Gambia
  • Davido – Nigeria
  • Mr Eazi – Nigeria
  • French Montana – Morocco
  • Headie One – Ghana/UK
  • S. Pri Noir – Guinea Bissau/France
  • NSG – Nigeria/Ghana/UK

Best Newcomer

  • Kofi Mole – Ghana
  • Fanicko – Benin
  • Omah Lay – Nigeria
  • Shasha – Zimbabwe
  • Mc One – Cote d’Ivoire
  • Edgar Domingos – Angola
  • J Derobie – Ghana
  • Ami Faku – South Africa
  • Zuchu – Tanzania
  • Oxlade – Nigeria

Artist of The Year

  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Fally Ipupa – Congo
  • Davido – Nigeria
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Sho Madjozi – South Africa
  • Wizkid – Nigeria
  • Aya Nakamura – Mali/France
  • Tiwa Savage – Nigeria
  • Toofan – Togo
  • Master KG – South Africa

Best Gospel

  • Mercy Chinwo – Nigeria
  • Joe Mettle – Ghana
  • Miguel Buila – Angola
  • Sinach – Nigeria
  • Icha Kavons – Congo
  • Winnie Mashaba – South Africa
  • Diana Hamilton – Ghana
  • DJ Kerozen – Ivory Coast
  • Benjamin Dube – South Africa
  • Tim Godfrey – Nigeria

Best Live Act

  • Flavour – Nigeria
  • Sauti Sol – Kenya
  • Stonebwoy – Ghana
  • Sidiki Diabate – Mali
  • Yemi Alade – Nigeria
  • Burna Boy – Nigeria
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
  • Fally Ipupa– Congo
  • C4 Pedro – Angola
  • Efya – Ghana

Best Female Rap Act 

  • Eno Barony – Ghana
  • Nadia Nakai – South Africa
  • Moonaya – Senegal
  • Rosa Ree – Tanzania
  • Bombshell Grenade – Zambia
  • Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya
  • Askia – Cameroon
  • Candy Bleakz – Nigeria
  • Keko – Uganda
  • Rouge – South Africa

Best Male Rap Act

  • Falz – Nigeria
  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • Moobers – Angola
  • Nasty C – South Africa
  • Tenor – Cameroon
  • Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
  • Manifest – Ghana
  • Medikal – Ghana
  • Yanga Chief – South Africa
  • Kiff No Beat- Cote d’Ivoire

Best Collaboration

  • Master KG feat. Burna Boy – “Jerusalema” Remix
  • Kabza feat. Wizkid & Burna Boy – “Sponono”
  • Ladipoe feat. Simi – “Know You”
  • Khaligraph Jones feat. Bien – “Yes Bana”
  • Beyonce feat. Shatta Wale – “King Already”
  • Dj Neptune feat. Mr Eazi &Joeboy – “Nobody”
  • Tanasha Donna feat. Mbosso – “La Vie”
  • Mz Vee feat. Yemi Alade –  “Come and See My Moda”
  • Sauti Sol feat. Soweto Gospel Group – “Brighter Days”
  • Innos B feat. Diamond Platnumz – “Yope Remix”

Song of The Year

  • Sauti Sol – “Suzanna”
  • Rema – “Woman”
  • Master KG – “Jerusalema”
  • Ali Kiba – “Dodo”
  • Burna Boy – “Anybody”
  • Young John feat. Naira Marley – “Mafo”
  • Medikal – “Omo Ada”
  • Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa – “Koko”
  • Sarkodie feat. Prince Bright – “Oofeetsu”
  • Diamond Platnumz – “Jeje”

Best Video Director

  • Justin Campos – South Africa
  • Dr Nkeng Stephens – Cameroon
  • Enos Olik – Kenya
  • TG Omori – Nigeria
  • David Duncan – Ghana
  • Sasha Vybz – Uganda
  • Director Kenny – Tanzania
  • Clarence Peters – Nigeria
  • Gyo Gyimah – Ghana
  • Patrick Elis – Nigeria

Best DJ Africa

  • DJ Spinall – Nigeria
  • DJ Black Coffee – South Africa
  • DJ Dollar – Senegal
  • DJ Lutonda – Angola
  • DJ Andy Josty – Ghana
  • DJ Neptune – Nigeria
  • DJ Cuppy– Nigeria
  • DJ ECool – Nigeria
  • DJ Malvado – Angola
  • DJ Moh Spice – Kenya

Best African DJ USA

  • DJ DeeMoney – Nigeria
  • DJ Fully Focus – Kenya
  • DJ Poison Ivy – Kenya
  • DJ Shinski – Kenya
  • DJ Moh – Ivory Coast
  • DJ Tunez – Nigeria
  • DJ Akua – Ghana
  • DJ K Meta – Ethiopia
  • DJ Mekzy – Nigeria
  • DJ Buka – Nigeria

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