2022 AFRIMA Awards: See the complete list of nominees

Zimbabwe artists ShaSha, Tamy Moyo, Nadia Nakai, Winky D and Nutty O Nominated for the 2022 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Awards

The nominee's list for the 2022 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is out and Zimbabwe Dancehall artists Winky D and Nutty O are going neck for neck in the Best Artiste in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall category alongside 8 artists from different African countries including Nigeria's Ruger for the smash hit Dior and KiDi whose song, Touch it remix features US Rapper Tyga. Winky D is nominated for his song Happy Again, whilst Nutty O is up for Handipere Power. Winky D's second nomination is for the same song in the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa category.

Tamy Moyo
Tamy Moyo nominated for Best Female Artist in Southern Africa Award
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This year, South Africa's Costa Titch and DRC artist Dadju lead the pack with an impressive six nominations each. Costa Titch's song Big Flexa is nominated for Song of the Year, Breakout Artiste of the Year, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in Use of African Dance/Choreography. Whilst Dadju is nominated in Best Male in Central Africa, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artiste of the Year, Best African Act in the Diaspora, and Best Soundtrack in a Movie, Series, or Documentary.

Other Zimbabwean artists on the list include Amapiano Queen, Shasha nominated for Best Female Artist in Southern Africa for her song iPiano Featuring Kamo Mphela and Felo Le Tee. Tamy Moyo is nominated for her track Sare and Nadia Nakai who is representing Zimbabwe at the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards is also nominated in the same category for her song featuring Lucasraps titled Not The Same.

9,067 entries were submitted for music released during the period from August 20, 2021, to August 5, 2022, and only 382 across 39 categories were considered for nomination for this year’s awards.

The public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition would be live on Sunday, 25th September 2022, at 12:00pm CAT. African music lovers within the continent, and around the world, can visit the official website www.afrima.org to vote.

Voting closes at 12.00 (CAT), December 10, 2022, before the AFRIMA main awards ceremony.

The 2022 All Africa Music Awards ceremony will be held from the 8th to 11th December 2022. A special announcement will be made on the host country and location for the awards, on Wednesday, 28th September 2022.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Male Artist in Central Africa

  • C4 Pedro, Angola, "Posa"
  • Dadju, DRC, "Ambassadeur"
  • Fally Ipupa, DRC,"Bloqué"
  • Innoss'B, DRC, Mortel-06
  • Gaz Mawete, DRC, "500"
  • Matias Damasio, Angola, "Como Antes"
  • Ninho, DRC, "Jefe"
  • Roga Roga & Extra Musica, DRC, "Bokoko"
  • Tayc, Cameroon "Dodo"
  • Tenor Ft. Innoss'B, Cameroon, "Mami Wata"

Best Female Artist in Central Africa

  • Asaba, Cameroon, "Mon Bebe"
  • Blanche Bailly, Cameroon, "Mine" Ft. Joeboy
  • Emma'a, Gabon, "Encré"
  • Espoir La Tigresse, Gabon, "Abiane"
  • Pérola, Angola, "Sincera"
  • Shay, DRC, "DA"
  • Vernyuy Tina, Cameroon, "Ndani Ya"
  • Zara Williams, DRC, "Posa" Ft. C4 Pedro

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa

  • Addis Legesse, Ethiopia, "Enja"
  • Bien (& Aaron Rimbui), Kenya "Bald Men Anthem"
  • Diamond Platnumz, Tanzania, "Mtasubiri "Ft. Zuchu
  • Eddy Kenzo, Uganda, "Songa" 
  • Kassmasse, Ethiopia, "Sewasew"
  • King Saha, Uganda, "Zakayo"
  • Marioo, Tanzania, "Mi Amor" Ft. Jovial
  • Mbosso, Tanzania "Moyo" Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze 
  • Nyashinski, Kenya, "Properly" Ft. Femi One
  • Rayvanny, Tanzania "Pele Pele" Ft. Vjollca

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa

  • Betty G, Ethiopia, "Addis Semay"
  • Tanasha Donna, Kenya,"Maradonna"
  • Frida Amani, Tanzania, "Fala Mimi"
  • Hewan Gebrewold, Ethiopia, "Shemuna"
  • C4 Pedro, Angola, "Posa"
  • Dadju, DRC, "Ambassadeur"
  • Fally Ipupa, DRC, "Bloqué"
  • Innoss'B, DRC, "Mortel-06"
  • Gaz Mawete, DRC, "500"
  • Matias Damasio, Angola, "Como Antes"
  • Ninho, DRC, "Jefe"
  • Roga Roga & Extra Musica, DRC, "Bokoko"
  • Tayc, Cameroon, "Dodo"
  • Tenor, Cameroon, "Mami Wata" Ft. Innoss'B

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa

  • Ali Loka, Egypt, "Matkhafesh Yamma"
  • Ahmed Saad, Egypt, "AlMoulouk" Ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh
  • A.L.A, Tunisia, "30"
  • DJ Snake Disco, Algeria,"Maghreb"
  • Draganov, Morocco, "Chichi"
  • El Grande Toto, Morocco, "Salade Coco"
  • Marwan Moussa, Egypt, "Batal 3alam"
  • Snor, Morocco, "Kasseta"
  • Soolking, Algeria, "Suavemente"
  • Wegz, Egypt, "Albakht"

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

  • Faouzia, Morocco, RIP Love
  • Jaylann, Morocco, Oui Oui
  • Kenza Morsli, Algeria, "Moustahil" Ft. DJ Adel
  • Lyna Mahyem, Algeria "Mal De Toi"
  • Manal, Morocco, "Makhelaw Magalou"
  • Marwa Loud & Moha K, Morocco "Ghir Ntiya"
  • Ruby, Egypt, "Namet Nenna"
  • Rym, Morocco, "Stylo Warqa"

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

  • A-Reece, South Africa, "Couldn't Have Said It Better, Pt.3"
  • Blxckie, South Africa, "Sneaky" feat A-Reece
  • DJ Tarico, Mozambique "Number One X DJ Consequence" Ft. Nelson Tivane & Preck
  • Gemini Major, Malawi, "Ooh Lala" feat. Ayra Starr
  • Focalistic, Sleazy Madumane and Mellow, South Africa, "16 Days No Sleep"  feat. DJ Maphorisa
  • Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, South Africa, "Abalele"  
  • Musketeers, Namibia, "Danko" feat. Azmo
  • Master KG, South Africa "Dali Nguwe x Wanitwa Mos" Ft. Nkosazana Daughter, Basetsana, Obeey Am
  • Winky D, Zimbabwe, "Happy Again"
  • Zakes Bantwini, South Africa, "Osama" feat. Kasango

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa

  • DJ Yessonia, Namibia, "Ngifuna Wena" Ft. Boohle
  • DJ Zinhle, South Africa, "Siyabonga" Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & Nokwazi
  • Kamo Mphela, South Africa, "Ghost"
  • Makhadzi, South Africa "Mama"
  • Nadia Nakai, South Africa, "Not The Same" Ft. Lucasraps
  • Nomfundo Moh, South Africa,  "Phakade Lami" Ft. ShaSha & Ami Faku
  • ShaSha, Zimbabwe,  "iPiano" Ft. Kamo Mphela & Felo Le Tee
  • Simmy, South Africa, "We Were Here"
  • Tamy Moyo, Zimbabwe, "Sare"
  • Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo, South Africa "Tanzania" Ft. Sino Msolo & Boibizza

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa

  • Black Sherif, Ghana, "Kwaku the Traveller"
  • Burna Boy, Nigeria, "Last Last"
  • Didi B, Cote d'Ivoire, "Tala"
  • Fireboy DML, Nigeria, "Peru (Remix)" Ft. Ed Sheeran
  • Kizz Daniel, Nigeria, "Buga"
  • Rema, Nigeria, "Calm Down"
  • Serge Beynaud, Cote d'Ivoire, "C'est Dose"
  • Sidiki Diabate, Mali, "Diarabi Nene Bena"
  • Wally B. Seck, Senegal, "Reugine Tass" Ft. Viviane
  • Wizkid, Nigeria, "Anoti"

Best Female Artist in Western Africa

  • Asa, Nigeria, "Ocean"
  • Gyakie, Ghana, "Something"
  • Josey, Cote d'Ivoire, "Zambeleman" Ft. Bonigo
  • Manamba Kante, Guinea, "Bhouloun Djouri"
  • Oumou Sangare, Mali, "Wassulu Don"
  • Simi, Nigeria, "Woman"
  • Soraia Ramos, Cape Verde, "BKBN"
  • Tems, Nigeria, "Crazy"
  • Tiwa Savage, Nigeria, "Somebody's Son" Ft. Brandy
  • Viviane CHIDID, Senegal, "Sweet Game"

African Fans Favourite

  • Bello Falcao, Cote d'Ivoire, "Dibango Dibanga"
  • Ch'cco, Mellow, Sleazy, South Africa "Nkao Tempela"
  • Goya Menor & Nektunez, Ghana & Nigeria, "Ameno Amapiano"
  • Joeboy, Nigeria, "Sip (Alcohol)"
  • Lojay X Sarz, Nigeria, "Monalisa (Remix)" feat. Chris Brown
  • Mavins; Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, Nigeria, "Overloading (Overdoes)"
  • Oxlade, Nigeria, "Ku Lo Sa"
  • The Therapist, Sierra Leone, "Nack"
  • Young John, Nigeria, "Dada"
  • Young Stunna, South Africa, "Adiwele" feat. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa

Album of the year

  • Brymo, Nigeria, "9: Esan"
  • Burna Boy, Nigeria, "Love Damini"
  • Dadju, DRC, "Cullilan"
  • Diamond Platnumz, Tanzania, "First of All"
  • Didi B, Cote d'Ivoire, "History"
  • Kabza De Small, South Africa, "KOA II"
  • Nomfundo Moh, South Africa, "Amagama"
  • Oumou Sangare, Mali, "Timbuktu"
  • Soolking, Algeria, "Sans Visa"
  • Rema, Nigeria, "Raves & Roses"

Artiste of the Year

  • Burna Boy, Nigeria, "Last Last"
  • CKay, Nigeria, "Emiliana"
  • Dadju, DRC, "Ambassaduer"
  • Diamond Platnumz, Tanzania, Mtasubiri feat. Zuchu
  • Fireboy DML, Nigeria, "Peru (Remix)" feat. Ed Sheeran
  • Kabza De Small, South Africa, "Asibe Happy" feat. DJ Maphorisa, Ami Faku
  • Manal, Morroco, "Makhelaw Magalou"
  • Tiwa Savage, Nigeria, "Somebody's Son" feat. Brandy
  • Wegz, Egypt, "Elbakht"
  • Zakes Batwini, South Africa, "Osama" feat. Kasango

Best Africa Collaboration

  • Ahmed Saad, Egypt, "Al Moulouk" feat. 3enba & Double Zuksh
  • Calema x Zé Felipe, Sao Tome and Principe/Brazil, "Onde Anda"
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, "Big Flexa" feat. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
  • Davido and Focalistic, Nigeria / South Africa, "Champion Sound"
  • Fireboy and Ed Sheeran, Nigeria/Great Britain "Peru (Remix)"
  • Kikimoteleba and Franglish, Cote d'Ivoire/DRC, Tigini (Remix)
  • Kizz Daniel and Tekno, Nigeria, "Buga"
  • Marioo and Jovial, Tanzania, "Mi Amour"
  • Mbosso, Costa Titch, Phantom Steeze, Tanzania/South Africa "Moyo"
  • Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy, Nigeria/USA, "Somebody's Son"

Best African Act In Diaspora (Female)

  • Aya Nakamura, Mali, "Degaine"  Ft. Damso
  • Bey T, Kenya, "Unanicheza" Ft. Boohle
  • Darkoo, Nigeria, "Always" Ft Black Sherif
  • Faouzia, Morocco, "RIP, Love"
  • Moha K, Marwa Loud, Morocco, "Ghir Ntiya"
  • Nata, Sierra Leone, "94"
  • Rimon, Eritrea, "Feed Me"
  • Ronisia, Cape Verde, "Melodie"
  • Shay, DRC, "DA"
  • Soraia Ramos, Cape Verde, "BKBN"

Best African Act In Diaspora (Male)

  • Calema, Sao Tome & Principe "Onde Anda" Ft. Zé Felipe
  • Dadju, DRC, "King"
  • Dafencii, Sudan, "King Alhalaba" ft. Khayyat
  • DJ Snake, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb"
  • Gil Semedo, Cape Verde,  "Gostu Sabi" Ft. Calema, Soraia Ramos & Mito Kaskas
  • Jae5, Ghana, "Propeller" Ft Dave, Bnxn
  • Ninho, DRC, "VVS"
  • Soolking, Algeria, "Suavemente"
  • Tion Wayne, Nigeria, "Who's True" Ft. Davido & Jae5
  • Ya Levis, DRC, "Pardonne Moi"

Best African Band, Duo, Group

  • Calema & Zé Felipe, Sao Tome & Principe, "Onde Anda"
  • Disco Misr, Aziz Maraka, Egypt, "Ahla Wahda"
  • Jano Band, Ethiopia, "Zebnanaw"
  • Mafikizolo Ft. Simmy, South Africa, "Mamazela"
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DJz, South Africa, "BAKWA LAH"
  • Ridimz, South Africa, "Shabasiko"
  • The Cavemen, Nigeria, "Biri"  ft. Made Kuti
  • Toofan, Togo, "Ona"
  • Umoja Sounds, Kenya, "Happy" Ft. Ariel Wayz
  • Wanavokali, Kenya, "What A Time"

Best African DJ

  • DJ Lito, Uganda, "Tick Talk" feat. Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, SlickStuartRoja
  • DJ P2N, DRC, "Likolo (Remix)" feat. Tenor, DJ Amaroula
  • DJ Snake, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb"
  • DJ Tarico Ft. DJ Consequence, Mozambique & Nigeria, "Number One" feat. Nelson Tivane, Preck
  • DJ Yessonia, Namibia, "Ngifuna Wena" feat. Boohle
  • DJ Zinhle, South Africa, "Siyabonga" feat. Black Motion, Kazba de Small, Nokwazi
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DJz, South Africa, "Ngama Bono"
  • Spinall, Nigeria, "Pallazo" feat. Asake
  • Uncle Waffles, South Africa, "Tanzania" feat. Tony Duardo Ft. Sino Msolo & Boibizza
  • Zakes Batwini, South Africa, "Osama" feat. Kasango

Best African Rapper/Lyricist

  • A-Reece, South Africa, "Couldn't Have Said It Better, Pt.3
  • Dafencii, Sudan, "King Alhalaba" ft. Khayyat
  • Didi B, Cote d'Ivoire, "Game De Djai"
  • Dip Doundou Guiss, Senegal, "Califat"
  • Marwan Moussa, Egypt, "Batal 3alam"
  • Ladipoe, Nigeria, "Afro Jigga" feat. Rema
  • LAMB, Nigeria,  "The Last Cypher" (Loose Kaynon, A-Q, MI, Blaqbonez)
  • Nata, Sierra Leone, "94"
  • Nay Wa Mitego, Tanzania, "Rais Wa Kitaa"
  • Youssoupha, Cote d'Ivoire, "Amapiano"

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography

  • Ans-T Crazy, Guinea, "Pause"
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, "Big Flexa" Ft. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
  • Eltee Skhillz, Nigeria, "ODG"
  • Kamo Mphela, South Africa, "Ghost"
  • Portable X Poco Lee, Nigeria,  ZaZoo Zehh Ft. Olamide
  • Roga Roga & Extra Musica, DRC, "Bokoko"
  • Serge Beynaud, Cote d'Ivoire, "C'est Dose"
  • Simi, Nigeria, "Woman"
  • Spice Diana, Uganda, "Tujooge" Ft. Dj Seven
  • Toofan, Togo, "Ona"

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro

  • Asake ,Nigeria, "Peace Be Unto You"
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, Big Flexa, Ft. C'buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
  • Davido and Focalistic, Nigeria/ South Africa, "Champion Sound"
  • DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU, South Africa, "Banyana" Ft. Sir Till & Co
  • DJ Snake, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb"
  • DJ Yessonia, Namibia "Ngifuna Wena"  Ft. Boohle
  • Felo Le Tee & Myztro, South Africa, " 66 & Dipatje Tsa Felo" Ft.Daliwonga  
  • Mbosso, Tanzania, "Moyo" Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze
  • Tresor, DRC, "Makosa" Ft. Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa
  • Zakes Bantwini, South Africa, "Osama" Ft. Kasango

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop

  • Black Sherif, Ghana, "Kwaku the Traveller"
  • Blxckie, South Africa, "Your All"
  • Cdrik Kodjo, Benin, "Nyi Nudé"
  • Darkoo, Nigeria,  "Always" Ft. Black Sherif
  • Didi B, Cote d'Ivoire, "Tala"
  • KikiMoteleba, Cote d'Ivoire, "Tigini" Ft. Franglish
  • Marwan Moussa, Egypt, "Batal 3alam"
  • Nay Wa Mitego, Tanzania, "Rais Wa Kitaa"
  • Ninho, DRC, "Jefe"
  • Nyashinski, Kenya,  Properly Ft. Femi One

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop

  • Adekunle Gold, Nigeria, "High" Ft. Davido
  • Ckay, Nigeria, "Emiliana"
  • Kizz Daniel & Tekno, Nigeria, "Buga"
  • Kouz1, Morocco, "Magic"
  • Matias Damasio, Angola, "Como Antes"
  • Pheelz, BNXN, Nigeria, "Finesse"
  • Ronisia, Cape Verde, "Melodie"
  • Roseline Layo, Cote d'Ivoire, "Donnez Nous Un Peru"
  • Soraia Ramos, Cape Verde, "BKBN"
  • Tenor, Cameroon,  "Mami Wata" Ft. Innoss'B

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall

  • DJ Lito, Uganda, "Tick Talk" Ft. Bebe Cool x Sheilah Gashumba x SlickStuartRoja
  • Fave, Nigeria, "Baby Riddim"
  • Femi One, Kenya,  Hepi Ft. King Kaka & Mbithi
  • KiDi, Ghana,  Touch It(Remix) Ft. Tyga
  • Navy Kenzo, Tanzania, "Manzese"
  • Nutty O, Zimbabwe, "Handipere Power"
  • Rosa Ree, Tanzania, "Watatubu"
  • Ruger, Nigeria, "Dior"
  • Teddy Afro, Ethiopia, "Naet"
  • Winky D, Zimbabwe, "Happy Again"

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul

  • Ahmed basyoni & Hussein Gamal, Egypt, "ElHalawa Di"
  • Bridget Blue, Kenya, "Goodbye"
  • C4 Pedro, Angola, "Esta Tudo Bem"
  • Frida Amani, Tanzania, "Tanzania" Ft. Mayunga
  • Lil Jay, Cote d'Ivorie, "Sauce Graine"
  • Tayc, Cameroon, "D O D O"
  • Tiwa Savage, Amaarae, Nigeria, "Tales By Moonlight"
  • Nomfundo Moh, South Africa, "Phakade Lami" Ft. ShaSha & Ami Faku
  • Omah Lay, Nigeria, "I'm A Mess"
  • Ya Levis, DRC, "Pardonne Moi"

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock

  • Amir Eid, Egypt, "Ana Negm"
  • Clay, Nigeria, "Amin"
  • Daniel Baron, South Africa, "How to Feel"
  • Franck Biyong, Cameroon, "Pepe Soup"
  • RASH, Kenya, "FAR BEYOND"
  • Reën & Refentse Morake, South Africa, "Skobbejak"

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional

  • Azaya, Guinea,  "BB La" Ft. Djelykaba Bintou
  • Betty G, Ethiopia, "Addis Semay"
  • Josey, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zambeleman Ft. Bonigo
  • Lencho gemechu, Ethiopia, "Saglii"
  • Manamba Kante, Guinea, "Bhouloun Djouri"
  • Flavour. Nigeria, "Level"
  • Oumou Sangare, Mali, "Wassulu Don"
  • Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee, Mali, "N'yanyan"
  • Royalty Strongbangwaboy, Cameroon, "Tzy Panchak" Ft. Longue Longue, 
  • Stewart Sukuma, Mozambique, "Ezamany Kim'bedima"

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Contemporary

  • Adekunle Gold, Nigeria,  "Born Again" Ft. Fatoumata Diawara
  • Alikiba, Tanzania, "UTU"
  • Brymo, Nigeria, "Fura Sara"
  • Fadilee Itulya, Tanzania, "Problem" Ft. Fidq & Taz Goemi
  • Fally Ipupa, DRC, "Bloqué"
  • Fior 2 Bior, Cote d'Ivoire, "Godo Godo"
  • Roga Roga & Extra Musica, DRC, "Bokoko"
  • Sidiki Diabate, Mali, "Diarabi nene bena"
  • Wally B. Seck, Senegal, "Reugine Tass" ft Viviane
  • Wegz, Egypt, "El bakht"

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Jazz

  • Addis Legesse, Ethiopia, "Enja"
  • Elida Almeida, Jimmy P, Cape Verde, "Mau Menino"
  • Franck Biyong, Cameroon, "Negropolitaine"
  • Gutu Abera, Ethiopia, "Deemi"
  • Jano Band, Ethiopia, "Zebnanaw"
  • Jimmy Dludlu, Mozambique, Male Ya Pepa Ft. Rhodalia Silvestre, Dx Nuvunga & Mano Tsotsi
  • Kelvin Momo, South Africa,  Funa Feat. TBO and JaySax
  • Somi, Rwanda, "Love Tastes Like Strawberries"
  • Thapelo Lekoane, South Africa, "Heritage"
  • The Cavemen, Nigeria "Biri" Ft. Made kuti

Best Soundtrack Movie, Series and Documentary

  • Ahmed Saad, Egypt,  AlMoulouk (Moon Knight) Ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh
  • Amarae & Marvel, Ghana, A Body, A Coffin (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)
  • Amir Eid, Egypt, Ana Negm (RIVO)
  • Dadju, DRC, Ima (From the movie "IMA")
  • Eltee Skhillz, Nigeria, ODG (The Blood Convenant Movie)
  • Mohamed Osama & Karim Mahmoud (Ahmed Tarik Yahia), Egypt, EL GHAZALA RAYE2A (ZEKO)
  •  Stephane Legar, Togo, Speed Llife (From Sonic 2 Le Film) From Sonic 2 Le Film   
  • Tems & Marvel, Nigeria, No Woman No Cry (Black Panther Wakanda Forever Prologue EP)
  • Wegz, Egypt,B3oda Ya Belady(From the film "Captains Of Zaatari")

Best Video

  • Amine Boumediene, Algeria, "Moustahil"
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, "Big Flexa by Costa Titch"
  • DAMMY TWITCH, Nigeria, "Woman by Simi"
  • Director Pink, Nigeria, "Nwoke Oma by Chike"
  • Elias Belkader, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb by DJ Snake"
  • Maranta Tegegne, Ethopia, "Sewasew"
  • Mateo Da Silva, Cameroon, "Donnelemoi by TayC"
  • Napephasha, South Africa, "Ghost Kamo Mphela"
  • Soolking & Digital, Algeria,  "Nak Suavemente by Soolking"
  • TG Omori, Nigeria, "Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno"

Breakout Artist of the Year

  • Asake, Nigeria, "Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)"
  • Camidoh, Ghana, "Sugarcane (Remix)" feat. Darkoo, King Promise, Mayorkun
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, Ma Gang feat Champuru Makhenzo, Phantom Steeze, ManT, Sdida & C'BUD
  • Daliwonga, South Africa, "Abo Mvelo" feat. Mellow And Sleazy & M.J
  • El Grande Toto, Morroco, "Salade Coco"
  • Fior 2 Bior, Cote d'Ivoire, "Godo Godo"
  • Hewan Gebrewold, Ethiopia, "Shemuna"
  • Marwan Moussa, Egypt, "Batal 3alam"
  • Nomfundo Moh, South Africa, "Phakade Lami" feat. ShaSha & Ami Faku
  • Pheelz, Nigeria, Finesse feat. BNXN

Most Promising Artist

  • Ans-T Crazy, Guinea, "10 Na ifari" feat. Ibro Gnamet
  • Dafencii, Sudan, "King Alhalaba"
  • Fave, Nigeria, "Baby Riddim"
  • Frida Amani, Tanzania, "Fala Mimi"
  • Jeeba, Senegal, "Lamou Saff"
  • Khanyisa Bheka, South Africa, "Mina Ngedwa" feat Tsiki XII, Marcus MC and Lady Du
  • Kikimoteleba, Cote d'Ivoire, "Tigini" feat. Franglish
  • Lloyiso, South Africa, Speak
  • Magixx, Nigeria, "Love Don't Cost A Dime" feat. Ayra Starr
  • Zara Williams, DRC, "Posa" feat. C4 Pedro

Producer of the year

  • C4 Pedro, Angola, "Posa C4 Pedro"
  • CKay & BMH, Nigeria, "Emiliana by CKay"
  • Kimambo beats, Tanzania, "Mi Amor" by Marioo feat. Jovial
  • Nyadjiko & Dadju, DRC,  "Ambassaduer" by Dadju
  • Rahal, Egypt, "Elbakht" by Wegz
  • Reward Beatz, Nigeria, "Buga" by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno
  • Sdida & Man T, "South Africa", Big Flexa by Costa Titch
  • Serge Beynaud, Cote d'Ivoire, "C'est Dose" by Serge Beynaud
  • Shizzi, Nigeria, "Peru (Remix)" by Fireboy DML
  • Stan-E Kibulu & William Grigahcine, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb" by DJ Snake

Song of the year

  • Black Sherif, Ghana, "Kwaku The Traveller"
  • Burna Boy, Nigeria, "Last Last"
  • Costa Titch, South Africa, "Big Flexa" feat. Banaba Des, Alfa Kat, Man T, Sdida, C’Buda M
  • Dadju, DRC, "Ambassaduer"
  • Didi B, Cote d'Ivoire, "Tala"
  • DJ Snake, Algeria, "Disco Maghreb"
  • Fireboy DML, Nigeria,  Peru (Remix) feat. Ed Sheeran
  • Kizz Daniel, Nigeria, "Buga" feat. Tekno
  • Marioo, Tanzania,  "Mi Amor " feat. Jovial
  • Rema, Nigeria, "Calm Down"
  • Soolking, Algeria, "Suavemente"
  • Wegz, Egypt, "Elbakht"

Songwriter of the Year

  • Bridget Blue & Jibiril Blessing, Kenya, "Woman by Bridget Blue"
  • Daniel Baron, South Africa, "How To Feel by Daniel Baron"
  • Lloyiso Mandlovandile Gigana, Luke Goliath, South Africa "Seasons by Lloyiso"
  • Martin Obudho, Muthaka, Kenya, "Sorry"
  • Matias Damasio, Angola, "Como Antes"
  • Mordecai 'Dex' Mwini, Kenya "Reason by Wanavokali Ft. H_art the Band"
  • Olawale Olofo'ro, Nigeria, "Fura Sára by Brymo"
  • Rokia Kone, Garret Lee, Mali, "Kurunba"
  • Iba One, "Mali", Hommage a mes parents
  • Sidy Diop, Senegal, "Ngalam"

Best Global Act

  • Anitta, Brazil, Mon Soleil (By Dadju)
  • Brandy, USA, Somebody's Son (By Tiwa Savage)
  • Chris Brown, USA, Call Me Everyday Ft. Wizkid/Monalisa Remix By Lojay X Sarz/Nobody Has to Know Ft. Davido/Diana By Fireboy DML/Time & Affection By Rema   
  • Drake, Canada, Fountains Ft. Tems, Tresor
  • Ed Sheeran, Great Britain, Peru Remix (By Fireboy DML)/For My Hand (Burna Boy)
  • Justin Bieber, Canada, Essence Remix (By Wizkid)/Attention By Omah Lay
  • Maluma, Colombia, Mama Tetema Ft. Rayvanny
  • Popcaan, Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh (By Burna Boy)
  • Tyga, USA, Touch it Remix (By KiDi)
  • Vitaa, France, Prends Ma Main (By Maitre Gims & Vitaa)

Best Female Artist in Africa Inspirational Music

  • Bridget Blue, Kenya, "Woman"
  • Chaama & Eljoee, Morocco, "Burakia"
  • Diana Hamilton, Ghana, "Awurade Ye(Do it Lord)"
  • DJ Zinhle, South Africa,  Siyabonga Ft. Black Motion, Kabza De Small & Nokwazi
  • Irene Robert, Tanzania,  Hainidhuru Ft. Rose Muhando
  • Janet Otieno, Kenya, "Siri"
  • Makhadzi, South Africa, ''Zwivhuya" Ft. Jon Delinger
  • Manal, Morocco, "3ari"
  • TY Bello, Nigeria "Amen Amen"Ft. Sinmidele & Ore Macaulay

Best Male Artist in Africa Inspirational Music

  • Davido, Nigeria, "Stand Strong" Ft. Sunday Service Choir
  • Grace Lokwa, DRC, "Kumama"
  • Kassmasse, Ethiopia, "Sesasew"
  • KS Bloom, Cote d'Ivoire, "C'est Dieu (Remix)" Ft. Chidinma
  • Majoos, DRC, "Jayah"
  • Masterkraft, Nigeria, "Hosanna" Ft. Chike
  • Nathaniel Bassey, Nigeria, "See What the Lord Has Done"
  • Noel Nderitu, Kenya, "Waweza"
  • Samthing Soweto, South Africa, "Amagents"
  • Wave Rhyder, Lesotho, "Wa Nkutlwa Na"

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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