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Blaq Diamond, Focalistic, Lead AFRIMA 2021 Nominations  

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 11:53am

By Jude Chukwuemeka

The shortlist was from over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have released the 2021 nominations, reports Daily Post.

It shows South Africa’s duo, Blaq Diamond leading with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’.

They are in contention for Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa; Song of the Year in Africa; Producer of the Year in Africa; Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music; Breakout Artiste of the Year; Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop; Best African Duo, Group or Band.

Also from South Africa, Focalistic has seven nominations with hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep.

He’s in for Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa; Artiste of the Year in Africa; Song of the Year in Africa; Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography; Best African Collaboration; Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Electro; Breakout Artiste of the Year.

Wizkid, with his hit song ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, has six nominations including Artiste of the Year in Africa; Best Male Artist in Western Africa; Album of the Year; Best African Collaboration; Song of the Year in Africa; Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R n B Soul.

Other Nigerian artists who have nominations are Omah Lay (4), Davido (4), Patoranking (4), Bella Shmurda (3), Olakira (3), Burna boy (3).

Ladipoe, Yemi Alade, Tems, Tiwa Savage, and Vector also got nominations.

The shortlist was from over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication and features over 400 songs from artists in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories.

AFRIMA will be televised from Lagos between November 19-21, 2021.

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