The organisers of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have unveiled the nominees for the 2022 edition of the annual awards.

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The international executive committee of the awards published the list in a statement on Wednesday.

Burna Boy, Fireboy, Ckay, and Tiwa Savage all snagged four nominations including the ‘Artiste of the Year’ category.

Costa Titch, the South African musician, and Dadju, the Congolese singer, led the chart with six nominations each.

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In a statement, the organisers said the public voting portal for the award will be opened on September 25 and close on December 10.

According to the statement, the award ceremony will begin on December 8 with the main ceremony billed for December 11.

The statement said a special announcement will be made on the host country and location for the awards on September 30.

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Angela Martins, head of culture at the African Union Commission, said this year’s edition again demonstrates the award’s commitment to promoting African artistes.

“The nominees list comprising 29 continental award categories and 10 regional award categories released for public voting on www.afrima.org,” Martins said.

“Overall, we are very proud and confident in our work, and we would continue to intensify our efforts to ensure AFRIMA remains the ultimate recognition of African music globally in line with its vision.”

Below are some of the nominees:

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Best Male Artist in Central Africa
Artist Song Country
C4 Pedro Posa Angola
Dadju Ambassadeur DRC
Fally Ipupa Bloqué DRC
Innoss’B Mortel-06 DRC
Gaz Mawete 500 DRC
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Ninho Jefe DRC
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Tayc Dodo Cameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Asaba Mon Bebe Cameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. Joeboy Mine Cameroon
Emma’a Encré Gabon
Espoir La Tigresse Abiane Gabon
Pérola Sincera Angola
Shay DA DRC
Vernyuy Tina Ndani Ya Cameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 Pedro Posa DRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui) Bald Men Anthem Kenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo Songa Uganda
Kassmasse Sewasew Ethiopia
King Saha Zakayo Uganda
Marioo Ft. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya
Rayvanny Ft. Vjollca Pele Pele Tanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G Addis Semay Ethiopia
Tanasha Donna Maradonna Kenya
Frida Amani Fala Mimi Tanzania
Hewan Gebrewold Shemuna Ethiopia
C4 Pedro Posa Angola
Dadju Ambassadeur DRC
Fally Ipupa Bloqué DRC
Innoss’B Mortel-06 DRC
Gaz Mawete 500 DRC
Matias Damasio Como Antes Angola
Ninho Jefe DRC
Roga Roga & Extra Musica Bokoko DRC
Tayc Dodo Cameroon
Tenor Ft. Innoss’B Mami Wata Cameroon
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Asaba Mon Bebe Cameroon
Blanche Bailly Ft. Joeboy Mine Cameroon
Emma’a Encré Gabon
Espoir La Tigresse Abiane Gabon
Pérola Sincera Angola
Shay DA DRC
Vernyuy Tina Ndani Ya Cameroon
Zara Williams Ft. C4 Pedro Posa DRC
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Addis Legesse Enja Ethiopia
Bien (& Aaron Rimbui) Bald Men Anthem Kenya
Diamond Platnumz Ft. Zuchu Mtasubiri Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo Songa Uganda
Kassmasse Sewasew Ethiopia
King Saha Zakayo Uganda
Marioo Ft. Jovial Mi Amor Tanzania
Mbosso Ft. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze Moyo Tanzania
Nyashinski Ft. Femi One Properly Kenya
Rayvanny Ft. Vjollca Pele Pele Tanzania
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Betty G Addis Semay Ethiopia
Tanasha Donna Maradonna Kenya
Frida Amani Fala Mimi Tanzania
Hewan Gebrewold Shemuna Ethiopia
Muthaka Sorry Kenya
Nandy Siwezi Tanzania
Nikita Kering Last Name Kenya
Rosa Ree Watatubu Tanzania
Spice Diana Ft. DJ Seven Tujuoge Uganda
Zuchu Ft. Bontle Smith & Tyler Kitu Tanzania
Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
Ali Loka Matkhafesh Yamma Egypt
Ahmed Saad Ft. 3enba & Double Zuksh AlMoulouk Egypt
A.L.A 30 Tunisia
DJ Snake Disco Maghreb Algeria
Draganov Chichi Morocco
El Grande Toto Salade Coco Morocco
Marwan Moussa Batal 3alam Egypt
Snor Kasseta Morocco
Soolking Suavemente Algeria
Wegz Albakht Egypt
Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
Faouzia RIP Love Morocco
Jaylann Oui Oui Morocco
Kenza Morsli Ft. DJ Adel Moustahil Algeria
Lyna Mahyem Mal De Toi Algeria
Manal Makhelaw Magalou Morocco
Marwa Loud & Moha K Ghir Ntiya Morocco
Ruby Namet Nenna Egypt
Rym Stylo Warqa Morocco
Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
A-Reece Couldn’t Have Said It Better, Pt.3 South Africa
Blxckie feat A-Reece Sneaky South Africa
DJ Tarico Number One X DJ Consequence Ft. Nelson Tivane & Preck) Mozambique
Gemini Major Ooh Lala feat. Ayra Starr Malawi
Focalistic 16 Days No Sleep X Madumane and Mellow & Sleazy feat. DJ Maphorisa South Africa

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