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Davido, Wizkid Nominated For 2018 AFRIMA Awards

Nigerian artistes are a force to reckon with in the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 2018).

The nomination list which has been made public has Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Wande Coal, Kizz Daniel, Simi, Tiwa Savage, TuFace, Falz and other artistes battle with Diamond Platnumz, Nasty C, Shekhinah for awards in different categories.


Shekhinah and Congo’s Maître Gims have the highest nominations this year. Simi represents Nigeria with five nominations.

Organisers of the event also announced that four categories have been added: African DJ of the Year; Best African Dance/Choreography; African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year and Best African Act in Diaspora.

See the list below:

Artiste Of The Year

  • Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria Ma Lo
  • Starboy feat Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Terri, Spotless – Nigeria Soco
  • Davido – Nigeria FIA
  • Betty G – Ethiopia Wegegta
  • Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania Sikomi
  • Kwesta feat Wale- South Africa Spiri
  • Maitre Gims feat Vianney- DRC La Meme
  • Nasty C – South Africa Jungle
  • Saad Lamjarred – Morocco Casablanca

Song Of The Year

  • Daphne – My Lover
  • Davido – FIA
  • GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba
  • Kwesta – Wale
  • Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney- La Meme
  • Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna – Particula
  • Nasty C & Runtown – Said
  • Saad Lamjarred – Casablanca
  • Sauti Sol Ft. Patoranking – Melanin
  • Starboy Ft. Terry, Ceeza Milli, Spotless – Soco
  • Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo

Best Male Western Africa

Best Female Western Africa

Best African Collaboration

  • Tiwa Savage Ft Wizkid & Spellz – Nigeria (Ma Lo)
  • Balti Ft Hamouda – Tunisia (Ya Lili)
  • DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco – Algeria/Cameroon (Por Favor)
  • DJ Spinall & Wizkid – Nigeria (Nowo)
  • Fally Ipupa Ft. KeBlack & Naza – DRC (Mannequin)
  • GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patappa & Pappy Kojo – Ghana (Akwaaba)
  • Maitre Gims Ft. Vianney – DRC/France (La Meme)
  • Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna – Particula
  • Nasty C & Runtown – South Africa/Nigeria (Said)
  • Revolution & Magic System – Cote d’Ivoire (Kelly)
  • Sauti Sol & Patoranking – Kenya/Nigeria (Melanin)

Best Male Southern Africa

Best African Rapper or Lyricist

  • Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Ksazobalit)
  • Falz – Nigeria (La Fete)
  • Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra – Kenya (Rider)
  • Muslim – Aji M3aya (Morocco)
  • Nadia Nakai Ft. Cassper Nyovest – South Africa (Naaa Meeaan)
  • Nasty C – South Africa (Jungle)
  • Rouge Ft. Bigstar – South Africa (Dololo)
  • Shane Eagle – South Africa (Let it Flow)

The fifth edition of the AFRIMA comes up in November.

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