Afrimma 2016

Akothee, Sauti Sol, Willy Paul among AFRIMA award nominees

Kenya’s flag is flying high, thanks to our artists who have landed a total of 15 nominations in 13 categories in the third edition of the annual Africa Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

The 2016 edition is slated to be held in Dallas, US on October 15, 2016 with voting closing on July 30 for the nominees.

AFRIMMA is the biggest sole award in the continent that caters for all African music genres including but not limited to Afro Beat, Lingala, Bongo, Genge, Funana, Highlife, Kwaito, Decale among others.

Among the top nominees are celebrated boy band Sauti Sol with five nominations, Songtress Akothee with two, video maker Enos Olik, DJ Joe Mfalme, rapper Octopizzo, Gospel artist Willy Paul, music producer Visita.

Below is the list of the nominations:

Best Male East Africa 

Sauti Sol

Best Female East Africa

Victoria Kimani, Akothee

Best African Group

Sauti Sol

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award


Best Gospel

Willy Paul

Best Video Director

Enos Olik

Best DJ Africa

DJ Joe Mfalme

Best African DJ USA

DJ Fully Focus

AFRIMMA Video of the Year

Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba- Unconditional Bae; Akothee ft Diamond- My Sweet Love

Music Producer of the Year


Best Rap Act

Octopizzo, Kaka Sungura

Song of the Year

Sauti Sol ft Ali Kiba – Unconditional Bae

Artiste of the Year

Sauti Sol

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