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
Best Female East Africa
Victoria Kimani, Akothee
Best African Group
Crossing Boundaries with Music Award
Best Video Director
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