The sheer breadth of music from all over the continent that was considered at the AFRIMA adjudication for this year’s awards is mind-blowing.
THE ALL Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC) has released the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition.
These awards are set to run from December 8 to 11 and an announcement will be made on the host country and location for this year.
The ceremony will be a four-day fiesta of music, glitz and glamour aimed at celebrating Africa, recognising talent and expanding the economic frontiers of the culture and creative industry on the continent.
Commenting on the nominations list, AFRIMA jury member representing the southern African region Adam Tiran said: “The sheer breadth of music from all over the continent that we considered at the AFRIMA adjudication for this year’s awards is mind-blowing. It’s really encouraging to see so many African superstars on the list, as well as other rising stars who have had an amazing year, and, finally, a lot of brand-new music discoveries. The future is bright for the continent.”
Dominating the list with the most nominations this year is the South African maverick Costa Titch, with six nominations for his 2021 smash hit “Big Flexa” in song of the year, breakout artiste of the year, best African collaboration, best artiste duo or group in African electro, and best artiste duo or group in use of African dance/choreography.
The other African superstars with four nominations are Zakes Bantwini in best male artiste in southern Africa, best African DJ, artiste of the year, and best artiste duo or group in African electro; Marwan Moussa (Egypt) for best male artiste in northern Africa, best African rapper/lyricist, breakout artiste of the year, and best artiste duo or group in African hip hop; and Nomfundo Moh (South Africa) for best female artiste in southern Africa, album of the year, breakout artiste of the year and best artiste, duo or group in African R&B/soul.
The event is scheduled to commence with the welcome soirée, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the host city tour, Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive nominees’ party. It will conclude with the live awards ceremony broadcast to more than 84 countries around the world.
The public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition officially opened this past Sunday. African music lovers from around the world can visit the official website, www.afrima.org to vote.