AFRIMA Juror representing Eastern Africa, Mr. Tabu Osusa

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AFRIMA Juror representing Eastern Africa, Mr. Tabu Osusa

The International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA has released the 
highly anticipated full list of the Regional and Continental Categories of 
the annual Africa Music Awards at a ceremony  on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 via 
the media and on the AFRIMA website, www.afrima.org

Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz

[Closely following the top contenders are Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Ethiopia’s Betty G who each earned six nominations; while Simi (Nigeria) and Nasty C (South Africa) got on the 5th AFRIMA nominees list with five nominations apiece.

In its position as the biggest awards event on the continent, AFRIMA
rewards the continent’s music professionals in 36 Regional and Continental
categories including four new awards categories namely African DJ of the
Year; Best African Dance/Choreography; African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year
and Best African Act in Diaspora, introduced in June 2018 by the African
Union and the International Committee of AFRIMA to give room for expansion
and inclusiveness in the African music industry.

Nigeria's Davido
Nigeria’s Davido

The Regional Category, which consists of Best Female artistes and Best
Male artistes in the five regions of Africa, features 79 nominees while
the Continental Category which honours exceptional work in different
African music genres, boasts of 260 nominees with both categories making
up a total number of 339 music professionals and songs nominated for the
2018 edition of the continental awards.

This year, AFRIMA received over  8,009 entries submitted by African music professionals across the globe and the painstaking work of the International Jury of AFRIMA  comprising 13 renowned African music and culture professionals assessing the submitted entries, the 5th AFRIMA Nominees List has remained true to the AFRIMA tradition of discovering authentically fresh African voices and music while also recognising the 
hard work and diligence of consistent chart topping music makers.



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