Nigerian artistes topped the list of the 2nd edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) scheduled for Dallas in October.
A statement from the organisers in Abuja said that the Award, which would hold at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters was to celebrate the beauty of African music and artistry.
Nigeria group P Square and Moroccan group Barbe a Papa perform during the 14th edition of the Mawazine music festival in Rabat on May 31, 2015.
Nigeria group P Square and Moroccan group Barbe a Papa perform during the 14th edition of the Mawazine music festival in Rabat on May 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO
The statement noted that “the show will honour some of Africa’s top music artistes, producers and cultural influencers.’’
It stated that the Best Male West Africa category had the highest number of Nigerian nominees, including Davido, Wizkid, Flavour and Olamide.
AFRIMMA, also the Crossing Boundaries With Music Award, had the highest number of Nigerians, including Wale, Nneka, Asa, Jidenna and Tinnie Tempah.
Nigeria’s P-square was also nominated for the Best African Group.
Also, the Best Newcomer category was topped by Nigerian artistes Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello and Lil Kesh.
The Best Collaboration category was flooding with nominee collaborations with various Nigerian artistes such as Kcee, J Martins, Burna Boy, among others.
Similarly, Nigeria’s DJ Jimmy Jatt and DJ Exclusive were nominated for the Best DJ Africa award.
For the AFRIMMA Video of the Year, Ojuelegba by Wizkid, Golibe by Flavour and My Darling by Tiwa Savage were nominated.
Mavin Records CEO, Don Jazzy, was nominated for the Music Producer of the Year, alongside Shizzi.
The Best Rap Act category had Phyno, Olamide and new Chocolate City CEO, M.I Abaga.
The Song of the Year category featured Nigerian hits like Ojuelegba by Wizkid, Godwin by Korede Bello and Shoki by Lil Kesh ft Olamide and Davido.
The Artiste of the Year category featured four Nigerian artistes namely Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Flavour and Davido.