By BigEyeUg Team
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It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the beauty and diversity of African music.
The 7th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA 2020) is set to hold on November 15th, 2020 in a virtual event owing to the global COVID-19 Pandemic.
This will be in Dallas, Texus USA and it is themed ‘Destination Africa’.
Unlike the previous years, Uganda has been honoured with 7 nominations in this year’s edition, slating the country’s nominees among the priority in the awards.
This was confirmed from the official nomination list released on Friday 11th September 2020.
Eddy Kenzo has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Male East Africa’ alongside Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania, Harmonize – Tanzania, The Ben – Rwanda, Khaligraph Jones – Kenya, Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia, Mbosso – Tanzania, Rayvanny- Tanzania, Ali Kiba- Tanzania and Otile Brown – Kenya.
Sheebah Karungi and Vinka have been nominated in the category of ‘Best Female East Africa’ with Nadia Mukami – Kenya, Zuchu – Tanzania, Maua Sama – Tanzania, Rosa Ree- Tanzania, Akothee- Kenya, Nandy – Tanzania, Fena Gitu (FenaMenal) – Kenya and Tanasha Donna – Kenya.
Keko in the category of ‘Best Female Rap Act’ with Eno Barony – Ghana, Nadia Nakai – South Africa, Moonaya – Senegal, Rosa Ree – Tanzania, Bombshell Grenade – Zambia, Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya, Askia – Cameroon, Candy Bleakz – Nigeria and Rouge – South Africa.
Sasha Vybz was nominated in the ‘Best Video Director’ category with Justin Campos – South Africa, Dr Nkeng Stephens –Cameroon, Enos Olik – Kenya, TG Omori – Nigeria, David Duncan- Ghana, Director Kenny – Tanzania, Clarence Peters – Nigeria, Gyo Gyimah- Ghana and Patrick Elis – Nigeria.
Masaka Kids Africana in the ‘Best African Dancer’ category alongside Poco Lee – Nigeria, Sherrie Silver – Rwanda, La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast, PapiOjo – Nigeria, Sayrah Chips (Nigeria), Bajuni – Tanzania, Rabbit Crew 255- Tanzania, Neru Americano & Scro Que cuia – Angola and Kora Obidi – Nigeria.
James Onen aka Fat Boy has been nominated in the ‘Radio/TV Personnel Of The Year’ category with Ebuka – Nigeria, Yaw – Nigeria, Jamal Gaddafi – Kenya, Jessica Opare Saforo – Ghana, Konnie Toure – Ivory Coast, Afonso Quintas – Angola, Willy Tuva – Kenya, DJ Fresh – South Africa and Do2dtun – Nigeria.
The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 is set to be the first of its kind in the African music world with performances coming from different artists around the world and audience catching the performances, speeches and award presentations on multiple streaming devices.
Get ready for the first ever Afrimma Virtual Awards Show that will take you on a journey to Africa as you vote for our Ugandan artists on www.afrimma.com.
AFRIMMA’s are renowned as the international awards and home of the African voice, crossing boundaries with music.
About the AFRIMMA Awards:
African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
African music is currently gaining global recognition at a rapid pace following this trend, AFRIMMA will create a platform that promotes the diversity of African music by bringing influential artists from different African countries for a night of celebration.
AFRIMMA’s vision is endorsed by some of the biggest African artists such as Fuse ODG (UK), Lira (South Africa), Tuface Idibia (Nigeria), Flavour Nabania (Nigeria), Miriam Chemmoss (Tanzania), Avril (Kenya), Afro Mask (Ghana/ United Kingdom), Nonini (Kenya), Chub Heightz (Botswana) and many more.
The first award ceremony occured on July 26th, 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.
The Eisemann Center has been recognized by clients, patrons and the media as one of the leading performing arts facilities serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
We wish the best of luck to all the nominees.