Roberto, Mampi & Cleo Ice Queen nominated for AFRIMMA 2019 Awards


Steadily breaking borders, the year 2019 from the start was deemed to be the year of Zambian Music. The Growth and success has been evident from the start. Zambian artists – Roberto, Mampi and Cleo Ice Queen have been nominated in the 2019 edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

Superstar Roberto is nominated in the Category for the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa alongside the likes of AKA, Casper Nyovest, Nasty C and Jah Prayzah to mention a few. The ladies, Cleo Ice Queen and Mampi are both nominated for the award of Best Female Artist in Southern Africa alongside Ammara Brown, Busiswa, Sho Madjozi, Bucie and more.

Even though Zambian artists have never missed out the nomination list since the first AFRIMMA in 2014, Cleo Ice Queen is the only Zambian artist to ever win the Award.

Some of the big names on the nominees list this year also include Nigeria’s Wizkid, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest. Davido, Yemi Alade, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Harmonize also earned their place on the nominees list. Stars like Kuami Eugene of Ghana, Uganda’s Vinka, Congo’s Ya Levis as well as Cameroon’s Salatiel all earned their first Afrimma nominations.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is a highly anticipated award show celebrating the beauty of African music, culture and artistry. The award show will take place on Saturday, 26th of October, 2019 and will honor some of the world’s top African celebrities, artists, artists managers, producers, video directors, DJs and cultural influencers.

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. This year’s edition of AFRIMMA is the 6th one and promises to be the biggest edition of the biggest African music awards show in Diaspora. The star -studded event attracts guests all over the world and from cities within the United States as well as guests and honorees from various African countries.

Check out the complete list of nominees below.

Best Male West Africa

Davido – Nigeria
Kuami Eugene – Ghana
King Promise – Ghana
Burna Boy – Nigeria
Wally B. Seck- Senegal
Ariel Sheney– Ivory Coast
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Wizkid- Nigeria
Mr. Eazi – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa

Aya Nakamura – Mali
Simi – Nigeria
Becca -Ghana
Teni- Nigeria
Adiouza – Senegal
Josey – Ivory Coast
MzVee – Ghana
Tiwa Savage- Nigeria
Yemi Alade- Nigeria
Niniola- Nigeria

Best Male East Africa

Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania
Harmonize – Tanzania
Nyashinski – Kenya
Juma Jux – Tanzania
Eddy Kenzo – Uganda
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania
Rayvanny – Tanzania
The Ben – Rwanda

Best Female East Africa

Vinka – Uganda
Victoria Kimani – Kenya
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania
Akothee – Kenya
Nandy – Tanzania
Sheebah Karungi – Uganda
Fena Gitu (Fenamenal) – Kenya
Knowles Butera – Rwanda
Rema Namakula –Uganda
Juliana Kanyomozi- Uganda

Best Male Central Africa

Fally Ipupa – Congo
Dadju – Congo
Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Preto Show – Angola
Naza– Congo
Ya Levis – Congo
Salatiel – Cameroon
Matias Damasio- Angola
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
C4 Pedro – Angola

Best Female Central Africa

Shan’L -Gabon
Neima – Mozambique
Blanche Bailly – Cameroon
Charlotte Dipanda- Cameroon
Daphne – Cameroon
Maria Andrade – Cape Verde
Eva RapDiva- Angola
Liloca- Mozambique
Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde
Yasmine- Guinea Bissau

Best Male Southern Africa

Aka- South Africa
Roberto – Zambia
Cassper Nyovest- South Africa
Emtee- South Africa
EXQ – Zimbabwe
Nasty C – South Africa
Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe
Shyn – Madagascar
Prince Kaybee – South Africa
Master KG – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

Ammara Brown – Zimbabwe
Busiswa – South Africa
Sho Madjozi- South Africa
Mampi – Zambia
Shashl__ – Zimbabwe
Cleo Ice Queen- Zambia
Zonke- South Africa
Lady X- South Africa
Bucie – South Africa
Kelly Khumalo- South Africa

Best African Group

Sauti Sol – Kenya
Toofan – Togo
B26 – Angola
R2bee’s – Ghana
Navy Kenzo – Tanzania
Umu Obiligbo – Nigeria
Forca Suprema – Angola
Bracket- Nigeria
Black Motion- South Africa
4KEUS- Congo

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

Burna Boy–Nigeria
Aya Nakamura -Mali/France
Stormzy – Ghana/UK
Wizkid – Nigeria
Afro B- Ivory coast
Tobe Nwigwe – Nigeria /USA
Stefflon Don – Jamaica/UK
Rotimi- Nigeria
French Montana- Morocco

Best Newcomer

Rema – Nigeria
Kwesi Arthur – Ghana
Naiboi- Kenya
Zlatan – Nigeria
Ya Levis – Congo
Fireboy DML – Nigeria
Rui Orlando- Angola
Soraia Ramos – Cape Verde
Gaz Mawete- Congo
Sho Madjozi- South Africa

Artist of The Year

Davido – (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Fally Ipupa- Congo
Wizkid -(Nigeria)
Burna Boy – (Nigeria)
Black Coffee – South Africa
Sarkodie- Ghana
Yemi Alade- Nigeria
Busiswa- South Africa
Aya Nakamura -Mali/France

Best Gospel

Frank Edwards – Nigeria
Gloria Muliro – Kenya
Bethel Revival Choir- Ghana
Papa Dennis – Kenya
Miguel Buila – Angola
Diana Hamilton – Ghana
Icha Kavons – Congo
Willy Paul – Kenya
Mercy Chinwo – Nigeria
Winnie Mashaba – South Africa

Best Live Act

Flavour – Nigeria
Ali Kiba – Tanzania
Sauti Sol – Kenya
Stonebwoy – Ghana
Sidiki Diabate – Mali
Yemi Alade – Nigeria
Becca – Ghana
Burna Boy – Nigeria
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania
Fally Ipupa – Congo

Best Rap Act

Phyno- Nigeria
Olamide – Nigeria
Falz – Nigeria
Sarkodie – Ghana
Tha Dogg – Namibia
Cassper Nyovest – South Africa
Zlatan Ibile – Nigeria
Nasty C – South Africa
Khaligraph Jones – Kenya
Medikal – Ghana

Best Collaboration

Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa – Inama
Beyonce x Wizkid x Blue Ivy x Saint JHN–Brown Skin Girls
Ommy Dimpoz ft Alikiba – Rockstar
Anselmo Ralph ft C4 Pedro- Pra Cuiar Mais
Mayorkun ft Kizz Daniel- True
MHD ft Dadju- Bebe
Master KG ft Zanda- Skeleton move
Aya Nakamura ft Niska- Sucette
Flavour ft Umu Obiligbo- Awele

Song of The Year

Burna Boy x Zlatan – Killing Dem
Rema – Dumebi
Master KG ft Zanda Zakuza – Skeleton Move
Ya Levis – Katchua
Wizkid- Fever
Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa- Inama
BM ft Awilo Longomba – Rosalina remix
Burna Boy- On the low
Aya Nakamura- Pookie
Shatta Wale – My Level

Best Video Director

Justin Campos – South Africa
Dr Nkeng Stephens -Cameroon
Enos Olik – Kenya
Clarence Peters – Nigeria
David Duncan- Ghana
Sasha Vybz – Uganda
Director Kenny – Tanzania
Daps- Nigeria
Gyo Gyimah- Ghana
Patrick Ellis- Nigeria

Best Dj Africa

Dj Spinall – Nigeria
Dj Black Coffee – South Africa
Man Renas- Angola
DJ Jeff- Angola
Dj D-Ommy – Tanzania
DJ Slim- Ghana
Dj Neptune – Nigeria
DJ Ecool- Nigeria
DJ Tira – South Africa
DJ Euphonik- South Africa

Best African Dj USA

Dj Tunez – Nigeria
Dj Fully Focus – Kenya
Dj Silent Killa – Caribbean
Dj Poizon Ivy – Kenya
Dj Mekzy–Nigeria
Dj Shinski – Kenya
Dj Rell- Sierra Leone
DJ Freshy K- Nigeria
DJ Nana B- Ghana
Dj Moh – Ivory Coast

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

Rema -Dumebi
Zlatan x Burna Boy- Killin Dem
Diamond Platnumz ft Fally Ipupa – Inama
Patoranking ft Davido- Confirm
Ommy Dimpoz- You are the best
Anselmo Ralph ft C4Pedro – Pra Cuiar Mais
Flavour ft Umu Obiligbo- Awele
Aya Nakamura- Pookie
Adekunle Gold- Kelegbe Megbe
Sho Madjozi – Idhom

Music Producer of The Year

Masterkraft – Nigeria
Northboi Oracle- Nigeria
Kimamba – Tanzania
Kel P- Nigeria
Laizer Classic- Tanzania
Guilty Beatz- Ghana
Dj Maphoriza- South Africa
S2kizzy- Tanzania
Salatiel- Cameroun
Sidike Diabate- Mali

Best African Dancer

Kaffy Dance Queen – Nigeria
The Grove – Angola
Sherri Silver – Rwanda
La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast
Manuel Canza Laurenzo- Angola
Ghetto Triplet Kids (Uganda)
Izzy Odigie (Nigeria)
Bajuni – Tanzania
Rabbit Crew 255- Tanzania
The Team – Angola

Best Lusophone

DJODJE – Cape Verde
Mr Bow – Mozambique
Matias Damasio – Angola
Nelson Freitas – Cape Verde
Anselmo Ralph – Angola
Maira Andrade – Cape Verde
Calema – Sao Tome
CEF- Angola
Puto Português – Angola
Filho do Zua – Angola

Best Francophone

Stanley Enow – Cameroon
Fally Ipupa – Congo
Dadju – Congo
Toofan – Togo
Ariel Sheney- Ivory Coast
Dj Arafat – Ivory Coast
Daphne – Cameroon
Ya Levis- Cameroon
Aya Nakamura- Mali
Salatiel – Cameroon


Willy Tuva – Kenya
Lil Ommy – Tanzania
Do2dtun- Nigeria
Yaw- Nigeria
Jamal Gaddafi- Kenya
Afonso Quintas – Angola
Sammy Forson- Ghana
James Onen- Uganda
Dj Fresh – South Africa
Konnie Toure- Ivory Coast

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