Afrima Nominations 2021: Full list of South African nominees

Afrima Nominations 2021: Full list of South African nominees

/PP.Selolo


The African Union Commission (AUC) and The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have released the 2021 nominees list. It features over 400 songs from artists in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent.

Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’. Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations. With his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, Wizkid follows closely with six nominations 

AFRIMA in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) will be broadcast live on 84 television stations in 109 countries from Lagos, Nigeria from November 19-21, 2021. Since 2014, AFRIMA is regarded as the ultimate recognition of African music globally.

See the complete list below:

Best Female Artist in South Africa
Busiswa
DJ Zinhle
Kamo Mphela
Kelly Khumalo 
Makhadzi 
Nomcebo Zikode 
Sha Sha 
Shekinah
Zanda Zakuza

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
Blaq Diamond
Casper Nyovest 
Focalistic 
Major League DJz
Mapara A Jazz
Mi Casa 
Mr JazziQ 
Nasty C
Sun-El Musician 

Continental categories

African Fans’ Favourite
‘Gcina Impilo Yam’ by DJ Cleo
‘Jerusalema Remix’ by Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikode and Burna Boy

Artist of the Year
Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
Focalistic
Makhadzi 

Best African Collaboration
‘Ke Star (Remix)’ by Focalistic & Davido ft. Vigro Deep

Best African DJ
Black Coffee(South Africa)
Major League DJz (South Africa)

Best Artist, Duo or Band
Blaq Diamond
Mi Casa

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop
‘Ye x4’ by Blxckie ft Nasty C
‘Nokuthula’ by Cassper Nyovest ft. Busiswa and Legendary P

Best Artist, Duo or Group In African Electro
‘Siyathandana’ by Casper Nyovest ft. Abidhoza
‘Xola Moya Wam’ by Nomcebo Zikode ft. Master KG
‘Nkulunkulu’ by Kamo Mphela
‘Murahu’ by Makhadzi ft. Mr Brown
‘Coming’ by Naira Marley ft. Busiswa
‘Ke Star (Remix)’ by Focalistic & Davido ft. Vigro Deep
‘John Vuli Gate’ by Mapara A Jazz ft. Ntosh Gazi and Colano 

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop
‘SummerYoMuthi’ by Blaq Diamond

 

 

Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music
Kamo Mphela 
Kelly Khumalo

Best Male Artist in African Inspirational Music
Blaq Diamond
Sjava 

Breakout Artist of the Year
Blaq Diamond
Focalistic 

Most Promising African Artist
Blxckie 

Producer of the Year
Blaq Dimond 
Vigro Deep 

Song of the Year
‘SummerYoMuthi’ by Blaq Diamond
‘Ke Star (Remix)’ by Focalistic & Davido ft. Vigro Deep

Songwriter of the Year
Nasty C
Kelly Khumalo