The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is back and the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition, which saw eight Ugandan artistes make it has been released.
Ssemanda Mansour alias King Saha and Eddy Kenzo have been nominated in the Best Male artiste category in East Africa. Saha was nominated because of the ‘Zakayo’ song, while ‘Sango’ is the song that got Kenzo nominated.
The Ugandan duo will battle it out with 12 other African male stars, including Diamond Platinumz, who appeared on the list because of Mtasubiri, his collaboration with Zuchu, among others.
Spice Diana is the only Ugandan female singer who has been nominated in the category of the Best Female Artiste in East Africa category, for her song collaboration ‘Tujooge’ with DJ Seven and she has been also nominated for Best Artist, Duo, or Group in African Dance or Choreography for her ‘Tujooge’ song.
Spice is headed for a showdown against Tanzania’s Zuchu, Nikita Kering, and Kenya’s Tanasha Donna, among others.
Bebe Cool, Sheilah Gashumba, Dj Lito, Slick Stuart, and Dj Roja have been nominated for Best Artist, Duo, or Group in African Reggae, Ragga, and Dancehall for their collabo song Tick Talk. The song they are all featured in, and they are competing with the likes of Fave, Ruger, and KiDi in this group.
According to AFRIMA, the 2022 Awards are to be held from December 8–11, and the host country and location will be announced on September 28th.
The public voting portal for the 2022 AFRIMA edition will start on September 25, 2022. Voting closes on December 10, 2022.