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SEE FULL LIST: Davido leads 2023 AFRIMMA nominations with 6 nods



Davido, the Afrobeats star, has led the pack with six nominations ahead of the 2023 Africa Muzik and Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

The nomination list for this year’s edition was unveiled on AFRIMMA’s official website.

Davido is nominated in categories such as ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, and ‘Artiste of the Year’, among others.

The ‘Timeless’ hitmaker was followed by Rema and Burna Boy, who grabbed three nominations each while Tiwa Savage, Odumodublack and Omah Lay earned two nominations each.

Other notable Nigerians on the list include Omah Lay, Asake, Tems, BNXN, Adekunle Gold, Ayra Starr, Wizkid, Shalipopi, and Young Jonn.

The award ceremony will take place on September 17 at the Monumental Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas.

See the full list below:

Best Male West Africa

Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

Black Sheriff – Ghana

Bnxn– Nigeria

Santrinos Raphael– Togo

Asake– Nigeria

Didi B – Ivory Coast

King Promise– Ghana

Tonton Pal – Mali

Omah Lay – Nigeria

Best Female West Africa

Amaarae – Ghana

Tems – Nigeria

Josey – Ivory Coast

Manamba Kante – Guinea

Ayra Starr – Nigeria

Gyakie – Ghana

Tiwa Savage– Nigeria

Fatoumata Diawara– Mali

Best Male East Africa

Lij Michael – Ethiopia

Nyashinski – Kenya

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Mbosso – Tanzania

Bien – Kenya

Harmonize – Tanzania

Meddy – Rwanda

Single Dee – South Sudan

Best Female East Africa

Maua Sama – Tanzania

Nadia Mukami – Kenya

Zuchu – Tanzania

Azawi– Uganda

Nikita Kering – Kenya

Spice Diana – Uganda

Fena Gitu – Kenya

Nandy – Tanzania

Hewan Gebrewold – Ethiopia

Best Male Central Africa

T-Rex – Angola

Fabregas – Congo DR

TayC – Cameroon

Fally Ipupa – Congo DR

Calema – Sao Tome

Mic Monsta- Cameroon

Gerilson Israel -Angola

Djodje- Cape Verde

Best Female Central Africa

Perola– Angola

Nenny- Cape Verde

Liloca- Mozambique

Libianca – Cameroon

Soraia Ramos- Cape Verde

Espoir La Tigresse – Gabon

Asaba – Cameroon

Emma’a – Gabon

Best Male Southern Africa

Costa Titch- South Africa

Dj Tarico – Mozambique

Macky2- Zambia

Musa Keys -South Africa

Dj Maphorisa- South Africa

Winky D – Zimbabwe

Aka– South Africa

Han C – Botswana

Sjava – South Africa

Best Female Southern Africa

Ami Faku– South Africa

Tamy Moyo – Zimbabwe

Mpho Sebina – Botswana

Dj Zhinle- South Africa

Sha Sha – Zimbabwe

Nadia Nakai – South Africa

Towela – Zambia

Makhadzi – South Africa

Tyla – South Africa

Best Male North Africa

Wegz– Egypt

Draganov – Morocco

A.L.A– Tunisia

SoolKing – Algeria

Marwan Moussa – Egypt

El Grande Toto – Morocco

Dj Snake – Algeria

Snor – Morocco

Best Female North Africa

Marwa Loud – Morocco

Emel – Tunisia

Faouzia – Morocco

Souhila Ben Lachab – Algeria

Ruby – Egypt

Latifa – Tunisia

Kenza Morsli – Algeria

Jaylann – Morocco

Crossing Boundaries With Music Award

Burna Boy–Nigeria

Aya Nakamura -Mali

Rema- Nigeria

Libianca– Cameroon


Toby Nwigwe – Nigeria

J Hus- Gambia

Wizkid – Nigeria

Best Newcomer

Hewan Gebrewold

Guchi – Nigeria

Jzyno – Liberia

Young Jonn – Nigeria

Lavalava – Tanzania

Odumodu Black – Nigeria

Lisandro Cuxi – Cape Verde

Lasmid – Ghana

Shalipopi – Nigeria

Artiste of The Year

Asake – (Nigeria)

Fally Ipupa- Congo

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Burnaboy- Nigeria

Rema – Nigeria

SoolKing – Algeria

Aya Nakamura – Mali

Davido – Nigeria

Best Gospel

Mercy Chinwo – Nigeria

Piesie Esther – Ghana

Christina Shusho – Tanzania

Miguel Buila – Angola

Bidemi Olaoba – Nigeria

KS Bloom – Ivory Coast

Joel Lwaga – Tanzania

Pulani Maphari – South Africa

Sumisola Agbebi Okeleye – Nigeria

Best Live Act

Sauti Sol -Kenya

Burnaboy – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Flavour – Nigeria

Barnaba – Tanzania

Fally Ipupa – DR Congo

Calema – Sao Tome

C4 Pedro – Angola

Best Female Rap Act

Nata – Sierra Leone

Femi One – Kenya

Eno Barony – Ghana

Rosa Ree – Tanzania

Feli Nuna – Ghana

Askia – Cameroon

Ami Yerewolo – Mali

Best Male Rap Act

Odumodu Black – Nigeria

Yung Lunya – Tanzania

Ninho – Congo

Black Sheriff – Ghana

A-Reece – South Africa

Blaqbonez – Nigeria

Blxckie – South Africa

Marwan Moussa – Egypt

Best Collaboration

Mbosso ft Costa Titch & Alfa Kat – Shetani

Spyro x Tiwa Savage – Who’s Your Guy?

Davido x Musa Keys – Unavailable Musa Keys

Rema ft Selena Gomez – Calm Down Remix

Wegz x AshMusic – Amira

Fally Ipupa ft Charlotte Dipanda – Garde du Coeur

Joshua Baraka ft Joeboy, King Promise & Bien – Nana Remix

Boutross ft Juiceer Mann – Angela

Song of The Year

Libianca – People

Kcee – Ojapiano

Davido ft Musa Keys – Unavailable

Uncle Waffles x Tony Duardo x Justin99 ft Pcee, EeQue, Chley– Yahyuppiyah

King Promise – Terminator

Joshua Baraka ft Joeboy, King Promise & Bien – Nana Remix

Rayvanny ft Diamond Platnumz – Nitogonze

Tyler ICU & ft Dj Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee – Mnike

Best Video Director

Hanscana – Tanzania

Director Pink – Nigeria

Elias Belkader – Algeria

Mateo Da Silva – Cameroon

TG Omori – Nigeria

Babs Direction– Ghana

Jake Zaral – Zimbabwe

Dammy Twitch – Nigeria

Best DJ Africa

DJ Spinall – Nigeria

DJ Dollar– Senegal

Waffles – Swaziland

Ms DSF – Nigeria

DJ Danni Gato – Cape Verde

DJ Faculty – Ghana

Dj Nelasta- Angola

Major League DJs – South Africa

Dj Consequence – Nigeria

Best African DJ USA

Dj Nani – Nigeria

Dj Akua – Ghana

DJ Prince – Nigeria

DJ Shinski – Kenya

DJ Birame BB l’amour – Ivory Coast

Dj Yas Meen Selectress – Egypt

Lex and Answer – Zimbabwe

Dj Freshy K– Nigeria

AFRIMMA Video of The Year

Black Sheriff – Konongo Zongo

Davido ft Musa Keys – Unavailable

Libianca – People

Victony ft Rema & Don Toliver – Soweto Remix

Joshua Baraka ft Joeboy, King Promise & Bien – Nana Remix

Fally Ipupa ft Charlotte Dipanda – Garde du Coeur

Mbosso ft Costa Titch & Alfa Kat – Shetani

Jay Melody – Nitasema

Music Producer of The Year

C4 Pedro – Angola

Andre Vibez– Nigeria

207 – Uganda

Ayo Lizzer – Tanzania

Magicstickz– Nigeria

MOGBeats – Ghana

Kabza De Small– South Africa

London – Nigeria

Best African Dancer

Masaka Dance Kids – Uganda

Poco Lee – Nigeria

Ghetto Kids – (Uganda)

Angel Nyigu – Tanzania

Hope Ramafalo – South Africa

Dancegod Lloyd – Ghana

Hooliboy – Ghana

Best Lusophone

T-Rex – Angola

Lisandro Cuxi – Cape Verde

Edgar Domingos – Angola

Djodje – Cape Verde

Mr Bow – Mozambique

Soraia Ramos – Cape Verde

Gerislon Israel – Angola

C4 Pedro – Angol

Best Francophone

Fally Ipupa – Congo DR

Serge Beynaud – Ivory Coast

Josey – Ivory Coast

Wally B. Seck- Senegal

TayC– Cameroon

Innos B – Congo DR

Tenor – Cameroon

Dadju – Congo DR

Best Reggae/Dancehall

Masicka – Jamaica

Mr Killa – Grenada

Patoranking – Nigeria

Jada Kingdom– Jamaica

Shatta Wale – Ghana

Popcaan – Jamaica

Shenseea – Jamaica

Skillibeng – Jamaica

Radio/TV Personnel of The Year

Ebuka – Nigeria

Konnie Toure – Ivory Coast

Tbo Touch – South Africa

IK Osakioduwa – Nigeria

Afonso Quintas – Angola

James Onen – Uganda

Idris Sultan – Tanzania

Kwame Sefa Kayi – Ghana

Best African Group

Disco Misr – Egypt

Sauti Sol – Kenya

Calema – Sao Tome

The Cavemen – Nigeria

Show Dem Camp – Nigeria

Toofan – Togo

Jano Band – Ethiopia

Mafikizolo – South Africa

AFRIMMA Album of The Year

Davido – Timeless

Aka – Mass Country

Ammarae – Fountain Baby

Fatoumata Diawara – London Ko

Stonebwoy – 5th Dimension

Asake – Work of Art

Nomfundo Moh – Ugcobo

Omah Lay – Boy Alone Deluxe


Police detain Sam Larry amid probe into Mohbad’s death




The Nigeria police say they now have Sam Larry, the music promoter, in their custody — amid an investigation into the death of Mohbad.

The law enforcement agency broke the news in a short statement on Thursday night.

“Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation,” the statement reads.

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Mohbad: I’ll return to Nigeria if my safety is guaranteed, says Naira Marley




Naira Marley, the Marlian Records head honcho, says he will return to Nigeria for interrogation if the police can guarantee his safety.

Mohbad, the former Marlian Records signee, died on September 12 and was buried the next day.

Marley is one of the persons of interest in the death of Mohbad.

On Tuesday, the record label boss said he would honour the police invitation to assist in the ongoing investigation of Mohbad’s death. He also insisted that “I have no hand in Mohbad’s death”.

In a recent chat with Reno Omokri, Marley said he was aware that Mohbad “was in danger from people around me but not from me”.

The music label head also expressed concerns that the “mob has been poisoned by the media against me”.

Marley said he will only return to the country if the police guarantee his safety. He also denied any involvement in cult activities.

“There are a lot of angry mob that do not really want my head. I have been poisoned enough by the media so if they can guarantee my safety, I will be there,” he said.

“I personally believe that he was actually stressed as much as he needed help. I believe he had been bullied. There were people on his neck. There were people all over him that were in danger, but he was just not in danger from us.

“If he was in danger from me, if anybody is scared of me, you will see nobody is gonna come out on videos doing all of this. I do not belong to any cult whatsoever. I have not been in Nigeria since like 2019. From England, I do not know what is cultism.

“I have been wandering away. There are so many times in Lagos, I have been getting away from it. I am actually anti-cultist. I am against it. Because of so many times, they have tried to force me into it, but thank God, they have never succeeded in doing it.”

The Marlian Records label boss earlier said although they had “disagreements, no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad”.

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Burna Boy announces North American tour for ‘I Told Them’




Burna Boy, the Afro-fusion singer, has announced the North American tour for ‘I Told Them’, his latest album.

The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a flyer containing detailed information about the tour.

He said the tickets will be available for sale from Friday.

The tour is scheduled to take place in sixteen cities from November 3, 2023, to March 9, 2024.
The cities include; Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Denver, Houston, Austin, and Minneapolis.

Others are; Chicago, Columbus, Toronto, Montreal, Camden, Boston, Washington, and Atlanta.

Here are the tour dates below:

Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium
Nov. 5 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Nov. 7 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Nov. 9 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Nov. 12 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Nov. 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Nov. 18 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Feb. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 21 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
Feb. 22 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 24 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb. 28 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
March 1 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
March 2 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 7 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
March 9 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

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