Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Omah Lay Earns AFRIMA 2021 Nomination

By Khisa CJ

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The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) on September 22, 2021, announced a list of nominees that will be battling for various categories this 2021. This is after they invited artists to submit their songs and videos for consideration early in August this year out of which 8,880 songs were submitted.

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As usual, the list of nominees for the AFRIMA Awards 2021 is dominated by Nigerian musicians. We take a look at the Naija artists and their work nominated;

Best African Rapper or Lyrist
-     A-Q feat Chike – Breath

-     Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling

-     Vector ft M.I Abaga & Pheelz – Crown of Clay

Best Artist Duo or group in African Contemporary

-     Chike ft Simi – Running (To You)

-     Kizz Daniel – Lie

-     Lojay & Sarz – Monalisa

Best African Duo. Group or Band

-     Ajebo Hustlers ft Omah Lay – Pronto

-     Caveman – Selense

-     The Isomers – Best Time

Best African DJ

-     DJ Cuppy

-     DJ Kaywise ft Phyno

-     DJ Spinall

Best African Collaboration

-     Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln – Cash App

-     DJ Tarico (feat Burna Boy, Preck & Nelson – Yaba buluku (Remix)

-     Focalistic & Davido (Feat Vigro Deep) – Ke Star (Remix)

-     Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling

-     Gyakie ft Omah Lay – Forever (Remix)

-     Nandy ft Joeboy – Number One

-     Wizkid ft Tems – Essence

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Best African Act In the Diaspora Male

-     Dave ft Stormzy – Clash (Nigerian & Uk)

-     Rotimi - What to do (Nigeria & USA)

-     Tion Wayne – Body (Nigeria & UK)

Best African Act in the Diaspora Female

-     MS Banks – Dip (Nigeria/UK)

-     Shaybo ft Haile – Friendly (Nigeria/UK)


-     Burna Boy

-     Davido

-     Omah Lay

-     Wizkid

ALBUM of the Year

-     Burna Boy – Twice as Tall

-     Davido – A Better Time

-     Olamide – Carpe Diem

-     Tiwa Savage – Celia

-     Wizkid – Made in Lagos

Africans Fan’s favourite

-     Buju – Outside

-     Fireboy DML – Peru

-     Guchi – Jennifer

-     Rexxie ft Mohbad – KPK

-     Zinoleesky – Kilofeshe

Voting begins on September 27, 2021, and ends on November 20, 2021, with the awards gala in which winners will be announced slated for 19th to 21st November 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria.

AFRIMA is considered one of Africas biggest music event and is held annually.

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