Ugandan music faces a stan test yet again. Nominations and Awards from the continent have triclking in our way of recent. From BET to the MAMAs, Kilimanjaro to Channel O, we have been represented. This time round, Gagamel boss Bigsize Bebe Cool is set to battle it out with Hiphop star Navio in the first edition of Africa Muzic Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) slatted for July. The first award ceremony takes place on July 26th, 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson,Texas USA.
According to the Magazine’s website www.afrimma.com, AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters for all musical genres including but not limited to; Afrobeat, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.
The AFRIMMA award show is intended to celebrate the beauty of African music and artistry creating a platform that promotes the diversity of African music by bringing influential artists from different African countries for a night of celebration.
Bebe Cool and Navio facing off for Best East African Artist gong. Other nominees tassling it out in what looks to be a stiff competition are Diamond Platnumz, Ben Pol from Tanzania Wyre from Kenya and Jackie Gosee from Ethiopia.
The other Ugandans nominated are Radio and Weasel(Best Collabo‘Kiboko changu’ with Amani), Rema Namakula, Irene Ntale (Best Female East Africa)and DJ Shiru(Best DJ)
The awards ceremony shall be hosted by Nigerian standup comedian Basket Mouth and co hosted by the gorgeous Juliet Ibrahim and is expected to be a colourful red carpet event