Ugandan artistes have been nominated in different categories in this year’s All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) whose nominees were unveiled recently.
Spice Diana, Rema Namakula and Afrie are nominated in the category of “Best Female Artiste In East Africa”.
They will compete against other East African female artistes like Zuchu, Rosa Ree and Nandy from Tanzania and Nikita Kering from Kenya.
According to information we gathered, Zuchu is a talented song writer and singer working under Wasafi Records, owned by Tanzanian Bongo Flava artiste Diamond Platnumz and Nandy, signed under Epic Tanzania has won this award two times the first time in 2017 and the second time in 2020.
The only Kenyan in this category is Nikita Kering, an award award winning singer and song writer based in the country’s capital Nairobi. She has been nominated three times in these awards and she feels delightful for this achievement.
In other categories, veteran local musician Bebe Cool will tussle out with Nigeria’s Pato Ranking, Ethiopia’s Mykey Shewa, Zimbabwe’s Natty O among others in the “Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall” category.
Born 2 Conquer (B2C) trio got a nomination in the “Best Artist, Duo or Band” category which has other nominees like Omah Lay from Nigeria, Mi Casa trio from South Africa, Sauti Sol band from Kenya among others.
2015 BET award winner Eddy Kenzo will be in tight competition with big names like Diamond Platnumz and Harmonize from Tanzania, Sauti Sol Band from Kenya, Rwanda’s Meddy among others in the the category of “Best Male Artist In Eastern Africa”
According to AFRIMA organisers, voting will begin on 27th September and will end on 18th November and the awarding ceremony and other events will be held from 19th to 21st of November.
This year’s process will be virtual because of travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic globally.
AFRIMA is a combined effort by music professionals across the continent aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of African continent.