Following an intense adjudication process of nominees selection, the African Union and the 13-man international jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have unveiled the official nominees list for the 2016 edition of the continent’s leading music awards.

AFRIMA
The Best Female Artistes and Best Male Artistes of the five regions have been released while the nominees in the continental categories will follow suit seven days after.
Public voting for the nominees in the different categories of the awards will open on August 30. In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, the AFRIMA 3.0. calendar of events for November 4-6, 2016 will include the Africa Music Summit on Friday, November 4, and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed music stars.
The grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with over 2,500 guests expected in Lagos, Nigeria for the various events.

See List below:

Regional Categories
Best Male Artiste Central Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
C4 Pedro -Angola- Spetxa One
Ferre Gola -DRC- Tucheze
Franko -Cameroon- Coller La Petite
Jovi- Cameroon -Zele
Nelson Freitas -Angola- Miuda Linda
Wax Dey -Cameroon- SakaMakossa
Werasson -DRC- YoTe

Best Female Artiste, Central Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Bruna Tatiana- Angola- PometoMudar
Daphne Ndolo -Cameroon- Ndolo
Mani Bella -Cameroon -Qui ChercheTronve
Naomi Achu -Cameroon -Busy Body
Reniss -Cameroon- La Sauce
Syssi Mananga -DRC -Juste Un Peu

Best Female Artiste, Northern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Amal Maher -Egypt- EzayFatetny
Angham -Egypt- WahdaKam La
Latifa -Tunisia- YaHayati
Samira Said -Morocco- Mahassalsh
Sarah Ayoub -Morocco- Ahwak

Best Male Artiste, Northern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Ahmed Soultan -Morocco- Afrobian
Ahmed Chawki -Morocco- Tsunami
Amir Diab -Egypt -Al Qahira Cairo
AymanAlatar -Libya- Fi GalbiKalam
DJ Van FT Tyron -Morocco -#Woman
HatimAmmor -Morocco- Alawal
H-Name- Morocco- WachRakNachet

Best Female Artiste, Southern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Lira -South Africa -Let there be Light
Lizha James -Mozambique -Chocolate
Palu Chihera -Zimbabwe- Nemoyo
Sally Boss Madam -Namibia -Natural
Zahara -South Africa- Imali
Zonke -South Africa- Reach it
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Best Male Artiste, Southern Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
AKA -South Africa -Composure
Anatii & CassperNyovest -South Africa- Jump
Black Coffee -South Africa- Come with me
Dizu Plaaties -South Africa- Inkomo
DJ Maphorisa -South Africa- Soweto Baby
Jay Prayzah -Zimbabwe- Hello
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Best Female Artiste, Western Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Adiouza -Senegal -Daddy
Aramide -Nigeria -I don’t care
Niniola -Nigeria- J’ete
Josey-Ivory Coast- Diplome
Seyi Shay-Nigeria -Right Now
Temi Doll Face- Nigeria- School Your Face
Tiwa Savage-Nigeria- If I Start to Talk
YemiAlade- Nigeria- Na Go De
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Best Male Artiste,Western Africa
ARTISTE COUNTRY TRACK TITLE
Brymo-Nigeria-In The City
Flavour-Nigeria- Dance
Okyeame Kwame- Ghana- Small Small
Sarkodie- Ghana- Hand to Mouth
Sidikiba Diabate Fais Moi Mali Confiance
Tekno- Nigeria- Duro
Wizkid- Nigeria- Final Baba Nla

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