Two of Nigeria’s biggest music stars, Wizkid and Davido, will be going head to head to determine who emerges winner as both have been nominated in the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2017 scheduled for November 12 in Lagos.
The duo have been nominated in the ‘Best Male category award’ in West Africa.
According to a statement released by the organisers’ spokesperson, Femi Morgan, the nominated artistes will rely on votes from their fans to decide who wins the 23.9 Carat plaited gold AFRIMA trophy.
Morgan listed those to compete for the best female category to include Nigerian music divas; Aramide, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, and Yemi Alade who will be contending with Ghanaian pop-star, Becca, Malian Grammy Award winner, Oumo Sangare and Senegalese Pop-singer, Viviane Chidid.
He also said that stars listed to perform at the event include Cote D’ivoire’s DJ Arafat, Guinea’s MHD, Nigeria’s Mr Eazi, Runtown, Teckno and YCEE.
“Southern African female nominees have some scores to settle at the 2017 AFRIMA Awards. He said.
“Amanda Black and Babes Woduno started a fresh beef at the South Africa Music Awards23, when Amanda Black beat Babes Woduno to SA’s Best Female Artiste of the Year awards 2017.”
“She might get her rep back if she sweeps all contestants to win the Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa at AFRIMA 2017. Old rivalries in SA might rear its head at the Awards as AKA gets nominated in the same category as Nasty C and Emtee,” Morgan said.
Morgan said, “other stars battling for recognition and rep are SA Jah Prayzah, Legend Jazzist, Hugh Masekela, and Nduduzo Makhatini.
“The Cameroonians divas claim to run the show in the Central Africa region, as five nominated music divas bring to battle their different musical styles to win the 23.9 carat gold award.
“The Gabonese Popstar, Bussine and the Angolan pop queen, Nsoki is in the game to burst their bubble and win the award for their home countries.
“Meanwhile the King of Central Africa will emerge when Angola’s star RnB Sensation, Anselmo Ralph and Hip Hop star, Big Nelo while charges against DRC Makossa star, Fally Ipupa and RnB International Ke Black and Pop Star, Maitre Gims and the Cameroonians Pop artistes, Jovi and romantic RnB singer, Mr Locko.
“Four Tanzanian divas are gunning for the awards for the Eastern region; they include Vanessa Mdee, who won the 2014 AFRIMA awards in the same Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa category.”
“She is pitched against Tanzanian love singers Feza, Lady Jaydee, and Nandy.
Uganda’s Juliana Kanyomozi is a music big fish who will clash with Kenya’s Victoria Kimani despite her West African and East African base,” he added.
AFRIMA is a world-class event that holds annually with live performances from star-studded artistes and television broadcast to 84 countries around the world